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SV Staff  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments
If you’re already paranoid about always-on smart speakers eavesdropping on conversations, brace yourself: Researchers in the U.K. have discovered a security flaw in Amazon Echo smart speakers sold in 2016 that enable them to be turned on without summoning “Alexa,” according to a report in The Telegraph.
SV Staff  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  1 comments
For two days in September, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan will return to more than 600 theaters to commemorate the epic film’s 35th anniversary.
SV Staff  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments
URC has announced that its Total Control home automation platform now integrates with Google Assistant-enabled devices, allowing homeowners to automate and control a variety of smarthome devices using simple voice commands.
SV Staff  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  0 comments
Onkyo and Pioneer have announced the availability of a firmware update that activates DTS Play-Fi wireless multi-room audio capability on several products.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  0 comments
Vizio Is Bringing HDR10 to its E-Series models with a firmware update. Models range from 55 to 80 inches, at $550 to $3,400, and include 16 zones of full-array LED backlighting...

TBS and TNT are expanding their mobile presence to include the Roku, Chromecast, and Vizio SmartCast platforms. They are already on Android, iOS, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire...

SV Staff  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  0 comments
Klipsch has added two Dolby Atmos-enabled models to its Reference Premiere speaker series.
SV Staff  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  0 comments
Vizio today announced that a new SmartCast TV update is now rolling out via the internet to its 2017 P-Series and M-Series 4K/Ultra HD displays.
SV Staff  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  0 comments
iHome’s newest Bluetooth speaker is different than most — it’s built into the base of vanity mirror so you can listen to music or take calls while getting ready for work in the morning.
SV Staff  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  0 comments
The month of July brought us additional fireworks in the form of seven products worthy of Sound & Vision’s Top Pick designation — ranging from a unique in-wall subwoofer and cost-no-object speaker system to high-end headphones that promise a Utopian experience and a hi-res-capable AV receiver that can be had for $600. Will one of these make your late summer shopping list?
SV Staff  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments
D-Link has introduced a $300 whole-house Wi-Fi system designed to create a seamless network over 6,000 square feet.
SV Staff  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments
Stand-up comedy special T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous featuring comedian and actor T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Crashing) is available for digital download starting today.
SV Staff  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments
Amplifier Technologies Inc. (ATI), the company owned by renowned amp designer Morris Kessler, has announced the acquisition of Datasat Digital Entertainment (DDE), the Los Aneles-based maker of high-end audio processors.
SV Staff  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments
Is the iPod headed for extinction? Let’s put it this way, if you had been meaning to pick up the newer version of your outdated nano or shuffle you’d better move fast. Apple has quietly dropped both models from its iPod product page, which now highlights only its top selling iPod touch.
SV Staff  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  3 comments
Marantz has introduced the first models in its 'full-size' AV receiver theater line.
SV Staff  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  0 comments
The smart speaker market is so hot we wouldn’t be surprised if Facebook decided to get into the act, even though hardware isn’t its forte. Of course, the same could be said about Google, which is on its way to capturing close to a quarter of the market dominated by Amazon, according to a recent eMarketer forecast.

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