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SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2008  |  0 comments
Still have some old vinyl kicking around the attic that you'd like to offload to the iPod? You've got a few options for converting those soundwaves into bits. Numark, maker of turntables for pro DJs and consumers, will ship a direct-to-iPod...
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2008  |  0 comments
Sony appears to be taking inspiration from Japanese fictional monster Mothra in the design of its latest use of Blu-ray technology. Or, at least, from common moths. Sony plans to use Blu-ray laser manufacturing to produce a type of bumpy film...
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2008  |  0 comments
Claiming to share consumers' frustrations that they were asked to make a choice in a format war, Best Buy is placating HD DVD player customers who bought players or before  Feb. 23 fire sale prices with a $50 gift certificate. Best Buy will...
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  |  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,...

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