Google dices with random search; Froogle renamed
Google has added a pair of dice to its browser Toolbar that lets you search the Internet without entering a search term.
Available to Search History users, a click of the button take you to a
site chosen on the basis of your past searches. Click the dice again and you're sent to a new site. ...more
Recordable DVD discs in short supply
According to Ritek, recordable DVD discs are in short supply. Both Ritek and CMC Magnetics are planning to transfer part of their CD-R discs production lines to recordable DVD disc manufacturing.
Ritek said that it has already increased recordable DVD disc shipments to 10 million units per month in the first quarter, up from eight million units near the end of last year, but it still cannot meet the strong demand from its clients, according to the Economic Daily News. ...more
Stats the way to do it
Stata 7, the latest upgrade to the data management and statistical analysis software package, is released today.
Stata 7 is a programmable environment for manipulating and analysing data using graphical methods. As well as performance improvements, the new version incorporates 91 new commands and 368 extra pages of documentation and adds a new layer to display graphics. ...more
More hi-tech mice
Yesterday, I featured a mouse with a phone built into it and today I bring you news of the latest optical mouse from Logitech.
The Cordless MouseMan Optical combines the smooth accuracy of an optical device with the wireless freedom delivered by digital radio technology. The mouse features an optical chip with three-months battery life and a resolution of 800dpi. ...more
Penicillin and Pentiums
Over 9,000 people heard Clinton give a speech on the opening day of Oracle's AppsWorld conference in New Orleans.
Clinton used the event to call for increased spending on technological research and development.
The New York Times reports him as saying: "I know there have been a few dot-coms falling on the NASDAQ for the last several months, but don't kid yourselves, the Internet is still our future. ...more