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SV Staff Posted: Aug 22, 2016 7 comments
Whether it dates back to classic TV shows like My Favorite Martian who knows but levitating speakers are apparently a thing. We recommended the Om/One novelty speaker in our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide and now Taiwan-based ASWY has announced that it will unveil a prototype wireless home theater system with levitating speakers at IFA 2016 in Berlin, which opens September 4.
SV Staff Posted: Aug 22, 2016 3 comments
CD-based compact stereo systems were all the rage in the ‘90s. Virtually every big AV brand offered minisystems—as they were called—and a few of them were pretty good (and pricey).
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2016 2 comments
Amazon’s retail dominance, video distribution, and voice control—among other things—have been in the news lately.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2016 17 comments
On Tuesday, Irvine, CA-based startup Epict launched its WatchAir Smart HDTV Antenna on Kickstarter. Less than four days later the company had already funded 97 percent of its $50,000 goal with 29 days to spare. Not too shabby.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2016 5 comments
The TV rating system, dating from 1997, is being eyed for an overhaul.

SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2016 2 comments
Triad’s new Outdoor Series of two-way speakers are available in two woofer sizes but what sets them apart from the scads of other weather-resistant speakers is that the company will paint them any color you want and even custom-match colors for a “slight upcharge.”
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2016 2 comments
File this under What Will They Think of Next: MIT Media Lab and Microsoft are working on creating electronic tattoos that can connect with smartphones and PCs.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2016 1 comments
Say what you will about Abba but the ‘70s pop band is able to lay claim a small but significant piece of tech history. The Swedish group’s final studio album The Visitors was the world’s first commercially produced CD when it rolled off the production line 34 years ago this week at the Philips/Polygram-owned CD manufacturing plant in Langenhagen, Germany.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2016 4 comments
Dolby Labs, Vudu, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) have announced that four Ultra HD movies with Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) imaging are now available for streaming on Vudu.com.

SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2016 4 comments
In early October Sennheiser will open a flagship showroom in the Westfield World Trade Center, which opened Tuesday in the visually stunning Oculus building designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. The structure is the transit centerpiece of Ground Zero in New York City.

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