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SV Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments
Sit down at a cafe in Paris and begin talking about your latest Blu-ray movie purchase, and odds are your French neighbors will have no idea what you're talking about. Try the same at a Manhattan bar and the barflies will likely get the gist. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments
Too old to rock & roll? Not the Rolling Stones, as they prove in Martin Scorsese's killer concert documentary Shine a Light, which opens today. The subject of age seems to be on most other critics' minds, but I honestly wasn't struck by the...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments
Comcast isn't the only service provider trying to make room for more high definition channels by compressing other channels into a smaller bandwidth footprint. It looks like they all do it, to some degree, though some carriers are better at masking...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments
In 2008, 14% of all television-watching will happen online, according to a study from Convergence Consulting Group. It would be reassuring to also hear that approximately 14% of television-watching will take place outside of a home environment...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments
In fewer than five short years, Apple has managed to whomp the entire music industry. The iTunes online store sold more music in January and February than any other U.S. retailer, including second-place finisher Wal-Mart, according to a report from...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments
Apart from the occasional foray into cutting-edge technology that doesn't always pan out (ionic tweeters, anyone?), speaker technology is relatively stable—glacial, even, compared to other consumer-electronics products like flat-panel displays. The manageable pace of speaker development has allowed small- and medium-sized speaker companies to thrive. Most of them make nothing but speakers that remain in production for years, which is a plus for buyers. Unlike that flat-panel display you just got, when you buy a new set of speakers today, you can be reasonably sure they won't be yesterday's news tomorrow.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments
Demand for television sets is on the wane, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing "recent consumer surveys and comments from a TV supplier and from club stores."
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Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Edifier Group launched a trio of stylish budget products, two of which won CES Innovations Design & Engineering Awards.

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments
Detours A&M
Music •••½ Sound •••½

Born of equal parts personal drama and global turmoil, Detou

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Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments

These days, Apple likes to hold court at a different consumer electronics shebang - the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. "And where Apple goes," says any peripheral maker looking for some action, "iFollow!"

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