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SV Staff Posted: Jun 30, 2016 0 comments
Sony says gamers and developers are ready to embrace the highly anticipated PlayStation VR (PS VR) when it becomes goes on sale in the U.S. on October 13 for $399.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 29, 2016 2 comments
Amazon has introduced new ways to discover and enable skills for Alexa, the digital assistant that made a name for itself as the voice interface for the popular Echo Bluetooth speaker.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 29, 2016 6 comments
Are you old enough to remember the days when electronics stores were everywhere? If you’re from the New York area you may recall Crazy Eddie’s “insane” radio and TV ads. If you’re on the West Coast you probably remember the one-time institution, Pacific Stereo. Today, the field is defined by Best Buy, which operates in every state, a handful of savvy regional players like hhgregg, and a smattering of veteran independents.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 28, 2016 1 comments
Tech startup Doppler Labs today announced that it is taking pre-orders for its Here One wireless “smart bud” listening system, which is slated to ship in November.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 28, 2016 0 comments
Look out, cable ISPs. You’ve got another competitor to worry about in addition to Google Fiber: GigaMonster.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 28, 2016 0 comments
Sony today announced availability and pricing for four of its new 4K Ultra HD models.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 27, 2016 0 comments
Starting today, Amazon Video is streaming TV shows and movies encoded in the Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) format, according to Dolby Labs and Amazon.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 27, 2016 0 comments
Chinese startup XGIMI, which recently shipped its crowd-funded Z4 Aurora Smart LED Projector to backers, is now offering the mini projector on Amazon.
Rob Sabin Posted: Jun 24, 2016 10 comments

ISF's Joel Silver presenting at the 12th annual Value Electronics TV Shootout.

For the third consecutive year, LG's OLED technology has found itself atop the heap at the annual TV shootout held by Scarsdale, NY-based retailer Value Electronics.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2016 0 comments
Orlando-based startup K.I.S.S. AV has launched a $125,000 Kickstarter campaign to fund a patented 2.1-channel on-wall TV speaker system said to “fill any room with 3D sound, from any audio source, with no special electronics or multi-channel audio content required.”
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2016 0 comments
Netflix represented 35% of traffic on North American fixed networks, down slightly from 37% six months ago, according to Sandvine’s 2016 Global Internet Phenomena study.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 23, 2016 4 comments
Paris-based tech startup 3D Sound Labs has announced the availability of a $99 accessory that transforms any headphone into a “smart 3D headphone” suitable for music, movies, and gaming.
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 22, 2016 0 comments
Millions of people use free live-streaming websites to watch sports and other live events online, but this comes with a considerable security risk, according to a new study.
SV Staff Posted: Jun 22, 2016 1 comments
Epson introduced four home theater projectors featuring 4K signal input with pixel-shifting 4K enhancement and high dynamic range (HDR) playback at prices ranging from $2,699 to $3,999. One of the models is equipped with a WirelessHD transmitter for cable-free video transmission.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 21, 2016 0 comments
AT&T-owned DirecTV is launching its own video streaming service. It will use both home and mobile broadband networks to reach smart TVs, tablets, phones, PCs, and streaming devices. Unlike DirecTV satellite service, it won’t require an annual contract, set-top box, or dish installation.

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