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Home Theater Modeled After Enterprise Bridge
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Someone thought it would be a good idea to model their home theater after the Enterprise NCC-1701D from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The result is super geeky, but actually rather cool. The system also features “one of the largest Kaleidescape hard-drive based storage systems” ever created, amassing eight servers

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How HDMI Works
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If you’ve shopped for an HDTV, a PlayStation 3, or an HD-DVD or Blu-ray player, you’ve probably heard about HDMI. It can seem like just one of many connections on televisions or home-theater receivers. But HDMI is more than a port on the back of a

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Who will bring the Internet to your TV?
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As the hype builds for CES, the New York Times divides the competitors for your living room into three categories. The Incumbents like HBO already have a stake in America’s TV market. Latching on to them are the Extenders, who provide the actual devices to link up with

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Awesome!! An Italian city with no sun!
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This tiny Italian city in the Alps gets no sun all winter due to the surrounding mountains. So they decided to solve the problem! Human ingenuity at its best! read more | digg story

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Is TV Dead?
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An article by Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch.com explores the death of broadcast (linear) TV.  Some research indicates that online video watchers watch less TV, well duh. The key tipping point will be when a startup is able to distribute proper television content over the Internet legally. People will

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The Rise of “Freeconomics”
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It’s a big day for Moore’s Law. I’m not sure anyone else has noticed this, but by my calculations we have in the past few months reached the penny-per-MIPS* milestone. Intel’s Core Duo running at 2.13 GHz now costs around $200

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Networked home electronics market set to take off
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According to ABI Reasearch, the market for home networking and connected entertainment devices will grow from $14 billion in 2005 to more than $85 billion in 2011, ABI forecasts. This “astonishing” growth rate will be driven by a desire for “pervasive connectivity” in applications such as

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Donut Robot of Love 2000
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This blog post by Derrick of Stamford CT, talks about his recent purchase of a Belshaw Donut Robot Model 42 from Ebay for $900. This thing makes 384 donuts per hour! Derrick connected it to the 240V AC power in his laundry room and let her rip…Great pictures

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Ryan Petty
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