So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
Jesus, Microsoft, we were already crushed when you killed of Courier. Now you have to throw it back in our faces with the patents? You don't really love me, Steve Ballmer. You just keep me hanging on. [Microsoft News]
In other news: China Is a Vastly Populous Country. China Holds a Massive Amount of US Treasuries. China Is Shaped Like a Whoopie Cushion. Other Obvious Things About China. [LA Times]
This Japan-only prototype should be hitting US shores right about when you're finally ready to plunk down a few thousand yen for that 2016 Nissan Leaf, by which point cars will be powered by our minds. [TechCrunch]
Bliss. Just bliss. Happy weekend, all. [DailyMail]
Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff things we didn't think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.