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Gateway buys eMachines

The Register – Gateway has said it will buy low-cost PC maker eMachines in a bid to boost its market share around the world and in the US market in particular. [ The Register ] The most amazing quote in the article for me was: bq. Gateway hopes that the cost savings it expects to ...

Professor Popsicle

Professor Popsicle – A researcher known as “Professor Popsicle” has found humans can successfully spend days on end in the bitter cold. Gordon Giesbrecht has spent the past 26 days skiing the isolated, frozen expanse of Lake Winnipeg as part of his research for the University of Manitoba on how the body copes with the ...

Disposable DVDs

Disposable DVDs get thumbs-down from buyers – The disposable DVD concept has never been a popular one with most technology-oriented folk, who generally prefer the concept of ownership of their physical property over that of continuously renting it for example, witness the reservations many have over the DRM restrictions in the iTunes Music Store. ...

My Yahoo RSS

My Yahoo Beta Tests RSS Feeds – Everyone is buzzing about the fact that Yahoo is beta testing the addition of any RSS feed to it’s My Yahoo portal, a move that may signal an inroad to the mainstream. I didn’t want to comment on this until I had a chance to play with it; ...

Bad Spelling Costs $

In Online Auctions, Misspelling in Ads Often Spells Cash – Such is the eBay underworld of misspellers, where the clueless and sometimes just careless sell labtop computers, throwing knifes, Art Deko vases, camras, comferters and saphires. [ “(extlink)NYTimes”:http://www.nytimes.com ] At last some ammunition for the strict spellers among us. Although, admittedly I don’t understand why ...