Broadband Reports and Techdirt report that Mayo clinic concluded that Wi-Fi won't disrupt your pacemaker, despite a number of recent concerns. One recent study showed that certain pacemakers get confused by some signals from GSM phones. This study tested a HP Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC fitted with a Cisco Aironet WLAN card around certain pacemakers and found no issues.
Yahoo! News shows a video grab of a tidal wave in Penang after the recent major tsunami waves and earthquake in Southeast Asia. I did a search on Google's News and found a streaming video clip on NBC10.com.
This New Zealand Herald story says some high-tech products are good and bad. There is a list of different items, as examples, compared.
UserFriendly shows the gamer geeks after Christmas. Ouch. :)
I got the same usual stuff (clothes and money). That's it even though I did request stuff like World of Warcraft time/game cards! Boring, huh? Oh well. :( Oh well, maybe on my birthday next month? Although my own broadband would be nice. [sighs]
LEGO "Build-A-Brawl" Ultimate NBA Arena 481pc Set is a thrill to the unrestrained orgy of violence that is the NBA in LEGO style! "That Detroit brawl was nothing; stage your own bloody assaults and send your other LEGO figures stampeding over each other in unthinking, animal horror. Ron Artest and Ben Wallace figures are not included in this set, but true violence junkies are encouraged to customize their own. The NBA: where men are babies and fans are scared!"
Compfused.com is a source for funny and neat videos, pictures (some are doctored I believe), Flash, games, links, etc. See Obi Won Buys a Used Car (hilarious if you're a Star Wars fan), Mule vs. Mountain Lion photographs, Quality Craftsmanship ("Ladder of the Brave" -- scary), How Tall Are You Compared to Celebrities?, and Amazing Elephant video (mentioned earlier) for examples. Also, you can rate each item.
Something Awful's Retrofitted Gaming Classics theme showcases a big slab of images by cutting modern games down to size by showing what they'd look like on the systems of old.
Amazing Elephant (2.5 MB; downloadable; WMV) can do various sport tricks like kicking balls after throwing it, put on hats on humans, etc.
This is not surprising, but worth posting. CNET's News.com reports that PCs and consumer electronics have become hot holiday gifts, but with that popularity comes a bulge in tech support calls that starts the morning of Dec. 25 and trails into January. In fact, the three busiest days for support lines are the day after Christmas, the Monday after Christmas and the Monday after New Year's, said Jim Kahler, North American consumer support manager for Hewlett-Packard.
This Yahoo! News story say researchers/scientists, in Australia, concluded that the best-fed male cr
Technology and Happiness says by most standard Americans are better off now than they were in the middle of the last century. If you ask Americans how happy they are, you find that they're no happier than they were in 1946 (which is when formal surveys of happiness started).
This Yahoo! News story says the increasing popularity of gift cards is shifting an ever-larger percentage of holiday sales past Christmas into January and even later--and that's both good and bad news for merchants.
2 Credit Card Stories: Who checks the credit card receipt/transaction signatures? & People will sign anything!Submitted by ant on Wed, 12/22/2004 - 5:12pm. Funny Pictures | Personal | Reading Materials | Shopping | Sight Seeings
The Credit Card Prank is a test to see if anyone would notice the fake signatures/drawings/scribbles on the credit card receipts/transactions? It was funny to read and see the scanned images (love those drawings and unreadable scribbles).
People Will Sign Anything shows a funny Halloween receipt. Haha!