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SV Staff Posted: May 29, 2008 0 comments
Talk about dragging your feet. It seems like years ago that XM and Sirius proposed a merger. The Justice Department approved the merger months ago, and finally, it looks like the FCC will reach a decision by the end of June. Finally! In a report...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 20, 2008 0 comments
Circuit City is getting lean and mean. Cutting the fat, drastically, so to speak. In perhaps a last ditch effort to stay afloat, the second biggest consumer electronics brick-and-mortar retailer is closing at least 150 stores.  That's huge -...
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Michael Berk Posted: Mar 24, 2011 0 comments

Via adafruit...Berlin-based photographer Stephan Tillmans has a new show up, Luminant Point Arrays, consisting entirely of photographs capturing CRTs as they're shut off.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2008 0 comments
This election is gonna be fun. The Consumer Electronics Association has chosen five finalists in their Digital TV: Convert Now! contest, running at this very moment on YouTube. You get to decide which one is the most educational.The winning...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2010 0 comments
No matter how neurotic you are about storing and maintaining your records, they're going to collect dust, dirt, smoke and scads of over gross things that you could only hope to see with a fancy microscope. Obviously, all of that stuff is going...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2008 0 comments
I've heard $1,000,000 speakers. I've heard $10 speakers. But none of them can do a hundredth of what Tiger Electronics'  new Automated Music Personality ( A.M.P.) can do. Let's compare, shall we, the $500 A.M.P. with Thiel Audio's universally...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 27, 2009 0 comments
3-D has been making a pretty big resurgence lately, especially in movie theaters. From My Bloody Valentine to Coraline, moviegoers have been lining up to put on some silly-looking glasses and watch the special effects jump out at them. While...
Brent Butterworth Posted: May 19, 2011 0 comments

A crowd of movie-industry folk, film students, and press assembled last night for a preview of clips from the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon - the first in the series to be shot in 3D - as well as a lengthy and surprisingly technical discussion between Transformers director Michael Bay and Avatar director James Cameron.

The presentation, titled "3D: A Transforming Visual Art," took place at the Paramount Theater, on the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood.

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SV Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2009 0 comments
Leave it to California. The state that sets the bar for environmentalism awfully high is raising it yet again. Regulators in the state are getting ready to propose a new set of rules for retailers. "You can only sell the most energy-effecient...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments
Breaking news out of E3. Sony's Playstation Network users can now rent or purchase movies and TV shows. Notice what I said.  Now rent and purchase. Like, right now. Beyond Sony's own material, Turner, MGM, Fox, Lions Gate, Warner, Disney,...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 31, 2009 0 comments
If you have a Blu-ray player and want to pick up Dance Flick for your movie collection on September 8, you're all set. If you have a DVD player, you're not so lucky. If you prefer to watch better movies, it doesn't really matter. Paramount has...
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 02, 2009 0 comments
Honestly, the whole things sounds a little like a hoax to me, but there are many reports this morning that Arizona Comcast subscribers were greeted by a few seconds of porn right after Cardinals receiver, Larry Fitzgerald scored Arizona's...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2007 0 comments
It was a lesson in perspective this week in Baja California, Mexico, where Sharp Electronics officially cut the ribbon on a $300 million LCD manufacturing plant in Rosarito. While American journalists were busy scribbling notes about screen sizes...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2008 0 comments
Remember those funky old cathode-ray TV/VCR combo units?  Thought combo units were a thing of the past? Not so fast, there, Buck Rodgers. Funai might not be the most popular name you see on the shelf of your local big-box retailer, but you do...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2009 0 comments
Wireless HDMI is a developing technology that will be able to transmit high-def video directly to a screen without running any cables from the video's source. Unfortunately, it still leaves the issue of actually providing power to the screen; even...

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