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SV Staff  |  Feb 23, 2009  |  0 comments
Thanks to the twin nerd-industry wonders of New York Comic-Con and Toy Fair, I managed to get an eyeful of several upcoming movie-branded games. Usually, branded video games are at best mediocre, and at worst horrible. They all too often reek of...
SV Staff  |  Feb 23, 2009  |  0 comments
A few weeks ago we took a look at what we consider to be the most underrated categories at The Academy Awards. Now, the trophies have all been handed out, and it's our duty to look back at the Academy's decision and second guess them...
SV Staff  |  Feb 20, 2009  |  0 comments
Plenty of jokes have been made about what old people were going to do once the DTV transition messed with their normal TV-watching, but things got serious on Wednesday when a 70 year-old Missouri man shot up his own TV and got into a small...
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2009  |  0 comments
February 17th has come and gone. Some stations switched, and guess what? People have survived just fine. The FCC set up call centers ( 1-888-CALL-FCC) that were equipped to handle 100,000 calls per day to help people with the switch to digital...
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2009  |  0 comments
The music industry has always had a hard time controlling illegal downloads. Even when they desperately try to keep files under wraps, things happen.U2 went to extraordinary lengths to keep their latest album, "No Line on the Horizon",...
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2009  |  0 comments
If you can afford a 103-inch plasma display, I guess you can afford to turn it into a gaming table. Using an overlay designed by U-Touch, the display has multi-touch capability, so you can make it a virtual hockey table.What other applications...
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2009  |  0 comments
 Just as viewing opportunities come, they go just a quickly. Hulu, with content from NBC and Fox, has pulled all of its streaming goodness from Boxee and TV.com. From the Hulu blog: "Our mission to make media dramatically easier and...
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2009  |  0 comments
Not that POTUS, but the band The Presidents of the United States of America have a very interesting iPhone app.  For just $3, you can get a complete boxset-worth of material, including unreleased tracks and rare images. The tracks are...
SV Staff  |  Feb 17, 2009  |  0 comments
The hot mess that was the transition to digital TV was supposed to happen today. At midnight. Some stations went ahead and pulled the plug - it was their option, and for many stations, it was too expensive to keep both analog and digital...
SV Staff  |  Feb 17, 2009  |  0 comments
Howard Stern can sigh with relief. His home on Sirius XM satellite radio is safe, at least for now. Liberty Media Corp., parent company of DirecTV, has stepped up to the plate to save the floundering radio service.  In a corporate game of...

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