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Unboxing and Overview of the Google Chrome CR-48

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We've all heard of Google's new operating system Google Chrome OS, but how does it work, and does it work well? Well, I have those answers. In the first video you can see what comes in the box. The laptop, a power cord and instructions on powering up and what the keys do. Nothing special, but there doesn't have to be anything special. The computer comes with a removable battery that can stay on for 8 hours. The laptop is very light and has a rubber finish, so no smudges. When you first open up the computer, you see the Chrome logo, and in 10 seconds the computer boots up. After selecting the language, signing in with your Google Account, selecting your WiFi network and taking a picture for your account picture, you are all ready to surf the web. It takes probably two minutes to set up for the first time. After that, that's it. You can set up other user accounts and your sync your info to other Chrome browsers and you're all done. Now onto using the computer, which…

The Sony Mavica - A time before internal storage, and SD Cards

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Once apon a time, there... oh, this is just from 2003! It's not that old! But it's definitely something to look at. Here's the Sony Mavica MVC-CD400, the digital camera that stores its files on a pocket CD. Today, that's just crazy, but back at this time, it wasn't too weird. There were not a lot of computers that came with SD Card slots and internal storage was expensive on a small device, and there's one thing almost every computer had: A CD drive. So why not store pictures and video on a CD. But today, there are many limitations to this. One, you can't store a lot. These pocket CDs come with 210 MBs. That's not a lot. The highest setting for pictures gives you about 30 pictures to take. And the video quality is at 320p, which today is very small, and low quality. So while this was a good idea at the time, today, it's out of the loop.