If you lived in the United States in the 1990s, you remember these AOL discs. They started as 3.5-inch floppies and transitioned into CDs. If nothing else, it was ingenious marketing for AOL. While people eventually started bitching about getting spammed by the discs, most of those people probably also installed them at least once and checked out the service. Free AOL discs were virtually inescapable, thanks to AOL’s aggressive use of unsolicited direct mailing and the company’s efforts to get them in free bins at stores and public places everywhere. Over $300 million , 50% of the CD’s produced worldwide had an AOL logoRead More →

Star Wars R2-D2 actor was Kenny Baker and the actor in C-3PO was Anthony Daniels. So when C3PO says, “how rude!”. That was just projection. Only two actors have appeared in all six ‘Star Wars’ films: Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker. The pair have played the mismatched Laurel and Hardy-esque droids C-3PO and R2-D2 for over 35 years, and are set to reprise their parts in ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ and, perhaps, beyond. Unfortunately for fans, the two actors inside the droids aren’t as good pals as their robotic counterparts. In fact, the pair have a long-running feud that borders on hatred. Anthony Daniels IsRead More →

Nokia 215 costs $29 and comes with the Opera Mini Browser and Facebook Messenger built in, and can run Twitter and other apps. Despite that, it is mostly a low-spec phone — with a 320 x 240 pixel display, a 0.3 megapixel camera, a radio and a torch as its headline features. But that is likely to help it pick up buyers in the budget market, especially in developing countries. And the lack of hi-tech features mean that it is a robust phone, built to be durable and with a battery that Microsoft says can last up to 29 days on standby. 0.3-megapixel camera, built-inRead More →