Stories by Peter Smith

Virtual horse rakes in $2.5 million per hour for Blizzard

Last week, Activision-Blizzard released a new in-game item for its mega-hit MMO, World of Warcraft. This time out, it was the Celestial Mount and it was the first "usable" virtual pet that the company has sold (your character can ride it). They priced it at a whopping $25.

Thunderbird update adds tools, gimmicks

When it comes to choosing an e-mail client... well, there really aren't that many popular options. Corporate e-mail users tend to have their client dictated to them by IT, which usually means Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes. For personal use, many people just use the old standbys out of habit: Outlook Express/Windows Mail under Windows and Apple Mail under Mac OS X. The once-popular Eudora seems to be fading into a niche product (and is going open-source at some point this year).

Top 10 Firefox extensions to avoid

Welcome back, Firefox fans! We've helped you get started on your journey to browser perfection with our list of 20 must-have Firefox extensions. But the ability to tweak your browser is a double-edged sword. There are extensions best avoided, including some of the most popular.

20 must-have Firefox extensions

A freshly installed copy of Firefox is a great software package, but what makes this open-source browser so special is the ability to customize it via extensions and themes to really make it yours. The problem is, there are so many available add-ins, it's tough to know what's worth installing and what's just going to junk up your system.

Sony mylo is cool but limited

Sony's mylo Personal Communicator rates high on the "neat gadget" scale but somewhat lower on the "what do I do with it?" scale.

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