EDMONTON — Hailey Hague only has to look at her healthy, energetic six-year-old to know the importance of organ donation.Soon after Lily was born, she was diagnosed with biliary artresia — a disease that affects about one in every 10,000 to 20,000 infants.“Right before Lily hit three months, she went into end-stage liver failure,” says Hague. “Her eyes completely went yellow … and she was sleeping. We had to purposely wake her up to feed her and that’s not normal.”The next day, they found out her liver wasn’t working and she might need a liver transplant.Organ donation has been in the spotlight the last year after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan left 16 people dead and 13 injured. One of the players, Logan Boulet of Lethbridge, Alta., had signed up to be an organ donor in the weeks before the crash and his parents followed through with his wishes.Six people across Canada benefited from his organs. What has been called the Logan Boulet Effect soon followed.Canadian Blood Services estimates that nearly 100,000 Canadians registered to become organ donors after the Humboldt crash and the story of Boulet’s donation. Another 50,000 people registered in May.The head of the David Foster Foundation, which provides financial support to families with children who need organ transplants, says Boulet’s death shows the importance of organ donation.“Through tragedy has come action,” says Michael Ravenhill. “Because of that one young man’s selfless act, he has actually changed the landscape of organ donation in Canada.”An event called Green Shirt Day is planned for every April 7, the anniversary of Boulet’s death, to promote organ donation.The Canadian Institute for Health Information says the country has a shortage of organs, with 4,333 patients waiting for transplants. In 2017, 242 Canadians died while waiting for a transplant.The Hague family’s experience was in 2013. They moved to Edmonton from Abbotsford, B.C., to be closer to Stollery Children’s Hospital where Lily could get a transplant assessment.Family members were willing to donate part of their liver, but Lily’s portal vein — the main blood vessel to the liver — wasn’t working properly and a living donor can’t provide one.“She got moved to the transplant list because she needed a deceased donor,” says her mother.After an infection, Lily was given three months to live and was bumped up on the transplant list.“We needed to find her a donor. We needed to do something or she was not going to be here anymore,” said Hague. “I felt like I had the wind knocked out of me.”Lily was transferred to Toronto’s SickKids Hospital for treatment while she waited for a donor.“It was a blessing in disguise,” Hague says. “They told us about this new procedure … they could use the living donor’s liver and then they could take deceased vessel from someone who has passed away to create a portal vein.”A liver donation would still be her best chance at survival, but now they had another option if the next liver went to another patient.And that’s what happened.When Lily was seven months old, her mother gave her 22 per cent of her liver.“Somebody else, a little boy I think it was, passed away. His liver went to somebody else and his vessels created Lily’s portal vein,” says Hague. “It’s amazing that they could do that.”A lot of people tell her that she’s her daughter’s hero.“I don’t know,” she says. “I like to think of the little boy who donated his organ, his parents donating his organs — that’s her hero. I’m her mom.”Hague says she’s encouraged by the recent focus on organ donation.In addition to Green Shirt Day, Nova Scotia announced legislation last week that would have all residents be potential organ donors unless they opted out. It’s believed Nova Scotia would be the first jurisdiction in North America to adopt the measure.Hague says she hopes every province follows suit.“Oh my gosh, please, everywhere,” she says. “If everyone were an organ donor, could you imagine?”Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press
Three years after losing power, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the country is facing the worst debt crisis in Sri Lankan history.He said that during the short period of 36 months that the current Government has been in power, they have borrowed over USD 14.6 billion in foreign currency loans alone, which includes USD 7.2 billion through the issue of Sri Lanka Development Bonds from January 2015 onwards, USD 3.6 billion from sovereign bonds issued in 2015 and 2017, USD 2.2 billion through currency swap arrangements with India in 2015 and 2016, USD 1.7 billion through syndicated loans arranged through several international banks in 2016 and 2017 and USD 1.5 billion from the IMF Extended Fund Facility in 2016. “All these development projects put together cost less than USD 3.9 billion. The claim that the present government has been forced to borrow heavily to repay the project loans taken by my Government is a complete lie. With the 14.6 billion USD in foreign currency loans that this Government has borrowed up to now, the loans taken for all the above mentioned development projects could have been repaid four times over. The debt now being incurred is used to meet the day to day expenses of the yahapalana Government and not to repay the project loans taken by my Government. From January 2015, there was a massive and unplanned increase in Government expenditure as a result of state funds being utilized to meet political objectives. The present debt crisis came about due to the yahapalana Government borrowing heavily in Rupees and in foreign currency in order to meet this increased expenditure,” he said.Rajapaksa noted that foreign currency loans should always be taken with the utmost care. He says since it is necessary to purchase foreign currency to repay such loans, even a slight change in the exchange rate can give rise to a massive increase in a country’s indebtedness. (Colombo Gazette) He said that no previous Government has borrowed so much money through foreign currency loans in such a short period of time. “Even though 14.6 billion USD would suffice to build five Norochcholai power plants, five Hambantota harbours with enough money being left over to build two more Southern Expressways, the yahapalana Government has not built even a culvert with that money. I have made reference so far only to foreign currency loans. From January 2015 to date, the yahapalana Government has borrowed well over Rs. 5.7 trillion in Rupee loans as well, through the issue of treasury bills and treasury bonds.The government commissioned the Moragahakanda project and opened the Rajagriya flyover to coincide with its third anniversary so as to answer the critics who say that the yahapalana Government has not built anything tangible despite massive foreign borrowings. However, the Moragahakanda project was planned, financial allocations were made and construction commended under my Government way back in 2007 in accordance with the 2005 Mahinda Chintana programme. Likewise the Rajagiriya flyover was planned and money was allocated for its construction by my Government. Cabinet approval was granted to call for bids to select contractors for the construction of the flyovers in Rajagiriya, Polgahawela and Ganemulla at the cabinet meeting held on 4 December 2014,” he said. Rajapaksa said that the current Government came into power in 2015 claiming that there was a debt crisis in the country due to the loans taken by his Government to build power plants, harbours, airports, expressways, etc.However he say the total cost of these major development projects were USD 1,350 million for all three phases of the Norochcholai power plant; USD 740 million for the Southern Expressway from Kottawa to Matara; USD 1,300 for phases I and II of the Hambantotaharbour and its bunkering facility; USD 292 million for the Colombo-Katunayake expressway and USD 209 for the Mattala airport.
Niagara police are searching for two suspects following a violent home invasion in Fort Erie. It happened around 4 a.m. on Feb. 13 at a home on Derby Rd.Police say three people were injured during the attack and a some items were stolen from the home as well. The victims were all treated for non-life threatening injuries. Investigators are looking for two white males who are roughly five-foot-ten and weigh approximately 200 lbs. Both men were wearing dark pants, dark coloured masks and hooded sweatshirts.Police believe this was a targeted incident. Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact police at 905-688-4111, ext. 2321.
REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says it’s mind-boggling that grain shipments have been delayed again by rail backlogs this year.Moe told the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities on Friday that this is the second time in four years that grain shipments have been delayed.“Our reputation, Saskatchewan’s reputation and Canada’s reputation as a reliable supplier of commodities, as a trustworthy business partner is being damaged,” Moe told delegates.The Ag Transport Coalition says Canadian National and Canadian Pacific combined provided 45 per cent of rail cars ordered the week of Feb. 25 — up from 38 per cent ordered by grain shippers during the week of Feb. 12.Grain producers harvested the third-largest crop in the province’s history last fall, Moe said.“Now, many of them are struggling to pay their bills because their grain isn’t moving.”Railways say they have faced challenges due to a larger-than- expected grain crop and extreme winter weather.They are being pressured by federal ministers to clear the backlog.Legislation that would improve public reporting by railways and allow for financial penalties if they fail to deliver rail cars on time has been stalled in the Senate since the fall.CN has dumped its president, has apologized for the backlog and says it is mobilizing more train cars and workers to clear the backlog. Canadian Pacific has said it is starting to recover from the winter weather and is adding crews and locomotives.Moe said he brought up the issue during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week and urged him to pass an order-in-council that would mandate rail deliveries.So far, Moe said, all the federal government has done is ask rail companies for their plan to deal with the backlog. The premier called that “underwhelming.”“We’re asking the federal government to hold them to account,” Moe said. “We need a long-term solution to this problem that we have experienced twice … in the last four years. We cannot be reliving this, this often. It’s too damaging to our economy.“It’s like reliving Groundhog Day each and every year.”— By Chinta Puxley in EdmontonCompanies in this story: (TSX:CNR, TSX:CP)
A late September snowfall is making driving conditions treacherous in parts of Saskatchewan.In a weather statement, Environment Canada says there have been snow and strong northeast winds since Saturday afternoon in Southwestern Saskatchewan, especially areas west of Assiniboia and south of Swift Current. Snow and blowing snow are expected to continue in these regions this evening, with conditions gradually improving from south to north overnight and Monday morning. Environment Canada says to expect very poor travel conditions in these areas with the possibility of localized whiteouts, thanks to total accumulations in the hardest-hit regions possibly ending up in the 20 to 40 cm range.In addition to snow, a band of freezing rain is possible Sunday night in the area from Assiniboia to Yorkton.According to Saskatchewan Highways Hotline, there are a number of areas where highway travel is not recommended, including near Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Shaunavon, Consul, and Maple Creek. Because the situation continues to change, the Highways Hotline encourages motorists to keep checking for updates and drive with caution.By Monday night, Environment Canada expects the system will start to weaken and pull out of Saskatchewan as it moves east.
Quoting the Declaration’s goal “to strive for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons,” the Secretary-General said the world must “dispel the fearful shadow that weapons of mass destruction cast across every nation.””We must replace a culture of reaction with one of conflict prevention,” he said.Noting that the hope of abolishing nuclear weapons by the end of the 20th century had not been realized, Mr. Annan said States with nuclear capacity had made an “unequivocal undertaking” at last year’s Review Conference of the Parties to the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to accomplish the total elimination of nuclear weapons.”It is now time to turn these words into deeds,” he said. “Let us renew our solemn vow never to repeat the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Let us also resolve to prevent conflict by ending the poverty, inequity and intolerance that foster it.”The message was delivered at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kenzo Oshima. The ceremony is held in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima every year to commemorate the atomic bomb that was dropped on downtown Hiroshima on 6 August 1945.
“Stalking and harassment has a long-term and debilitating effect on victims and we will continue to make improvements to ensure people are safe and can feel safe, and bringing perpetrators to justice.”Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne, who commissioned the report, said she hoped it would improve the force’s response “dramatically” and scrutinise how other bodies were handling stalking. Ms Bourne, who is hosting a summit on stalking today in parliament, described how she was targeted in 2012, when she was running for election to the PCC post.Her stalker, Matthew Taylor, began obsessed with her and began posting highly offensive material, including branding her a paedophile, a drug dealer, a prostitute and a Nazi sympathiser.Mrs Bourne said: “He initially started as a sort of warrior for justice, a keyboard warrior.”It became very obsessive and quite intense. For about three years I sort of ignored it.”But it started to get quite personal, he started to focus on people around me, people in my office and my chief executive, making allegations that were quite upsetting.”He then started to appear at events she was at filming her and posting the material online.Ms Bourne reported the matter to the police and the allegations were referred to a neighbouring force Surrey. Shana Grice was murdered by her ex-boyfriend Michael Lane despite her reporting him to police for stalking A police chief, who was a victim of stalking for five years, has said her force needs to take the crime more seriously after a critical report found cases were still not being investigated consistently or effectively.Katy Bourne, who is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, was obsessively pursued by a man after she was elected to the post in 2012.The Conservative politician said she had felt let down by the police and prosecutors when she reported the crime and was eventually forced to take out an injunction against the stalker.Now a report by the police watchdog has said her own force of Sussex still has considerable improvements to make in order to ensure victims of stalking get the support they deserve.Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) publishes its findings on Wednesday following a review into the Sussex force which records the second highest number of stalking offences in England and Wales.Ms Bourne ordered the review into the way Sussex Police handles stalking cases following the murder of 19-year-old Shana Grice, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in 2017. He was jailed for life for her murder in March 2017.In today’s report, inspectors called on the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) to ensure forces around the country make improvements in the way they handle reports of stalking.The report raised concerns that there was no single definition for stalking adopted by police forces and government departments, adding: “As a result, police forces are not consistently identifying stalking, and are not protecting victims as a result.”Police forces were also found to be not using powers under stalking laws to search perpetrators’ homes.As a result stalking investigations were “not as thorough as they could be”, and victims of harassment were not being properly protected.The report said: “We are concerned that Sussex Police’s response to victims of stalking or harassment is not always as effective and consistent as it could be. This is because not all officers have received enhanced stalking training.”The report also highlighted that not enough victims were referred to specialised support services.Assistant Chief Constable Nick May said: “The report acknowledges that we have significantly improved our understanding of what stalking and harassment is, and what our response should be. It also sets out where there is even more work to do and we accept this. But she said: “The criminal route was fruitless because the Crown Prosecution Service let me down and would not prosecute because they said there was not enough evidence.”I had five years of evidence, despite all that it wasn’t enough. It just shows agencies don’t understand the severity. Fortunately the civil route was more successful.”A civil injunction was granted in April 2017 prohibiting Mr Taylor from going near Mrs Bourne or her chief executive Mark Streater.He was also ordered not to comment about them online, to post videos or to enlist the help of others to do so on his behalf.In October last year he was found to be in contempt after breaching the order and was handed a suspended four month prison term. Kate Bourne, PCC for Sussex, said she felt let down by police and prosecutors following her own stalking ordealCredit:REX/Shutterstock Miss Grice had reported Michael Lane to officers five times in six months but instead of being protected was fined for wasting police time. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
To maintain the critical capabilities of its three manufacturing arsenals, the Army should develop guidelines for officials to follow when deciding whether to purchase items from the arsenals or from the private sector, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends in a new report.GAO called for the Army to issue “clear, step-by-step implementing guidance, such as an instruction or guidebook, on the process for conducting make-or-buy analyses in a consistent manner.”The lack of such guidance likely has hampered the Pentagon’s efforts to encourage the military to consider the arsenals as a source of manufacture, the agency concluded. To offset a decline in demand for materiel from the arsenals — Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark; Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, Ill.; and Watervliet Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, N.Y. — the Army has directed acquisition programs to assign work to the arsenals consistent with their capabilities. Those actions have increased revenue, but not sufficiently to recover the facilities’ operating expenses, according to the report.The congressional watchdog agency also recommended that the deputy assistant secretary of defense for maintenance policy and programs — in conjunction with the services — “complete DOD’s ongoing effort to establish a process for identifying the manufacturing arsenals’ critical capabilities and a method for determining the minimum workload needed to sustain these capabilities.” A separate recommendation calls for the department to issue guidance to implement that process.Because DOD’s actions from 2012 to 2014 did not generate sufficient revenue for the arsenals, Congress provided $375 million collectively in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 to help recover the arsenals’ operating expenses. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
A nationwide test of emergency alert systems that was scheduled for today has been postponed for about two weeks. Emergency management officials say that’s to avoid any confusion with the response to Hurricane Florence on the East Coast.Listen nowThis test is unique in that it will be the first to send alerts to nearly every cellphone in the country. It will also include the usual broadcast alerts commonly heard on radio and seen on TV.The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says the test has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 3rd.The test is aimed at improving the ways Alaskans are warned about disasters and identifying any flaws in that complicated system. And, specific to Alaska, it also follows a January earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska and subsequent fears of a tsunami that exposed problems in how alerts messages are distributed.
A key Indian equities index started on a positive note Monday, opening nearly 110 points or 0.4%, on positive sentiments from the global economy, notably the US. This was the sixth straight day of positive rally on Indian stock markets.But within minutes into trading, the gains were somewhat toned down with the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange, slipping to 26,895.8 points, up 44.78 points, or 0.17%, over the previous close at 26,851.05 points. The index had opened at 26959.57 points.Monday marks the first full day of trading in the New Year for the broking community and investors, Samavat 2071 which began on Thursday October 23. On that day, a special hour-long special session called Muhurat trading was held during which the Sensex had gained 68 points, or 0.24%.
Police early Thursday arrested two members of banned militant outfit Neo-JMB (Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh), one of whom allegedly supplied arms and explosives in the Gulshan cafe attack, from Kichok area in Shibganj upazila of Bogra, reports UNB.The arrested persons are Hadisur Rahman Sagor, 28, and Akram Hossain Khan Niloy, 24.District Detective Branch unit officer-in-charge Nure Alam Siddique said acting on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a drive around 1:15am at Kichok area and arrested the duo.They also recovered two mobile phone sets from their possession, he said.Officials at Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said Hadisur Rahman Sagar was one of alleged suppliers of arms and explosives, used in Gulshan Holey Artisan cafe attack in the capital on July 2016.Akram Hossain Khan Niloy of Kishoreganj was also an alleged mastermind of Hotel Olio International blast at Panthapath in the capital on 15 August last year.The duo was handed over to the CTCC unit of Dhaka.
After opening up the beta from Sony products to Microsoft products, Activision and Bungie eventually decided to let anyone with an Xbox or a PlayStation participate in the beta for Destiny. As a result, Activision is now reporting that well over 4.6 million unique users had participated in the beta by the time the company finally closed everything down.There are any number of people around the world right now suffering from Destiny withdrawal, and for good reason. The little sampling that Bungie and Activision provided the world with last week was nothing short of impressive, and it took many users from being a little curious to marking their calendars for that September 9 launch. Despite the occasional stutters as Bungie tested scale and Xbox Live struggled to keep up with the number of concurrent active users, the beta performed quite well overall. At the end of the day, however, it’s not easy to grasp the sheer scale of this beta without some hard numbers.To put this number into perspective, Microsoft’s biggest Xbox One launch to date, Titanfall, sold 975,000 copies the month it was launched. Granted, Titanfall was only initially available for the one console while Destiny is available for current and next-gen consoles, but it demonstrates just how much larger the pool of users is for this title. Another number to consider is the biggest title for Nintendo’s Wii U, Mario Kart 8, which to date has sold 2.82 million copies.The Destiny beta was not only the largest beta of this generation by far, but it’s a clear demonstration of how big a game this will be by the time it launches.
Shoplifters hit up Chrome Store for Facebook data Explore further © 2012 Phys.Org (Phys.org) — Back in February, Google announced that it had added a security program called Bouncer to its Android Market, a site similar to Apple’s iTunes, that would test applications that had been uploaded to the site, in an attempt to keep out those that contain malware. In the announcement, Google also said that Bouncer had been running for several months and that because of it, apps with malware uploaded to Android Market, which is now called Google Play, were down forty percent. Unfortunately, if that number is correct, it’s likely to change soon as two security analysts, Charlie Miller and Jon Oberheide have not only found some very serious security problems with Bouncer, but have created a video and posted it on YouTube showing exactly how to take advantage of the lapse. Miller and Oberheide explain that the way Bouncer works is by creating a virtual phone environment every time an app is uploaded to Google Play. It’s in that environment that Bouncer runs and tests the app in various ways to see if it can detect the presence of any malware. Unfortunately, as the two found, Bouncer only tests for five minutes. Any app that waits till after that time period has lapsed to carry out its nefarious functions will get a clean bill of health.The duo discovered this flaw in Bouncer by creating an app that automatically connects to a server under their control, which allowed them to run Linux commands on an Android phone. Then, they created a false Google Play developer account and uploaded the app. Once it ran in the simulator, they were able to execute commands to find out how Bouncer worked and then to use that information to find weaknesses.In so doing, they also found that Google had created just a single fake user account, email address, and two photo images to use for its testing purposes. If an app with malware tried to touch any of those, it was “bounced.” Unfortunately, using such a limited set of test information allows those working to subvert the system an easy means of identifying if they are running in a simulation or on a real phone. If it’s the simulation, then they can just do nothing so they won’t be detected.The two researchers say there are other security holes they’ve discovered as well and have been in contact with Google to let them know what they’ve found and will be outlining their findings at this week’s SummerCon conference in New York. Citation: Researchers point out ways to circumvent Google’s Bouncer (w/ Video) (2012, June 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-ways-circumvent-google-bouncer-video.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
5 min read Brought to you by PCWorld Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Savvy Web shoppers are always on the lookout for coupons that can save them money on tech gear. But all coupon codes are not created equal, and most of the best ones aren’t distributed to the masses. Here is the scoop on snagging insider deals–offers that are meant for family, friends, employees, or affiliates, and that can substantially reduce the cost of PCs and other electronics.Most major vendors have insider or exclusive coupon deals, often redeemable on special areas of their Web sites. Some of these sites are more accessible than others: The Employees and Affiliates Store in Dell’s Member Purchase Program doesn’t seem to require any proof that you’re an employee or affiliate, while Lenovo’s Contractor Purchase Program will sell to anyone with the right coupon code, easily found on Web deal sites. In contrast, Hewlett-Packard’s Employee Discount Program site requires log-in credentials.Lenovo is generous with its friends-and-family deals, too. “Anyone I give my information to can use the program,” company spokesperson Aimee Foskie says. Dell imposes few, if any limits on its small-business bargains.To find vendor deals that target students, small businesses, affiliates, or other special groups, you can try running a Web search or inquiring at school or work. Or browse vendors’ sites: Apple, for instance, recently offered an appealing back-to-school special package for college-bound students: a free iPod (a value of up to $299) plus up to $100 off the regular price of a computer and a printer. The Apple deal is available only to college students, faculty, administrators, and staff members, but parents can get the deal on behalf of their kids.Is This Code for Me?If you come across a code, shopping mavens say, you should feel free to use it–regardless of whether it’s intended for just anyone. A contractor’s discount if you aren’t a contractor? An education discount if you aren’t a student? All of these are fair game, they say–if you can find the bargain and the seller doesn’t object.”If the store doesn’t create a barrier, like ask for your student ID, I don’t see why you wouldn’t take the discount,” says Daniel de Grandpre, CEO of Dealnews.com. Scott Kluth, president and founder of CouponCabin, another popular deal site, concurs: “If you find a code out there, go for it. Nine times out of ten the merchant’s not going to come back to you and say, ‘This wasn’t intended for you.'”Vendors’ policies vary in this area, but in general they appear to be relatively blas? about granting access to friend/family, contractor, and affiliate discounts, and relatively stringent in checking qualifications for educational deals. With a code for Lenovo’s contractor site, I was able to configure a ThinkStation D10 workstation for $2104, versus $2475 on Lenovo’s regular site. And at Dell’s Employees and Affiliates store, I found an Inspiron 1525 laptop for $685, or $64 off the regular discounted price. “Targeted coupons are not tied to any person, so if they are shared it is not a problem,” Dell spokesman Jay Pinker wrote in an e-mail message.On the other hand, to get an educational discount from Dell, you may have to prove that you’re a student or an educator. And people who sign up for HP’s Academic Purchasing Program (APP) must affirm that they are eligible for the discounts. HP may check a customer’s credentials and cancel an order if it detects fraudulent activity, HP spokesperson Amy Smith says.You might also run into qualification problems if you try to purchase software meant for students and faculty. “You’re using software you don’t have the right to use, so technically it’s the same as piracy,” de Grandpre says. (Microsoft has no objection to home users’ buying its Office Home and Student 2007 suite, but only if they aren’t running a business at home.)Vendors change coupon codes often, a maddening fact of life for bargain hunters. “Expired coupons are the largest complaint, that I know of, from Internet shoppers,” says Kluth. “It’s extremely frustrating.” To verify coupons, CouponCabin places test orders using them: “We post the last test date with the coupon, and typically test each offer at least twice a week.”Smart shoppers must act fast. Susan Kahler of Jefferson, Arkansas, scans the user forums at FatWallet 10 to 12 times a day in search of hot deals. “If something comes up, you just can’t pass it up,” says Kahler, a marketing professional who lives 45 minutes from Little Rock–too far away to take advantage of the big-box discounters there. “With FatWallet, if somebody finds a deal in California, in two minutes everybody from coast to coast knows about it.” August 18, 2008 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »
0.5 lb Rechargeable Li-Po battery, 4 months Battery Type/Life Vertical mice are apparently all the rage these days. Companies like Cherry and Microsoft have already tried their well-rested hands at creating productivity mice from a (literal) new angle, and now Logitech has entered the fray, too. article continued below The veteran Swiss peripheral manufacturer already makes the best gaming and productivity mice on the market, so rotating the whole project by 90 degrees, in theory, shouldn’t present much difficulty. In practice, though, the Logitech MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic Mouse ($100) is a mixed bag. The device falls victim to a lot of the same problems as the rest of the mice in the vertical space: pressure on the thinnest part of the wrist, a base that’s a little too easy to move and a general sense that you could get an equally comfortable gaming mouse for the same amount of money. MORE: Our Favorite Gaming Mice for Every Genre But if you like the vertical format, there’s a lot to recommend in the MX Vertical. The software is robust (albeit imprecise), the physical design is inventive and the wireless connectivity is well beyond reproach. I can’t recommend the MX Vertical without reservation, but at the moment, it’s one of the better full-featured mice in the ergonomic space. Design If you’ve never seen a vertical mouse before, the MX Vertical acts as a pretty good introduction to the style. Imagine a standard mouse flipped almost 90 degrees clockwise, with a large, ovular base on the bottom, and you’ve pretty much got the picture. The MX Vertical is large (3.09 x 3.11 x 4.72 inches), with a lightly textured thumb rest and a little extra space past the right button for you to rest your fingers. Whether you find this comfortable or repellent will largely depend on how you hold your wrist when you work on a computer. Button-wise, there’s a lot going on with the MX Vertical. On the face of the mouse, there’s a left button, a right button and a clickable scroll wheel. On the top edge, there’s a dots-per-inch (DPI) sensitivity adjuster. Just above the thumb rest, there are two thumb buttons. Flip the mouse over, and there’s an on/off switch, as well as a button that can connect the MX Vertical to one of three wireless setups, then instantly switch among them. (For example: a desktop, a work laptop and a personal laptop.) The vertical setup doesn’t alleviate wrist pain completely; it just changes the location. The button layout is smart and not too crowded, although constantly picking the mouse up to change between wireless settings can be cumbersome if you need to use two or three machines at once. (This comes up in office settings more often than you’d think.) Instead, my issue with the mouse is that the vertical setup doesn’t alleviate wrist pain completely; it just changes the location. It’s no secret that regular mice (even fancy gaming mice) can induce carpal tunnel symptoms in computer-centric workers. The MX Vertical takes the pressure off the bottom of your wrist — but it puts a ton of pressure on the side of your wrist. After using the MX Vertical for two days, the right side of my wrist was stiff, sore and tender. In order to prevent the pain, I would probably have to use a gel wrist rest — and if I need to invest in one of those, it sort of defeats the purpose of an ergonomic mouse. The other alternative is to hold the mouse without resting your wrist on a desk, but that can tire out your arm very quickly. MORE: The Best Headsets for Immersive Gaming The MX Vertical’s unconventional shape created as many problems as it solved, at least for me. I’m assuming that other users might have a different experience, though, since this design didn’t occur in a vacuum. Features The biggest feature of the MX Vertical is its design, which is unconventional but potentially polarizing, as described above. Aside from that, there are two major selling points: the wireless functionality and the software. On the bottom of the mouse, you’ll find a button that switches among three different wireless channels. You can connect via either Bluetooth or USB dongle, and the connection seems very stable either way. This is a welcome upgrade, considering I’ve had trouble switching between USB and Bluetooth on Logitech mice like the MX Master. The only issue is that there’s no place inside the mouse to store the tiny, losable USB dongle. Even much cheaper mice, like the Cherry MW4500, offer this functionality. The software, Logitech Options, is more of a mixed bag. I love how you can customize almost every button with almost any command — you’d be surprised how many productivity mice don’t offer anything like this. But I don’t love how setting your DPI (up to 4,000) is imprecise and handled via sliders rather than hard numbers. With Logitech Options, you can also perform a very cool operation, where you can move the cursor offone computer, and right onto the screen of a second, provided they’re on the same network. You can even copy and paste files in this manner, although you can’t drag and drop, which is a bummer. The feature works — which is pretty amazing in and of itself. It’s a lot simpler than trying to create an ad-hoc file network between two machines. But it’s also sluggish and imprecise, as moving the mouse between the two monitors is not instantaneous. It’s not always easy to tell which computer the mouse is targeting, and it’s easier than it should be to accidentally trigger the switch. (You can specify that you have to press Ctrl before this happens, but then you have to trade convenience for precision.) MORE: Here Are the Best PC Game Controllers Just having the Logitech Options software puts the MX Vertical well ahead of many of its competitors. But the program isn’t perfect, or 100 percent necessary. Performance To gauge how well the MX Vertical functions as a productivity mouse, I used it at the office for a few days (for everything except testing games, of course). Generally speaking, it was like using a regular mouse, except that my wrist felt a lot sorer. I wound up using the file- transfer feature a few times, which was useful, but not night-and-day different from uploading and downloading files from Dropbox or Google Drive. The DPI- and wireless-switching functions came in handy a few times, though. At work, I have both a desktop and a laptop, and jumping from one to the other with the same mouse was much easier than normal. This feature isn’t unique to the MX Vertical, of course, but if you really want a mouse with this kind of ergonomic design, you can use it on three systems simultaneously without issue. Jumping between my laptop and desktop with the MX Vertical was much easier than normal. For what it’s worth, Logitech claims that the battery can last for up to four months on a charge, but in practice, that’s hard to gauge. You can’t see the exact battery life left, or how much you’ve used in a single session. At the very least, it’s quick to recharge with an included USB-C cable. Bottom Line I was happy to put the MX Vertical away once I finished reviewing it. I didn’t find it comfortable, and the vertical design made it too easy to accidentally double-click files, or move them when I meant to open them. But of the vertical ergonomic mice I’ve used, it’s easily the best. The MX Vertical has robust software and intelligent wireless features, with plenty of options to customize your experience. The asking price is admittedly pretty steep, but Logitech builds products to last, and you could conceivably power through quite a few years on the job with a peripheral like this. If you’re intent on a vertical mouse, the MX Vertical is about as good as they currently get. If not, a comfortable, low-key gaming mouse will get the job done just as well. 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