Superfast Wi-Fi: Though the 802.11n standard for superfast Wi-Fi isn't expected to be final for another year, products based on the IEEE's initial draft are beginning to appear on shelves. Belkin's N1, Buffalo Technology's AirStation Nfiniti, D-Link's RangeBooster N, Linksys's Wireless-N, and Netgear's RangeMax Next lines feature routers for $150 to $250 and adapters for $130. They promise real-world throughput of up to 150 megabits per second at close range, but only if all gear is in the same product line. Also, there's no guarantee you'll be able to upgrade to the eventual standard.
Spyware Suit: New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer is seeking a court order barring the online ad firm Direct Revenue from installing "spyware" or sending ads through software it allegedly has surreptitiously installed on millions of PCs. Direct Revenue calls the New York Supreme Court lawsuit "baseless," saying it focuses on practices the company ended years ago, and were legal at the time.