Brandon A. DuHamel  |  May 22, 2018  |  0 comments
2010’s Saw 3D was ostensibly the final film in the popular horror saga. And then, lo and behold, a mere seven years later, the franchise was rebooted with Jigsaw. Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, the story finds the elaborate, gruesome Jigsaw killings mysteriously starting up all over again. As before, law enforcement is at a loss as to how the legendary serial killer Jigsaw—dead and buried!—could possibly be committing these nasty new murders. Meanwhile, as is the tradition with Jigsaw, a fresh group of victims has been ensnared in his intricate traps and forced to confess their own crimes or risk death.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  May 22, 2018  |  4 comments
It was an internet sensation, that's for sure. And a real head-scratcher, too. People listened to the same audio clip, and heard two completely different words. Much like the black/blue-white/gold dress craze that visually swept the internet three years ago, yanny/laurel did the same thing, but aurally.

SV Staff  |  May 22, 2018  |  0 comments
The erotic spy thriller Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence arrives on 4K Blu-ray today, a short two and half months after its theatrical debut.
SV Staff  |  May 22, 2018  |  0 comments
Paradigm has launched a design studio offering a range of finish options to dress up its already stylish Persona speaker line, one of Sound & Vision’s 2017 Top Picks.
SV Staff  |  May 22, 2018  |  2 comments
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a unique multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce a “diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.”
Leslie Shapiro  |  May 21, 2018  |  0 comments
Beem United is back with a wireless Bluetooth earphone that survives a massive workout on a single charge, while remaining comfortable and secure. For the price, it’s a decent option to grab on your way to the gym or your own pain cave home gym.

SV Staff  |  May 21, 2018  |  1 comments
It’s been almost a year since Apple announced HomePod but only four months since the smart speaker actually hit the market in early February.
SV Staff  |  May 21, 2018  |  0 comments
The pursuit of serious home theater demands serious gear and no component is more important than the command center that sits at its core. Of course, we’re talking about the AV receiver (AVR), which in addition serving as system hub and providing unified control delivers power to five, seven, or more speakers. Among the dozens of products we’ve reviewed so far this year, are three exemplary yet still reasonably priced AVRs: the Yamaha Aventage RX-A2070 ($1,600), Denon’s AVR-X3400H ($999), and the NAD T758 V3 ($1,300). Let’s take a closer look…
Josef Krebs  |  May 18, 2018  |  4 comments
Facing their own complete extinction due to extreme storms that are destroying whole cities, the world finally comes together, sending 17 teams of scientists and engineers to create a system, a series of satellites all controlled by a giant space station that can use an assortment of devices—super lasers, thermal missiles, freezing beams, etc.—to stabilize the weather. Naturally, someone’s gonna try to seize control of Dutchboy, as the system is known, and weaponize it to make himself president of an all-powerful country that will destroy its enemies and rule the planet.
SV Staff  |  May 18, 2018  |  0 comments
Sound United today announced that it has reached a settlement with Sonos, resolving all patent infringement litigation between the two companies, including the upcoming case filed against Sonos by Denon.