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Daniel Kumin Posted: Nov 09, 2015 0 comments
Our own Nostradamus on the perils of prognostication.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 09, 2015 0 comments
Dr. Floyd Toole, the pioneering acoustic researcher who correlated technical loudspeaker measurements with what listeners identified as "good" sound in double-blind testing, is being honored at the 16th annual Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame Dinner tonight in New York City.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 09, 2015 0 comments
Actually, yes. The Rufus Cuff is a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-enabled Android OS “wrist communicator” with a 3.2-inch screen created by startup Rufus Labs.
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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Nov 08, 2015 Published: Nov 07, 2015 3 comments
There’s a new Star Trek TV series in the works, set to debut in 2017. As a huge Star Trek fan I am really, really excited.

But it’s probably going to suck. Here’s why.

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Corey Gunnestad Posted: Nov 06, 2015 0 comments
Remember all those humorous aphorisms concerning Chuck Norris? You know, “Chuck Norris is so tough… yadda yadda yadda.” Well, if there’s a worthy contender to seize that crown of ultimate machismo from him, it would have to be Liam Neeson. Seriously, look at the guy’s rap sheet of action flicks in the last ten years, and you’ll see a body count that would rival that of the Black Plague. Yes, the man who was Oskar Schindler could now take on the Expendables all at once at still come out grinning. And his string of gritty action thrillers continues with Run All Night.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 06, 2015 1 comments
Driven by double digit growth in key digital categories, U.S. consumer spending on home entertainment nudged up in the third quarter of 2015 to $3.9 billion and is up 0.2 percent year over year, according the Digital Entertainment Group quarterly report.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 06, 2015 0 comments
Stewart Filmscreen has announced the death of President and CEO Grant Stewart, age 60. Mr. Stewart passed away on the morning of October 27, 2015, after bravely battling cancer. His wife Mary, who retains ownership of the company, their two children, his father Pat and the entire Stewart family, survive Grant.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 06, 2015 4 comments
It's been 30 years since I bought my first Compact Disc player and first CDs. With the CD format in a death spiral, the LP recovering nicely, high-resolution downloads on the rise, and streaming capturing a new generation of listeners, defending the CD at this moment in history may seem like pure contrarianism. That alone is reason enough to reevaluate the CD—even if it seemingly contradicts things I myself have written in the recent past. But let's make it clear that if I am about to find a few kind words to say about the dear old shiny disc, it doesn't mean I don't love my vinyl and FLACs any less. It's just that my music library has room for more than one format. I still buy CDs, but I collect LPs and high-res audio too.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 06, 2015 0 comments
It’s been 20 years since Jerry Garcia died, bringing 30 years of the Grateful Dead to an end. Over the years surviving members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart have carried on in various offshoots of the band and reunited sporadically for one-off performances and tours featuring many guests.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 05, 2015 0 comments
The first two high-dynamic range-enabled TVs in Vizio’s new Reference Series are now available to order through Best Buy’s Magnolia Design Centers.


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