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Best Buy Accused of Overcharging 301

Posted by Zonk
from the maybe-shouldn't-be-quite-so-greedy dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has accused Best Buy of overcharging its customers. His accusation is that customers see one price on Best Buy's website, in stores salespeople would show them a different internal site from a kiosk. Best Buy denies the charges. 'Previously, the company confirmed that store employees have access to an internal Web site that looks nearly identical to the public BestBuy.com site, but the company's policy is always to offer customers the lowest quoted price unless it's specifically identified as a deal available only to online shoppers. Jerry Farrell Jr., Connecticut's consumer protection commissioner, said the lawsuit should be a warning to companies to be more transparent in their business practices.'"
Space

+ - London's new planetarium opens to the public

Submitted by shojokid
shojokid (1100565) writes "The London Planetarium, owned by Madame Tussauds was "rebranded" last year to The Stardome but at least Londoners now have a new Planetarium @ the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, south-east London as part of the Time and Space Project. It features a Digistar 3 projector system which is said to be one of the more advanced. (list of Digistar Planetariums around the world) And the entrance cost is about the same as the tube fare around London."
United States

+ - Did the NTYimes violate the DCMA?

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An anonymous reader writes "The weekly Circuits e-mail asks the following question.

Q & A

Free Software to Play DVDs

By J.D. BIERSDORFER

I would like to watch DVDs on my computer with a program that works better than Windows Media Player. Are there any free ones available?

The answer to this question does not appear at the paper's web site (login required).

Today's printed paper tells us to to try AVS DVD Player and VLC media player. Will the Times be called to task for encouraging us to watch DVD's with unlicensed software?"

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