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SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2016 1 comments
File this under What Will They Think of Next: MIT Media Lab and Microsoft are working on creating electronic tattoos that can connect with smartphones and PCs.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2016 4 comments
Dolby Labs, Vudu, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) have announced that four Ultra HD movies with Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) imaging are now available for streaming on

SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2016 3 comments
In early October Sennheiser will open a flagship showroom in the Westfield World Trade Center, which opened Tuesday in the visually stunning Oculus building designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. The structure is the transit centerpiece of Ground Zero in New York City.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2016 1 comments
Focal today introduced a new flagship home theater series configured as a 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos setup with two height speakers.

SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2016 2 comments
There’s no shortage of weather resistant/waterproof outdoor speakers to choose from but Monitor Audio offers a twist on the theme with its CWT all-weather in-wall/ceiling speaker series.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 15, 2016 2 comments
If you’re still spinning CDs you might as well do it in style. On Friday, Marantz announced a compact CD player to go with its HD-AMP1 integrated amplifier.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2016 1 comments
Crowdfunding is one of the 21st Century’s great innovations (it actually started late in the 20th Century…we know), providing a way for anyone to take a shot at funding their Next Big Thing product.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2016 3 comments
Leave it an entrepreneur to find an innovative (and ostentatious) way to capitalize on the launch of a popular tech product—in this case, the forthcoming iPhone 7.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2016 3 comments
DirecTV plans to target the estimated 20 million U.S. households that don’t subscribe to pay TV with its forthcoming DirecTV Now “over-the-top” (OTT) Internet TV service, according to the cable industry news site
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 11, 2016 3 comments
Dolby Cinema theaters equipped with the latest video and surround sound technologies have been so successful that Dolby Labs and AMC Theatres have announced an accelerated schedule to complete 100 new installations by the end of 2017, seven years ahead of the original plan.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Aug 10, 2016 2 comments
I’m sure I wasn’t the only local who was surprised (or puzzled) to see an old-school record shop open up in Milltown, NJ, 15 minutes from Rutgers University’s main campus in New Brunswick. A welcome addition but I wondered how long a store specializing in LPs and vintage audio gear would last. Could it survive in the age of Spotify? A year after opening its doors, Revilla Grooves on Main is not only surviving but thriving...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 10, 2016 4 comments
Vizio today announced the availability of a firmware update that enables playback of HDR10 high dynamic range (HDR) content on its M- and P-Series SmartCast TVs.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2016 1 comments
Yamaha today announced plans to ship a low-profile $200 soundbar featuring Bluetooth streaming and two built-in “subwoofers” in mid-August.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2016 0 comments
Hulu, the streaming video service launched in 2007, plans to stop offering free, ad-supported movies and TV programs but will continue to offer no-cost content via Comcast, Yahoo! View, and other distribution partners, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2016 2 comments
Every year more than a million people take in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City, a holiday tradition featuring the iconic Rockettes that has been staged annually since 1933. If you haven’t seen the show, it is a spectacle bursting with talent, riveting choreography, live music, pyrotechnics, electronic wizardry, and larger-than-life visuals.