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It’s new from Yahoo

2:04 PM Wed, Apr 01, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Yahoo is making another attempt to position itself as a primary destination for mobile phone users.

The new Yahoo Mobile service provides search functions along with news, e-mail and RSS feeds tailored to your personal preference. There’s an iPhone App available for those who carry the Apple product in their pockets; a mobile Web version works with some other phones, and a smartp…



PlayStation 2 price cut

10:09 AM Wed, Apr 01, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

If you’re still kickin’ it old school, you’ll be pleased to know that Sony has just made PlayStation more affordable.

Not PlayStation 3, mind you; we’re talking about the venerable PlayStation 2 console that Sony unveiled more than ten years ago. After all that time, what is now the world’s best-selling game machine has finally broken the $100 price barrier (but not by much) with a $99.99 suggested retail price starting today.



Google’s April Fools’ gag

6:43 AM Wed, Apr 01, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

The creative minds at Google have come up with a clever amusement for April 1st.

It’s CADIE’S HOME PAGE, which is purportedly produced by an advanced automated artificial intelligence system.

It borrows from all the worst-case MySpace pages you’ve ever encountered: Distracting background image, annoying music, incoherent sentence structure and transparent appeals …