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+ - Logitech Google TV Box Arrives->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Following months of teasers, Logitech finally launched its Google TV player Wednesday at simultaneous press events in New York and San Francisco. The company’s Google TV family includes the Android-based “Review” STB (set-top box), large and mini remote controls, free iPhone and Android remote control apps, and a video cam. The $299 Android-powered Review acts as an intelligent hub for the Google TV setup, which minimally consists of the Review box, a TV, and an Internet connection. To this, a maximal configuration would add a cable TV box, typically with DVR capabilities, plus an A/V receiver. A/V sources usable on the Review include live or DVR’d cable shows, static or streaming A/V content from the Web, and static or streaming A/V content from DLNA-compliant devices on the home LAN or an attached USB drive. Initially only Dish Networks DVRs are fully supported, but that is expected to change by mid-2011. Here's a YouTube demonstrating Google TV."
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Son Sues Mother Over Facebook Posts 428

Posted by samzenpus
from the check-your-family-status dept.
Most kids hate having their parents join in on a discussion on Facebook, but one 16-year-old in Arkansas hates it so much he has filed suit against his mother, charging her with harassment. From the article: "An Arkadelphia mother is charged with harassment for making entries on her son's Facebook page. Denise New's 16-year-old son filed charges against her last month and requested a no-contact order after he claims she posted slanderous entries about him on the social networking site. New says she was just trying to monitor what he was posting." Seems like he could just unfriend her.
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Best Man Rigs Newlyweds' Bed To Tweet During Sex 272

Posted by samzenpus
from the nice-feed dept.
When an UK man was asked to be the best man at a friend's wedding he agreed that he would not pull any pranks before or during the ceremony. Now the groom wishes he had extended the agreement to after the blessed occasion as well. The best man snuck into the newlyweds' house while they were away on their honeymoon and placed a pressure-sensitive device under their mattress. The device now automatically tweets when the couple have sex. The updates include the length of activity and how vigorous the act was on a scale of 1-10.

Comment: Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 757

by Viree (#29789755) Attached to: The US's Reverse Brain Drain
Insightful? I don't think so. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_urban_areas_by_population http://esa.un.org/unup/index.asp?panel=2 It will be interesting to have a poll on how Slashdotters have been to China. I am rather surprised that many Slashdotters have traveled to many places of the world http://slashdot.org/pollBooth.pl?qid=1863&aid=-1 and yet the misconceptions. As an Asian born and bred here, I am always amazed at how some American friends of mine have the concepts that some Asians are still living in the cave or on the trees (the most common questions that I get).

Comment: Re:Stupid and pointless (Score 1) 911

by Viree (#26966827) Attached to: EU Says MS Must Offer Other Browsers; Now What?

I couldn't have agreed more than what have already been mentioned under this thread. I would add that instead of pointlessly forcing Microsoft to un-bundle or provide options to install other browsers, why not just standardize the damn thing? How many websites out there are still "best viewed with IE6" and simply refuse to work with any other browsers other than IE?

I know this sounds ambitiously large in scale, but what's the point of having installed, when the damn website only works with ActiveX shit.

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How To Keep Rats From Eating My Cables? 1032

Posted by timothy
from the increase-their-cocaine-ration dept.
An anonymous reader writes "I am curious to know what vermin prevention/eradication methods are used in other locations. I am working at a dealership and we have an exterminator man who puts out glue traps and bait stations, but they still come and eat my cable. The latest was a couple of fiber runs — very expensive. I have threatened my boss with a cat for the server room (my office), going so far as to cruise the local Humane Society's website and eye-balling a nice Ragdoll-Siamese mix. Even if I do feel like dealing with a litter box, cat hair in the equipment and pouncings on my keyboards (and I'm not sure I do), that only covers the server room. We have multiple buildings on the campus which get locked up to prevent theft, but it isn't secure enough to keep out the critters and the latest chew spot was in the ceiling. Any ideas?"

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