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When a company spells "Extreme" as "Xtreme," it generally means that whatever product has said label is underwhelming and over-hyped. Not so with Runco's latest, which deserve every bit of "Xtremeness" given to them. The new VX-33i and VX-33d projectors are less like AV toys and more like investments, with prices so high that you'll probably not even believe us. Designed for the most affluent of home theater owners, these new beamers promise extraordinary brightness and are specially designed to work with "cinema-sized screens." The only differences between the two are that the 33i features integrated... Read more...
It's not often that we cover the remarkably extravagant, but this one was just too absurd to pass up. The MNEMOSYNE USB key, which was crafted by SolidAlliance, holds just 16GB of data and does absolutely nothing that any other USB flash drive does. The difference? Design and price. You see, this meticulously engineered device is probably the most beautiful, if not outrageous flash drive known to man. It's built in Milan, Italy -- widely known as a design capital of the world -- and is constructed of 100% aluminum. The puzzle cube design makes users work to access their data, but that's the beauty... Read more...
It's always amusing to read blog comments and hear just how unpopular Microsoft is. Of course a 90+ percent market share in their core business would seem to indicate a certain level of popularity, but apparently popularity is measured in a different way than simple arithmetic. It really doesn't matter if your average websurfer likes the guy on the left or the guy on the right in the Apple ads, because as we all know, hate is free on the Internet. But it's beginning to cost big companies big bucks to indulge in Microsoft hate in the boardroom. Google hated Microsoft enough to sink a billion dollars... Read more...
You know you have compensation issues when you buy the latest Apple thin & light laptop and feel the need to replace the shell with a 24k gold coated, gem studded variant.Whatever drives people to want such outrageously and expensive mods, Computer Choppers is there to meet those needs.  The company offers so many services and customization options, but here are just a few examples of the plating and polishing to virtually any piece of electronics:Aluminum (polishing)NickelBlack NickelCopperChrome24kt Yellow GoldWhite GoldRose GoldPlatinum The exact price of the gem-studded, 24k mod to the... Read more...
In what many are calling an object lesson to computer repair shops that lose customer's PCs, Raelyn Campbell has filed a $54 million dollar law suit over the loss of her $2100 laptop at Best Buy.On the surface $54 million seems like a lot, but consider what this customer was put through.  First she paid the $300 fee for the extended warranty, then she drops off the laptop to be repaired.  For three months she frequently returned to the store checking on the status of her machine until she was eventually told that her computer was simply missing along with whatever personal data she had... Read more...
The RIAA has prevailed in its suit against a Minnesota woman, who they accused of uploading 1700 music files, for copyright infringement. The jury of twelve awarded the plaintiffs a whopping $222,000 dollars.The verdict, coming after two days of testimony and about five hours of deliberations, was a mixed victory for the RIAA, which has brought more than 20,000 lawsuits in the last four years as part of its zero-tolerance policy against pirating. The outcome is likely to embolden the RIAA, which began targeting individuals in lawsuits after concluding the legal system could not keep pace with the... Read more...
Extremetech has an article about the rising cost of computer gaming.  It is certainly worth a look if this is your hobby. "The market for PC hardware is hugely fragmented. There seem to be hundreds of suppliers of peripherals, such as keyboard, mice, and displays. There are dozens of manufacturers of motherboards and add- in cards. Let's take a pair of hypothetical gamers: Joe and Frank. Both want to build bleeding edge gaming PCs, and want to try to get the best possible performance. However, Joe tends to fall for all the latest hype, and likes being labeled a gamer. He likes all the glitz and... Read more...
Creative is out with an inexpensive, tiny MP3 player. They call it the ZEN Stone. Its 1 GB of storage will hold about 250 songs, unless you're into Wagner, and the $39.99 price has Creative executives dreaming of customers buying a handful of them. "The Creative ZEN Stone, at just $39.99, opens up a huge new market for MP3 players," said Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and CEO of Creative. "This is an incredible price for everyone to get a superior quality MP3 player capable of holding up to 250 songs. Whether it's your only player or a second player to take with you anywhere, the low price... Read more...