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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008

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Today's top stories...

Online stores slashing prices
Growth of online sales is slowing. So, many online stores are lowering prices. The price cuts are shrinking profits and could kill some stores. How can you find the best prices? Read my money-saving column.

Free music for Zune subscribers
Microsoft is giving away music to Zune subscribers. Each month, subscribers can keep 10 songs. Most are MP3s, which work on any music player. Despite its largesse, Zune is still way behind iTunes.

Microsoft clarifies free security software offer
This week, Microsoft said it would offer free security software. Now, it says its offering will only protect against viruses. This is not enough! You need to lock all of your computer’s doors. Read my tip.

Online time not so bad for teens
Teenagers spend a lot of time socializing online. But a new study says this isn’t a bad thing. It teaches them technological skills. They also learn how to manage a public identity.

Google to shutter Lively
Google will close its Lively virtual world at year-end. It opened earlier this year to compete with Second Life. But it never drew much traffic. Nevertheless, shed no tears for Google. It’s still coining money.

Nvidia unveils Tesla supercomputer
Nvidia’s personal supercomputer features 960 cores on four graphics processors. It’s an outgrowth of gaming rigs, which tend to be cutting edge. For only $9,995, it can be yours.

Real Dan/Fake Steve stops blogging
Dan Lyons is famous for creating the Fake Steve blog. He went on to blog at Newsweek. But his blogging career apparently is over. Yahoo! complained about his snarky posts. And he wants to keep his job.

Bloggers decry Motrin ad
Motrin has pulled a viral Web ad after complaints. The ad implies that wearing a baby is a fashion statement. This angered LOTS of mothers. They aired their complaints in the blogosphere.

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Video of the Day: People used to be excited to go to the airport. Today, flying is a chore. Let's go back to a more glamorous time in flight.

Cool Site of the Day: Google's Street View is a useful tool. But it can capture strange scenes. This site explains one of the wackiest.

Digital Minute, on your radio: Move over, Motorola Razr! You're no longer the most popular phone in America. There's a new king of the hill.

Free Download of the Day: Criminals are constantly scanning for open computers. You can protect yourself with a firewall. But get a good one.

Tip on the site: Networking computers is convenient. You can create shortcuts to move between computers. I can show you how.

There's more below, but first a word from us...

A Calculator With Numbers You Can See!

• As large as a standard sheet of paper (8.5"x11.5")
• Buttons are big enough for any size fingers
• Light and thin enough to slip into a briefcase
• Button cell battery included.

Other Items of Interest
Jumbo Universal Remote
All-In-One Emergency Radio

Getting the best image stabilization
More and more cameras are featuring image stabilization. It’s a great way to eliminate blurry photos. But not all image stabilization is created equal. My must-read tip will tell you which is best.

Improving cellular reception at home
It’s a common complaint. Cell phones often get poor reception indoors. There are a variety of reasons for this. Fortunately, there are also ways to correct the problem. And they’re all in my handy tip!

See you tomorrow!
Kim :)

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