Archive for the ‘Sound’ Category

Soundmatters SLIMstage For Wall Mounted TVs

May 12, 2007

“You’ve upgraded to a kick-ass flat-panel HDTV and even gotten it up on the wall — well done. Now you want good sound, but the last thing you want to do is clutter up your room with bulky speakers everywhere. Soundmatters hears your plea, creating the SLIMstage speaker for just your situation. The SLIMstage40 was made to pack the punch of an entire 5.1-channel speaker system, able to crank out 170 watts of sound from a component that measures just 3.6 inches thick but 39 inches wide — a perfect fit right under that new plasma.”


iPods Can Cause Pacemakers to Malfunction

May 11, 2007

A 17-year-old high school student in Michigan has uncovered that iPods can cause pacemakers to malfunction. A study that tested 83 elderly patients had an iPod just two inches from their chest for five to 10 seconds. Telemetry interference occurred in 29 percent of the patients, and a pacemaker misreading the heart’s function occurred in 20 percent of patients, according to HealthDay News. In some cases, electrical interference was detected from as far as 18 inches away, and in one patient, the pacemaker stopped working.”


DRM Group Pledges To Fight Digg Rebels

May 6, 2007

Relating directly to this, bloggers posting the HD-DVD key appear to be in a bind.

“Bloggers who posted links to a software key that would unlock the copy protection on some high-definition DVDs have been threatened with legal action.

The entertainment industry-backed consortium which developed the protection said that it was looking at “technical and legal tools” to confront bloggers who made the key available, saying they had “crossed the line.””