Peter Kafka

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Pandora Wants to Pump You Up

Too time-pressed — or lazy — to figure out which music you’d like to listen to while you sweat? Pandora wants to help: The Internet music service has preprogrammed 12 “workout stations” for motivated-but-not-that-motivated listeners. Examples: “Country Fitness,” “Hard Rock Strength Training” and “Yoga Workout.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus