Your Technology Aug. 16, 1999

TRAIN YOUR BRAIN Now that bathing-suit season is almost over, you can ease up on the stomach crunches and focus on a decidedly more important part of your anatomy, your brain. Mind Gym, from Simon & Schuster Interactive ($30), aims to boost your mental agility with a series of fun, silly games. Begin by answering a few odd questions: Could a trout be mayor? Would you read a book called, 10 Steps to Health, Wealth and Happiness? If you answered no to both, you may not be very open to new ideas, scolds the CD-ROM's sarcastic, British-accented narrator. To fix that,...