The man known as "Mr. Wizard" (Don Herman) died this week. It's a sad day for anyone who grew up with his science-based TV shows. One official with the National Science Foundation said, "Don has been personally responsible for more people going into the sciences than any other single person in this country."
According to Forrester Research, a billion PC's are in use all over the planet. Of course, if Dan weren't hoarding half of those at his house, they'd be doing a lot more good.
One of Bob Barker's microphones just sold for almost $20,000 on eBay. Take a look at the question-and-answer session at the bottom of the page where someone begs for a correction after "accidentally" entering a bid for $140,000.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back, in the form of downloadable tracks to play alongside the actual DVD.
Apple has announced a new Internet browser for Windows -- it's a version of their Safari browser widely used on Macs.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday came out this week, including "critical" security updates for Internet Explorer. Make sure you have the updates.
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