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Zero Days (2016)

Zero Days (2016)

Zero Days (2016) Cast: George W. Bush & others Director: Alex Gibney Studio: Magnolia Home Ent. 1115 (1/17/17) Video: for 16:9 screens, color Audio: English, DD 5.1 Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish Extras: Interview with director, Theatrical trailer Length: 114 min. Rating: **** This documentary/thriller is about Stuxnet – a self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. […]

Ancient Aliens Season 9 (15 episodes) (2016)

Ancient Aliens Season 9 (15 episodes) (2016)

Season Nine of a popular video series which explores many mysteries within us. Ancient Aliens Season 9 (15 episodes) (2016) Cast: Erich von Daniken, George Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress, Eric Redfern Studio: Lionsgate 4-DVD collection – 15 Episodes on 4 discs Video: 1.78:1 For 16:9 screens, color Audio: English PCM 2.0 stereo Subtitles: English […]

Audio News for November 18, 2016

China’s Newest Export is Classical Music – The China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) is touring New York City, LA and San Francisco. Musicians from the China National Opera House in Beijing performed in Puccini’s Turandot in the Budapest Spring Festival. At London’s Coliseum, the Shanghai Opera performed Thunderstorm, a newly-adapted Western-style Chinese work, and the Shanghai […]

Audio News for October 18, 2016

Apple to Set Up Research & Development Center in China – Their chief executive said the center will be in the city of Shenzhen, China – a major global hub for electronics manufacturing. It is also the home of Foxconn, who make the Apple iPhone. Both it and a separate center in Beijing will allow […]

A Hologram for the King, Blu-ray (2016)

A Hologram for the King, Blu-ray (2016)

A memorable performance by Hanks as a salesman for a new holographic gadget for the King of Saudi Arabia. A Hologram for the King, Blu-ray (2016) Cast: Tom Hanks, Tom Skerrit, Sarita Choudhury, Ben Whishaw Director: Tom Tykwer Studio: Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate (8/9/16) Video: 2.40:1 for 16:9 screens, HD color Audio: English & Arabic – DTS-HD […]

Audio News for June 7, 2016

On Panasonic Giving Up On Plasma TVs – The TV set made Panasonic a household name from Singapore to San Francisco. Their TV engineers pointed out that though plasma flat-panel technology gave a better picture, consumers preferred the lighter, durable rival: liquid LCD TVs. When the new president Kazuhiro Tsuga took over in 2012, he […]

Audio News for May 13, 2016

Classical Music Blaring from SF Store Curbs Crowd – Studies have shown that classical music can help calm nerves, enhance memory and make pets more calm, but a Burger King in downtown San Francisco is using works of Vivaldi and Bach to help clear a troubled street corner of the mobs that used to hang […]

Audio News for May 29, 2015

Lenovo Plans $49 Streaming Media Device; DirecTV Launches Two New Satellites; Dolby Audio Extended to Windows 10 & Edge Browser; Some Startling Statistics About China and Technology; Klaus Heymann of Naxos Wins Yale University Medal

Audio News for March 24, 2015

Consumers Not Satisfied with Audio System Quality; Panasonic Comeback – Best Profit in Seven Years; Common Chemicals in Home Electronics and Furniture May Contribute to Obesity; “Stringquest” Takes Classical Music on a New Turn

Audio News for May 6, 2014

Very Modern Reinterpretations of the Classics; Gibson Brands Acquiring Philips’ Audio & HT Business; J&R Closes E-Commerce Site; TV App Developers Team Up; Rockford Gets Car Audio Level-Matching Patent

Audio News for March 25, 2014

On Universal Pure Audio Blu-rays Being Only Stereo; Sonos Upgrades App for Their Multiroom Audio System; Seiki Offers Free UHD Up-Conversion HDMI Cable; Consumer Electronics Market in China Tumbles

Audio News for May 20, 2011

New Transparent TV Energy Labels Now Mandatory; Grace Wi-Fi Radio Now Includes Recording Option; Google Android@Home & Tungsten To Bring Your Music Closer; Headphone Maker Moves Manufacturing Back to the U.S.