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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Aug 18, 2015 1 comments
Tombstone, Arizona Territory. October 26, 1881. It is a Wednesday, around 3:00 p.m. In a vacant lot adjacent to the O.K. Corral, four lawmen including Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday square off against five outlaws. Within 30 seconds, 30 shots are fired. When the gun smoke clears, three men lie on the ground, wounded. And three men lie on the ground, dead. Only Wyatt Earp walks away without a scratch. A Wild West legend is born.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2015 0 comments
Auro Technologies and Sono Luminus have announced the upcoming release of three albums recorded in Auro-3D surround sound, which has three vertical layers of sound, including height and overhead.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 17, 2015 0 comments
If you’re an AV aficionado, enthusiast, geek, or however you think of yourself, Logitech’s Harmony is most likely the first—and maybe only—name that comes to mind when you hear the term “universal remote control.” Although none of the company’s remote controls are perfect (the perfect universal remote control only exists in that magical fantasy world inhabited by unicorns and hard drives that never crash), Harmony’s remotes have been good enough to pretty much crush the competition in the $30 to $350 range. Despite their king-of-the-hill position, Logitech nearly sold off the Harmony division in 2013. It’s a good thing they didn’t, because since then the company has embraced home automation in many of its universal remote controls—and recently Harmony has turned that embrace into a giant bear hug.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2015 0 comments
Zvox announced today that it is lowering the price of its SoundBase.770 from $700 to $500.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2015 3 comments
The SuperSub XXL will be the first model in GoldenEar Technologies’ new SuperSub series when it launches in late September at a projected retail price of $1,999, according to company founder and president Sandy Gross.
Leslie Shapiro Posted: Aug 17, 2015 0 comments
Everything needs to be enhanced these days to stand out from the crowd—everyone needs a schtick. Potato chips need wacky truffle-oil flavoring, cars need a carbon fiber wrap, and well, most celebrities keep their plastic surgeons on speed-dial. Even headphones need a hook to make a splash in the over-saturated market. While the Plantronics BackBeat Sense wireless headphones look like ordinary headphones, they are packed with enhancements, including knowing when they’re on or off.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2015 0 comments
Apple is delaying the streaming TV service it had been planning to launch in September until next year, according to a report on Bloomberg.com.
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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Aug 14, 2015 8 comments
This week Columbia House announced it was ceasing operations, causing many to exclaim “Wait, Columbia House was still around?”

My second thought (that being my first as well), was “good riddance, those bastards.”

But as the annoyance faded of how our tumultuous relationship ended, I became nostalgic.

Because quite honestly, Columbia House introduced me to music.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2015 0 comments
Jay Leno’s garage, the weekly hour-long program Jay Leno has produced online since 2006, will debut on CNBC in October. The show, which features many cars from Leno’s personal collection, will air October 7 at 10 p.m. ET.

For more information, see this report on TVNewser.

Bob Ankosko Posted: Aug 14, 2015 2 comments
Viewed dead-on, the Phantom looks like a huge eyeball. Catch it from the side and it resembles a dinosaur egg. Either way, this self-contained, powered speaker—small enough to be cradled like a baby (albeit a heavy baby at 24 pounds)—embodies an unmistakably unique form factor and technical design. We spoke with Quentin Sannié, co-founder and CEO of Paris-based Devialet, to get the story behind this most unusual speaker.

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