Microsoft Is Happy That Smart People Are Having Fun With Kinect

Microsoft Is Happy That Smart People Are Having Fun With Kinect

Microsoft has resisted the urge to get upset over smart people playing with their new toy in a way they hadn’t intended, says the NYT. [More]

Godiva Trades Plastic Shard For More Delicious Chocolates

Godiva Trades Plastic Shard For More Delicious Chocolates

Hannah tells Consumerist received an unexpected present over the holidays: a brown plastic shard inside the Godiva chocolate she was eating. She contacted Godiva, and after the company checked out the incident, she received a box in the mail that contained four times as much chocolate as she had originally purchased. It’s paying it forward, but with more calories. Lots and lots of calories. [More]

The Lion King Sent All This Stuff To A Hospitalized Reader

The Lion King Sent All This Stuff To A Hospitalized Reader

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Bungie Sent All This Free Swag To The Gamer Whose XBox 360 Artwork Microsoft Destroyed

Bungie Sent All This Free Swag To The Gamer Whose XBox 360 Artwork Microsoft Destroyed

Remember Nathanial? Microsoft’s repair center senseless erased the valuable signatures and cool artwork he had painstakingly collected on his XBox 360. When Bungie, the maker of Halo, saw what happened, they wanted to help—even though they had nothing to do with the calamity. They decided to ship Nathanial an awesome swag bag stuffed with signature-adorned freebies.

Yes, Virginia, There is a Fruitcake Review Blog

Yes, Virginia, There is a Fruitcake Review Blog

Hey, what do you know. It turns out that some people do actually like fruitcake. No, we’re serious. Anyway, a reader sent us a link to her friend’s fruitcake blog. Yes, someone has been tasting and writing about fruitcakes since the summer. Why would anyone do this? I’m sure she has her reasons, and I’m sure you can read about them on her blog. Personally, we hate even the smell of fruitcakes, but to each her own.—MEGHANN MARCO (Thanks, Nancy!)