Don’t have to wipe the chalk marks of the tires, either: The Boeing Co. is paying Snohomish County $75,000 a month to park up to 20 of its fresh-off-the-assembly-floor 787s and 747-8s at Paine Field as it waits to make the first deliveries of those planes.
Boeing looked at parking the jets on Everett city streets but decided it would be too much of a hassle to move them every 90 minutes.
Get your digs in: Yet another competitor to Apple’s iPad tablet has emerged. Motorola’s Xoom runs on Google’s Android 3.0 operating system. The reviewer says it has a better camera than the iPad and it has great battery life.
The Xoom also features the worst product name since the iPad, as we assume Xoom is pronounced “exhume.”
A site for sore eyes: A new program for Windows computers, Eyes Relax, periodically reminds you to take your eyes off the computer screen to give them a rest. You configure it for the length of time you want between breaks, and it reminds you to take your eyes off the screen with a dialog box, blank screen or picture.
Photos found most effective in getting people to avert their eyes from the screen were of a bare-chested Iggy Pop, Glenn Beck in a Speedo or any shot of Joan Rivers.