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SV Staff Posted: Nov 17, 2015 0 comments
Pandora has announced an agreement to acquire “several key assets” from the Internet radio/on-demand streaming platform Rdio, which is filing for bankruptcy.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 17, 2015 7 comments
Not to bash Gen Y but a recent online quiz measuring how responsible (or not) people are when it comes to their tech devices found Millennials to be “America’s most irresponsible people,” according to insurance provider Protect Your Bubble, organizer of the survey.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 17, 2015 2 comments
What’s your favorite thing to do while watching TV besides watching TV? Compare your answer with the results of TiVo’s annual Multitasking and Social Media TV Survey.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 16, 2015 0 comments
Last week T-Mobile announced an un-metered streaming service called Binge On that allows video from Netflix, HBO Now, ESPN, SlingTV and 21 other services to be streamed without counting toward subscribers' monthly data plan. Subscribers must have a 3-gigabyte data plan to qualify for the service.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 16, 2015 0 comments
LG today announced that it will showcase its OLED TV lineup as part of its sponsorship of the 2015 Holiday Fair being held at New York’s historic Grand Central Terminal.
SV Staff Posted: Nov 16, 2015 3 comments
Klipsch is hailing its new flagship in-ear headphone as the brand’s “most revealing” in-ear design to date.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 13, 2015 1 comments
The unprecedented antics of 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump aside, you might be surprised to learn how much effort goes into the music behind election news coverage, at least at CBS News, anyway.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 13, 2015 0 comments
When Larry Hornbeck stepped up to the podium to accept an Oscar for inventing the digital micromirror device—the core technology behind DLP video projection—he held up a postage-stamp-sized DMD chip and said: “It’s hard to believe that there are more than 8 million digital micromirrors on this device. Who would ever have believed that [this invention] would change the way the world views cinema.” A couple decades later I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea of 8 million microsopic mirrors tilting at precise angles and reflecting light to create stunning images at home and in movie theaters. So I reached out to Dr. Hornbeck, holder of 38 U.S. patents and winner of numerous awards and honors, to learn more about his crazy invention.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 13, 2015 0 comments
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association, inducted eight industry leaders into its 16th annual CE Hall of Fame at an awards dinner held Monday night at New York City’s Gotham Hall.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 13, 2015 1 comments
In what has turned out to be a big news week for Hi-Res Audio, a new study from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) found that more than half of consumers who recently purchased audio products are interested in Hi-Res Audio (HRA) and three-quarters spent time researching audio products in physical stores.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 12, 2015 0 comments
Hoping to bring Hi-Res Music to an audience beyond audiophiles, executives from Sony, Best Buy, and three major record labels gathered at Best Buy’s flagship Magnolia Design Center store on New York City’s Columbus Circle this evening to announce that Hi-Res listening stations have been installed in 79 Magnolia Design Center stores across the country.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 11, 2015 2 comments
A number of hi-res music retailers have agreed to adopt the Hi-Res Music logo shown here and integrate it into their websites and branding materials, according to an announcement from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), made in cooperation with The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) and The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 11, 2015 6 comments
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) has announced the first six movies it plans to release on Blu-ray in the 4K Ultra HD format early next year.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 11, 2015 0 comments
Sonos has announced that its Trueplay speaker tuning software is now available via a free update.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 10, 2015 0 comments
Look out, Dolby Atmos. Another object-oriented surround sound system is coming to town.

The DTS:X system hit Carmike Cinemas-owned theaters in September with Lionsgate titles American Ultra and Sicario and in November with Mockingjay: Part 2. Carmike upgraded seven theaters in Georgia, Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, California, and Alabama.

DTS:X and Atmos both enable soundtrack mixes to use metadata to steer objects around a three-dimensional soundfield. In addition to its theatrical debut, DTS:X is also following Atmos into home theaters with compatible A/V receivers and Blu-ray Disc releases.

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