Drunk Roomba? iRobot May Not Have a Fix For Weeks

A software update that made people’s Roombas act like they’re drunk may not be fixed for several more weeks.

Federal Reserve Disrupted Due to Operational Error

The Federal Reserve’s operations were disrupted Wednesday, due to an “operational error.”

Starlink Will Double Speeds and Cover Most of the World This Year

Starlink internet service is poised to expand to much of the world, and double in speed, later this year.

Standalone Microsoft Office Update and Text Prediction Coming Soon

Microsoft is preparing updates to its venerable office suite, including two big features: continued support for the standalone, non-365 version and text prediction.

Amazon Customers Most Satisfied Online Shoppers

Customers of the largest online retailers are more satisfied than ever according to ForeSee Results’ annual report on holiday shoppers.

The ForeSee Results E-Retail Satisfaction Index (U.S. Holiday Edition) jumped 7 percent to 79 on the Index’s 100-point scale, a new all-time high. Websites for Macys, SonyStyle, The Gap, The Home Shopping Network and Overstock.com had the greatest increases in satisfaction year over year, with all five seeing increases of 10 percent or more.

Twitter Starts the Year with Some New Faces

Just as many of us get back to work after the holidays, Twitter has some new people starting work with the company altogether. Twitter reportedly has ten new people (most starting today), and some of them have interesting backgrounds, which could have interesting implications for the company’s future.

Most Stumbled Sites Of 2009 Named

Today is, for better or for worse, the last day many people will have off before heading back to work or school and resuming normal life.  And if you have lots of stuff to do, good luck.  But if you’re a bit bored – maybe still stuck at a relative’s house or just out of books to read – here are some of the "Most Stumbled Sites of 2009."

Google Loses Domain Name Dispute

Google’s empire hasn’t exactly crumbled, and to be honest, the average person will probably never even realize what’s happened.  But what’s happened is this: for just the second time in its history, Google’s lost a domain name dispute.

Google submitted a complaint about a site called Groovle to the National Arbitration Forum (which ICANN lets decide domain name disputes) on November 6th of this year.  The search giant argued that Groovle is "nearly identical or confusingly similar" to its own name.

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