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SV Staff Posted: Jul 02, 2008 0 comments
We reported last week on Sony's initiative with bold business plans to carry through 2010 and beyond. What got lost in the shuffle was Sony's commitment to make 90% of its electronics network-enabled by 2010. That means your computer talks to your...
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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: May 10, 2010 0 comments
I stumbled upon this site today, and I just had to share it. Since I was a kid, I remember going through the Radio Shack catalog and its hundreds of pages of components and electronics. My father kept a huge stack of them in the attic, and going...
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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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