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Win a Sony Internet TV

by Team Sony 10/04/2010

By now you’ve surely heard the rumors about Sony Internet TV with Google TV. You know—the first HDTV powered by the Google TV platform so you can watch TV and surf the Internet simultaneously. It’s a multitasker’s dream device.  We’re getting close to launch and to get you pumped we’re giving away 5 Sony Internet TVs to 5 lucky winners over the next 5 days.

How can you enter? Simple, you have 2 ways to participate. Send a tweet to @SonyElectronics letting us know how you multitask using media and include #sonyinternettv in the tweet.  Not on Twitter? No problem. Leave a comment to this blog post, following the same rules and you’ll be entered too.  We know 140 characters isn’t much, but be creative and feel free to use things like pictures and video.

Our panel of judges includes Chris Pirillo, Jon Rettinger and Toby Turner. They are powerhouses when it comes to creating shows online and reaching fans with their blogs. Need some inspiration on what to “Tweet”? We asked Toby Turner, AKA Tobuscus to help. Watch his video, be inspired and send us your entry! We can’t wait to begin announcing the winners! Good luck!

Now for the legal stuff. You’ll find the official rules below.

Official Contest Rules

Eligibility: No purchase is necessary to enter or claim prize.  The “How I Media Multi-Task Twitter Giveaway” (the “Contest”) is open to anyone who (i) is a legal U.S. resident, and (ii) is at least eighteen (18) years of age.  Employees of Sony Electronics Inc. (“Sponsors”), and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, advertising agencies, and the families and persons living in the same household as such employees, are not eligible to participate.  The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations.

How to Enter: To enter, you must Tweet how you media multi-task.  The Tweet must include the following items: (1) Sony Internet TV hash tag, (2) the “how”, (3) a picture (if available), “@SonyElectronics When I watch my favorite show Fringe, I have to tweet to my friends who are watching too! #SonyInternetTV”.  In the alternate, you may enter the Contest by visiting http://blog.sony.com/winasonyinternettv and posting your Tweet as a comment on the blog page.  The Contest begins on October 4, 2010 at 8:00 am Pacific Time and ends on October 8, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (“Contest Period”).

Selection of Winners/Prize: Every day, from October 4 through October 8, 2010, a winner will be selected at 11:59 p.m. PST.  Daily winners will be announced the following day by @SonyElectronics Twitter account.  Your odds of winning vary and depend upon the number of people participating.  Entries will be judged by a panel of judges, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest, based on the following equally weighed criteria: (a) originality and creativity; (b) adherence to the theme of the Contest; and (c) quality of the entry.  In the event of a tie, the tied entries will be judged a second time based solely on originality and creativity.

The winners will be notified by a public @reply of direct message on the Twitter platform and/or by email.  The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.  All winners will be required to sign and return to Sponsors an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within fourteen (14) days of the date of winning notification; otherwise the prize will be forfeited, and a new winner will be randomly selected.

The winner will receive one 40” Sony® Internet TV.  The approximate retail value of the prize is $1000.

All federal, state, and local taxes, and all other expenses not expressly listed above are the sole responsibility of the winners.  Prize is nontransferable and may not be substituted or redeemed for cash by winner.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for one of equal or greater value.

Release of Liability: By participating, you release Sponsor and their subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, and all other associate with the development and execution of this Contest, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, and you agree that these entities are in no matter responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the Contest and/or the awarding of any prize. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the preceding release is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, entrant agrees that, by entering the Contest, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Additional Rules: Entrant agrees to hold harmless Sponsor, its officers, directors, employees, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, from any claim by any third party relating to any rights. By participating in the Contest, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and all decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled or illegible entries/registrations; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry/registration materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) suspend, modify or terminate the Contest if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity of the Contest. If Contest is terminated before the end date, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any unauthorized entries, including, without limitation, multiple entries from the same person. Entering the Contest constitutes permission to use the name, voice, photo, and likeness of the winner for advertising and publicity purposes, without further compensation.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Winner’s Name: For names of winners, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:   Sony Electronics Inc., Corporate Communications, 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego CA, 92127

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  1. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 7:55am

    @SonyElectronics When I watch DA BEARS I have to tweet to my friends who are watching too! #SonyInternetTV

    @tomob

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  2. Jeremy Bonios wrote: October 4, 2010 8:32am

    I multitask by: having the TV on so my son can watch Sesame Street [Elmo in particular], Curios George, and Cat in the Hat, while I’m watching [and doing] yoga videos streaming from YouTube or My Yoga Online, all-the-while uploading pics of my son and wife to Flicker and/or videos to Motion Box.

    Oh, and don’t worry – my son watches very little TV, maybe 30 to 45 minutes max a day.

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  3. James Carr wrote: October 4, 2010 9:03am

    @SonyElectronics I multitask by chatting / facebooking / tweeting while playing PlayStation 3 #SonyInternetTv

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  4. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 9:07am

    @SonyElectronics When I have my #Playstation3 #PSP #WalkMan all on my lap I use my #Vaio to help organize things #SonyInternetTV

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  5. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 9:22am

    I multitask by being on my iphone4 with twitter and iPod playing games and netbook watching YouTube lol plus facebook with iPod and twitter and iPhone oh and texting lmao! I multiple task alot hehe

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  6. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 9:37am

    I watch TV while I go on my facebook!

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  7. Kenny Sora Enix wrote: October 4, 2010 9:37am

    @SonyElectronics Playing on my PSP I take pics of my gameplay with my Xperia and upload them on Fb to see them on my Vaio :D #SonyInternetTV

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  8. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 9:38am

    my tweet for Sony Internet TV:
    “@SonyElectronics When I watch my favorite show Fringe, I have to tweet to my friends who are watching too! #SonyInternetTV

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  9. Sathappan Thiagarajan wrote: October 4, 2010 9:38am

    #sonyinternettv :On the bus, browse new bands on the local paper The Stranger and search/listen to them on my iphone – with coffee

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  10. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 9:43am

    @SonyElectronics I multitask by tweeting while walking — but I always look both ways and cross the street safely! #sonyinternettv

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  11. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 9:43am

    @SonyElectronics I got a good one. I eat, play games on ps3 and watch tv in PIP, and update my blog page online all at the same time… So having the #sonyinternettv would really help me combined 3 tasks right there and bring my multitasking from 4 to 2. So crossing fingers..

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  12. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 9:50am

    @SonyElectronics Listening to Haydn symphonies, writing my thesis, and watching my #TWIT & #BOL #SonyInternetTV http://step.ly/p/cq4t4a?t

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  13. Jeff Ogden wrote: October 4, 2010 9:57am

    While watching my favorite show, Breaking Bad, I tweet with my friends and update my Facebook status. Also do it for business, sharing pictures and updates on Twitter.

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  14. Jeff Ogden wrote: October 4, 2010 9:59am

    @SonyElectronics I watch my Fighting Irish and visit ESPN and other sports sites at the same time #sonyinternettv

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  15. Anil Kumar Acharya wrote: October 4, 2010 10:18am

    Computer now = Tv so browsing and watching tv all at the same time.

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  16. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 10:29am

    Media Multitasking at home.

    Tablet pc connected to my flat screen tv hooked upto my tivo & xbox soon to be joined by its kinect buddy. Everyone in the party gets to stay except my old tv who will soon be replaced by the new #sonyinternettv. Browse, search and watch tv all in place is too good to be true.

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  17. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 10:31am

    Is it one time or multiple time entry?

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  18. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 10:33am

    I do multitasking all the time like watching tv series or sports while writing code, Sony Internet TV is my dream tv to do all.

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  19. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 12:29pm

    @SonyElectronics I use Twitter on my iPad to monitor conversations about the game whilst watching the #Steelers play! #sonyinternettv

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  20. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 12:31pm

    i watch my Sony kdlxbr9 and i use the widgets and internet access features constantly. It has opened up a whole new world for me. i use my playstation on this television and it has changed my TV experience upside down it is great. Sony is tops. i rarely even need to use my laptop unless i need the TV to be traditional device. I was recently bed ridden and i believe the TV kept me in high spirits and aided in my healing. Made my pain less noticeable and kept me entertained for hours and occupied. I’m a sony fanatic, loyal customer and started using your products with the walkman. Sony is the best and i tell all my friends.

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  21. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 12:46pm

    How do I multi task? With my fingers!!

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  22. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 12:52pm

    that will let us peek the which news we want to learn without all that unuseful nose about things we don’t care about !

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  23. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 1:01pm

    My wife. working from the kitchen, can view a recipe and listen to music, using her Android phone as a remote. Then she can blog the results by uploading photos from our NAS Tonido plug to her Picasa account, while accessing her blog and viewing a cooking show on the same subject. Finally, she can notify her Facebook friends of the new blog entry and preview blog comments through her gmail account. That would be great!
    #sonyinternettv

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  24. Levi Bethune wrote: October 4, 2010 1:03pm

    I co-host a live internet TV show about FRINGE and the theories and science surrounding it. I live-tweet during the airing of the episode, and then use my laptop to talk to other fans about theories while the show is in progress. #SonyInternetTV

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  25. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 1:07pm

    I’m always watching TV while I’m on my laptop doing work or surfing on the web….and while at work I’m always doing multiple things on the computer at once.

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  26. Jim King wrote: October 4, 2010 1:08pm

    I AM EXCITED TO GET MY HANDS ON A NEW SONY INTERNET TV! :) THIS GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY WILL GO HAND AND HAND WITH MY HTC EVO!

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  27. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 1:21pm

    How do I multitask? I work on my vaio while watching DVDs on my Sony TFT, chat with friends via ICQ and MSN both and overlook my auctions and the auctions I’m interested in and I watch Facebook all at the same time.

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  28. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 1:23pm

    Couch Potato Wars and successful fantasy football depends on being a great multitasker!….my BlackBerry, my laptop, and now, my SonyInternetTV…make me a winner!! texting-FBing-emailing-searching scores- and all kinds of intel!!!!! Thank you SONY!!!

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  29. Tonya Sjomeling wrote: October 4, 2010 2:17pm

    I am the multi taksking media queen! I have two screens at work, One has my Oracle open, The other has mozilla on half the screen and Outlook on the other half. In mozilla I usually have Facebook, Gmail, Youtube, Pandora, and Google open. All this while I simultaneously answer my work phone and text my husband what to make for dinner!

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  30. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 2:27pm

    This is what im waiting for long time, google tv by sony,

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  31. Osama Alshaheen wrote: October 4, 2010 2:36pm

    i watch MTV while texting & play video games oh~yeah! #sonyinternettv

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  32. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 2:45pm

    I do everything in front of the TV and a SONY makes this experience even more enjoyable; breakfast, surfing the internet, reading and replying to my emails, talking with friends and behold playing games on my PS3. The internet on TV will allow me to enjoy the big screen, sound and bring me closer to what a smart TV should be. Great SONY!!!!

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  33. De Code wrote: October 4, 2010 2:47pm

    Sony has the only TV with Google TV though that comes out this fall.

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  34. Adam Veatch wrote: October 4, 2010 2:51pm

    I multitask by using my Droid to check Facebook/Twitter/TFLN/work email/Foursquare while playing games, troubleshooting network problems, eating lunch, etc. Google has made my life easier!

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  35. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 3:02pm

    awesome TV Sony i love your company your company is cool.

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  36. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 3:02pm

    Having recently cut the cable cord, I now have my computer hooked up to my tv, so i’m always switching inputs for everything (tv, netflix, web brosing, email, Facebook, IM, Skype, video chat, etc…). But attempting to have multiple simultaneous conversations all using different programs via different inputs with trying to place a bid on eBay, answer/read email, catch up on my rss & watch my tv shows is not the easiest way to do things, so Google tv seems to be a viable option for me. Hope I win…

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  37. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 3:20pm

    hope sony google tv will be encyclopedia of entertainment world

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  38. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 3:21pm

    i multitask by texting, iming, watching tv tlaking and listening to music at the same time #sonyinternettv

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  39. Michael Lewis wrote: October 4, 2010 3:31pm

    First its a Sony! The next reason I would love to have the new Sony Google TV is that it connects to the internet, eliminating the need for Cable. I do most of my entertaining through the web already. This makes perfect sense. I also have a high end gaming computer and PS3 that I want to use with it. Please save me from my 22 inch boring monitor! I Believe!

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  40. Patrick Monaghan wrote: October 4, 2010 3:33pm

    @SonyElectronics I run a second monitor that is right next to my tv so i can watch tv and have multiple web pages up! #SonyInternetTV

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  41. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 3:46pm

    Who doesn’t need to occasionally look up a place to eat while they are watching tv? It would be awesome to do it all on the tv! #sonyinternettv

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  42. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 3:47pm

    #SonyInternetTV would be nice to combine all multitasking enviroment into one internet tv system. I currently use my Acer Apsire One PC as the multitasking device I use watching video’s, surfing the net, email, TV Channels and doing other online activities it’s hooked to on my Sony 46″ LCD3 rear projection TV. Would be nice having the Google TV feature and find all the information on one High Tech Internet Sony HDTV.

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  43. Beth Hamlin Mossholder wrote: October 4, 2010 3:51pm

    @sonynetworks I teach 453 students each week, while working to incorporate new technology into my school,taking my school Google, and help maintain the network. My day consists of teaching a class, while fixing something, researching new tech for the classroom, helping tie shoes, working with middle schoolers on projects, fixing something, coming home, fixing something, working on more work from home, and trying to feel like a have a life ( the last one only works out because of social networks). I’m thinking a google enabled TV would be an awesome way to blend a little relaxation with my constant need for internet for work and my social (tiny) life. #SonyInternetTV

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  44. Münir Altıoğlu wrote: October 4, 2010 4:00pm

    It’s a huge revolution on entertainment world.

    With successfully cooperation between Sony and Google now we have the entire World in our Sony TVs.

    Which meaning we will spend hundreds of hour in front of our

    Sony TV because of Google and other rich applications.

    Sony scored goal again against rivals but all we are not surprised as usual, that’s explain why SONY is leader on entertainment sector. Always one step ahead.

    Sony Internet T.V. will be very usefully at home especially for me for cooking recipe search on Google.

    Of course I will be not busy to trying to connect my Vaio to my Bravia anymore and another great think is there will be less cable complexity.

    I have created to new logo for Sony Internet TV as amateur. I hope everybody likes it.
    #sonyinternettv

    http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/1001/newsony.jpg

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  45. Deborah Williams wrote: October 4, 2010 4:06pm

    Multitasking is my middle name, I really need a Sony Goggle TV to make my life easier!
    #sonyinternettv

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  46. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 4:13pm

    you just got to make me believe, sony and let me win this!…

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  47. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 4:44pm

    I’m online all day every day – online communities, catching up on world events, work, play…it’s all there for me! I multi-task constantly, and I’d love to be a winner!!

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  48. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 4:53pm

    Hey @SonyElectronics #sonyinternettv!

    I’ve always been a multi-tasker! I used to come home from elementary school and listen to the radio, read a book, and eat a bowl of cereal all at the same time. If one element was missing, I just didn’t feel complete.

    Now, I still multi-task! For example, right now I’m sitting in a coffeeshop sipping a latte with my laptop open – I have three browser tabs open, a coding application, Google Desktop in the corner giving me quick-glance news, iTunes open streaming my last night’s radio show, and Twitter every now and then popping a msg up into my stream.

    There even have been neuroscientific studies that have shown that multiple data inputs can actually helps focus the mind onto a specific task. The ‘white noise’ effect as it were.

    And I believe our future of how we integrate and interface with our electronics and digital personas is just now being designed. Multi-tasking is in our future. And the future begins now; it’s great to see Sony on the cusp of this new revolution!

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  49. Syed Saad Khurshid wrote: October 4, 2010 5:08pm

    I have one window minimized and check my email or watch tv while on another window, i multitask my work, like on word, corel, photoshop. I do these all the time at work and school.
    I hope I win.

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  50. Anonymous wrote: October 4, 2010 5:28pm

    I am really excited about the TV, I hope there will be new Blue ray / sound bar systems to go with it.

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