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Oscar winners get statues and prestige, but losers get an invite to space

One commenter on Gizmodo said: "I didn't win an Oscar. ... Do I get a free trip to space, too?"

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | February 28, 2011; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Kindle adds real page numbers, public notes to new release

Kindle adds real page numbers, public notes to new release

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 8, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  E-books, Gadgets, Pleasant surprises  
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Verizon iPhone could have been international

A teardown from iFixYouri and 9to5 Mac show that the Verizon iPhone has a dual GSM/CDMA chip, leading to suspicions that the iPhone 5 will be dual-mode.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 8, 2011; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Pleasant surprises  
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iPads used to help children with autism

A Ft. Lauderdale preschool program for children with autism has raised enough money to buy an iPad for each of its 18 classrooms.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 28, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Digital culture, Gadgets, Pleasant surprises  
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Metro Opening D.C. Subway to Wireless Choice

Metro knocked down one of the bigger barriers to competition in the D.C. area's wireless-phone market Friday afternoon by announcing that all four nationwide wireless carriers would offer service in its subway stations and tunnels. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's press release led off with words that many Metro...

By Rob Pegoraro  | March 2, 2009; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Pleasant surprises, Telecom  
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Friday Follow-Ups: iTunes Plus Upgrades, Circuit City Sales

Two updates about topics recently discussed here: 1. The Help File item I wrote two Sundays ago is now inoperative. Please delete any bookmarks to it. That story -- which noted that Apple was not allowing iTunes customers to upgrade only the songs of their choice to the higher-quality, digital-rights-management-free...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 30, 2009; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Music, Pleasant surprises  
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