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Using WinAmp to control
Christmas lights for a musical display
Killers for Christmas 2006, there probably isn't one yet, but there
are some alternatives that offer a better feature set
light control, use a parallel port to control 320 circuits.
July'07, the OLPC may
be sold to first world customers in time for Christmas 2007.
Production has commenced
on the OLPC.
- HD VMD is due to ship its first high definition DVD player and movies in Oct'07. This is a late to the table competitor to HD and Blueray, but given their much reduced pricing (at introduction about 1/2 of HD DVD's price for a player) this may stand a chance of gaining a foot hold this Christmas. Even if it is a flop, it could cause the prices of HD and Blueray to drop dramatically. 
Pandigital has announced
some new photo frames (from 5.6 to 9.2 inches, and the ability to play
MPEG3 sound and maybe video too) for the 2006 Christmas season. In
Jan'07 they announced
a 10.4 inch photo frame.
Philips will be offering some
new photo frames, including a 10 inch unit, in time for Christmas 2007.
- The 2007 Christmas gift guide from MAKE. This has quite a few micro controllers in it. 
and Gromit, some fine, funny animation. A Matter of Loaf and Death will be airing on BBC One around Christmas 2008.
- Perhaps Dell's recent entry into the netbook market has caused a drop in ASUS's Eee sales already, as by Sept. 8th ASUS had repriced two machines already, the Eee PC 901 dropped to $500 and for some reason the 6-cell Eee PC 1000H dropped to $449. I rather bet the original 7-inch devices will be hitting $199 for Christmas. 
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