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SV Staff Posted: Mar 18, 2008 0 comments
A Massachusetts startup called Luminus Devices wants to make flat-screen LCD TVs brighter and more energy efficient with a type of Light Emitting Diode called a PhlatLight. But because the laser-enhanced technology is so pricey for consumer...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 15, 2009 0 comments
Audio company JBL and clothing makers Roxy have announced a partnership to produce a line of fashion-minded portable audio equipment. Next month, the companies will release a series of Roxy-branded ear buds and headphones targeted at...
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SV Staff Posted: Nov 12, 2008 0 comments
Usually, when referring to an electric guitar, the term "axe" is more of a metaphor than a literal description. The guitar's long neck and broad body, often pointy or otherwise sharp-looking, looks a bit like a battle axe. Gene Simmons...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2009 0 comments
If there's a Lost TV show fan on your holiday shopping list we found the ultimate gift to give this season: Get Season 1-5 on Blu-ray for $108.99, nearly 70 percent off the list price. More HD and gadget deals* after the jump. Call of...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2008 0 comments
Intel Corp just went lobbying. A road trip to the FCC. Oh how fun! Seems that Intel wants the FCC to require Ethernet ports with IP capability on all cable set-top boxes. How convenient for them. The filing said, "Given the marketplace...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 14, 2008 0 comments
The whole world is slowly upgrading to high-def. While many countries can't compete with the U.S. in terms of adoption speeds, they're still latching on at their own pace. Only two percent of homes around the world watched high-definition...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2009 0 comments
My hat's off to Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune for marking the death of Les Paul so wittily. But two other things are off about this cartoon. Can you figure them out? Answers below the jump. If we are to assume that Breen...
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SV Staff Posted: Dec 17, 2008 0 comments
Green is the new black. We knew that already. It's great to see how companies are living up to their responsibility to reduce power consumption and save our planet. GreenPeak is coming out with a new product line featuring wireless radio...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2010 0 comments
As I perused the latest Polk speakers at the company’s Baltimore HQ last week, I felt I’d been transported to a more civilized age—to an era before the low end of the speaker market was taken over by HTiBs and soundbars, before the middle of the...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 22, 2008 0 comments
Branding is a big thing. Apple gets it: A Nano is a Nano, a Shuffle is a Shuffle. Cher gets it. As do Sting, Madonna, and Bono. However, most electronics manufacturers just don't. Simple, easy to read, easy to say, and easy to research names for...

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