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Michael Berk  |  Aug 15, 2011  |  0 comments

You've no doubt heard by now that Google's forked over somewhere in the neighborhood of $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola Mobility,  the mobile device business Motorola spun off at the beginning of this year.

SV Staff  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments
Mitsubishi is making some big splashes in the HDTV pool. They just announced some exciting news, which includes 3-D DLP packages with new screen sizes. But, perhaps the most exciting news is in the LCD line. Mitsubishi is releasing two new sets:...
SV Staff  |  Apr 03, 2009  |  0 comments
The economic climate doesn't seem to be having a deleterious effect on dirigible-inspired iPod sound systems. Bowers and Wilkins has just sold its 100,000th Zeppelin iPod system, an impressive feat for an iPod dock that's only been on sale...
SV Staff  |  Oct 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Yet another esteemed audio brand has found its way into the automotive market. In a press event staged Tuesday at Harman International headquarters in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge, pro/consumer audio company Lexicon teamed up with its...
SV Staff  |  Oct 14, 2009  |  0 comments
If you are in the market for some high res HDMI cables, we found this deal that you can't miss. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Sony STR-DH500 5.1 Ch Home Theater Receiver for $154.95 (normally $199.99). Yamaha 5.1-Ch...
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  |  Mar 04, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony began phasing out its classic Trinitron television brand in 2004, but March 2008 marks the final stopping point for the CRT displays - tech's original "series of tubes." Sony said Monday it would cease all production by the end of...
SV Staff  |  May 18, 2009  |  0 comments
  We love DIY projects here at S&V so I could barely contain my excitement when I saw that someone had taken the time to fit a full-sized Direct TV dish into a clapped out old Volkswagen Jetta Diesel. I tried to hunt down the owner of...
SV Staff  |  Nov 11, 2008  |  0 comments
Sesame Street just turned 39!  Happy Birthday! To celebrate, Sesame Street is hitting the Internet, in a big way. They're heading to iTunes, YouTube, and Hulu. Talk about covering all your bases. It makes sense - their target audience...
SV Staff  |  Nov 18, 2009  |  0 comments
It might not be Modern Warfare 2 or Halo ODST, but we thought this video game deal we found on Prototype for the PS3 was too good not to share with you: Get the game that lets you pretty much have any super power in the world and then go around...
SV Staff  |  May 28, 2010  |  0 comments
Apple is gearing up for its Worldwide Developers' Conference next month, and the rumors are already flying about what's going to be announced. High on the list is a new Apple TV, which Engadget is reporting will boast some impressive features...
SV Staff  |  Sep 02, 2008  |  0 comments
We talk a lot about TV features. Who has the biggest screen? Who has the thinnest screen? But, who has the wettest? What? The Sony XDV-W600 is a small, portable Bravia TV. Plasma or LCD, you ask? This little guy has a 4" LCD panel. Don't...
SV Staff  |  Mar 24, 2008  |  0 comments
Any self-respecting gear-hound has tried his hand at haggling at least once, but, depending on the merchant, the product (sheep, for instance - see photo), the state of the economy or the persistence of the haggler, it may not have worked. Give it...
SV Staff  |  Jun 25, 2009  |  0 comments
The U.S. International Trade Commission is banning imports of certain models of Sharp LCD, due to an ongoing 2007 patent dispute with Samsung. Out of four patent infringement claims from Samsung, an ITC judge ruled that one was indeed violated by ,...
SV Staff  |  Dec 08, 2008  |  0 comments
  Just days ago I bitched about the high price of Blu-ray discs. (For the record, I broke down and bought Wall-E Blu-ray for $25 on line.) Well, it seems like the powers that be heard me. First was Leslie's earlier post about super Blu...

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