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SV Staff Posted: Dec 09, 2016 1 comments

“One of the great gifts I’ve had in this life is to be able to make music, and it’s something that will outlive me. That alone is a phenomenally gratifying and rewarding thing. To have left a mark—just that alone is a real privilege.” —Greg Lake

Greg Lake, progressive-rock pioneer and the voice and co-founder of ‘70s prog-rock phenomenon Emerson, Lake & Palmer, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2016 2 comments
DTS has announced that 34 new-model-year 2017 cars will be equipped with HD Radio receivers.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2016 0 comments
Slowly but surely the Internet of Things (iOT) is creeping into our lives. The latest everyday product to get connected is the Ekko mirror from Miliboo.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 07, 2016 0 comments
Netflix has added a free download option so subscribers can watch movies and TV shows on iOS and Android devices on the go or when an Internet connection is not available.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 07, 2016 0 comments
GE has integrated Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service into a prototype LED table lamp, the first in a planned suite of connected products.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 07, 2016 2 comments
Pay-TV subscribers love watching programs but hate searching for them, according to Evolution Digital.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 06, 2016 0 comments
Marantz today unveiled the Premium 10 Series featuring “technology designed to deliver the best possible sound from high-resolution audio formats and CD alike.”
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 06, 2016 0 comments
For years, CEDIA has been promoting the term custom integrator over the older term custom installer—even though the latter is more or less embedded in its full name, the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association. But the trade group has changed its tune.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2016 0 comments
Outdoor speakers may be the last thing on your mind as the holiday season gets underway, but for those counting the days to the serenity of spring, James Loudspeaker is planting a few seeds with the introduction of the “ultimate landscape speaker.”
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2016 0 comments
Hulu has announced that it is now streaming in 4K/Ultra HD.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2016 0 comments
Nintendo has announced that the iconic videogame character Mario is coming to an iPhone or iPad near you, marking his mobile-game debut.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 02, 2016 0 comments
Holiday shoppers are showing record interest in virtual reality (VR) headsets, smart home devices, and drones, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s recently released study of holiday purchase patterns.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 02, 2016 0 comments
Last month YouTube announced that it had added support for high dynamic range (HDR) video and this week the online video community announced that it is rolling out of 4K live streaming for 360-degree and standard videos.
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 02, 2016 0 comments
DTS has brought cardistry—the magic of manipulating playing cards with sleight of hand—to life with a riveting soundtrack in “Avant Card: The Art and Sound of Cardistry.”
Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 01, 2016 0 comments
A few years ago Sonos published an infographic that traces the History of Hi-Fi from Edison’s phonograph through Apple’s introduction of the iPod in 2001, stopping just short of documenting its own arrival in 2002. Long before anyone even heard of streaming, the company set out to reinvent stereo with an Internet-connected wireless speaker and introduced one of the first iPhone apps—a controller for its first system—just a few months after the App Store opened in 2008. By the end of the decade Sonos had captured the imagination of a public that seemed to be waiting for its fresh, cloud-based take on classic hi-fi. Today Sonos is a billion dollar company offering a variety of products, including the Top Pick-winning Play:5 wireless music system. We recently sat down with Patrick Spence, who took over the reigns as president in 2012, to talk about Sonos, past, present, and future.

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