Atari Lynx -- innovative design, horrible battery life

By Ethan Nobles on 2:02 AM

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Yes, it's the Atari Lynx -- the portable gaming system that was ahead of its time but was absolutely stomped into oblivion by the Nintendo Game Boy.

The Lynx had a lot of advantages over the Game Boy -- color graphics, better sound and a groovy innovation or two that should have made it a contender in the market. However, it also had wretched battery life and lacked the marketing dollars, third-party support and the franchises that Nintendo enjoyed. Still, the Lynx was a fine little system and I still play mine quite a bit.

Interested in an overview of the Lynx? Sure you are! Click here to read all about it.

December home sales up in northwest Arkansas

By Ethan Nobles on 11:22 PM

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While the latest housing news out of northwest Arkansas might not be great, it sure looks good compared to the dismal sales reports up there -- and from around the nation -- over the past few months.


The good news? Sales were up nicely in December compared to the same month in 2009. The bad news? Average sales prices were down.

Actually, that's bad news depending on one's perspective. Buyers were able to buy larger houses for less money than they could last year, but sellers did look at some drops in value (at least they averaged 95 percent of their list prices -- that's far better than some of the averages reported in other markets in the United States).

Click here to have a look at the northwest Arkansas market report covering December and all of 2010.