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Video: World’s largest outdoor LED TV.

The ‘C Seed 201’ is a 201 inch diagonal (5 meters!) backlit monster of a display, which stores away underground in a waterproof shaft. At the press of a finger on the remote control’s fingerprint scanner, the unit rises up and unfolds the screen, which can be rotated up to 270 degrees.

Some reports put the cost of the unit at around half a million Euros, although as the saying goes, “if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it”.

Now this is a home theater.

On 2010: My Favorite New Things

End of the year. List your favorite tech products. You know the drill.

I’ll restrict it to products and services that either just came out this year (or came into widespread usage this year).

1) The iPad

Maybe the best v1 product Apple has ever made? Maybe the best v1 product anyone has ever made? There was so much hype leading up to the launch that it seemed impossible that it would live up to the hype. But, remarkably, the iPad blew past it. 

It’s crazy to think that Apple will improve it greatly with v2, but you know they will. It has already changed the face of personal computing.

2) 2010 MacBook Air

I almost feel as if Apple underplayed the importance of this product. It seems as if nearly everyone I know now has one or is thinking about getting one. And many of those people are replacing their MacBook Pros with it. That’s exactly what I did.

I think when the holiday sales figures come out, this will be a surprise massive hit for Apple. And I suspect the MacBook proper will go away in favor of the MBA. And the MBP will undoubtedly lift some of its features (flash memory) as well. It will have to. The MBP feels like carrying around a ton of bricks for no reason now.

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