CPAs and others who are constantly fighting with numbers will appreciate this Mouse Pad that also works as a 10-digit calculator that includes M+, M-, MRC calculation and has an on/off switch when only the pad is needed. It will light up in the wee small hours of the morning and can be used as a USB 1.1 port hub. The device will work by LR44 battery (included) or 5V adapter (not included) and has a price of $17.99.
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Because of the recent losses of Google employees such as engineers, designers and sales executives, the company is using an algorithm to help it determine which of their 20,000 workers would be most likely to quit. Based on information from employee and peer reviews, surveys, and promotion and pay raises, details are sketchy as to details of the formula. While it seems like an interesting idea, we are not sure that math can account for those workers who simply have a bad hair day, go ballistic and split.
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Our friends from Tokyo Flash have informed us that they have a new watch in town. Twelve 5-9’s Q comes in a gun metal or brushed silver finish with a stainless steel strap and 26 multi-colored LEDs. Push a button once for a random pattern, twice to skip that function. As with other watches from TF, it will take a bit of work to be able to tell time with its 12-5-9 method. The first two lines show the hours, the next line depicts increments of ten minutes, and the bottom two show single minutes. Available with both Japanese and English instructions, it comes with a year warranty with a price of ¥15,900 ($144.72.)
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There are six new games to choose from this week on Xbox Live Arcade and Virtual Console, though none of them are original games (which you expect from VC but even XBLA is arcade ports this week). Plus, most of this week’s games are relatively inexpensive with one exception.
Games this week include Bonk 3: Bonk’s Big Adventure, Adventure Island, Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Cyberball 2072 and Fatal Fury Special. Details for the releases are below.
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If you’re a laptop-carrying number-cruncher on the road a lot, you probably long for your desktop computer’s numeric pad. Well, we’ve found a peripheral for you. It’s the EZKey, a two-button scroll mouse - that is, until its plastic casing is flipped up. At that point, it becomes a numeric keypad, perfect for all your arithmetic needs. Looks a tad bulky, and frankly, we’re not convinced it’s ergonimcally-correct. But sometimes it’s all about convenience, right? The EZKey is not available yet and there’s no word on pricing, but we think it’s a gadget worth keeping an eye on.
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