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Chris Chiarella  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments
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In a world of seemingly infinite crappy sequels, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is worthy of special praise for getting so much right. While delivering another dose of the irreverent humor and hybrid-fantasy action that made the first film so popular, it also cultivates the themes and plot lines so that the two volumes fit seamlessly, telling an epic story.
Corey Gunnestad  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments
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I have a great respect and admiration for auteur filmmakers—guys like Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino who write their own screenplays and direct them into cinematic classics. Oftentimes the temptation of appearing in their own movies proves too great for some of these filmmakers… like Woody Allen or Quentin Tarantino. Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, and George Clooney have also directed themselves into great acclaim and Oscar glory, and even Alfred Hitchcock, Oliver Stone, and Martin Scorsese have managed to sneak themselves into their films here and there.
SV Staff  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Amazon and Google have rolled out security updates for their Echo and Home smart speakers to prevent a flaw in Bluetooth known as BlueBorne from making the speakers vulnerable to malicious attacks, according to press reports.
John Sciacca  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  4 comments
In my last blog I listed some essential tools for tackling various DIY custom install projects around the house. This time, we’ll put that toolkit to work mounting a flat-panel TV! I’ll cover running the wiring to your new TV, and in my next blog we’ll tackle the physical mounting of the set.
SV Staff  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments
The consumer electronics industry mourns the loss of Harry Elias, Consumer Technology Hall of Famer and former JVC executive vice president and Akai chairman, who died on November 12. He was in his late 80s.
SV Staff  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments
LG today unveiled “best ever” Black Friday pricing for 55- and 65-inch 4K OLED TVs in its B7A series.
SV Staff  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Classically trained electronic/instrumental composer/producer Emancipator (Doug Appling) — known for creating a unique blend of jazz, electronic, bossa nova, chillwave, hip-hop, world and classical music with his five-piece ensemble — today announced the release of his fifth album, Baralku.
SV Staff  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  1 comments
Forty years ago today Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi masterpiece Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a tale about UFOs and the ultimate alien encounter, opened in a limited number of theaters before hitting “theaters everywhere” in December 1977.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments
British researchers have found a security vulnerability in Amazon Echo speakers that would allow hackers to install malicious software and listen in on your conversations.
SV Staff  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments
Klipsch today introduced a new line of space-efficient on-wall speakers designed to complement wall-mounted TVs.

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