Most Returned Gadgets Actually Work Fine, Only About 1% Are Broken

According to the consulting firm Accenture, most consumers are idiots and return gadgets not because they're broken, but because they thought they were broken. The overall return rate seems to be hovering around 11% to 20%, with a full 68% of those being returned because they don't "meet customers' expectations for… » 6/03/08 4:20pm 6/03/08 4:20pm

Virtual Meals Let You Pig Out with Distant Relatives

The Virtual Family Dinner was created so that friends and family separated by distance could enjoy "virtual" dinners together. A TV, speakers, camera and mic capture you on one end while a similar set up does the same on the other. The concept is designed to keep the elderly from eating alone. It's expected to roll out… » 12/26/06 4:42pm 12/26/06 4:42pm