Grapevine: Eau de Macbook Pro

New aroma to capture Apple laptop scent?


And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Detail Oriented

Newt Gingrich says he's staying in the presidential race to give voters a choice, however, taxpayers don't have a choice about footing the bill for his Secret Service detail.

The Daily Caller reports back in 2008, the Secret Service said security protection for each candidate was costing roughly $38,000 each day.

A government watchdog group is now calling on Gingrich to give up the security detail calling it a waste of taxpayer money.

Gingrich's camp disagrees, saying any candidate who qualifies for protection should have it.

"Junk" Science

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid cited seniors' love of junk mail in urging postal reform on the Senate floor Wednesday.


SEN. HARRY REID, D - NV, MAJORITY LEADER: Talking about seniors - seniors love to get them, junk mail. It's sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling they're part of the real world.


Actually, the nation's largest opt-out service tells Fox, 1.5 million people have chosen to decline receiving junk mail, a decent percentage of which are seniors who don't want their mailboxes clogged.

Catalog Choice's Chuck Teller adds there is also the issue of identity theft with seniors being targeted through deceptive mailers.

Eau de Macbook Pro

Finally, that new car smell just got some competition.

PC Magazine reports a scent-maker has concocted an aroma that includes all the elements of unwrapping a new Apple laptop complete with the plastic packaging, ink on the cardboard and the smell of new aluminum.

Don't plan on buying that fragrance for your inner nerd just yet though.

It was specifically designed for an exhibition in Australia, and as of now, will not be hitting retail shelves.