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I'm posting this mostly to check it out when I have more time, but it might be of interest to others as well.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20022909-1.html?tag=mncol;txt

It's an account, week by week, of this family's cutting of the cable TV cord and just using over the air and internet TV.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1iZDEk4qBQ

The link above goes to an HP Slate preview.

As tablets get more advanced, I'm trying to think of what I would need a desktop for. Webcam? Included. Headphone jack? Included. Data input ports? Included. About the only thing my desktop has that this doesn't is a CD drive. Time to start converting all our DVDs and CDs!

Of course, it is very "cloud dependent." They've still got a ways to go, but by the time this desktop computer dies, I might not need to buy another one, just a tablet. Wouldn't that be sweet?
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http://www.audioholics.com/news/industry-news/plasma-tv-is-dead

Granted, this is only one article. I know LCDs are cheaper in the smaller sizes, but my hesitations have always been the "washed out" look of LCDs because they don't have the levels of black that a plasma set has and the fact that LCDs can't really be viewed from an angle. I don't know if these new LCDs or the OLEDs are going to fix either of those problems.

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