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Big Brother Jobs Confirms that Apple can Remotely Control What is on your iPhone

— August 15, 2008 00:55

Big Brother Jobs Confirms that Apple can Remotely Control What is on your iPhone

Word around the Internet last week that a software developer had discovered what amounted to a kill switch buried in the new iPhone 3G firmware has now been confirmed by Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs has

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No Stupid Questions… Part 5: Miscellaneous

— August 03, 2008 21:15

No Stupid Questions… Part 5: Miscellaneous

As a reviewer (much less the host of AV Rant), I am asked on a regular basis for my opinion. Everyone from the checkout guy at the supermarket to random people at parties want me to tell them which

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No Stupid Questions… Part 4: Myths and Legends

— July 27, 2008 19:15

No Stupid Questions… Part 4: Myths and Legends

As a reviewer (much less the host of AV Rant), I am asked on a regular basis for my opinion. Everyone from the checkout guy at the supermarket to random people at parties want me to tell them which

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No Stupid Questions… Part 3: Players

— July 21, 2008 19:15

No Stupid Questions… Part 3: Players

As a reviewer (much less the host of AV Rant), I am asked on a regular basis for my opinion. Everyone from the checkout guy at the supermarket to random people at parties want me to tell them which

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Deconstructing E3 - Winners and Losers

— July 21, 2008 15:22

Deconstructing E3 - Winners and Losers

E3 is over and the fallout is still... um... falling. While there were a ton of great looking games and technology on the horizon, I wanted to take a look at how the big three faired - at least from

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AVRant #83: The Formula for Suck

— July 21, 2008 09:47

AVRant #83: The Formula for Suck

Tom's back and he's extra bitter. Dina thinks she's got Tom sold on an iPhone. She's wrong. A story about Tom's dad… it isn't as bad as it sounds at the beginning. Tom gets mad at Denon. Tom gets

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The Dark Knight - Busting More than Box Office Records

— July 19, 2008 14:07

The Dark Knight - Busting More than Box Office Records

The much anticipated Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan, staring Christian Bale as Batman and the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, made its debut this weekend by setting a one-day box office

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AV Rant #82 - Monster Madness Infinity

— July 13, 2008 21:37

AV Rant #82 - Monster Madness Infinity

This week Tom is out of town “getting tan” (we seriously think he checked himself in at a mental institution, but who knows) and Clint DeBoer fills in with Dina. Clint finds that he’s not “bitter

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No Stupid Questions… Part 2: Speakers

— July 13, 2008 19:15

No Stupid Questions… Part 2: Speakers

As a reviewer (much less the host of AV Rant), I am asked on a regular basis for my opinion. Everyone from the checkout guy at the supermarket to random people at parties want me to tell them which

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AV Rant Techcast #1: Denon Interview

— July 11, 2008 12:24

AV Rant Techcast #1: Denon Interview

In my first tech podcast, I interviewed Denon’s own Director of Product Development, Jeff Talmadge, to discuss the new super AVP-A1HDCI pre/pro and POA-A1HDCI 10CH power amplifier. We discuss these

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Monster Cable Sues Baby Clothing Company MonsterRepublic.com

— July 07, 2008 18:43

Monster Cable Sues Baby Clothing Company MonsterRepublic.com

We just received this email from a small business owner of a kids clothing company called Monsterrepublic.com. It appears Monster Cable is at it again with another lawsuit in attempts to protect

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AV Rant #81: Wall-E Damage

— July 06, 2008 21:27

AV Rant #81: Wall-E Damage

Another threesome - this time with J and Dina. Jaime's Flaming Onkyo update. Paul wants to know if he should be interested in tube amps or not. Do Tom and J have Audiophilenervousa? Tom's theory of

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No Stupid Questions… Part 1: Displays

— July 06, 2008 19:50

No Stupid Questions… Part 1: Displays

As a reviewer (much less the host of AV Rant), I am asked on a regular basis for my opinion. Everyone from the checkout guy at the supermarket to random people at parties want me to tell them which

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Will the [email protected] Consortium Jump Out At You!

— July 04, 2008 12:10

Will the 3D@Home Consortium Jump Out At You!

Friday July 11, Journey to the Center of the Earth will join a growing list of 3-D films like Beowulf and Meet the Robinsons. But as the first live-action film to reach out to the third dimension,

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A Fortunate Disaster?

— July 03, 2008 00:25

A Fortunate Disaster?

Several weeks ago, the sump pump in my basement failed me here in Iowa. As I am sure you have read, the flooding was quite extensive in my state. As the water moves southward many towns in Illinois

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Happy 4th of July to Voyager 1 & 2 from Audioholics

— July 02, 2008 15:47

Happy 4th of July to Voyager 1 & 2 from Audioholics

Lately I’ve been editorializing science based stuff I happen upon online while taking a break from the A/V stuff. Despite I am an avid Audioholic, I am also a geeky science guy as well. I suppose

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World’s Largest Atom Smasher Audioholics Survival Tips

— June 28, 2008 17:10

World’s Largest Atom Smasher Audioholics Survival Tips

The world’s largest atom smasher comes online this August in Switzerland. Some critics fear it could create a black hole that would envelop the Earth while others fear it will turn our planet into

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Games Prove to Music Industry that Content is King

— June 18, 2008 10:33

Games Prove to Music Industry that Content is King

Content is king. Always has been and always will be. Many will argue that games have little or nothing to do with the music industry. Indeed both are about as far apart as you can get in terms of

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iPhone 3G, The Mobile Computer That Time Forgot

— June 10, 2008 12:05

iPhone 3G, The Mobile Computer That Time Forgot

Another Apple WWDC is in the books! Another Stevenote address and yet another iteration of iPhone that almost makes it as a legit 21st Century Smartphone. There is a lot of talk about the new Apple

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Anything But HDMI Please

— June 10, 2008 09:42

Anything But HDMI Please

First of all, don't get us wrong about our views on HDMI. It's a great concept. A single digital cable connecting audio and video from one component to another. It's just that it's been a bit of a

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Dude, Where's My Swag?

— June 09, 2008 08:15

Dude, Where's My Swag?

I came to a sudden realization the other day: I'm running out of clothes. For the past few years I've been living off of t-shirts and golf shirts which have either been branded by Audioholics or one

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3 New iPhone Features We Want to See

— June 04, 2008 10:01

3 New iPhone Features We Want to See

It's only four days and a wake up before Steve Jobs gives his address at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. It's widely expected we’ll hear all the hub-bub about the new version of iPhone

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Technology Allergy or just Crazy?

— May 31, 2008 02:15

Technology Allergy or just Crazy?

A group has banned together to try to stop Wi-Fi in public buildings because they experience negative physical symptoms they attribute to the electromagnetic field. The group is claiming that they

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AV Rant #72: Measuring your worth

— May 30, 2008 08:50

AV Rant #72: Measuring your worth

On this episode, Dina defies Newton and pays the price. Tom is like his mom. Do you turn movies off or walk out of theaters? Why is audio such an afterthought in movies? Tom and Dina discuss the use

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AVRant #68: Déjà vu

— May 16, 2008 11:18

AVRant #68: Déjà vu

Tom and Dina are a bit punchy after some technical malfunctions a la the ever "stable" Mac. Dina finally sees our listener-created picture and her reaction? Priceless. Finally, the duo talks about

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Audiogurus is Hiring – Apply Now

— May 12, 2008 13:50

Audiogurus is Hiring – Apply Now

In order to keep up with the surge in orders and customer support, Audiogurus is looking for a few good men (or women) to join the phone sales support team of the new Audiogurus store. If you’ve got

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Blue Jeans Cable Experience with Monster Cable

Kurt Denke — April 29, 2008 22:20

Blue Jeans Cable Experience with Monster Cable

Monster Cable threatened to sue Blue Jeans Cable over IP property relating to an audio connector. What Monster didn't realize is they woke the monster within Blue Jeans owner. See what went down.

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The Evolution of Digital Music On Demand

Mary Sekerak — April 28, 2008 15:25

The Evolution of Digital Music On Demand

Think back to a time when you couldn’t log onto the Internet and download any song you wanted in little or no time at all. It seems like that was an eternity ago, right? Once MP3s became more