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Comment: Corp vs Corp (Score 1) 545

by Pen420 (#29892403) Attached to: Film Studios May Block DVD Rentals For One Month
I work for a local movie rental store, and we buy our movies from the local retailer and put them up for rent. All the movie studios are going to succeed in doing is hurting the large corporations they can monitor which is fine by me. The more corporations battle each other, the better the local businessman can succeed without getting stomped by a mega corp.

+ - TV Manufacturers Cease Plasma Production 2

Submitted by nandemoari
nandemoari (1318651) writes "Two of the most popular plasma TV manufacturers, Pioneer announced it would bow out of the television business altogether. To the average consumer who has in the past outfitted their home theatre and car stereo with Pioneer TVs, subwoofers, and CD players, it's stunning to think that there's no longer any room in the market for such a traditionally successful company. Although the plasma market has been struggling for some time, it's hard to ignore the role played by a stagnant U.S. economy in driving down interest in tech products."

Inside Factory China 135

Posted by kdawson
from the making-it dept.
blackbearnh writes "While China is attempting to pull its industry up out of mere manufacturing mode, for now the country is the production workhorse of the consumer electronics industry. Almost anything you pick up at a Best Buy first breathed life across the Pacific Ocean. But what is it like to shepherd a product through the design and production process? Andrew 'bunnie' Huang has done just that with the Chumby, a new Internet appliance. In an interview with O'Reilly Radar, he talks about the logistical and moral issues involved with manufacturing in China, as well as his take on the consumer's right to hack the hardware they purchase."

Comment: Finally (Score 1) 627

by Pen420 (#20075541) Attached to: Mouse or Trackball?
I have been using a trackball since my first Logitech one back in 1994. Once I tried it, I was hooked. I have been telling people about them for years, but they keep telling me I can't get the response time of a mouse. And no jerky hand movements means my keyboard doesn't get splashed with soda as I spin real quick to frag somebody. Glad to see people finally realizing the joys of a trackball.

I think there's a world market for about five computers. -- attr. Thomas J. Watson (Chairman of the Board, IBM), 1943