Lauren Goode

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Oops! New Slingboxes Show Up on Best Buy Shelves Ahead of Launch Date.

Two new Slingboxes — the 350 and the 500 — have appeared at a Best Buy in Virginia, about two weeks ahead of the products’ official launch. The devices, which a Sling Media representative said are still receiving firmware and software updates and are currently unusable, were first spotted by digital media Web site Zatz Not Funny. There were no prices listed for the new boxes, which will be the first new Slingbox hardware since the Slingbox Pro HD came to market in 2008.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”