Geek Squad to sponsor Make: TV; also: Delta dumps coach upgrades

What does fixing computers have in common with converting a shopping cart into a golf cart? They’re both pretty geeky. And so it’s fitting that The Geek Squad has signed on as a major sponsor of TPT’s new Make: television series. The show, based on the magazine of the same name, is about “everyday folks who mix new and old technology to create new-fangled marvels.” Such as a “burrito blaster,” an air cannon that can be used to launch burritos into ballpark bleachers. The series begins airing in January. Here’s a preview:


make tv preview ii from make magazine on Vimeo

Not an elite traveler? Then stay in coach. A revolt by some of Delta Air Lines‘ elite passengers has prompted the carrier to scrap a program that let coach customers upgrade seats for $5 to $25 on certain flights, the Associated Press reports. An e-mail to Delta’s “Medallion” customers said it was changing course because of complaints about access to certain preferred seats. Northwest still offers a “choice seats” for purchase program.

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