Tech Toy Tuesday 12/11/12
12/11/2012 7:48:00 AM
Czahor here from The Maxwell Show. We've got new music, movies and games this week to go along with one of the best tech values of the season.
New music this week: We get Eric Clapton’s Slowhand 35th Anniversary. It’s completely remastered, there’s a DVD version that has 5.1 surround sound and yes, it’s getting a vinyl edition too. Also, Emerson, Lake and Palmer have a concert album out. It’s called Live in California ‘74.
There are three big movie releases this week. The first is Ted, the Seth MacFarlane/Mark Walburg movie about a giant, talking, womanizing, pot smoking teddy bear, AKA Seth MacFarlane’s “they wouldn’t let me make a Family Guy movie, movie.” Second, The Bourne Legacy, the Bourne movie without Matt Damon. And finally, if you’ve got kids, they might like Ice Age: Continental Drift. You probably won’t though and it didn’t review very well.
It’s another slow week in gaming, but the video game adaptation of The Walking Dead is in stores today too. This game has been coming out as five mini downloadable titles for the last several months. The disc version collects all five of them. Personally I’m sick and tired of everything Zombie related, but if you’re a fan of the show, these games rate exceptionally well among critics.
Tech toy of the week this week is the Acer Chromebook.
Chromebooks are designed by Google. This one is built by Acer and there’s another that’s built by Samsung. The basic idea here is if you need a machine to surf the internet and you want a real keyboard, and you don’t care about games, a Chromebook is perfect for you. If you just want a second, lower powered machine, a Chromebook is perfect for you. If you have a younger kid and you want to get them their first computer, a Chromebook is perfect. Why? Because it cost $199. Even for a striped down netbook type device that’s dirt cheap.
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