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SV Staff  |  Mar 18, 2008  |  0 comments
A Massachusetts startup called Luminus Devices wants to make flat-screen LCD TVs brighter and more energy efficient with a type of Light Emitting Diode called a PhlatLight. But because the laser-enhanced technology is so pricey for consumer...
SV Staff  |  Mar 18, 2008  |  0 comments
The long-promised potential of HDTV-over-the-Web could be delivered by an unlikely source. Rather than being worked out by your broadband service provider, your big-screen TV could get video through Cisco, which just invested a chunk of change in a...
SV Staff  |  Mar 18, 2008  |  0 comments
The musicians of British heavy metal band Iron Maiden are well into their fifties, but that's no reason for them to ignore a potential new fan base of teenage download-fiends. The band said last week that it would offer a free trial download of...
SV Staff  |  Mar 17, 2008  |  0 comments
In four years, worldwide shipments of LCD TVs will nearly double to 194 million, according to research firm iSuppli. About 54% of those TVs will be capable of displaying high-definition programming, compared with fewer than 15% of LCDs sold in...
SV Staff  |  Mar 17, 2008  |  0 comments
Whether you're for or against the Bush administration's decision to mail out economic stimulus checks to American taxpayers, the check is in the mail. Or, it will be at some point this summer in the amount of $600 per adult per household, and $300...
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,...
SV Staff  |  Mar 15, 2008  |  0 comments
Yes, it's Friday! And that means: It's the weekend! And that means: The Vampire watch begins! But first, in order to guarantee that I'm inside the famous club Antone's when VW takes the stage at 11 p.m., I need to get there for the first act and...
SV Staff  |  Mar 15, 2008  |  0 comments
As I warned you in SXSW: The Night Before (under Rule No. 4), tonight is the night I make my pilgrimage to Soiled Mattress & the Springs. The photo at left is the opening image on the band's MySpace page - and I can't think of anything better...
SV Staff  |  Mar 15, 2008  |  0 comments
Have you got a favorite film that's never been released on DVD? I have - in fact it never came out on laserdisc and is virtually impossible to get on VHS. I acquired a tape copy of Montparnasse 19 , also known as Modigliani Montparnasse 19 and The...
SV Staff  |  Mar 14, 2008  |  0 comments
"I have a B.A. in dope, but a Ph.D. in soul." That, of course, is the line extracted for today's front page of The Austin Chronicle, reporting on yesterday's SXSW keynote interview of Lou Reed, conducted by producer and friend Hal...

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