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Bob Ankosko Posted: Jul 12, 2016 0 comments
Nugs.net. Ever heard of ’em? I hadn’t but was intrigued when I saw the press release: “Live Music Pioneers nugs.net Launch Streaming Service.” Turns out the company has been making professional recordings of concert performances available to fans of jam bands for years—something followers of Gov’t Mule, Phish, and Widespread Panic probably already know. To learn more about this unique service, I reached out to founder Brad Serling.
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Darryl Wilkinson Posted: May 08, 2006 0 comments
In June, FILMFEST HD, one of the VOOM HD Networks, will begin a month-long Bond-fest showing high-definition world premieres of 17 classic James Bond flicks. While the very thought of seeing so many Bond movies in High Definition ought to send orgasmic shivers of delight through the remote controls of any James Bond devotee, the news gets even better. The movies will be uncut and commercial-free. David Hasselhoff will serve as the on-air host.
Scott Wilkinson Posted: Feb 03, 2011 1 comments
As wildly successful as Avatar was, many people still complained of eye fatigue, headaches, and other symptoms of what I call 3D sickness. (If you haven't yet taken our poll on whether or not you suffer from this malady, I invite you to do so here.) So director James Cameron plans to significantly improve the 3D experience of Avatar 2—scheduled for release in December 2014—as revealed in an interview with the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2009 0 comments
The trailer for the $200 million epic, Avatar, hit the internet this morning, bringing with it the kind of visual effects we have come to expect from movie master, James Cameron. It gives us a sneak peak into the outlandish creature-like...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 30, 2010 0 comments
It sounds surreal, but Avatar's massive success could influence our real-life space program. According to CBS News, James Cameron has convinced NASA to use a 3D camera on its next Mars mission. The Curiosity mission, set to launch next year,...
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HT Staff Posted: Jun 12, 2001 0 comments
Many home theater fans use in-wall speakers for rear/side channels. Some even use them for the front channels as well. It's a space saving strategy, but one fraught with acoustic problems, the most prominent being the unpredictable nature of the "bay" into which the in-wall speaker is installed. Is it big or small, empty or stuffed with insulation? These factors make a huge difference in the performance of typical open-back in-walls.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2016 0 comments
Outdoor speakers may be the last thing on your mind as the holiday season gets underway, but for those counting the days to the serenity of spring, James Loudspeaker is planting a few seeds with the introduction of the “ultimate landscape speaker.”
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HT Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2002 0 comments
Many home theater fans think all subwoofers are alike.
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Barry Willis Posted: May 17, 2004 0 comments

Most movie fans agree that earthshaking bass is an essential part of the home theater experience. They also agree that the presence of one or more high-powered subwoofers required to create it can cause severe fluctuations in domestic tranquility.

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SV Staff Posted: Nov 16, 2016 0 comments
The speaker specialists at Napa, CA-based James Loudspeaker have come up with an innovative way to deliver surround sound to any environment in a high-performance, fully custom freestanding form factor.
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 05, 2014 0 comments
Jamo, a brand of the Klipsch Group, today introduced 10 new models for its flagship Concert Series of speakers.

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SV Staff Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0 comments
In reviewing our Top Picks for the month of January, something became evident very quickly: Seven of the nine products we reviewed made our 2016 Top Picks of the Year list...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 31, 2011 0 comments
Some consumer electronics manufacturers report that their Japanese operations are more or less getting back to normal. While the net impact of Japan's chain of disasters on its economy remains to be seen, there are a few hopeful signs.

Yamaha reports that the catastrophes will not have "any significant impact" on supplies of the products it makes, including consumer a/v, pro audio, and musical instruments. Existing inventory will supply short-term demand. The company has confirmed that all employees are safe.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 22, 2011 0 comments
Reports about Japanese manufacturing disruptions continue to trickle in and an early casualty may be Apple's just-launched iPad 2. Japan supplies no fewer than five key parts for the tablet everyone desires.

Missing pieces include flash memory, random access memory, electronic compass, touchscreen glass, and battery, the latter from Apple's own Japanese factory.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 15, 2011 0 comments
While human misery is the most horrifying outcome of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the natural disaster also has implications for the manufacturing of consumer electronics.

Japan makes finished CE products like TVs as well as components such as LCD panels and chips, which it supplies to manufacturers all over the world. The disruption may result in shortages and higher pricing for these products and parts.

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