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SV Staff  |  Jul 28, 2009  |  0 comments
Today, Sony Computer Entertainment (the folks behind the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable) held a preview event, showcasing their upcoming titles for the rest of the year. The 2009 holiday season will be good for gamers, but multimedia...
SV Staff  |  Jan 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Flush with cash from the holidays? Eager to ka-ching those checks and hit the stores? I hear ya! I help ya! All through the past year, I've been gathering nuts & nuggets, squirrel-like, that just couldn't fit into the print mag or anywhere...
SV Staff  |  May 06, 2008  |  0 comments
Audio purists, just turn away. Really, just skip down to the next blog post. You'll never believe this one anyway.  Atlantic Technology just introduced an in-wall dipole/bipole speaker that is THX Ultra certified. The new THX IWTS-30 SR (In...
SV Staff  |  Aug 12, 2008  |  0 comments
While some companies are concentrating on making small little itty-bitty plastic speakers, Boston Acoustics just announced a new line of furniture-grade speakers that look gorgeous, with technology to make them sound as good as they look. Vista is...
SV Staff  |  Sep 30, 2009  |  0 comments
Lady Gaga, Dr. Dre, Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine, and Monster Cable CEO Noel Lee held a joint press conference earlier today announcing the launch of Monster's new "Heartbeats by Lady Gaga" in-ear headphones. Like Monster Cable's previous...
Stan Horaczek  |  Mar 03, 2011  |  0 comments

It was kind of a big deal with The Beatles finally made their way onto the ever-growing digital music behemoth that is iTunes, but we find this news just as, um, satisfying. Starting this week, 27 Stones records will be finding their way onto the audiophile music service, HDTracks.com. The tracks have been pulled from remasters that were originally created for and released on SACD in the early 2000s.

SV Staff  |  Mar 18, 2008  |  0 comments
If you get all your flat-panel industry information from news reports, you might think LCD screens are on a tear and taking over the market. After all, research shows that everybody and their neighbor will buy an LCD TV in the next four years, and...
SV Staff  |  Jun 02, 2008  |  0 comments
New music is discovered in a variety of ways. Films often launch new music and hit songs, either within the soundtrack or in the coveted final credits. Lately, TV shows are a sure-fire vehicle for hit new music. Go to iTunes and  you can grab...
SV Staff  |  Sep 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Sharp will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2012, and part of their core philosophies for the big event is to create energy saving and energy creating products and "achieve ubiquity for LCDs by integrating Sharp LCD technology into...
SV Staff  |  Nov 20, 2008  |  0 comments
  Sure, there are waterproof TVs. But most TVs turn into eyesores when not in use. No matter how pretty the bezel, even the most expensive set is a big black hole in the wall when the set is turned off. Pantel is making waves with their...
SV Staff  |  Mar 11, 2010  |  0 comments
March Madness has gotten a little bit more mad. CBS Sports is going to show the NCAA Final Four live in 100 movie theaters across the country. Oh, and it'll be in 3D. Locations haven't been nailed down yet, but details should be finalized before...
SV Staff  |  Sep 11, 2008  |  0 comments
Ion Audio made news a while ago with their LP 2 CD turntable that made it easy to transfer your old vinyl records to CD. It just got even easier to get music to your computer. The new LP 2 FLASH plays your albums and converts them to MP3, then...
SV Staff  |  Apr 09, 2009  |  0 comments
Music just got more expensive on just about every MP3 site in the game, so I certainly won't be surprised when more sites pop up offering tunes for free. Grooveshark is simple: Type in the name of the song you want to stream and two clicks...
SV Staff  |  Apr 14, 2008  |  0 comments
The Discovery Channel and BBC's "Planet Earth" series is popular among HDTV-owners eager to show off the up-close-and-personal vibrant images of wild animals, deep caves and lush forests on their large flat-screens. Spacing out in front of a...

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