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I finally got a chance to test drive the the Tesla Model S P85D, and after eight long months I can say it was worth the wait.. Tesla Motors Inc(TSLA)
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Nice video, Marshall. I think I saw myself in the background of a couple of those shots. :)
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Big Picture on the Cheap.
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Curious about 3D #ImmersiveSound ? Here's our FAQ to the immersive surround sound formats, +DTS X, #AURO3D  and +Dolby Laboratories  #Atmos.
3D immersive sound is shaping up to be the format war of 2015. Here are the details on each of the three major formats as they stand right now.
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So close! Next time for sure!
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SpaceX booster about to touchdown on drone ship in Atlantic
Jurvetson: April 14, 2015: "Here is my launch perspective photo, from an unrelated company's board meeting (You know you have a cool product launch when unrelated companies interrupt their board meeting to watch. =) Meanwhile, fourteen more Planet Labs' satellites are now in orbit, inside the CRS-6 Dragon capsule."
 
From Elon: "Looks like Falcon landed fine, but excess lateral velocity caused it to tip over post landing"
 
"This was a historic attempt recover the booster by landing on this drone ship in the Atlantic today."
 
"Imagine you threw away the jet after each flight. Flying would be expensive and impractical for most common applications. Same with rockets. To lower cost another 100x, they need to be fully reusable."
 
"I recently read a fascinating passage from Sir Arthur Clarke:"

“Enter Citizen Astronauts. Escaping from Earth will not always be astronomically expensive; the energy needed to reach space is remarkably small."
 
‘About 800 pounds of kerosene and liquid oxygen, costing some $25, will liberate enough energy to carry a man to the moon. The fact that we currently burn a thousand tons per passenger indicates that there is vast room for improvement. This will come… most important of all, through the development of reusable boosters, which can be flown for hundreds of missions, like normal aircraft. We have to get away, as quickly as possible, from today’s missile-oriented philosophy of rocket launchers which are discarded after a single flight.’
 
"When I wrote these words in July 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts were on their way to the moon."
 
"I envisaged that the true Space Age would dawn ‘…and projects which today are barely feasible will become not only relatively easy but economically self-supporting. The closing years of this century should see the beginnings of commercial space flight, which will be directed first toward giant manned satellites or space platforms within a thousand miles above the Earth’s surface.’ [think ISS]
 
"Well in those heady days of Apollo, I couldn’t have anticipated all the detours and distractions of the 1970s that delayed our optimistic projections."
 
"Commercial space flight is now beginning to be technologically feasible and soon will become economically viable. The rise of citizen astronauts has already begun — this time, I doubt if politics can hold up progress because it is no longer so closely tied to the fluctuating interests and resources of national governments."
 
"Fortunately, we need not rely solely on governments for expanding humanity’s presence beyond the Earth."
 
"In that sense, space travel is returning to where it started: with maverick pioneers dreaming of journeys to orbit and beyond, some carrying out rocket experiments in their own backyards.”
 
— Sir Arthur Clarke, October 4, 2007
Foreward to Linehan’s SpaceShipOne

Jurvetson: "He died five months later. He did not get the chance to see any of SpaceX's successful launches... making his dream manifest."

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Dolby Atmos: 13, DTS:X: 1 (hey, ya gotta start somewhere).
 
It's official, DTS:X is coming to Blu-ray on July 14th with the upcoming release of #ExMachina  +DTS +Lionsgate Movies 
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OLED for under $2500. Woo hoo!
Amazon is currently slashing 38 percent off LG's 55EC9300 1080p 3D Curved OLED TV.
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Oh yeah!
 
Here we go!
We're still eight months away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but a new trailer just premiered at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. Developing...
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Check out our review of the +Dolby Laboratories Atmos-enabled "Diamond Luxe" edition of +Gravity on Blu-ray Disc. Is it worth the double dip?
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Want to know more about DTS:X, the new immersive sound format from +DTS ? Here's the scoop from their official launch event.
DTS is making a big play for the immersive sound market, both in theaters and at home, with DTS:X. Here are some details.
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We have seen HDR from Dolby, Warner and VIZIO... and it was GOOD!
At-home viewers will be able to experience Dolby Vision through VIZIO's newly announced Reference Series Ultra HD LED Smart TVs.
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  • Vassar College
    Cognitive Science, 1984 - 1988
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What's the Best Home Theater Projector Under $1,000?
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A reader writes in asking for the best bang-for-buck for a home theater projector under a grand.

Gravity Diamond Luxe Edition Blu-ray Review
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Alfonso' Cuaron's space-faring adventure is out on Blu-ray again, this time with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack that will knock your socks off. Is

Amazon Reports a Record-Breaking Holiday Sales Season for Online Shopping
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The online retailer welcomed more shoppers than ever, including 10 million new members to the Amazon Prime service.

Interstellar Movie Review
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Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic is a beautiful, ambitious, ultimately flawed film about nothing less than the survival of the human race.

HDTV Deal: 55-inch Panasonic Smart LED TV: $599.99 (TC-55AS530U)
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Is it Black Friday already? Panasonic must think so, because they're offering a 55-inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV for $599.99 while supplies last

How To Deploy a Dolby Atmos Home Theater
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Interested in bringing Dolby Atmos to your home theater? Here's an overview of what you'll need.

Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray 3D Review
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Michael Bay's giant robot show is back in town, this time with Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Kelsey Grammer along for the ride. Is it a

Epson Shows Off High-End 3LCD Reflective Projectors at CEDIA, Powered by...
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For the third time in four years, Epson is announcing their entry into the high-end LCoS projector market, but this time they really mean it

2014 TV Shooutout Pits $3,500 OLED Against $120,000 LED UHD TV, And The ...
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This year's TV Shootout at Value Electronics featured eight top-performing plasma, OLED and LED/LCD televisions, but you'll never guess whic

Walking Dead's Norman Reedus and Greg Nicotero Judge Costumes at Comic C...
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"The Walking Dead" star and makeup/effects artist hang out with fans at Courtyard Hotels' Comic Con 2014 costume competition.

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Works with Harmony Ultimate, Harmony Smart Control, and Harmony Smart Keyboard products (separate purchase required). For full capabilities

When Will We See Dolby Atmos on Blu-ray Disc? Sooner Than You Might Think
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A reader writes in asking when we might start seeing Blu-ray Discs that will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks. The answer? Sooner than you mi

2014 Flat Panel TV Shootout will Feature OLED, LED, Curved and Flat HDTV...
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The tenth annual TV shootout will be held in August and will include curved and flat models, HDTVs and UHD TVs, LED/LCD and at least one OLE

Denon, Marantz, Pioneer, Onkyo, Integra Reveal Dolby Atmos-Equipped Home...
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Some of the top home theater brands have announced plans to bring Dolby Atmos surround into the living room this fall via a series of new pr

JVC Begins Shipping 2014 HDTVs Powered by Roku, Unveils Details of 4K Ul...
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TV maker AmTRAN has begun shipping the 2014 line of JVC Emerald series HDTVs, powered by Roku, with the Diamond Series Ultra HD sets to foll

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Review
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Hiccup and friends are back, facing a dark and powerful menace intent on enslaving both humans and dragons alike.

Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review
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"Groundhog Day" meets "Aliens" in this surprisingly enjoyable sci-fi battle royale.

Sonos Adds Google Play Support to Streaming Music App
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The latest addition to the wireless streaming platform allows users to cast a song or playlist to a Sonos speaker from inside the Google Pla

Frozen Blu-ray Review
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Don't let this one go; Disney has put together another stunning Blu-ray release.

Logitech's New Harmony Remote is Actually a Full-Sized Keyboard
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Logitech's latest entry into the Harmony family brings a full-size QWERTY keyboard into the living room.

Mark did an excellent job tuning and tweaking my parents' 100+ year old piano at our cabin in the Adirondacks. I would recommend his work to anyone who needs piano service in the area.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Mark went out of his way to make sure our old (100+ years!) Sterling upright piano sounded and performed its best. We're not exactly close to his home base (we're in Long Lake, in Hamilton County), but he managed to schedule our visits in with other clients in the area. Highly recommended!
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