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Congratulations to Kenneth T. of Coldwater, Mich., for winning an amplified HDTV antenna from Winegard in last week's giveaway. This week's prize will have you going 'round in circles -- in a good way.
We're offering up a Philips Fidelio SoundRing DS3881W portable wireless AirPlay speaker, which, as the name suggests, features a circular design. And a striking one at that.
AirPlay, in case you need a refresher, is a wireless-streaming feature found on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or any Mac or Windows PC running iTunes. The SoundRing offers what Philips calls a "360-degree surround-sound effect," and in his CNET review, David Carnoy reports that it exudes "superior sound." … Read more
If you've been waiting for brighter and more affordable options in the LED aisle, then you're in luck.
Today, Philips announced Energy Star certification for their second-generation 75- and 100-watt replacement LEDs, along with exclusive discounts on both bulbs at Home Depots nationwide. Combined with the regional utility rebates that come with Energy Star certification, this means that consumers in some parts of the country will be able to purchase the 75-watt replacement for less than $10, with the 100-watt replacement going for just under $15. For the rest of us, the bulbs will retail for $19.97 … Read more
While the life cycle of most home video equipment is measured in months, speakers in particular tend to hang around a lot longer. The Bowers and Wilkins 685 debuted almost seven years ago and is only now being replaced with the 685 S2.
The appearance of the B&W 685 S2 is very similar to the original but is a little more subtle -- the striking silver nameplate is now missing, for example. The stand-mount speaker retains the same size, with a 6.5-inch woofer and a box 13.5 inches high by 7.5 inches wide and 12.… Read more
But Cree might have some legitimate competition in Switch, a small … Read more
In the 1950s the Morgan Three Wheeler went out of production thanks to lack of interest and lack of steel (blame WWII for that one), leaving Morgan to concentrate on four-wheeled motor cars. That is until 2011, when the company revealed a Three Wheeler for the modern age.
This time round it was to be a fun Read more, an indulgence for those with the readies. It cost 30,000 pounds off the bat, and the car has a myriad of options to drive that cost up. In essence, the thing that used to be a mainstay of movement has now …
The movie business now will have a direct voice in a controversy about how to handle copy protection of videos on the Web.
That's because the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a group that creates Web standards, such as the HTML technology that underlies every Web page on the Internet.
"Just met with W3C CEO Jeffrey Jaffe. We're excited to join W3C and look forward to listening, learning and contributing," tweeted Alex Deacon, the MPAA's senior vice president for Internet Technology at the MPAA. Jaffe has … Read more
Guccifer does not discriminate. He (or she, or they) has hacked far and wide -- getting into the e-mail accounts of people as diverse as Colin Powell, Leonardo DiCaprio, and journalist Tina Brown. And, a new report from The Smoking Gun shows that the hacker's security breaches have been even more prolific than previously thought.
Dozens of people had their e-mail accounts and Web sites hacked by Guccifer. Not only has he amassed quite a spreadsheet of phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and home addresses, but he's also nabbed documents, personal drawings, and correspondences -- such as doodles by … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Pedestal-style sound bars are flourishing at CES 2014, and LG's latest model appears to one-up them all.
The Sound Plate sits just 1.56 inches tall, and it's designed to match TVs with screens measuring from 32 to 55 inches. LG refers to it as a 320-watt, 4.1 channel system, although you're unlikely to get much more than … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Last year, Vizio made a splash at CES 2013 with its 42-inch Vizio S4251w-B4 5.1 sound bar, offering up true surround sound in a sleek package via two rear speakers.
At CES 2014, Vizio unveiled the S5451w-C2, a larger 5.1 sound bar that's designed to fit jumbo TVs sized 55 inches and larger.
As is often the case with home audio, the bigger size offers potential performance benefits as well. Vizio claims the greater width of the sound bar allows for better separation between the left, right, and center channels, which is something we'… Read more