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SV Staff Posted: Sep 11, 2007 0 comments
Very sad. This year is shaping up to be a rough one for titans of the arts. I'm almost afraid to wake up every morning. Head over to The New York Times for its obit. Meanwhile, that color image above is a highlight from the cover of Forecast:...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments
"I have received hundreds of emails from iPhone customers who are upset about Apple dropping the price of the iPhone by $200 two months after it went on sale," writes Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs in an open letter "To all iPhone...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments
Having to buy separate Blu-ray and HD DVD players to watch high-def discs is a hassle. Which is why I was glad to see a pair of dual-format players on display at CEDIA amidst the new HD DVD models from Toshiba and Blu-ray models from Sony, Sharp,...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2007 0 comments
I was at the CEDIA show this week wearing a path between the restroom and the press conference room of the Colorado Convention Center when I heard what sounded like a live guitar performance wafting out of Room 304. When I walked into the room and...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2007 0 comments
As LG prepared its second-generation combination Blu-ray/HD DVD player for market, we held out hope that Sharp's oft-delayed foray into next-gen DVD was the result of rethinking its commitment to a standalone Blu-ray player. Our hopes were dashed...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2007 0 comments
Today's death of Luciano Pavarotti means that, in the same year, the opera world has seen the passing of both the self-promoted "King of the High C's" and the endearingly nicknamed "Bubbles" - Beverly Sills, who died on July 2....
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2007 0 comments
Yesterday at the CEDIA Expo in Denver, Toshiba announced three "third-generation" HD DVD players: the HD-A3 (available October at a suggested retail price of $300), HD-A30 (shown, September, $400), and HD-A35 (October, $500). Aside from...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2007 0 comments
Steve Jobs has done it again. Stealing some thunder from another consumer-electronics confab (that would be CEDIA Expo 2007, where nearly all of S&V's editors are ensconced right now), the Apple Inc. CEO actually made not one but six big...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2007 0 comments
No, not that Apple. And no, not that technological species of Beatles. In a week when it was rumored that Apple Inc. would herald the long-awaited availability of the Beatles on iTunes, Apple Corps Ltd. instead divulged that the band's second...
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 04, 2007 0 comments
Panasonic didn't even have time to gloat about the 8GB SD card it launched this summer when it doubled down capacity on the category. The company is shipping a 16-gig SD memory card in November that costs more than a dozen of its digital cameras...

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