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Games researcher to “violent Pac-Man” jokers: Bite me

If you move in from the extreme end of the spectrum (see "What's next, Jack, a jock check on Mario?"), there's some legitimate research being done on the potential effects of violent video games on young minds. But it's Read More →


"My! Very educated morons just screwed up numerous planetariums."

-- The winning entry in's contest for a new solar system mnemonic that reflect's Pluto's demotion (see "Astronomers delist Pluto, citing weaker than expected planethood")

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Kandykolored "Amazon EC2: the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud" might sound like the title of an unpublished Tom Wolfe novel, but it's actually the name of Amazon's Read More →

DJ Ditty, he dead …

"It's interesting the iPod has been out for three years and it's only this past year it's become a raging success. Well, those things that become fads rage, and then they drop off. When I was growing up there was Read More →

Forget the Mac users — you know they like to do business with their own kind

AOL isn't just a dumb pipe provider. Nor is it just the witless steward of your hopes, fears and private information. It's the Internet's premiere video entertainment portal. At least that's how it would like to be viewed in light Read More →


"Web 1.0 was all about connecting people. It was an interactive space, and I think Web 2.0 is of course a piece of jargon, nobody even knows what it means. If Web 2.0 for you is blogs and wikis, then Read More →

The SEC got suspicious after that auditor was crushed by a pallet of hundreds

Poor Google -- you and I should have such problems. The search sovereign has amassed so much cash that it is in danger of possible reclassification and regulation as an investment firm. In its most recent quarterly financials, Google Read More →

Gaga for Goma?

Seldom has fate's finger been as fickle as when it tapped unemployed and job-seeking IT worker Guy Goma on the shoulder last May and asked him what he thought about Apple Computer's legal victory over record label Apple Corps. The Read More →

Consumer Product Safety Commission announces latest Apple Hot Deal

Battery Looks like Dell isn't the only PC manufacturer to have purchased what turned out to be incendiary lithium-ion batteries from Sony (see "Needless to say, the Read More →

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