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SV Staff Posted: Feb 26, 2016 0 comments
Doppler Labs announced that it has started shipping its Kickstarter-funded Here Active Listening system, a set of unique wireless earbuds controlled by a smartphone app that lets users “instantly control and personalize their live audio environment.”
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2016 1 comments
Vintage radio repairman Allen Chiang appreciates the sound and design of long-forgotten radios. Models dating back to the pre-TV era when families gathered ’round the “talking box” to listen to the news and iconic serials like The Shadow or Buck Rogers. Sixties-era radios that conjure images of The Jetsons and a quaint vision of the future.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2016 1 comments
Sandy Gross, audio innovator and founder of GoldenEar Technology, will demonstrate the company’s latest speakers at Electronics Expo in Wayne, New Jersey on Saturday, February 27. The store is located at 491 US 46 West, Wayne, NJ 07470.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 24, 2016 3 comments
Ultra HDTVs and associated technologies are the next chapter in video history. But they also use an average of 30 percent more energy than regular HDTVs. According to a report from the National Resources Defense Council, this may add $1 billion to U.S. consumers’ energy bills.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 24, 2016 3 comments
Vinyl is cool but cassettes are cooler. Apparently the cassette tape revival—oh, you hadn’t heard?—is greatly exaggerated.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 24, 2016 1 comments
The global market for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs grew nearly sevenfold in 2015, topping the $1 billion mark for the first time, according to a report from Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2016 0 comments
Triad has added two Dolby Atmos-enabled height modules to its InRoom Bronze and InRoom Silver speaker series.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2016 1 comments
With the Academy Awards just a few days away, Dolby has been quick to point out that three of the eight films nominated for Best Picture were mixed in Dolby Atmos sound and two use Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range imaging technology. The two technologies appear in other categories as well with Atmos garnering nine of the ten nominations for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 22, 2016 2 comments
Yamaha today announced that DTS:X firmware updates for several Dolby-Atmos-enabled receivers and other products will be available soon.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 22, 2016 2 comments
The fifth generation of wireless technology, or 5G, holds the promise of blazing fast mobile Internet speeds that would make it possible to download a blockbuster movie in seconds. The technology is still in the developmental stage but England’s University of Surrey is working with tech companies to build the world’s first 5G network by 2018.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 19, 2016 0 comments
At last week’s ISE show in Amsterdam, Stewart Filmscreen broke out the hilarious trailer of the upcoming Secret Life of Pets to demonstrate a new acoustically transparent screen material on a 16-foot-wide VistaScope Jumbo setup. Word has it that the highlight was a heart-pounding drum solo by rock legend Ginger Baker that topped 110 dB.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 19, 2016 0 comments
With Spring just around the corner, we’re starting to see press releases announcing portable audio products, especially outdoor Bluetooth speakers, like Monster’s new Rockin’ models.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 18, 2016 0 comments
If you’ve ever wished you could drive the track at Daytona you might want to strap on a Samsung Gear VR headset and tune into the Daytona 500 on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 17, 2016 4 comments
‘Superman Memory Crystal’ 5D Discs Can Store Data for Billions of Years

Scientists at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 17, 2016 4 comments
Television has been a fixture of the living room for well over half a century but a new report out of the UK is challenging the notion that TV is still the focal point of activity there.

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