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Man Busted for Not Returning Awful VHS Movie in 2002

NC man had arrest warrant out for rental of 'Freddy Got Fingered' from 14 years ago

(Newser) - If you're going to fall into highly publicized trouble for an overdue movie rental, at least hope you're busted for a dusty copy of Citizen Kane. North Carolinian James Meyers wasn't so lucky, Channel 9 reports—not only suffering the embarrassment of getting arrested for failing to... More »

20 Things That Have Become Obsolete Since 2000

VHS tapes, 1-900 numbers, and more

(Newser) - Oh, 1999. A time when we used to drive all the way to the video store to rent a VHS tape. Those, along with VCRs, became obsolete this decade, officially dying, quipped the Washington Post, at the youthful age of 29 in 2005. The Huffington Post lists 19 other things... More »

Porn Is 3D TV's Best Hope

Japanese 3D fare could drive sales of new TVs

(Newser) - Years ago, the prevalence of porn on VHS tapes helped secure that format's victory over betamax. Now adult content again may play a decisive role in the evolution of video entertainment, as the promise of immersive sexual entertainment lures new customers to 3D television sets. With porn representing 30% of... More »

Be Kind, Rewind, One Last Time

The era of VHS is officially over

(Newser) - Remember those black plastic bricks you used to pop into your entertainment system to watch movies? The nostalgic might want to snap a few digital photos, because tapes won't be with us for much longer now that the last VHS supplier has made his final shipment. The LA Times rewinds... More »

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