Magazine article Newsweek

Cyberscope

Magazine article Newsweek

Cyberscope

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HOT PROPERTY Hey, Guess Who's Calling! It's W!

For those addicted to the latest and greatest anything, Sanyo has a new Web-enabled phone with a color screen. The SCP-5000 ($499.99, available through Sprint PCS) is sleek and compact. But like all Web phones, it is crippled by a tiny screen and the need to input letters using the numeric keypad. The color LCD is a novel twist, but does having "photo caller ID" justify the high price? We think not.

BASEBALL Let's Go to the Streaming Video This season, Major League Baseball is pitching an online freebie. Starting in May, fans can go to mlb.com and view video clips from completed games. Unlike TV highlights, this service lets you call up specific clips--say, the double plays of the day, or Mark McGwire's homers for the week. Sound like something for diehards only? Wait till your team loses on an umpire's bad call; this may be the one place to go for solace.

FUN Cheap Thrills Complexity is all the rage in computer games these days, but a new one called Serious Sam (Gathering of Developers; godgames.com) takes gamers back to the good old days of simple, frenetic, save-the-earth mayhem. The Doom-like shooter is set in ancient Egypt, and throws more enemies at you than any title we've seen to date. Its fast pace should challenge even veteran gamers. For only $20, this Sam delivers some serious bang for the buck.

Sushi, Celebs and Calling Codes This week, CYBERSCOPE offers a diverse selection of Web sites that should help you procrastinate for yet another hour or two.

stickyrice.com A modest little site dedicated to all things sushi. …

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