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Smart Speakers, Dumb Music

Sound and Vision - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 7:24pm
Has pop music become less interesting? This amateur musicologist seems to think so...
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Going Behind the Scenes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sound and Vision - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 6:14pm
If you missed Star Wars: The last Jedi in theaters you can now stream it in Dolby Vision 4K on Vudu or on Movies Anywhere — or you can wait until the 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray hits next Tuesday (March 27).
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Screen Sizes Get Bigger as TV Sales Slip

Sound and Vision - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:44pm
2017 was not a banner year for TV sales, despite growth for 4K (Ultra HD) TV and even 8K TV.
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Tech Tidbits March 2018

Sound and Vision - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 8:10am
The First 8K channel will be launched by NHK, the Japanese broadcast authority, later this year. How much programming will support it remains to be seen...

Samsung may return to OLED manufacturing, say anonymous sources quoted by a Korean-language news site. But this time it would combine the brightness of Samsung’s quantum dot with the black levels of OLED...

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Roger Daltrey's Hearing Loss: Who's Sorry Now

Sound and Vision - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:43am
At a recent solo concert in Las Vegas, Roger Daltrey urged his fans, “I advise you all, all you rock’n’roll fans, take your f***ing ear plugs to the gigs.” Daltrey, age 74, admits that he's “very, very deaf” and relies on reading lips. While most people lose some hearing as they age, years and years of loud music has most likely caused profound hearing loss in The Who's lead singer. Sadly, it's a condition that is preventable. “If only we had known when we were younger.”

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