Sun Country Airlines makes it easy to fly with heavy technology
Each airline treats us differently and I have found it interesting to watch how we're treated on a per-company basis. They have never damaged my luggage (which happens a lot with the video cases) and they have always done right by us.

Amazon's Poor Disclosure of 3rd Party Shipping Costs
They should give their customers the information they need to quickly make informed purchasing decisions. And, as the first screenshot above shows, shipping charged are not broken out in Amazon's shopping cart.

DVE's co-founder and CEO, Steve McNelley at Telepresence World
Stay tuned for more from Telepresence World 2007, or hop on our RSS post and video feeds to have the news come directly to you. This would provide immediate personal access for ad hoc meetings without the pain of scheduling access to a telepresence room.

Tom Szabo, CEO of Telanetix at Telepresence World
Telepresence today, is largely a communications tool used between C-level employees within a company or between companies. Telepresence is currently a tool used by CEOs or high level managers who focus primarily on face to face interactions.

Mark Trachtenberg, CEO Teliris at Telepresence World
Mark concentrated his speech on the fundamentals of how a new technology, like telepresence, becomes widely accepted into society. Precise eye gaze, multipoint capability and line of sight were all part of this invisible package of the future.

Chuck Stucki, VP and GM, Telepresence Systems, Cisco Systems at Telepresence World
Stucki didn't specify what types of internal meetings, but things like product development and management meetings come to mind. Regardless of what device a person is using, the important thing it that they enable a human touch and feel between parties.

Google Planning a Minneapolis Office Soon?
I know of programmers and people holding administrative positions who have been contacted by the Big G in recent weeks. Does anyone working in commercial real estate have anything they'd like to share?

Caribou Coffee Limits Access to Free WiFi
It's only free for one hour and one minute: After selecting the network and logging in, the following screen pops up. Caribou was a little late to the caffeinated WiFi scene, but has since jumped in with a free WiFi offering.

Calculate Taxi Fares with Google Maps Mashup
It uses Google Maps to plot and calculate the driving distance between two points and uses that information to calculate the fare. The service is currently available in New York City, Boston , Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Toronto.

How to Find Legitimate Email in Your Gmail Spam Folder
However, none of them were critical messages - they were simply things like reminders that my family tree was growing. The search show below has two parts: The first [in:spam] narrows your gmail search to just messages in your spam folder.

Bad SIM cards plaguing new iPhones?
I went to AT&T so that I could get a new SIM card and have them activate it as to avoid any registration problems in iTunes. If I simply cycled the radio from on to off by turning the Airplane mode on then off I would get the message 'invalid SIM'.

IPhone Countdown: Less than 15 Minutes
So, if you're at the MOA and want to snag a phone without a wait, head up to the 3rd floor to the AT&T store. And here is the line for the iPhone forming outside the AT&T store at the other end of the Mall of America.

3rd Party Products on Amazon: Should You Buy Direct?
Amazon makes a commission on this sale and Bike Nashbar gains a sale by leveraging the power of Amazon's brand and audience. With every new site I register with, I can expect another set of marketing emails to start hitting my inbox. 3.

IPhone Line is Building Fast at the Mall of America
By 3pm, the line had doubled over on itself: Now, at 4pm, the 3rd row is forming, with 2 more hours to till launch. This is one of the last shots from the Apple store at the Mall of America before is went dark at 2pm local time.

Facebook Needs to Address Invite Spam
This seems critical to me, since a very similar issue is one of the things that's led me grow to hate MySpace over time. After leaving, I'm apparently considered a prospect for joining the group again, so the invites start coming in.

Published: Tue, December 12, 2006
Technology | By Lena Tucker

Custom iPod Earbuds

Julio Ojeda-Zapata of Your Tech Weblog recently wrote about custom earbuds (called iBuds) available from Starkey in Minnesota and Westone Laboratories in Colorado:


I've heard from quite a few people that the default iPod earbuds don't fit their ears. I'm sure Apple does what they can do design the most universal earbud they can, including a recent redesign to do just that, but clearly they won't be able to satisfy everyone.

Have you tried these? Let's hear about them.

I'd also love to hear from someone who managed to surprise their loved one with a set of these. How did you manage to covertly capture custom molds? 

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