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1 month ago
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 months ago
Bose unveiled a number of new home theater products last week, and the company has the Internet buzzing like a piezo. Two of these are home theater in a box (HTiB) systems and the other is modular, consisting of a soundbar, wireless rear speakers, and the (you guessed it!) Acoustimass module, all of which are sold separately, allowing you to...
by Richard Stevens
4 months ago
Our computer and home entertainment systems are similar in the way they display content and allow us to immerse ourselves in the experience. Even with that pretty big similarity, they can sometimes feel like two completely different and incompatible worlds, and unnecessarily so. Add a smartphone or tablet to the mix and things can become even more fragmented. Each of these devices offers audio...
4 months ago
Summer is in full gear, and while vacationers are packing up and hustling out, stay-cationers like me are checking out the new E-Series SmartCast TVs and tuner-free displays from VIZIO. With multiple models in this series ranging from 32" all the way to 70", there’s a display to suit anyone’s needs. A terminology tidbit first: if it’s referred to as a “tuner-free display,” you’ll need the...
5 months ago
On a one–week exclusive run at B&H, TP-Link’s EAP330 and EAP320 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Points...
5 months ago
CE Week kicked off in Manhattan this week, and B&H was on hand to test out some of the latest and greatest products in home entertainment. Brands big and small were there to showcase the products we’re likely to see in the hands and homes of consumers sometime in the near future. Here are some the products that really caught our eye. Epson projectors and Da-Lite screens Epson and DaLite had...
5 months ago
CE Week 2016 kicked off in Manhattan this week, and B&H was on site to take a look at some of the latest products for computers and home automation. Established brands and newly created startups were there to showcase their products, which may end up in the hands of consumers in the near future. Check out some of the products we thought were interesting and innovative. ALLie Home Dual Lens...
6 months ago
As stubborn as it was, winter is finally over. For a while there it seemed as if the cold weather wasn’t quite ready to bid its farewell, but literally like clockwork, along comes spring and, with it, our desire to tidy things up a bit. As we let more sunlight into homes and bask in the delight of warmer weather, it’s only natural that we look around and begin to visualize a neater and more...
6 months ago
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...
7 months ago
2016 is in full swing and HDR LED TVs are coming down the pipeline from Samsung in the form of the new KU6300 and...
10 months ago
In the hundred or so years that TVs have been around, countless innovations have been made in the field, some of which I covered in a previous article. But this isn’t about history—this is about what’s available and innovative right now. Without further ado, let’s...
10 months ago
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...
11 months ago
If you've been waiting for a 4K Blu-ray Disc player to hit the market, your patience will soon be rewarded because Samsung is set to unveil the UBD-K8500, its first 4K/UHD Blu-ray...
11 months ago
TVs have come a long way in their relatively brief existence. They’ve gone from 8 x 8 resolution in their first demonstration, in 1909, to various versions of what we call 4K, the most common of which is 3840 x 2160. Over this 106-year period, the science behind the screen has evolved, from the initial 64 selenium cell matrix to the CRT (tube) TVs you and I grew up with, to plasma, LCD, and LED....
11 months ago
For years, Casio was known as “that calculator company.” High-school and college students, and those in the fields of science, engineering, and advanced math were rushing out to buy the latest scientific or graphing calculator for their increasingly difficult equations. They chose Casio for a good reason: not only did Casio develop the first all-electric compact calculator in 1957, the company...

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