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With so many great TVs and home theater displays on the market these days, it can be difficult to create a “Best Of” list. Even if today’s TVs have a lot in common, some models certainly have more standout features and impressive specs than others. With CES now well behind us and the new models rolling out to store shelves, I thought this would be a good time to compile a list of TVs and displays...
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The new SoundLink Bluetooth speakers from Bose® are coming, and they’re bringing a new 360º design with them. The SoundLink Revolve is available in Triple Black and...
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Spring cleaning time is here, and it’s time to clean up your home theater room. You’ve already replaced the dozen or so remotes you have for all your devices with a universal remote, swapped your old component video cables with HDMI, and tied them all up neatly behind your components. Are you finished, though? With cleaning and de-cluttering your viewing area, maybe, but how about maximizing your...
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When we think of spring cleaning, vivid images of crowded garages, disorganized basements, and overstuffed drawers come to mind. Ugh. Instead of going down that rabbit hole, let’s focus on something more fun: Getting new gadgets. So, let the dust bunnies live uninterrupted and free, and turn your attention to the purpose of this article: How to clean up your utility bill with energy-efficient and...
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The new line of NEC ME-series projectors is here, offering many options for multimedia presentation. The line consists of eight models in total; the NP-ME301 offers 3000 lumens of brightness, the ...
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After years of R&D, Sony has finally released its line of consumer OLED TVs in the US. Details were scarce at the original announcement at CES, but we now know that the A1E-series, offered in 55 and 65"...
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Wireless audio pioneer Sonos has unveiled its PLAYBASE speaker base, which brings high-quality sound to your TV. The base supports TVs weighing up to 77 lb and features six midrange drivers, three tweeters, and a woofer, each of which is powered by individual class-D digital amplifiers. Since it...
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There must be a way to avoid those pesky notes left by delivery drivers claiming an attempt was made to deliver your long-awaited, highly anticipated package—even if it is just a bar of soap or applesauce. While I haven’t found a flawless solution, I am getting close. I live in a New York City apartment and don’t have the luxury of a doorman who receives all incoming packages for safekeeping...
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Every year, around the time that people start gearing up for the Big Game, TVs seem to go on sale everywhere. And similarly, every year, I try to caution friends, before you run out and grab the lowest-cost model you can find at your local big-box store, you may want to look beyond price to ensure that your new TV serves you adequately in the short and long run. Is the TV the right size for your...
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Whether you're watching the Big Game with friends, family, or all by yourself, there are a couple of key essentials for having a good time: a comfortable setting, solid TV setup, and plenty of quality snacks. But if you're looking to make your watch party truly memorable, you might need to call an audible or two to go beyond merely the status quo. To help you out, we've compiled a list of tech...
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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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The upcoming release of NVIDIA’s push into the home automation market comes in the form of a very small accessory: the NVIDIA Spot. Announced at CES, this compact device enables voice-activated control over your connected home setup. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in functionality. Powered by Google Assistant, Spot features a built-in microphone with far-field processing and echo...

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As TVs get thinner, it becomes harder and harder to equip them with good speakers. In this video, we check out Sony’s new Bravia OLED, the company’s first 4K OLED, which turns its entire panel into one large speaker. We also hear about new LCD TVs, the CLEDIS modular display, and coding for kids. 

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One of the top trends of CES 2017 is smart-home technology. In this video, we take a first look at some of the best gadgets in home automation, including MySmartBlinds, ShadeCraft, Kevo, and more.
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Beoplay just announced its new M5 speakers, and what we’ve heard sounds good so far! Available in black and what Beoplay refers to as “natural,” the M5 speakers feature...

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