In Brief: Apr. 30, 2001

GEEKS WHO WEAR GLASSES They're smart, they're pasty faced, and they know their way around a RAM cache. Now the geeks have their own beauty contest. Would-be contestants (of both genders) in the Sexiest Geek Alive pageant take a technology quiz, then compete in a series of nationwide events. Would-be judges can ogle the geeks and cast their votes at www.sexiestgeekalive.com

IN LIVING CALLER We love our cell phones (except when we hate them), but nobody likes squinting at those murky little gray-and-black screens. Now we don't have to. Sanyo's new SCP-5000 phone ($500, available only from Sprint PCS)...

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