Your Technology Nov. 2, 1998

Sidewalk's New Look

When Microsoft's online entertainment site, Sidewalk, made its debut in April 1997, print publishers feared it would steal their readers and advertisers. They needn't have worried. Stung by the tepid response, Microsoft has recast Sidewalk as a Consumer Reports-style guide for everything from strollers to car stereos. The site is good for locating dealers and getting online buying advice--and seems to have a lot more ads.

Power Browser

Need a pointing device that can keep up with your click-and-scroll Web-browsing habits? Kensington's WebRacer, due out in January ($60), may do the trick. Buttons for the most common browsing...

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