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November 30, 2004

Whether you're into newfangled systems like Zome, classic standbys like Lego and Erector sets, or even the more traditional plain wooden blocks, all your construction toy needs are covered at the Construction Site.

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November 29, 2004

Peter Garrett (no relation), former lead singer of the Australian "political rock" band Midnight Oil, followed up on his political interests by winning election to that country's parliament last month. Over the weekend, he was hospitalized after collapsing on a beach.

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November 28, 2004

I am utterly bewildered by parents who would freak out if their kids were smoking, drinking, or doing drugs, but who don't think twice about their kids gambling.

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November 27, 2004

The polished steel exterior of Los Angeles's Walt Disney Concert Hall seemed like a great idea -- until it started blinding motorists and heating up nearby buildings.

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Now that's play with a purpose: A yo-yo that makes ice cream!

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November 26, 2004

In response to AOL's insufferable new ad campaign, competitor NetZero has put out exact, shot-for-shot parodies of AOL's commercials.

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The Society of Women Engineers offers some holiday gift recommendations for young girls to stimulate their interest in science.

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November 25, 2004

You may have heard that there's a new recording of the classic 1984 Band Aid charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" But you won't find it on iTunes -- Apple refuses to carry the single because the charity wants to charge too much money for it.

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November 24, 2004

JVC has some new camcorders that finally act like what they've become -- computer peripherals. They record on 4GB microdrives (the kind that fit a Type II CF slot). The downside is that JVC seems to have botched almost every other aspect of these products.

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Continuing in the company's tradition of approaching -- but not quite achieving -- actual usefulness, Ambient Devices reveals its latest solution in search of a problem.

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