Michael Berk

Michael Berk  |  Apr 06, 2011  |  0 comments

DISH Network today made the winning $320 million bid for the bankrupt Blockbuster, the onetime leader in brick-and-mortar physical movie rentals left reeling by the rise of Netflix and the more recent explosion of streaming services.

Michael Berk  |  Apr 05, 2011  |  0 comments

Altec Lansing's newly announced Octiv 650 iPhone/iPod Touch dock makes your mobile companion the centerpiece of your living room.

Michael Berk  |  Apr 04, 2011  |  0 comments


Onkyo continues to upgrade its line of receivers, today adding the everything-and-the-kitchen-sink HT-RC370 and just slightly less fully spec'd HT-RC360 ($849 and $549 respectively) to its 7.2 lineup, smoothing the feathers of those audio and videophiles who might have felt left out by last week's announcement of the music-only, decidedly retro TX-8050 stereo receiver.

Michael Berk  |  Apr 04, 2011  |  0 comments

Some new stuff-or new takes on old stuff-from the David Bowie camp.

Michael Berk  |  Mar 30, 2011  |  0 comments

This past week Harman International quietly released a public beta of How to Listen, a freeware application used in-house at Harman as part of a listening course for train staffers in product research, development, and testing.

Michael Berk  |  Mar 30, 2011  |  0 comments

Like everybody else who covers media technology, we were excited by yesterday's announcement of Amazon's Cloud Drive remote storage and associated Cloud Player streaming media

Michael Berk  |  Mar 28, 2011  |  0 comments

Today's the day Radiohead's The King of Limbs (which has managed to generate a pretty complex release history in its short life) finally hits stores.