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Russound Adding Voice Control to Existing and Upcoming Products at CEDIA

Russound is readying voice control for its existing products and upcoming introductions, but it’s not revealing which engine until closer to the CEDIA 2017 show in September, Colin Clark, vice president-product development, told journalists on a phone briefing Friday … Subscribe to Read >>

Apple, Intel, CCIA Urge ITC to Reject Qualcomm’s Call for iPhone Import Ban

The import ban that Qualcomm seeks against iPhones that don't contain Qualcomm baseband processor chips (see 1707120023) "would negatively affect U.S. consumers who rely on Apple products," Apple told the International Trade Commission in comments posted Thursday … Subscribe to Read >>

BBC-Ipsos Survey Finds VR Dazzles Consumers, But Most Are Unwilling to Buy

New BBC research into virtual reality’s market potential found most consumers are dazzled by their first “in-home” VR experiences, but hardware problems and the lack of compelling content likely will keep all but a few from buying, the broadcaster … Subscribe to Read >>

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Black Sabbath MQA-Encoded Boxed Set Took 2 Years of 'Preparation,' Says BMG

LONDON -- A prelaunch listening session last week for BMG’s slated fall release of The Ten Year War, a limited-edition boxed set of the first eight Black Sabbath albums encoded in Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) (see 1706220043), provided an updated rundown on MQA’s progress with commercial adoption, the company’s plans for IFA, and insight into why BMG decided to use a hi-res digital system for rough-edged heavy-metal music recorded nearly 50 years ago. … Read More >>

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