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The 100 Best Tech Products of 2006 364

prostoalex writes "You've read about the 25 worst tech products, now it's time to check out a list of the 100 best tech products of 2006 from the same publication. PC World named Intel Core Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core, Craigslist.org, Apple iPod Nano and Seagate 160GB Portable Hard Drive the best tech products of this year."
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The 100 Best Tech Products of 2006

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  • by conner_bw ( 120497 ) on Sunday June 04, 2006 @10:42PM (#15469629) Journal
    I don't see the iBuzz [ibuzz.co.uk] listed anywhere? Common, admit it already! "Crisp, Beautiful Visuals" my ass! We all know what kind of "visuals" you have on going on your 2.5-inch screen.

    PS: Woah, CSS change. Nice!

  • 1st (Score:3, Funny)

    by mortonda ( 5175 ) on Sunday June 04, 2006 @10:49PM (#15469665)
    1st post not talking about the new layout....

    uh... wait. dang it!
  • by TheMotedOne ( 753275 ) on Sunday June 04, 2006 @10:53PM (#15469693) Homepage
    The games page is finally viewable without sunglasses.
  • MY EYES!!! (Score:5, Funny)

    by brian0918 ( 638904 ) <brian0918 AT gmail DOT com> on Sunday June 04, 2006 @10:59PM (#15469730)
  • by kfg ( 145172 ) on Sunday June 04, 2006 @11:01PM (#15469736)
    if you don't like it then tell us some specifics on why you don't like it!

    It's clean and modern.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 04, 2006 @11:17PM (#15469820)
    In Soviet Russia, the 100 best tech products check out YOU!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 04, 2006 @11:47PM (#15469965)
    Oh, damn. We failed to consider headache sufferers in our analysis of the design. Had we known, we would have been more sensative to specialized needs of the infirm.

    We are pleased to offer this workaround to our headache-suffering viewers:

    • increase/set the resolution of your monitor to 1024 x 768;
    • decrease the refresh rate to 60Hz.
  • by Araxen ( 561411 ) on Sunday June 04, 2006 @11:48PM (#15469970)
    Come on now, you can't totally pass judgement on the new look Slashdot until we get the "OMG PONIES!" look. Imagine this in pink...
  • by Hartree ( 191324 ) on Monday June 05, 2006 @12:27AM (#15470140)
    It's truly amazing. Zonk's on duty, and everybody's bitching about something other than him!
  • by slashdot.org ( 321932 ) on Monday June 05, 2006 @05:23AM (#15470897) Homepage Journal
    I also have a policy now, which I inform sellers of upfront. If the item is different from how it was represented in the post or follow-up emails, both of which I will have with me, I walk out the door- this is after several sellers presented something that was nothing like what they described (like a PC missing half its ram, being sold by a software programmer who played dumb. Riight).

    Yes, I have been thinking about an even more extreme version of that. Basically I think the seller should reimburse you for your expenses if they grosly misrepresented an item.

    For example, I've been looking for cars and (unfortunately) it seems to continuously go like this:
    me: so has this car ever been repainted?
    salesguy: no, it's in great shape, original paint.
    me: okay, well, I'm going to drive 80 miles to see this car, and I have to tell you that I used to work for a body shop, so I'll be able to tell in 10 seconds if it was repainted. I know you can tell it that quickly too, so I'm just asking you to be straight with me.
    salesguy: it's never been repainted.

    And then when you arrive, the car has not only been repainted (poorly), but the body has been "upgraded" to a newer model, the engine doesn't match the original car model, and the engine compartment is another color.

    Last time that happened I actually started yelling at the guy. I mean, for fuck's sake. Posting freaking cell-phone pictures, claiming they don't do the car justice, insisting it's in "excellent" condition, and then presenting a car that was pretty much dug up from the Gulf of Mexico of the shore of New Orleans.

    But what recourse do we have, as the person spending a few hours and cash on fuel to come see the pathetic piece of crap?

    I think the asshole needs to reimburse us for the cost. I haven't tried it yet, but next time I'm going to propose this to the person because it's driving me nuts. You misrepresent your item, you pay for my expenses to come out to look at it.
  • by skingers6894 ( 816110 ) on Monday June 05, 2006 @06:43AM (#15471104)
    The font is AWFUL. Maybe it looks good on a Linux box or on a Mac, but the subjective readability of Slashdot's text on IE6 has just dropped by 50%. The only good thing about this is that I'm going to get about an hour of my time back every day I avoid reading Slashdot. Good luck, guys, it was fun while it lasted and I enjoyed most of my time here. There goes Slashdot's last IE user...

Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags. -- Sidney Paternoster, "The Folly of the Wise"