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SV Staff Posted: Feb 21, 2017 0 comments
The thought of watching video on a smartphone might have seemed crazy a decade ago, yet nearly six in 10 consumers (57 percent) around the world watch videos on their phones every day, according AOL’s annual advertising study—virtually the same as the number of people (58 percent) who watch videos on a laptop or desktop every day.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 21, 2017 1 comments
Como Audio has expanded its line of wireless music systems with a two-way speaker that converts its entry-level Solo into a stereo system.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 20, 2017 0 comments
Facebook has announced plans to launch a free app in the coming weeks that will let owners of Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TVs watch Facebook videos on the big screen.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 20, 2017 4 comments
Sometimes a product name says it all. Like the recently introduced Grandioso K1 SACD player from Toyko-based Esoteric, which sells for a cool 27 grand.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 17, 2017 4 comments
FM radio in my phone? Are you crazy? In one of those little-know (or at least little discussed) facts, today’s smartphones have an FM receiver built-in. The thing is, the receiver is not activated in most phones. As of last fall, FM was working in only 44 percent of the top-selling smartphones in the U.S.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 16, 2017 0 comments
Radio may be considered passé by some but it has been a staple in the lives of Americans for nearly 100 years and will be around for many years to come. Ninety-three years ago this month, on the night of February 8, 1924, AT&T made history when it conducted the first coast-to-coast radio broadcast from a banquet hall in Chicago’s Congress Hotel.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 16, 2017 1 comments
MQA and Universal Music Group (UMG) today announced a multi-year agreement under which UMG will use MQA’s encoding technology to make its extensive catalog of master recordings available for high-resolution streaming.
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SV Staff Posted: Feb 15, 2017 2 comments
The honeymoon is over. Best Buy is closing 200 of its Oculus Rift demo stations less than six months after announcing plans to feature the virtual reality headset in 500 stores in time for the 2016 holiday season.
SV Staff Posted: Feb 14, 2017 1 comments
Sony has announced that the high dynamic range (HDR)-enabled 4K/Ultra HD TVs it introduced at CES will be available in March at prices starting at $1,000 for a 43-inch model and scaling up to $7,500 for a 75-inch set.

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