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It would not be a holiday shopping season without a toy shortage, and this year, consumers are clamouring for the out-of-stock Nintendo Wii video-game console. For the second straight year, electronics stores around Metro Vancouver...

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Nine privacy and consumer organizations asked the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to create a "do not track" list for Internet users who don't want their online activities tracked, stored and used by advertising networks....

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Canada's telecommunications regulator has laid out new rules for a national do-not-call list. Under existing rules, consumers have to register separately to be on the "do not call" list of each individual telemarketer but in...

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Popular Science magazine's 2007 list of the absolute worst jobs in science include whale-feces researchers, hazmat divers, and employees of Microsoft's Security Response Center. Popular Science has been compiling the list since 2003 and according...

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On Tuesday, Sony said it would recall 60,000 of its notebook computer batteries in Japan, adding its own name to the list of PC makers recalling Sony-made batteries. Sony's move, which was expected, comes a...

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According to third party product developers for Apple's iPod line, Apple placed its 60 GB iPod on its 60 day "At-Risk" list. The purpose of the list is essentially to warn resellers and product...

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US Tops Spam List

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The United States is still the king of spam, topping Sophos' "dirty dozen" list of spam offending countries. However, for the first time the US accounted for less than a quarter of total spam...

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They're back. Or they might be, those pesky telemarketing calls, after nearly two years of peaceful, interruption-free dinners. That's the warning a consumer protection group is about to issue. Legal wrangling threatens...

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Any To-Do List 1.01

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An effective to-do list software Tired of writing to-do items on sticky notes and pasting them all over your desk and computer screen? Still missed deadlines simply because you couldn't locate a...

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Think your 1Mbps connection is speedy? You ain't seen nothing yet. A Hong Kong ISP has unveiled a service which zips along at an impressive 1Gbps - well, for local traffic anyway. Connections outside of...

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Google announced that it has registered to be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Nasdaq is mainly known for technology constituency. No doubt Google is going to give Nasdaq a well needed boost....

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What comes as a disappointing decision by the Bush administration is that there are no immediate plans to create a national do-not-spam list. One of the reasons that impacted this decision was the fear that...

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A federal court decision Tuesday upholding the Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call list helps to clear the way for a do-not-e-mail list as well. In a 3-0 ruling, the 10th U.S....

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