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SV Staff  |  Oct 08, 2009  |  0 comments
Check out this deal on a Samsung LN52B750 52-Inch 1080p 240 Hz LCD HDTV for $2,019.00 (normally $2,799.99). More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for $19.99 (normally $29.99).Sony HT-IS100 BRAVIA...
SV Staff  |  Mar 02, 2009  |  0 comments
Sherwood America has unveiled a new A/V receiver with a handy optional feature: Bluetooth connectivity. Thanks to the BT-R7 dongle, the new RD-7503 receiver can pull stereo audio off of any compatible Bluetooth device, from iPhones to notebook...
SV Staff  |  Mar 13, 2008  |  0 comments
To design a consumer electronics product and ramp up its production costs lots and lots of money. To shut down the conveyor belts after marketing is already in full swing costs even more. Still, it sure hurt: Japanese business paper The Nikkei...
SV Staff  |  Sep 03, 2008  |  0 comments
I've mentioned the LG BD300 previously, when talking about Netflix's streaming video service. Blu-ray player with support for Netflix content, like the Roku Netflix player (currently available) and the Xbox 360 (available through a free interface...
SV Staff  |  Dec 31, 2008  |  0 comments
DISH Network sure is making a big deal about its latest on-demand offering. In a press release about one new addition to the lineup, DISH Network is proud to announce that The Dark Knight is currently available on its 1080p on-demand service....
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...
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jul 21, 2011  |  0 comments

Sad news in the headlines this week. We all mourn the passing of Borders Books, not just one of the last megabooksellers, but one of the last that also sold music. Who’s to blame? I blame my mom.

SV Staff  |  May 27, 2008  |  0 comments
Ask the average person on the street if they've ever heard of HD Radio, and you'll most likely get a blank stare. Despite a large advertising push, most folks still have no clue what HD Radio is, how to get it, or why it even matters. However, in a...
SV Staff  |  Aug 11, 2009  |  0 comments
If you're going to give your kid a notebook computer, it might as well be pre-covered in slime. Dell and Nickelodeon have announced a partnership to produce a Nickelodeon-themed Inspiron Mini 10v netbook, based on the network's signature "green...
SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2008  |  0 comments
Contrast ratio junkies have long dismissed LCD televisions, repeating the idea that LCDs don't get black or bright enough compared with plasmas. A new technology from Dolby Laboratories and SIM2 Multimedia might just change their minds. A...
SV Staff  |  Sep 17, 2008  |  0 comments
PT Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute." Not sure if that's the market for this, but Furutech just launched a new power cable. Yup, gorgeous new power cable. How much would you pay for a Powerflux Piezo Ceramic series with...
SV Staff  |  Jan 08, 2010  |  0 comments
Usually, spending almost eight thousand dollars on a center channel speaker would sound ridiculous. Of course, when you spend over twelve thousand each on your left and right channels, it would practically be silly not to spend that much....
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  |  Jun 17, 2008  |  0 comments
"Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached a cruising altitude of 10,000 feet, and the captain has turned off the fasten seatbelt sign. You are free to use personal electronic devices at this time, and feel free to plug in your iPod or iPhone into...

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