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Jon Iverson Posted: Apr 29, 2001 0 comments

The idea of watermarking high-resolution audio signals has riled audiophiles for months, ever since Verance announced that the controversial tracking signals would be incorporated into DVD-Audio discs. Now videophiles can get in on the action: last week, <A HREF="">Digimarc</A> announced that it is partnering with Hitachi, Macrovision, NEC, Philips, Pioneer, and Sony to form the Video Watermarking Group (VWM Group) to provide video copy prevention and play control solutions for digital recording devices.

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SV Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2009 0 comments
You may have read that film composer Maurice Jarre died last Saturday at the age of 84. Among his many accomplishments, Jarre won the Oscar for Best Score for three David Lean landmarks: Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago (with its distinctive...
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SV Staff Posted: May 27, 2010 0 comments
Warner Bros. is in a bit of legal hot water due to its enthusiasm for tracking movie pirates. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie giant is being sued by a German company for allegedly pirating the company's anti-piracy technology. ...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2009 0 comments
Warner's Red2Blue program, which let consumers trade their obsolete HD-DVDs and a couple bucks for brand new Blu-ray discs, must have been a success. Now the program works for DVDs, with upgrade prices starting around $8. If you want to...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2013 0 comments
WD, a Western Digital company and leader in storage solutions, today introduced My Cloud, a cloud-based hard drive described as a solution for organizing, centralizing, and securing digital content from computers and mobile devices. Once My Cloud is connected to the Internet, content stored on it can be accessed from any device without having to pay monthly fees or giving up control of personal data, according to the company.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2009 0 comments
Last year, Western Digital released the WD TV HD Media Player, a handy little box designed to let you play any media from a USB drive on your home theater. It was a simple device with 2 USB jacks, some A/V connections, and the electronics necessary...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2008 0 comments
Good thing this rumor doesn't have legs. If it did, we'd have to break them. Since early January, reports have surfaced that Microsoft is interested in acquiring peripheral-maker Logitech for close to $10 billion. Finally, Logitech chairman...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2008 0 comments
Ha! Look at those dorks in the picture! What dopes! They are wearing those crazy cardboard glasses to watch 3D TV! Idiots! Haven't they heard that Philips is showing a 56-inch Quad Full 3D HDTV? And, you don't have to wear glasses (at least the...
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Jon Iverson Posted: Feb 04, 2001 0 comments

According to a new report from market research company <A HREF="">Cahners In-Stat Group</A>, DVD sales will reach new heights over the next several years. Cahners points out that the DVD market has grown from nothing in 1996 to more than 28 million units expected to ship worldwide in 2001, and it estimates that sales will exceed 60 million units in 2004.

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SV Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2008 0 comments
Remember that scene from Network, with people hanging out of their windows screaming, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" Apparently, the people of Los Angeles took that to heart. The city of Los Angeles is suing Time...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 27, 2009 0 comments
Responding to rumors that it may pull out of plasma manufacturing, LG reaffirmed its commitment to the category in a press release issued today. In its entirety, it says:
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2009 0 comments
If there was an audio-themed superhero, this would be his costume. ThinkGeek's Personal Soundtrack Shirt slaps a speaker squarely on your chest, so you can simultaneously exude fashion sense and decibels. At $40, the shirt might seem pricey for...
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Barry Willis Posted: Aug 01, 1998 0 comments

The Internet is "more than a marketing medium---it's a revenue stream," says <A HREF="">New Line Cinema</A>'s Gordon Paddison, one of a growing army of Hollywood promoters who are using the Internet to build interest in current films as well as those that are about to be released. Paddison has run several promotions on <A HREF=""></A> that have lured thousands of customers into theaters to redeem coupons available only on the Web.

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Jamie Sorcher Posted: Jan 31, 2012 0 comments
It is the most high-tech pigskin playoff yet, and it might be the event that truly marks the debut of social TV.

This year’s SuperBowl is the first to be streamed live online and wirelessly to select mobile phones, so no matter where you are (maybe you've been sent for more beer or ice!), you can stream the game to your PC, tablet, or smartphone and not miss a moment of the action.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 09, 2007 0 comments
Can't find some prominent music releases on MVI, Blu-ray, HD DVD, and CD that we previewed recently? The dates, they keep a-changin': Donald Fagen: Nightfly Trilogy (Reprise/ Rhino). Originally conceived as a three-MVI set for release on...


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