SV Staff  |  Jan 18, 2019  |  1 comments
Yep, it’s that time of the year when the Super Bowl TV specials start hitting our inbox.
SV Staff  |  Jan 18, 2019  |  0 comments
2018 was a very good year for the music industry, according to a new report from Nielsen that shows “total album-equivalent audio consumption” up 23% over 2017.
Chris Chiarella  |  Jan 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Say what you will about controversial superstar Tom Cruise, his dedication to the big-screen Mission: Impossible franchise he launched in 1996 is nothing short of inspiring. Performing stunts that would give a professional thrill-seeker pause, he literally throws himself into his work with unparalleled zeal. For this sixth go-round, secret agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is in hot pursuit of terrorists out to tear down our world order, bad guys armed with an apocalyptic manifesto, and some nuclear weapons. Expect betrayals and frame-ups that force Ethan to go rogue...again.
SV Staff  |  Jan 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Immersive Therapy thinks so. The French company has introduced a gaming app that it hopes will bring relief to the millions of Americans who suffer from tinnitus, an inner-ear condition typically characterized by a constant ringing in the ears.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Build Quality
PRICE $179

Audio playback from connected USB drive
Portable with optional external battery
Solid bass performance
Narrow soundstage at close range
Treble could be more transparent

The Concert is an affordable, feature-packed smart speaker with natural, warm sound.

The first smart speakers were cute little gadgets; no one mistook them for serious audio playback devices. Soon, they started getting bigger and somewhat better, with more attention paid to sound quality. Riva, a company known for multi-room speakers, just introduced the Concert, a compact smart speaker that combines the convenience of voice control with sound that can be taken seriously. Finally, a smart speaker worth listening to.

SV Staff  |  Jan 17, 2019  |  0 comments
The videocassette recorder (VCR) seems quaint today but 35 years ago today the Supreme Court handed down a landmark 5-4 decision that upheld the consumer’s right to record TV shows (and ultimately other video content) for personal use — a “right” we take for granted.
SV  |  Jan 17, 2019  |  1 comments
New York-based retailer Adorama is offering an outstanding deal on one of the top speakers made by the legendary speaker company Klipsch.
SV Staff  |  Jan 17, 2019  |  0 comments
Last week amid the flying drones, robots, and controlled chaos of CES 2019, Sonos quietly introduced new accessories designed to enhance its two of its wireless speaker systems.
SV Staff  |  Jan 16, 2019  |  0 comments
Comcast’s NBCUniversal division has announced plans to launch a free, ad-supported streaming service in early 2020.
SV Staff  |  Jan 16, 2019  |  0 comments
Stream TV Networks, developer of Ultra-D optical/rendering technology that enables a video panel to deliver 3D images without viewers having to wear 3D glasses, is not giving up on 3D TV, even though major TV makers have largely abandoned the concept.