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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 24, 2013 Published: Apr 16, 2013 0 comments
Want to download movies onto the world’s coolest media server with the potential for Blu-ray-quality” video and lossless surround? Welcome to the Kaleidescape download store.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2009 0 comments
Two years ago, we reviewed the Kaleidescape Movie & Music Server, a rack-mounted home theater beast that could store all of your albums and DVDs on its hard drives. It was big and expensive, but did its job really well, to the extent that we gave...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2008 0 comments
The Sonance Kayak speaker isn't a speaker for your favorite whitewater Delta kayak. No, the Kayak speaker, if you hold your head just right and squint just a little bit, looks like a kayak suspended in your living room. Italian speaker designers...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 04, 2010 0 comments
A funny thing happened when the founders of the file sharing service Kazaa confronted music industry executives in court: They became allies. Now the guys who once facilitated illicit downloading are launching a legitimate music service called Rdio.
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Billy Altman Posted: Mar 14, 2012 0 comments

"Keep Austin Weird" is a catch phrase that adorns many a T-shirt in this Texas town that for well over two decades has hosted the South By Southwest music festival.

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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Aug 25, 2006 0 comments
Auralex Acoustics will be introducing a complete do-it-yourself home-theater room treatment system at the upcoming Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo in Denver, Colorado.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Apr 28, 2010 0 comments
The KEF Ci Speaker Placement Tool is not just for custom installers, says the speaker company. It's also for consumer level users.
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Michael Berk Posted: Jun 07, 2011 0 comments

Our friends at KEF are looking to raise some money this summer for the ChildLine Rocks Foundation, and naturally they're doing it in a high-octane, high-volume fashion. The organization works to prevent child abuse.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 21, 2010 0 comments
A fixture of consumer electronics retailing in Southern California is closing its doors. Ken Crane's will shutter its six remaining stores and liquidate merchandise within 60 days, having already closed four others in January.
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Barry Willis Posted: Apr 16, 2000 0 comments

The American broadcasting industry needs an attitude adjustment, according to <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov/">Federal Communications Commission</A> chairman William Kennard. At last week's <A HREF="http://www.nab.org/">National Association of Broadcasters</A> convention in Las Vegas, Kennard took the industry to task for the slow rollout of digital television, mandated by his agency for more than two years now. The consumer electronics industry has embraced the promise of digital television from the beginning.

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Barry Willis Posted: Jan 21, 2001 0 comments

William Kennard has resigned as chairman of the <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov/">Federal Communications Commission</A>, effective January 19, the final day of the Clinton administration. According to Washington insiders, his position may be filled by Commissioner Michael Powell, son of former general Colin Powell, President George W. Bush's newly-appointed Secretary of State.

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Barry Willis Posted: Oct 15, 2000 0 comments

The slow-as-molasses rollout of digital television has riled <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov/">Federal Communications Commission</A> chairman William Kennard. If he has his way, broadcasters will eventually pay for the surplus radio-frequency spectrum they now control, and electronics manufacturers will be required to make all new television sets capable of receiving digital signals. The two suggestions were among several that Kennard made in a forceful speech at New York's Museum of Television and Radio on Tuesday, October 10.

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Posted: May 14, 2000 0 comments

Power struggles among media companies can erode public and regulatory trust in the cable industry, <A HREF="http://www.fcc.gov/">Federal Communications Commission</A> chairman William Kennard warned attendees at the <A HREF="http://www.ncta.org/">National Cable Television Association</A>'s annual convention in New Orleans last week. Kennard referred specifically to the recent squabble between Disney Corporation and Time Warner, which led to a blackout of Disney's ABC network in key markets earlier this month. Such actions call into question the ability of the industry to police itself, Kennard told cable executives.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jun 25, 2007 0 comments
Kenwood and JVC are likely to merge, according to a Japanese press report quoted by TWICE.

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