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At CES 2007 in Las Vegas, ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind hooks up with Johnathan Wendel aka "Fatal1ty" a professional gamer who has teamed up with Creative to develop a 3-button laser mouse, a detachable boom headset and a fast- ction keyboard.
CNET editor Dong Ngo refuses to be happy though WD tries really hard with the new and excellent My Cloud EX4 NAS server to make him. Or doesn't he?
Not all video game players are created equal, and neither are their gaming platfoms of choice. John Falcone and Rich DeMuro can help you decide which console is the right one for the gamer in your life.
Rock/techno artist Project Vector debuts in the realm of video with "Out of the Closet," a self-shot and self-edited video. With neither the time for extensive on-location shooting or the budget to hire a professional video production company, Project Vector's Dave Gastambide dived in with almost no experience in video and produced what many are calling a surprisingly good clip for a first try. "I basically just shot most of the footage in front of a green screen and used a lot of compositing and digital effects to try and create some interesting visuals," Dave elaborates. "I didn't really know what the heck I was doing, but it was fun." "Out of the Closet" is the opening track on REALITY SHOW, Project Vector's debut CD released earlier in 2005. The album has gradually been winning PV an enthusiastic following who dig the unusual stylistic hybrids and the willingness to intelligently explore controversial subjects.
While its picture doesn't overcome the typical disadvantages of edge-lit LED LCDs, the excellent feature set and minimalist style of the Samsung UNC6500 series exhibit plenty of appeal.
The Sony Alpha NEX-7 delivers excellent raw photo and solid video quality in a package that's beautifully and functionally designed, yet relatively compact. Though expensive for an essentially nonprofessional camera, it doesn't seem overpriced.
Microsoft's latest security measure involves telling everyone not to press F1. Well that's reasonable. If you read everything Microsoft says. Also the juiciest weirdest firing ever happens to the developers of the most successful video game ever.
Canon's XH A1 is an excellent camcorder for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what it offers.
eMachines ER1402-05 is a strong living-room Nettop among others like it, but it doesn't compete well in the larger picture of living-room entertainment devices like game consoles, media streamers, and video service-equipped Blu-ray players. It's worth a look if you need a desktop of this particular type, but keep shopping if you need a connected living-room media device.
"Separate Lies" is a compelling, humor-tinged romantic mystery that is not so much a "who done it" as an exploration of the riddle of why people make the fatal errors they do - in life, in marriage and when their decisions count the very most. By exposing the raw inner world of an ideal-seeming marriage that has fallen into peril in the wake of a crime, the film weaves themes of secrecy, betrayal and forgiveness through a driving narrative and intense performances focused on uncovering the primal human truths that can lie beneath the most placid surfaces. From Julian Fellowes, the academy award-winning writer of "Gosford Park". Starring Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, and Rupert Everett.