VIZIO has long been the bargain shopper’s HDTV brand of choice. Peppered across shelves in Wal-Mart, Costco, and Target electronics department, the displays—albeit not the most advanced in terms of picture quality—have always been reliably, affordable, and completely viable options for people wanting to achieve the new American dream of owning a HDTV and Dolby Surround setup to come home to after another laborious 9-to-5. For a company that started with three employees and $600,000, VIZIO has gone on to become one of the leading LCD television manufacturers, just a fraction of a percent behind Samsung in 2010 sales. Their …

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I recently bought a new tv for my upstairs room and replaced my old projector/CRT TV. I still wish to use my old speakers on my new tv, but there are no ports on the back of my new tv that would allow me to connect the speakers. Below are some images which show what kind of connection the speakers use on my old TV, as i dont know the actual name for the port. My question is, are there any types of 'converters' that i can use to plug the speakers into my new hdtv? Anything similar to how …

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Bloomberg is out with a story this week saying IBM will lay off 16,000 more employees, on top of the 15,000 the firm has already cut. Since economic recovery usually lags job losses, it’s another morbid sign that we’re still in the teeth of this economic hurricane. Note also that the IBM numbers won’t be counted in the lousy jobs number coming out from the U.S. Labor Department later this week – that’s how bad things are getting. I’m also hearing rumors from Microsoft insiders that more layoffs are coming to Seattle, too. Elsewhere, the stock market seems to have …

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Let's all take a breather at the end of another topsy-turvy week on Wall Street, where things have calmed down as of mid-morning on Friday (the Dow Jones Industrial Average is off a mere four points at 11:30 AM EST, and is actually up for the week . . . but the media doesn't want you to know THAT!) I'll have more to say about Microsoft and its upbeat earnings release announced yesterday -- PC sales are up and the computer software behemoth seems to be weathering the rough economy very well. But let's save that for Monday and keep …

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If McDonalds can advertise, “Over 1 billion served” on each of its restaurants signs, then why can’t Comcast, Verizon, Sprint and the rest of the broadband world say the same thing? Well, technically, soon they can. That after a new report from Strategy Analytics that estimates over one billion broadband global users in 2008. China and India seem to be the growth hot spots, as the study says that the vast majority of this growth will come from emerging markets, according to company analysts. Strategy Analytics says that the Asia-Pacific region will lead the world in terms of total users. …

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The End.