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SV Staff  |  Sep 19, 2017  |  4 comments
When the news hit last fall that Samsung was set to acquire Harman International, pundits wondered how the merger would impact the iconic company whose history includes introduction of the first stereo receiver under the Harman Kardon brand in 1958.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Sep 19, 2017  |  4 comments
I know, I know. You read Sound & Vision to learn about audio and video topics. It’s a welcome refuge from the political furor that has engulfed every other facet of our lives. But, of course, ultimately, nothing is immune from politics. So, let me ruin your day by telling you about the latest political hot potato: hearing aids. You heard me right. Hearing aids.
SV Staff  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  0 comments
Soundcast, the San Diego-based company specializing in wireless outdoor speakers, has announced a couple new features its latest VGX Series models: a capacitive touch interface in two models and DTS Play-Fi support in another.
SV Staff  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  1 comments
More than 5 billion smartphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices are at risk of an invisible hack that spreads an infected device to nearby Bluetooth devices without any user interaction such as clicking on a booby-trapped link or downloading a malicious file, according researchers at IoT security firm Armis Labs.
Al Griffin  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  1 comments
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SV Staff  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  1 comments
Yarra 3DX, hailed as “the world’s most advanced 3D-audio platform” is off to a brisk start.
Mike Mettler  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  1 comments
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Much as 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause and 1969’s Easy Rider defined the youth-culture zeitgeist of their respective decades, 1977’s Saturday Night Fever deftly captured the me-decade essence of the 1970s, instantly catapulting John Travolta to the A-list in the process.
Corey Gunnestad  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  0 comments
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In 2002, Sony Entertainment kicked off the Resident Evil film series based on the popular zombie apocalypse video game of the same name. Fifteen years and five sequels later, the beleaguered franchise comes to a close… sort of. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is technically the last installment in the long-running series, but plans are already afoot to reboot the entire franchise and start over again from square one. The expression “beating a dead horse” springs to mind, but I digress.
Rob Sabin  |  Sep 15, 2017  |  1 comments
Last June, I was invited to a press tour and demo of a new IMAX VR Experience Center in New York City. The company best known for entertaining big audiences with big screens had created a space in the lobby of a popular AMC multiplex on Manhattan’s East Side to deliver one-on-one virtual reality entertainment to walk-in customers. It was their second such facility, after a standalone pilot location in Los Angeles.
SV Staff  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  1 comments
Millennials watch more time-shifted programs (55 percent) than live TV (45 percent) compared with older viewers who prefer watching live TV over time-shifted content by a three to two margin, according to a new study from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

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