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SV Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2015 0 comments
TiVo has announced a software update that adds QuickMode viewing to its Roamio digital video recorders (DVRs), making it possible to binge your way through recorded shows at a brisk pace.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2015 0 comments
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced plans to update Bluetooth wireless technology in 2016 to extend its range, enhance its speed, and enable mesh networking.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 30, 2015 0 comments
If you're looking for noise canceling headphones, you might want to check this out...
SV Staff Posted: Nov 30, 2015 0 comments
If you’re looking for a cheap, down-and-dirty way to wirelessly stream music to an existing audio system, Kinivo’s new compact BTR200 Bluetooth Audio Receiver might fit the bill
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 30, 2015 0 comments
Norman C. Pickering, an audio pioneer who refined the phonograph cartridge and founded Pickering & Company in the 1940s, died on November 18 at his home in East Hampton, New York. He was 99.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 25, 2015 2 comments
Whether you hit the stores 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day or wait a few hours (or days, if not weeks…), we've revisited our Top Pick selections over the past year and come up with a tidy 10 for your consideration...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 24, 2015 0 comments
Here’s an awesome piece of Beatles memorabilia that any record collector or fan of the Fab Four would love to own: the first mono pressing of 1968’s The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album). Even better: It’s Ringo’s personal copy.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 24, 2015 0 comments
The latest addition to Comcast’s X1 IP-video platform is an Auto Extend feature that adds 30-minute increments to DVR recordings so you won’t miss events that run past their scheduled air times. The option works only with certain sporting events—NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA men’s football and basketball, and NASCAR—but Comcast promises to expand that.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 23, 2015 0 comments
Torque Audio, creator of the innovative TorqueValve tunable headphone, has announced that its adjustable-bass t402v headphone is now available.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 20, 2015 0 comments
The War Rig is racing down Fury Road through the apocalyptic wasteland in Mad Max:Fury Road and you feel like you’re along for the ride. The expansive soundtrack pulls you deep into the action. You start to fear for your life.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 19, 2015 0 comments
One-third of viewers casting around for something to watch still make live TV their first port of call, said a Hub Entertainment study. However, that’s down from 50 percent in 2013, and Netflix is making inroads among younger viewers. Millennials prefer live TV to Netflix by just 33 to 31 percent. And those 16 to 24 prefer Netflix over live TV by 40 to 26 percent.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 19, 2015 0 comments
Peel, maker of the Peel Smart Remote app that turns an iOS or Android smartphone into a universal remote control, has announced a revamped version of its Android app that provides access to Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube and allows users to switch back and forth between traditional linear TV and streaming services.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 19, 2015 6 comments
Nothing quite like a good old format war. Ten years ago this month we reported on Toshiba’s decision to postpone the U.S. launch of HD DVD from December 2005 to early 2006.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2015 2 comments
New 4K/Ultra HD televisions use an average of 30 percent more energy than their high-def predecessors, which could add $1 billion to U.S. viewers' annual utility bills if energy-saving improvements are not expanded to all models, according to a report issued yesterday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the New York-based environmental action group.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2015 0 comments
Everyone knows Netflix is the No. 1 in video streaming but what other services would make a top 10 list based subscriber numbers?

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