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SV Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2016 0 comments
For crowdfunding to succeed you need a strong concept/design for a product people will want or at least deem useful and a solid plan to execute production when the money comes flowing in. But the money doesn’t always come flowing in as Sonic Blocks recently learned.
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 22, 2016 0 comments
When it comes to Black Friday deals, 2016 is no different than past years. Those who are prepared to venture out into the land of brick-and-mortar will find plenty of blowout TV deals.
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 03, 2007 0 comments
Time and tide wait for no man, and neither do DVD release dates. Somehow these excellent boxed sets managed to avoid getting reviewed by me, but I think they deserve a plug anyway, and what better place for plugging than a blog. So here's a dozen...
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SV Staff Posted: Jun 23, 2008 0 comments
Scientists say the human brain can process only between five and nine things at once. To that postulate, we'd add that the human brain can catalog only 25 DVDs. Here's proof: Have you ever rented a DVD that you later realized you own? Have you ever...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 15, 2008 0 comments
Limitations in data storage are the only thing holding us back from iPods and personal video players that hold thousands of movies and hundreds of thousands of audio tracks. Hard drives break, and flash drives are slow. Researchers at IBM's IBC...
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SV Staff Posted: May 12, 2008 0 comments
In a scene from a great Kabuki play, some of the biggest players in the Japanese manufacturing arena are shaking things up. Stick with us in this -- the plot's complicated. Especially in Japanese.  Panasonic's parent company Matsushita is also...
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SV Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2008 0 comments
Back in the day, Sony had a reputation for being, um, independent minded. The company was notorious for its stubborn nonpartisanship when it came to developing products. Its partnership with Philips famously succeeded with the invention of the CD....
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 24, 2007 0 comments
If you follow S&V with any regularity, you know that I'm a HUGE fan of satellite radio. So I was quite pleased to see yesterday's reports of the possibility of a la carte pricing plans for Sirius and XM in hopes of pushing the proposed merger...
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SV Staff Posted: May 15, 2008 0 comments
Woohoo!!! Celebrate good times, come on! Let's celebrate! TiVo's Lifetime Service is back! For fans of the TiVo service, this can be great news. Plus, unlike what others are reporting, a quick phone call to TiVo customer service revealed that the...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2007 0 comments
The female demographic has always been a tough nut to crack for the consumer electronics market. After all, pixel count, dB of SPL and high-octane wattage ratings are the kinds of testosterone-driven salesspeak that make most women's eyes glaze...

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