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Early reviews on SanDisk-Yahoo MP3 player good

Yahoo announced the SanDisk Sansa Connect--a new Wi-Fi-enabled portable MP3 player loaded with a bevy of Yahoo services such as Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Music and Flickr--and the early reviews are good.  From our review: Price: The player (gallery at right) carries an MSRP of $250, which is slightly high for a 4GB device, but it's not unreasonable to pay a bit more for advanced technology.

April 9, 2007 by


Does email have a future?

The days of email as a mission-critical application appear to be limited, according to an IDC report. IDC said it is projecting that 97 billion emails will be sent worldwide in 2007 and more than 40 billion of those will be spam.

April 9, 2007 by


Charles Simonyi: From Microsoft Word to outer space

Charles Simonyi is on his way to the International Space Station aboard Expedition 15, which  blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 17:31 GMT April 7. Along with other crew members, Charles is slated to rendezvous with the space station on April 9 at 19:15 GMT.

April 8, 2007 by Dan Farber


VMWare Fusion Beta 3 is out

VMWare released the third installment of it's beta release of Fusion, it's desktop virtualization product for OS X. I wrote some detailed notes at when I explored the Beta 2 release.

April 6, 2007 by Phil Windley