As Seen On TV

Most of the items sold only through television ads are of questionable value, at best, but every now and then one comes along that really does look useful. But is it too good to be true?

This Does It Work? page on the KRBC (NBC affiliate out of Abilene, Texas) site attempts to answer that question, with weekly hands-on reviews of new late-night TV gadgets. If nothing else, some of the lengths they go to in testing manufacturer's claims are quite entertaining.

Google Bomb

Google's search mechanism works such that, if enough people link to a given site with a phrase, for instance, Worst Site Ever, the site might come up as the first search result for Worst Site Ever. Get a whole bunch of sites to link to a site with a predetermined phrase and you've got yourself a Google Bomb.