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A Wireless Speaker that Visualizes Lyrics in Real-Time

Sound and Vision - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:57am
Here’s an idea: An app-based wireless speaker that visualizes lyrics on a translucent baffle/screen in real-time while the music is playing, creating a quasi-holographic effect.
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Verizon Targets 30 Million Homes for 5G Service

Sound and Vision - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:14am
Verizon said it plans to build out a super-fast 5G fixed-gigabit wireless service serving 30 million homes “over the next few years,” according to a report in Telecompetitor.
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Apple, Amazon Take Heat for How Siri and Alexa Respond to Rude Comments

Sound and Vision - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:50am
In the age of talking technology and artificial intelligence, it seems the social police have new things to worry — like how smart “virtual assistants” like Amazon’s Echo speaker respond to questions and comments.
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Alien: Covenant

Sound and Vision - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:38pm
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Remember how excited we were when we heard that George Lucas—the man who started it all—was going back to directing Star Wars movies? And a lot of us went to see Episode I and said, “Oh.” And then, a few years older and wiser, we sat through Episode II and said, “Oh. Well.”

Ridley Scott is putting us through much the same ringer with the Alien franchise he began, famously returning for 2012’s technically accomplished but overly complicated Prometheus (also newly available on 4K). And now he’s back again with Alien: Covenant, which might just be the nadir for the series.

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Silence

Sound and Vision - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:37pm
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Seventeenth-century feudal Japan wasn’t exactly fertile ground for sowing the seeds of Christianity. For the Jesuit priests who went there to bring the word of God and their faithful converts, they were met with hostility, unspeakable cruelty, and death. Christ was the ultimate living example of persecution and sufferance, and the Jesuits could find strength and perseverance in that. But even Christ had his moment of doubt, and every person has his breaking point. And the Japanese were ruthlessly methodical in their efforts.
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