Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505

Most of Casio’s Exilim cameras have been trim, low-profile units that fit easily into a pocket. Not so with the Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505, which is about as slim and elegant as a sock full of golf balls. In fact, it’s hard to know what name to give this oddly shaped camera, which looks like […]

Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505

Google Picasa 2

You know them: annoying Mac users who are always going on about Apple’s supposed “usability,” its “elegant design,” and all its “great applications.” Well now you can scratch one item off your Mac-using friends’ brag list. Google’s Picasa 2 is more elegant and usable than Apple iPhoto, it has more photo-managing and editing features, and […]

Google Picasa 2

Death by Tech Support

Ready to end it all? Believe us, nothing will suck the life out of you like spending an hour on hold listening to endless repetitions of Barry Manilow’s “Mandy,” reading serial numbers off the bottom of your new notebook for five minutes, going back on hold for another 10 minutes, spending 20 minutes describing your […]

Death by Tech Support

It’s my Daddy.

This is a picture Clara drew last week at preschool. Teacher Sheila wrote down the story Clara told to go with it: It’s a person. It’s my Daddy. It’s an angry Daddy. Because I did something bad that he didn’t like. I was throwing things at him. I threw markers at him. They had a […]

It’s my Daddy.

Thimerosal nightmare.

One of the big medical mysteries of the past decade is the alarming rise in the number of autism cases among children. In 1991, autism hit one kid in 2,500. It was rare enough that it lurked in the background, a spooky but not terribly immediate possibility for most parents. Since then, the rate has […]

Thimerosal nightmare.