Samsung is the latest company to employ technology from SRS Labs Inc. (www.srslabs.com) to boost performance of small speakers. Samsung will use the WOW audio enhancement technology from SRS in a 17-inch LCD TV. Flat panel TVs have high performance expectations, but limited space for speakers has posed a problem. WOW combines TruBass and Digital Clarity, developed by SRS, to compensate for the limitations of small speakers by dispersing sound along horizontal and vertical axes while enhancing the bass. Sony recently adopted WOW for its Vaio W Desktop PC, which provides CD, DVD, and TV playback.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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