http://consumerist.com/2009/03/12/sure-the-talking-menu-feature-of/

Sure, the talking-menu feature of the new iPod Shuffle is kind of cool, but if you don’t want to use the earbuds that come bundled with it, you’re going to have to buy an adapter, and “assuming the adapter will cost between $20 and $30 like most other Apple accessories, you’re looking at minimum $100 outlay for the new shuffle.” [Engadget]

Consumer Reports Calls You A "Pushover" For Buying The Extended Warranty Sales Pitch

Consumer Reports Calls You A "Pushover" For Buying The Extended Warranty Sales Pitch

Not surprisingly, the car dealers who sell the extended warranties disagree. A spokesman for the National Automobile Dealers Association likened the warranties to insurance for which, of course, policy holders as a group pay more than they get back to protect against the rare problem that is ruinously expensive.