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Top Ten Pro AV stories of the week

What Happened This Week: most popular stories January 30-Feb 3

SVConline presents the week’s top ten Pro AV stories, this week’s most popular stories from our Pro AV Today newsletter. This week’s roundup wireless earbuds that provide language translation, Ring’s floating camera demoed at CES, the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of office furniture, new Microsoft Teams Premium, and more.



January 30-Feb 3

1. WATCH: Wireless earbuds that provide real time translation of 37 languages (Derek Wiley)

2. Ring Always Home Cam demoed at CES, release date delayed (Cynthia Wisehart)

3. Steelcase resurrects the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of home-office furniture (Derek Wiley)

4. Microsoft launches Teams Premium, powered by ChatGPT (Derek Wiley)

5. Microsoft lays off all VR, Mixed Reality, and HoloLens employees: Report (Adrianna Nine)

6. Audio-Technica Launches New Engineered Sound Wireless System (via [email protected])

7. Logitech unveils immersive video-conferencing booth, Project Ghost (Derek Wiley)

8. WATCH: Youtuber “upgrades” digital signage at London’s Knightrider Court (Derek Wiley)

9. PTZOptics debuts Dante AV camera (via [email protected])

10. Bolin Technology Introduces World’s First Dante AV Dual-Stream Cameras (via [email protected])


January 23-27

1. FAA’s grounding of all U.S. flights points to vastly outdated technology (Derek Wiley)

2. Disney’s iconic Splash Mountain is gone forever (Derek Wiley)

3. U.S. government halts sales of Microsoft combat goggles (Derek Wiley)

4. WATCH: NVIDIA makes your eyes focus on the camera-even when they’re not (Derek Wiley)

5. WATCH: Want to update a show at Chuck. E. Cheese? Grab a floppy disc (Derek Wiley)

6. Microsoft blames ‘networking configuration issue’ for global service outage (Derek Wiley)

7. Pioneering Apple Lisa goes “open source” thanks to Computer History Museum (Benj Edwards)

8. Neutrik announces new XX series powerCON® blue/grey and speakON® cable connectors (via [email protected])

9. Mantis RS360 dive housing for One RS 1-Inch 360 edition takes your panoramic filming underwater (Derek Wiley)

10. Meyer Sound introduces 2100-LFC Low-Frequency Control Element (via [email protected])


January 16-20

1. HDMI Alt Mode is no more (Derek Wiley)

2. LG debuts massive M3 display utilizing wireless technology and third generation OLED panels (Derek Wiley)

3. Rotatable desktop monitors with ‘Balanced Mode Radiation’ claim audiophile quality at your desk (Derek Wiley)

4. TCL backpedals announcement of first OLED TV (Derek Wiley)

5. New app for displacing sounds and creating acousmatic music developed by Santa Barbara composers (Debra Herrick)

6. Microsoft’s VALL-E can reproduce a voice after hearing a 3 second clip (Derek Wiley)

7. Magewell Launches New Dante-Enabled, Multi-Format IP Audio Converter and Capture Device (via [email protected])

8. LG issues recall for 86 inch Smart TVs over tipping hazard (Derek Wiley)

9. Blustream Expands Dante-Enabled Power Amplifier Line with New NPA70DA (via [email protected])

10. Sommer Cable Introduces SC-Elephant Robust Speaker Cable (via [email protected])


January 9-13

1.  CES absurdity: The $3,000 totally wireless Displace TV falls off the wall if the batteries run out (Chris Welch)

2. LG shows off see-through OLED TV at CES (Derek Wiley)

3. Transparent solar panels are coming sooner than we thought (Derek Wiley)

4. Watch out Google Pixel 7 owners: your camera glass may spontaneously combust (Derek Wiley)

5. Hisense teases “world’s first 8K Laser TV” (Derek Wiley)

6. WATCH: Car AV at CES 2023 (Cynthia Wisehart)

7. Samsung Debuts Flex Hybrid Foldable, Stretchable Display Tech (Derek Wiley)

8. How will 2023 TVs address OLED’s biggest flaws? (Scharon Harding)

9. The future of screens is so top-secret, I can’t show it yet (Geoffrey Morrison)

10. Research: Luxury cars and emergency services vehicles vulnerable to remote takeover (Rory Bathgate)


January 2-5, 2023

1. Avatar: The Way of Water broke movie projectors across Japan

2. AVI-SPL acquires Adtech Systems

3. Father of Instant Replay Dies at 97

4. LG’s New OLED TV With Zero Connect Technology Redefines Freedom To Design Your Space

5. Samsung holds European records for largest LED circle and largest LED cube

6. The history of the NFL’s instant replay system

7. Samsung-backed startup unveils AR glasses to help the visually impaired

8. WATCH: GoPros strapped to dolphins give an up-close-and-personal view as they hunt for fish

9. Extron debuts MediaPort 300 for remote users

10. Audio-Technica Introduces ATH-M50xSTS StreamSet™ Models, World’s First Streaming Headsets


December 19-23

1. Universal Theme Park creative division gutted after exit of high-ranking execs (Exclusive) (Drew Taylor)

2. L-Acoustics Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force update: counterfeiters sentenced to prison

3. Displace teases strange wireless TV ahead of CES (Derek Wiley)

4. German researchers post record-breaking semiconductor speeds using salt water

5. Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones review roundup (Derek Wiley)

6. Finalmouse’s new Centerpiece pushes the envelope of what a mechanical keyboard can be (Derek Wiley)

7. Windows 10 users encounter ‘blue screen of death’ after latest Patch Tuesday update (Ross Kelly)

8. Apple is preparing to release more external monitors- with Apple Silicon

9. Watch unhelpful LED road sign encourage motorists to SMOKE WEED (Derek Wiley)

10. ‘Hey Disney!’ virtual assistant begins rollout at Walt Disney World


December 12-16

1. ClearOne and Shure jointly announce settlement of all pending disputes

2. 14 must-have items from Twitter’s office supply fire sale

3. Using the Sound Devices A20-RX to filter RF interference

4. WATCH: Dell Concept Luna modular laptop- demonstration and first impressions

5. DJI launches the Mini 3 drone

6. Trashed lithium-ion batteries caused three garbage truck fires in California

7. China hits back at US chip sanctions with WTO dispute

8. Samsung opens Neo QLED viewing pod for the World Cup

9. Electricity….from wood?

10. Introducing Dante Domain Manager subscriptions


December 5-9

1. Axl Rose has thrown his last mic

2. WATCH: Disney researchers create facial age altering program powered by machine learning

3. Meet the Orb X

4. Q-SYS launches technology partner program

5. Stanford has a salty solution to the problem of battery flammability

6. Magewell ships and expands features of USB fusion multi-input video capture and mixing device

7. Opinion: A hallelujah moment for iPhone users everywhere

8. Researchers create prototype capable of sending and receiving tactile sensations

9. Book memorializes Apollo missions with breathtaking remastered photos

10. The clock is steadily ticking on Apple’s Lightning charger


November 25- December 2

1. MIT breakthrough could pave the way to smaller, safer batteries

2. Works with Sonos: Victrola Stream Carbon Review Roundup

3. New study upends the understanding of color perception (Cynthia Wisehart)

4. What is white noise? All you need to know about sounds named after colors (Brittney Grimes)

5. The Death of the Key Change (Chris Dalla Riva)

6. Eufy cameras have been uploading unencrypted footage to cloud without owners knowing (Florence Ion)

7. NASA’s Orion photographed the Earth and Moon from a quarter-million miles away

8. USB-C desktop power chargers tested: the best GaN-based boxes (Kevin Purdy)

9. Review: Intel’s “Raptor Canyon” NUC is a compact gaming PC without the stress (Andrew Cunningham)

10. Here’s what we know about Elon Musk’s Neuralink event


November 14-18

1. KNIPEX Tools Releases Limited-Edition Christmas Ornament

2. Did Elon Musk just kill hybrid work?

November 7-11, 2022

1. FBI issues official alert on counterfeit batteries

2. Review: TinySA RF spectrum analyzer (Eric Wenocur)

October 31-November 4, 2022

1. Disney Traps Visitors Inside Shanghai Park After Halloween Covid Scare

2. Why Egypt became one of the biggest chokepoints for Internet cables

October 24-28, 2022

1. New technology can transmit the world’s internet traffic in one second

2. Intel demos the next generation of Thunderbolt, tripling speeds

October 17-21, 2022

1. Q-SYS’ answer to supply chain issues for the control space?(Cindy Davis)

2. Google expands testing for immersive video call system, Project Starline (Derek Wiley)

October 10-14, 2022

1. Microsoft Audio Dock debuts (Cynthia Wisehart)

2. Shure announces the UniPlex cardiod lavalier mic for isolated speech

October 3-7, 2022

1. EU’s USB-C mandate approval puts pressure on Apple to replace Lightning port (Scharon Harding)

2. E11EVEN Sound by DAS Audio energizes the atmosphere at Decades in the District of Columbia (via [email protected])

September 26-30, 2022

1. AtlasIED names Kim Porter Director of Mechanical Engineering to advance product development (via [email protected])

2. Exclusive: Epiphan Connect Pre-launch Interview

September 19-23, 2022

1. When batteries go bad (Cynthia Wisehart)

2. Mouthpiece microphone Mutalk will hide your speech from those around you (Derek Wiley)

September 12-16, 2022

1. Aurora v. Crestron (SVC Online Editor)

2. Northeastern University VR lab rattled by pressurized explosive device (Cynthia Wisehart)

September 5th-9, 2022

#1 this week: New CLIR study explores audio tape’s longevity (via [email protected])

#2 Researchers use infrared light to wirelessly beam power 100 feet (Derek Wiley)

August 29-September 2, 2022

1. LG Display/Corsair unveils bendable gaming monitor (Derek Wiley)

2. Mark Zuckerberg reveals launch window for new VR headset (Derek Wiley)

August 22-26, 2022

1. Exclusive: Sonos’ next flagship speaker Optimo 2 will play sound in nearly all directions (Chris Welch)

2. Meet the TriCaster Mini X: The new desktop TriCaster (via [email protected])

August 15-19, 2022

1. The line between headphones and hearing aids is about to get way blurrier (Nicole Wetsman)

2. Samsung launches Odyssey Ark monitor (Cynthia Wisehart)

August 8-12, 2022

1. Lumina embeds a 24-inch OLED monitor into the surface of a sit/stand desk (Cynthia Wisehart)

2. New York City’s Javits Center expands with huge addition featuring AV integration by Metinteractive (via [email protected])

August 1-5, 2022

1. Plugable USBC-VAMETER version 3 is a 240W voltage and amperage meter (Cynthia Wisehart)

2. Marshall debuts its first 4K60 digital ePTZ Camera at 2022 IBC Show (via [email protected])

3. David Angress to lead QSC Pro Audio Division (via [email protected])

July 25-29, 2022

1. WATCH: Earthgrid looks to dig a cable network beneath the USA using new tech (Derek Wiley)

2. Snap Pixy flying camera review roundup (Cynthia Wisehart)

July 18-22, 2022

1. WATCH: This is a gigantic sculptural folding screen (Cynthia Wisehart)

2. Historic Control Room A of Battersea Power Station restored (Derek Wiley)

July 11-15, 2022

1. OPPO Air Glass gets a first look review (Cynthia Wisehart)

2. I tested Samsung’s Next-Gen OLED TV, and it highlights current OLED’s big problem (John Archer)

July 4-8, 2022

1. WATCH: Mojo Lens is a Micro LED contact lens that you control with your eyes (Cynthia Wisehart)

2. FCC lets Starlink offer Internet service on moving vehicles throughout US (Jon Brodkin)

June 27-July 1, 2022

1. Cabless autonomous electric truck approved for US public roads (Paul Ridden)

2. WATCH: Transparent shower door video screen (Cynthia Wisehart)

June 20-24, 2022
1. KNIPEX Tools introduces the smallest pliers wrench in the world (via [email protected])

2. Half the internet died while you were sleeping. Here’s what happened. (Amanda Yeo)

June 13-17, 2022
1. Official InfoComm 2022 Numbers Released (Cindy Davis)
From June 8-10, thousands of Pro AV folks filled the North and West Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center to attend InfoComm 2022. The official numbers have been released.

2. Here’s what happens when Sonos won’t stop sending you speakers (Emma Roth)

June 6-10, 2022

1. Shure prevails in latest patent case filed by ClearOne (via [email protected])

2. Q1 2022: AV/IT industry acquisitions, restructuring, partnerships and rebranding – more than 20! (Cindy Davis)

May 30-June 3, 2022

1. Samsung Display to close LCD business (Cynthia Wisehart)
Samsung Display will be ceasing its production of LCD panels, focusing instead on OLED and quantum dot going forward.

2. As hot desking gets hotter, Crestron adds Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams Displays (via [email protected])

May 23-27, 2022

1. Sennheiser and Shure lose battle for vacant UHF channel (Paul McLane, Radio World)
The FCC has refused a request from Sennheiser and Shure to preserve a vacant channel in the TV bands for wireless mic use.

2. The full saga of Apple’s troubled mixed reality headset has been revealed (Samuel Axon, Ars Technica)

May 16-20

1. Apple’s hidden setting instantly makes your video and audio calls sound better (David Pierce, The Verge )
Today, I learned that there’s a newish feature buried in the Control Center that instantly improves the quality of your microphone during calls, whether you’re audio-only or on video.

2. WATCH: Ford F-150 Lightning Pro for work (SVC Online Editor)


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