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  • The NY Times has a lengthy review of Leapfrog's Fly Pentop edutainment gadget, which is appearing on all of those "hot toys for Christmas lists" that gets parents in a tizzy. Aimed at the hard-to-please tween set, the loquacious Pentop reads text aloud from special paper (only sold by Leapfrog, natch) and uses program…
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  • The big kahuna of supercomputing industry conventions (now there's a niche), SC|05, is going on all week in Seattle. Formerly a haven for computer science nerds only, the annual gathering is a lot more mainstream (there was even a Bill Gates sighting on Tuesday). The must-have swag at the show? A Sun Microsystems "No,…
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  • It seems bit early for them to be dropping something like this, but the NY Times has a Very Special Circuits Section on the upcoming holiday gift-giving season. Destined to occupy NYTimes.com's most-emailed articles list, the gaggle of write-ups include retailer predictions of what the hottest-selling devices will be,…
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  • While the hoi polloi are ga-ga over cellphone music downloads in Japan, the wireless industry might not see the same effect stateside because our phones aren't as sophisticated and our networks aren't as fast. Also, Japanese consumers seem to be okay with paying almost 4 bucks per downloaded song; we know that won't…