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Luxury Movie Theaters Taking Off

The folks at Australia-based Village Roadshow have long had their eyes on entering U.S. markets with their Gold Class Cinemas. Through a joint venture they now have locations in Central U.S., California, and Washington with plans targeting all major U.S. cities over the next 5 years. “We couldn’t be more enthusiastic about this exciting venture,” […]

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Apple iPad: Coming to Theaters Near You

Just 80 days since initial shipments, sales of the Apple iPad have top 3 million and are accelerating. As the iPad comes to life, many other product segments are seeing better days pass them by. Features, functions, footprint; the iPad has the bases covered. Apple is holding back on more (i.e. – camera, phone, USB, […]

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Brain Research Finds Music Heals

Music for the body and soul. By now it should be self-evident that music is a gift from our creator. We are wired to be receptive to and changed by it. Are you surprised to read this? Scientific research goes about the task of showing why and how this happens. In the meantime, listen to […]

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Want to Rewire Your Brain? Study Music

If you are a musician, all the years of training and playing has other benefits. Music training serves as mind therapy and in working with people. The Northwestern University in Chicago study has evidence of how your brain undergoes a change, a greater sensitivity to emotion-laced, complex sounds while being less distracted by simple sounds. […]

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Wanted: Musical Minds, Lightning Not Required

Tony is an orthopedic surgeon who had no formal musical training. One summer day, he was struck by a bolt of lightning. He is now a composer and performer, playing to sell-out audiences. “I thought that the only reason that I was allowed to live was because of the music,” he says. This is but […]

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Control Your PC From Your iPhone

Many of us use “cloud” services already. These are apps that you access over the web. They don’t reside on your desktop. Smartphones like the Apple iPhone use these “cloud” services all of the time. If you want to lighten your travel load the day is coming soon where your laptop becomes mostly a smaller […]

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The Rise of the Tablet Device: Why Care

Here at HD Living we are keeping an eye on the Tablet computing category where the iPad plays. Part of the attraction is curiousity. I’ve seen interest stirring in this category before going back to the 1980s. My brother had an Apple Newton, there was Pen Computing, et al. It never took off. Why? I […]

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