In Brief: Nov. 8, 1999

WINTRY BLUES Gloomy about those earlier sunsets? You can cheer up a dark room or give yourself a "light bath" with Philips' new Original Bright Light ($300), which simulates natural daylight minus harmful ultraviolet rays. Used to treat seasonal affective disorder in Europe, the 2-ft.-high device can sit on your desk or hang from a wall. Philips says it "promotes a sense of well-being," but we just like its clear, sunny glow.

MOUSING AROUND It's tough to pretend you're working when you're gripping a game pad and barreling down virtual tunnels in your favorite PC game. Now Logitech's WingMan Force Feedback...

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