Tokyo is crazy about Star Wars. We knew that much already, but now they have gone and made the handrails in their subway cars look like lightsabers, in honor of the Blu-Ray release of the Star Wars saga.
To celebrate the release of the Star Wars Saga on Blu-Ray, last week BT Tower in London was turned into the largest lightsaber ever constructed. This is a lightsaber for the gods and may they have mercy on any mortals who get in their way.
I don’t know what to make of George Lucas. He pisses me off with the changes to Star Wars he keeps making with each release. The Blu-ray version of the flicks are coming out on September 16 and I know I will buy them changes or not.
The Acer Revo RL100 Media center was released about 6 months ago in Asia, and we’re finally going to get it in the US. It’s supposed to be a digital media hub and is for those people who don’t want to have a full-on HTPC in their living room.
I think it’s safe to say that we’ll see a bundled edition of Star Wars every time a new storage medium is introduced. The one for Blu-ray will finally be released this September, and from a quantity standpoint, the amount of Star Wars you’ll get should be enough to tide the hardest of hardcore fans until the next storage medium is introduced – all six movies and more than 40 hours of bonus content packed in 9 Blu-ray discs.
It’s common today for ultraportable notebooks and netbooks to come without an optical drive of any kind. The notebooks and desktops that do come with optical drives often lack the latest features like support for 3D Blu-ray.
I really liked the flick Avatar. I ended up seeing it twice, which is very rare for me. It was a cool film and I am really looking forward to the next inevitable installment. One geeky chick, Laura Hadland, has taken about 4,000 Blu-ray discs and used them to create a gigantic mosaic of a Na’Vi from the film.
Looks like Sony is officially the first to market with HDTV sets with integrated Google TV capabilities. While standalone Google TV devices like the Logitech Revue seem price prohibitive, Sony is entering the market with aggressive price-points for TVs with the tech built in.
While we’re probably still looking at a 2011 or later release for Nintendo’s next Wii console, the rumors have started to fly on exactly what sort of technology might live under the hood of the next-gen console from Nintendo.
So my recent journey with the HP TouchSmart 600 PC is coming to an end. But before I call it a wrap, I thought I’d share with you how the TouchSmart handles itself as a music playback and management system.
As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks using the HP TouchSmart 600 PC as a standalone entertainment system. In the first part of this story, I shared my experiences with the TouchSmart’s HDTV and DVR capabilities.
The guys over at HP asked me to take a challenge – to see if I could live with their TouchSmart 600 computer as a serious all-in-one entertainment hub. Over the the last couple of weeks, I’ve had the chance to put the TouchSmart through its paces and will be sharing my experiences with you during the course of the week.
[UPDATE 3/23/2010: The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Technabob reader John McClain (no, not John McClane) on taking the prize!]
How’d you like to get your hands on a brand spankin’ new HP TouchSmart 600 computer for free?
Earlier this year we featured modder Jonathan Berg aka Dremel Junkie‘s Wall-E casemod. Now he’s back with a 20-inch iMac G4 with touchscreen capabilities and *gasp* a bag of hurt a Blu-Ray drive.
Berg encountered a couple of problems while modding the G4, the first being the proprietary connector that the iMac monitor uses to connect to its controller.
PS3 owners rejoice! There’s finally a low-cost solution for operating both your PS3 and your other home theater components from a single universal remote control.
For those of you out there who have put their PlayStation 3 at the center of their home entertainment system because of its stellar Blu-ray player, you know what a pain it is to control both your PS3 and your other A/V devices because of Sony’s choice of Bluetooth instead of IR as their remote communication protocol.