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Even though it was released in February, the Apple HomePod isn’t exactly a new product. According to a recent report in Bloomberg, some version of the HomePod has been in development since 2012. Back then, the speaker market was a different arena, with a different set of standards—most of...
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Wouldn't it be great to have Amazon's Alexa built into a Sonos speaker? Well, they've done it—Sonos has just unveiled the new Sonos One. Featuring the same footprint as its popular PLAY:1 speaker, the digital-assistant-enabled Sonos One is available in black or...
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When I was given the assignment to do a hands-on review of a VIZIO SmartCast wireless soundbar system, the SB4551-D5, I was a bit apprehensive. I’ve always considered myself a bit old school when it comes to home theater; I’m used to the receiver doing its job routing the video signals...
11 months ago
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In my humble opinion, there have been three things keeping OLED TVs from reaching the maximum fandom they deserve in the consumer space—price, a sales pitch, and availability. For starters, OLED TVs are expensive. While it’s easy to argue that premium performance demands a premium price tag, an argument I’ve made more than once, you need the right sales pitch to convince customers to shell out...
1 year ago
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Smart is a term tech manufacturers throw around a lot these days. It’s found on everything from watches to appliances, signifying a product’s ability to do more and go beyond its core capabilities. In fact, you can argue that being smart has, in itself, become a core capability—but what does being smart really mean? Well, we can usually expect Internet connectivity, for starters, which allows the...
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As a writer who has covered multiple categories over the years, including audio, video, computer, and mobile technologies, it’s my duty to keep personal excitement at bay before taking pen to paper. As I have developed a particular fondness for home entertainment gear, this time around has proven to be more challenging than ever. Of all the converging technologies that have entered the tech space...
2 years ago
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When it comes to streaming devices, the Apple TV has established itself as a power player in the home entertainment category, with its ability to stream movies, TV shows, music, and more effortlessly from a centralized location for big-screen enjoyment. Even better, it offers this content in a way that Apple and iOS users are accustomed to, delivering a consistent experience across their devices...
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The Bose® brand has long been synonymous with innovation. Every one of its speaker systems is as surprising as it is impressive. Bose systems are continually evolving and the company is always at the forefront of the latest trends. As wireless music systems continue to grow in popularity, Bose continues its tradition of releasing Internet-connected audio systems that offer a keen balance of sound...
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We love our flat-panel TVs, but we don't always love the paltry speakers with which they're equipped. Sometimes, underwhelming sound quality is the trade-off we have to make for sleeker and slimmer television cabinets. Luckily, this is a trade-off we can easily remedy. The simplest way to upgrade your TV’s sound reproduction is to couple it with a soundbar. When pairing your flat-panel TV with a...
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Need to display high-resolution content on multiple screens? Take a look at this 1:8 4K HDMI Splitter from Gefen. It’s wall-mountable, and features both UHD (3840 x 2160) and DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution support, HDCP compatibility, multi-channel audio,...

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In this video, you'll be able to see the uniquely designed Alienware Area-51 in action. Its triad chassis provides efficient cooling while also housing a 5th-gen Broadwell Intel® Core™ i7 CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU. Play...

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With a curved, 34-inch ultra-wide display, the LG 34UC87C provides an immersive experience that’s perfect for movie watching, gaming, and much more. The 21:9 aspect ratio, combined with the curvature of the display, ensures that all aspects of the screen reside at the same distance from the eye...
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With a curved, 34-inch ultra-wide display, the LG 34UC87C provides an immersive experience that’s perfect for movie watching, gaming, and much more. The 21:9 aspect ratio, combined with the curvature of the display, ensures that all aspects of the screen reside at the same distance from the eye...
3 years ago
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If you’ve ever shopped for a TV, then you undoubtedly know that not all televisions are the same. This is also true of flagship TVs. However, many of them share the same principles and design philosophies; combining the best technologies a manufacturer has to offer in one television, or line of televisions, with the goal of creating a top-tier video experience that would satisfy even the most...

3 years ago
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In this video, Mia McCormick, of KelbyOne, takes a look at three impressive high-definition monitors from Samsung, with the UD970, sporting a 4K 3840 x 2160 native resolution. These displays range in size from 27 to 32",  providing an immersive desktop viewing experience. Each of these models...
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