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SV Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments
True story: a guy walks into a Blockbuster wearing a NetFlix T-shirt, and the clerk shoots him dead. Just kidding. But it's been a long time since Blockbuster's profits from VHS rentals impressed Wall Street. What with that Interweb thing, it's...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments
Hey! What the hell's the matter with you? Why aren't you slacking off? Stop working so hard, and kick back and listen to some tunes. And for true slackitude, go to Slacker.com. It's an intuitively adaptive Internet radio service that learns what...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments
I'm not gonna lie; it's nice to be proven right. For the "CES 2008 in Perspective" article, I wrote, "Note to flat-panel wall-mount manufacturers: 2-inch-thick mounts aren't going to cut it anymore. Start working on new designs now!" And today,...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 28, 2008 0 comments
You can do away with plans to cover that far wall in your living room with the umpteen inch HD flat screen TV from the Massive Buy store down the street. Finally, you can just make the wall your TV thanks to the almost too-good-to-be-true Kuro...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
That's what my photographer son Tony and I accomplished last Saturday (April 19) on the first annual Record Store Day. As I announced here previously, RSD is an effort (spearheaded by indie-shop organizations) to remind people that, yes,...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
Men need a place to be men — a place where we tinker with mechanical stuff, smoke cigars, drink bourbon, and listen to the manly music of our lost youth really frigging loud. Usually we have to go out to the garage if we want to indulge in these...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
[IN THE FOLLOWING POST, BLOGGER COREY GREENBERG TAKES HIS FINAL SHOT IN OUR POINT/COUNTERPOINT DEBATE: BLU-RAY - IS IT ALREADY OVER?] Today's New York Times asks the question, "Blu-ray: Do Consumers Care?" but never answers it, which is...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
Have you been looking for a way to recapture the glory days of your youth that doesn't involve Botox or having someone cut and paste your face back together? Do you want to return to the days of big hair, glam rock and synthesized sounds that were...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2008 0 comments
Few products invoke the raw, carnal "I must have you!" lust like Kaleidescape. They invented the concept of the DVD movie server and then wrapped it in an interface that would get Steve Jobs hot and bothered. Let's face it; their system is awesome....
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2008 0 comments
Netflix just announced they'll soon begin charging an extra premium to subscribers who want access to Blu-ray rentals. Now, I'm a Netflix fan from way back - one of the first to write about it in the mags. Still on the 4 disc/month plan (and my...

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