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SV Staff  |  Nov 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Not ready to plunk down five grand on Canon's latest camera with HD capabilities? Creative Labs comes to the rescue.  Joining the ranks with Kodak and Flip Mino HD, the Vado HD 720P pocket video camcorder is the latest mini with HD...
SV Staff  |  Jul 22, 2008  |  0 comments
While everyone is chomping at the bit waiting for some big-screen OLED displays, Toshiba and Matsushita's joint display group is making news at the other end of the spectrum. Their new factory, Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co. is set to...
SV Staff  |  Nov 21, 2008  |  0 comments
So, when it's late at night and you can't fall asleep, have you ever wondered how Netflix knows what movies to recommend to you? I know I have. Netflix has a system called Cinematch that picks movies it predicts you'll like, but...
SV Staff  |  Mar 04, 2009  |  0 comments
Two years ago, we reviewed the Kaleidescape Movie & Music Server, a rack-mounted home theater beast that could store all of your albums and DVDs on its hard drives. It was big and expensive, but did its job really well, to the extent that we gave...
SV Staff  |  Jul 14, 2010  |  0 comments
Few people were expecting Spain to win the World Cup. Toshiba, in particular, put a significant amount of money on the line based on that. The company offered to pay back in full any money spent on a Toshiba TV in Spain if the Spanish team wins...
SV Staff  |  Dec 30, 2008  |  0 comments
No, really, I want my MTV. Time Warner Cable is about to yank MTV, and 19 other Viacom channels off the air over a few cents. Viacom just issued a statement saying that Time Warner Cable is going to pull Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL, VH1, MTV -...
SV Staff  |  Apr 07, 2009  |  0 comments
Yesterday, Blockbuster disclosed that it might not be able to stay in business. This comes only a week after the company revealed that it had a recently-amended $250 million revolving loan that matures in September of next year. The loan relies on...
Timothy J. Seppala  |  Jun 13, 2012  |  0 comments

The dust has settled, E3 is over, and I have a notebook of nigh indecipherable scratches and scribbles left over from my week in LA. Covering E3 as one person and seeing everything is impossible, but I was able to check out a lot of very cool stuff.

SV Staff  |  Aug 04, 2009  |  0 comments
Cameras have steadily become more and more integrated into home entertainment over the last few years. With big screens video support, often in high-def, and television outputs, it's become easy for point-and-shoot camera users to share their photos...
SV Staff  |  Jun 27, 2007  |  0 comments
The view here, as you can see, is merely of the top of my head. Yes, it’s your humble Entertainment Editor with his humble Reporter’s Notebook, covering the 2006 South by Southwest Music Festival. And who are those two tykes? They’re band members,...
SV Staff  |  Jan 26, 2009  |  0 comments
I am an idiot for having missed The Dark Knight during its first run in IMAX. Luckily, Batman returned (get it?) to the really big screen this past weekend and I finally got to enjoy the best movie of last year (you heard me, Academy) the way it...
SV Staff  |  Aug 14, 2009  |  0 comments
Custom home theater installers have to be incredibly creative to make everything in a system look and work just right. But, while we have to give this installation credit for creativity, it's certainly lacking in craftsmanship. All the gruesome...
SV Staff  |  Sep 12, 2007  |  0 comments
Greetings, indeed! The summer may be over, but with all of the anticipation brewing over the October 2 release (less than three weeks away!) of Bruce Springsteen's Magic, his new album with the E Street Band (see my posts below), it's a good time...
SV Staff  |  Oct 10, 2009  |  0 comments
The signs in the photo above aren't just signs. They're actually Yamaha speakers, made from a millimeter-thick layer of cloth. The company showed them off at CEATAC JAPAN 2009, demonstrating the prototypes as part of its booth. There aren't many...

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