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It seems that Amazon is ready to spend a mind-numbing amount of money on its Lord of the Rings series. Last November it was announced that Amazon had secured the rights to produce a prequel series for the Lord of the Rings. The deal covers up to five seasons and a potential spinoff series. The… read more

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Because there isn’t already enough to watch on TV, it’s time for spending to skyrocket even higher. According to a new report, Apple is set to accelerate its spending on original content from $500M to $4.2B by 2022. That’s a staggering amount, but it still isn’t the highest projection. Amazon, which is a company a… read more

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Amazon has decided to move forward with Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and it went straight to two seasons. The way Amazon picks up series is a bit nerve wracking. While it’s awesome it gives each show a ‘pilot season,’ it makes it nerve wracking if you watch one of them and really like it if it… read more

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From the “You have to be kidding me” file, rumors are circulating in the British media that Amazon is looking at opening retail store fronts. According to The Sunday Times, a secret American retailer has been talking to “high street” (the British version of a main street in the USA) landlords about renting retail space.… read more

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I’m a bad geek.  Somehow I was not aware that May 4th is considered Star Wars Day.  It wasn’t until Leslie Poston IMed me to wish me a happy Star Wars Day that I was even aware of it, and even then we couldn’t figure out why it was today.  The biggest day of the… read more

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Someday I may get excited about the Amazon Kindle, but it still hasn’t happened yet. Over at StarterTech I wrote up about how the Amazon Kindle 2 Got Official on Monday, but I tried to keep my general personal opinions out of that article.  In general I just don’t get the excitement over the device,… read more

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When an old tube television died in our house, we were left with a quandry about how to replace it.  Do you go with another tube TV when they are so outdated?  Get a smaller flat panel?  Or buy a bigger flat panel HDTV, moving the current one out of the family room and putting… read more

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Amazon has finally launched their MP3 store (as a beta…) and it is DRM-Free as promised! Meaning their files can be played on any MP3 player, and by either iTunes or Windows Media Player. Not only that, but is is also encoded at 256kbs, as opposed to iTunes 192kbs, providing for a higher quality file.… read more

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Movies

September 2 2007

Fever Pitch

Based on the novel of the same name, Fever Pitch tells the story of how a child of divorce connects with his father over the Arsenal Football Club. Though it started as a bonding experience, the young man’s love affair with the game continues into his adult life, coloring all of his interpersonal relationships. The… read more

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So, that post about Even More HD-DVD Temptation? Seems quantities were limited. I thought about it all night, was going to order the HD-A20 today, and… deal was over for the Toshiba players. You could still get it on the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player, but I don’t want to go that route. So it… read more

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The HD-DVD/Blu-ray war just got a bit more interesting over the Amazon way. Right now, if you buy a Toshiba HD-A2, HD-A20 (pictured to the left), or an HD-XA2, not only do you get the free five mail-away movies they’ve been offering (which the choices are fairly lackluster, I will admit), Amazon will give you… read more

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I know by now I have to be boring some of you, but please indulge me. The following started off as a comment to Roy on this post, and I decided to expand upon it. As much as I love Japan, it is an anomaly when it comes to technology. I can remember on my… read more

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