Your Technology Mar. 8, 1999

SKATE PRO In-line skates seem to get cooler and pricier every year. While the earliest models felt like clunky ski boots on wheels, great strides were soon made with lightweight, breathable materials and easy braking techniques. Now K2's $400 Escape skates feature a "Splitframe" hinge between the front and back wheels, so skaters can bend their feet to generate a more natural, powerful stroke. In our test-skate, the Escapes felt fast and light.

SWEET DREAMS The new Dual Support System on Sealy's posh Posturepedic Crown Jewel bed sounds dreamy: longer mattress coils, with 40% more steel, cradle the body and...

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