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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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.

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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