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SV Staff  |  Mar 16, 2008  |  0 comments
Welcome to International Night! No, that's not an official SXSW designation for the last night of the festival. But even though I've already taken you to places as far flung as Australia and the Faroe Islands, tonight I'll take you to Brazil,...
Michael Berk  |  Apr 25, 2011  |  0 comments

Things are still looking bleak for the PlayStation Network; the gaming network (along with Sony's Qriocity streaming music-and-movie service) has been down

SV Staff  |  Mar 25, 2009  |  0 comments
TiVo has just announced a partnership with Blockbuster to expand the availability of both TiVo DVRs and Blockbuster's on-demand video service. By the second half of 2009, TiVo will have integrated Blockbuster OnDemand content into its Series2,...
SV Staff  |  Jul 16, 2008  |  0 comments
It's summer time. Time to hit the beach house, back deck, or take the boat out for a spin. In the past, if you wanted to watch the boys of summer take to the field, you had to choose: inside and watch, or outside and TiVo it, hoping no one tells...
SV Staff  |  Oct 29, 2009  |  0 comments
For all those Sony fans who saw the deal we found on the Xbox 360 this week, here's the new PS3 slim for $274.99. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. God of War: Collection for $36.99 (normally $39.99).Samsung LN46B550 46-Inch 1080p...
SV Staff  |  Dec 16, 2008  |  0 comments
Don't you wish more companies were like this? Canadian amplifier giant Bryston is introducing their latest line of amplifiers, upgrading their SST product line.The SST "Squared" amplifiers won't win many style points, but...
SV Staff  |  Apr 11, 2008  |  0 comments
Consumers have the best intentions when it comes to planning high-tech purchases. A Japanese survey of about 15,000 people indicates that consumers in that country really want to buy a Blu-ray Disc  recorder, they just don't know when they're...
Michael Berk  |  Dec 17, 2012  |  0 comments

It's that gadget-buying time of year again, and in case you haven't noticed, there's been something of a mobile-device convergence going on lately, with tablets shrinking and smartphones getting bigger and bigger. Under the hood, they're all very similar to begin with, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

But is there a compelling reason for S+V readers to pick up one of these barely-pocketable chunks of Gorilla Glass and plastic? To find out, we took a look at three of the current leaders in the competition for your inside jacket pocket: HTC's Windows Phone 8x and Droid DNA, as well as Samsung's boundary- (and pocket-) stretching Galaxy Note II.

SV Staff  |  Aug 12, 2009  |  0 comments
Roku's $99 Netflix Player is moving up in the world, with a new service that's sure to please baseball fans. The company has just added Major League Baseball as a partner, and is now streaming live MLB.TV Premium content straight through its Player....
SV Staff  |  Mar 15, 2010  |  0 comments
No matter how neurotic you are about storing and maintaining your records, they're going to collect dust, dirt, smoke and scads of over gross things that you could only hope to see with a fancy microscope. Obviously, all of that stuff is going...
SV Staff  |  Jan 12, 2009  |  0 comments
A ninety-nine cent double-cheeseburger is about 1.5-inches thick, but looking inside one of those isn’t too interesting. Actually, looking inside one of those is equal parts scary, sadness and curiosity. What is interesting is taking a peek inside a...
SV Staff  |  Nov 11, 2009  |  0 comments
You're probably not going to use a locking HDMI cable as a leash for your pug, but it's nice to know the option is there. PerfectPath, one of the cable companies that isn't Monster, showed off its new PerfectLock HDMI cables at the CES Unleashed...
SV Staff  |  Feb 12, 2009  |  0 comments
Like it or not, it's official. President Obama has signed the bill that pushes back the DTV transition back to June 12. Let the PSA's begin.Obama said, ""During these challenging economic times, the needs of American consumers...
SV Staff  |  Aug 11, 2008  |  0 comments
Last week, we published a review of the Roku Netflix Player, a $99 box that lets you use the Internet to stream movies and TV shows straight into your TV from Netflix. It's not a perfect solution, but it's a handy, inexpensive way to get some...
SV Staff  |  May 08, 2008  |  0 comments
Take a peek at what news was waiting in my mailbox this morning. Criterion Collection is finally entering the Blu-ray market. While initially waiting it out on the sidelines until the pendulum finally swung away from HD DVD, the company known for...

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