Home Theater

New study: Royalties aside, streaming music gets fans out to shows

Linking up with an independent research firm, ticketing agency Eventbrite found that, as streaming music listeners are discovering more and more music online, the result is increased ticket sales for live shows.

Trends with Benefits: Kickstarter trolls, Periscope, and great TVs to buy

We run down all our favorite stories of the week, including bacon-flavored seaweed, hot tub hammocks, and a bad rash of Kickstarter trolls that threaten to ruin a great new product.

Turtle Beach’s Stealth 420X debuts this week, enables wireless chat on Xbox One

Hardware manufacturer Turtle Beach is gearing up for a weekend launch of its Ear Force Stealth 420X, a wireless Xbox One gaming headset that boasts a variety of premium features.
Home Theater

This $60,000 speaker system sounds so good we’re having trouble doing our jobs 4:54

No other audio system that's graced our listening room has captivated and mesmerized our staff quite like Technics Reference system. This is the sort of audio system that you must hear to understand, but we're going to do our best…
Home Theater

Hulu may go ad-free with pricier new subscription tier

Hulu may be prepping to launch an ad-free subscription tier, according to the Wall Street Journal. It'd be priced quite a bit higher than the current premium option, but live alongside it.
Movies & TV

Back to the Future films will light up theaters again this October

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the first film in the trilogy, the Back to the Future films will be coming back to theaters starting October 21, 2015. the exact day Marty and Doc travel to in the second film.
Movies & TV

Red-hot Netflix boasts network-topping viewing numbers, soaring stock

Netflix emerged victorious from a new study comparing the streaming service to traditional TV networks. Viewers across almost all demos were most likely to have dedicated at least five hours in a week to watching Netflix.
Android Army

Following a period of exclusivity, HBO Now is finally coming to Android and Amazon devices

After a three-month period of exclusivity, HBO's a la carte streaming service HBO Now is finally coming to Android and Amazon devices. It's live on Android via the Play Store now, and will hit Amazon's Fire line in the "coming weeks."
Movies & TV

Netflix lands record 34 Emmy nods, while Amazon breaks through with 12

Netflix and Amazon both wrangled a number of nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. The streamers nabbed 34 and 12 nods, respectively, showing that streaming services continue to pull their weight in the original content game.
Home Theater

‘Meet the staff’ promo video for Wet Hot American Summer prequel is amazing

Thirteen wet, hot, American Summers have passed since we last saw the ragtag staff of Camp Fireside and pretty much nothing has changed.

Neil Young pulls music from streaming services, but why?

Neil Young announced "streaming has ended" for him, implying that his music will no longer be available on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. But, unlike other artists railing against streaming's low royalty rates, Young's…
Home Theater

Meet the Swiss Army Knife of Bluetooth speakers: The Braven BRV-Pro

Braven's latest Bluetooth speaker will take a beating, or a 30 minute dunk in 3 feet of water, and still come out sounding great. Of all the Bluetooth speakers we've tested, this has got to be the most versatile yet, thanks to an array of…