'Did you hear...'
. According to an analysis of more than 20,000 notebook computers it has repaired, NoteFix recently concluded that Toshiba America Inc., Sony Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. notebooks are the most commonly repaired brands, in that order. IBM Corp. notebooks needed the fewest repairs, the Bedford, Mass., has reported on its site, at www.notefix.com
. That said, NoteFix also found that Toshiba notebooks were the easiest to fix. The company acknowledged the study isn't scientific; it only supports seven brands. The company also said its analysis doesn't take into account the size of a brand's installed base. Can you hear me, er, see me now?
They're called mobisodes and Verizon Wireless has them. Earlier this month, the cellular company launched two new Twentieth Television-produced shows for customers of its V Cast, 3G wireless broadband service. 'The Sunset Hotel' is a tawdry soap opera set in Los Angeles; 'Love and Hate' is a fictional reality show (you heard that right). Fresh mobisodes of each are posted Wednesdays. Bring it to the states, please!
Rough Valentine's Day? Maybe you ended up on a date you wish you hadn't. Unhappy singles in Australia got an answer to their unspoken pleas. Virgin Mobile launched what can only be described as an excuse service. When a date goes south, customers discreetly dial three numbers into their mobile phones and receive a callback with the perfect get-out-of-date-free excuse. 'We'll even talk them through what to say,' according to the company. Did anyone get blown off by a cute, distracted Australian last week?
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