Now this is just frelling hilarious. Apparently, Microsoft develops codenames for all their products when they’re still in the development phase. Wouldn’t want anyone guessing the new combination of letters & numbers that will append the new version of Windows, now would we? Thanks to Lockergnome for this site!

Wearable Mouse

December 30, 2003 | Comments (0)

Samsung is claiming they now have a wearable mouse, dubbed “Scurry,” which allows users to roam around the screen by freely moving their fingers around in the air. Because of the high cost of production, Samsung is holding off on releasing the item for sale. Incidentally, why does all the cool stuff get invented in Asia? Are US tech companies really that lame?

Armed with an almanac?

December 30, 2003 | Comments (0)

In an Associated Press article, it is reported that police have been warned to be on the lookout for patrons carrying almanacs. The popular reference books have been targeted as possible terrorist resources. In a bulletin sent to over 18,000 police agencies, the FBI said that terrorists may use the almanacs “to assist with target selection and preoperational planning.” Ahh Mr. Ashcroft, will the fun never end?

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