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Instead of simply encrusting its new $1 million laptop with diamonds, the British bespoke goods company Luvaglio has incorporated a gem into the computer’s functionality. The new Luvaglio M laptop (www.luvaglio.com) is activated by a diamond device that the company will integrate into a ring or other type of jewelry. The PC features a 17-inch LCD screen and 128 gigabytes of drive space. We presume that when Paul McCartney wrote "Golden Slumbers," a song that appeared on the Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road, he did not envision the Magniflex gold mattress and pillow (www.magniflex.us). The Italian company makes its $30,000 king-size and $24,000 queen-size mattresses with 22-karat-gold yarn and its $1,000 pillow with 22-karat-gold thread. According to the firm, the bedding is quite comfortable thanks to the use of a high-tech foam. The items are available in the company’s only U.S. store, which opened in Manhattan earlier this year.