Tubes (not Nets) make a comeback

Stereo system for MP3 players


Contrary to popular belief, tubes are alive and well in high technology--just not on the Internet(s).

A Japanese company called Rockridgessound is using them in a new vacuum tube stereo system, which has a built-in docking station for the iPod and presumably other MP3 players. The VTS-384, as it is affectionately known, uses three high-quality EL84 vacuum tubes for a "warm and clear" sound, according to Fareastgizmos. It also goes for more than $600--proving that retro doesn't necessarily mean cheap.

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Details about Apple's 'spaceship' campus from the drone pilot who flies over it

MyithZ has one of the most popular aerial photography channels on YouTube. With the exception of revealing his identity, he is an open book as he shares with CNET's Brian Tong the drone hardware he uses to capture flyover shots of the construction of Apple's new campus, which looks remarkably like an alien craft.

by Brian Tong