Home Theater

Grammys crown Sam Smith and Beck; Kanye predictably makes a scene

Miss the Grammys last night? Then you missed a lot of awards and even more performances. Don't worry, we've got a recap of all the noteworthy happenings, from who won what to what Kanye got up to this time.
Home Theater

Netflix comes to Cuba, but who will be watching?

Now that President Obama has opened the gates for improved relations between America and Cuba, Netflix has wasted no time in making its streaming television service available to residents there who actually have access to the Internet.
Home Theater

Sling TV opens up to the public, adds AMC to the package as a closer

The Sling TV OTT live TV streaming service is now officially available, and AMC has been added to the offerings in the basic $20 package.

Car battery, or Bluetooth speaker? This stout cube from TDK shoots sound in all directions

An often overlooked speaker from TDK Life On Record, the Trek 360 is a stout little Bluetooth speaker that takes on the elements to deliver clear and present sound in all directions.
Cool Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: 3D headphones, AR ski goggles, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Dust off that old computer and turn it into a home media server, the easy way

We show you how to recast an aging PC as a cutting edge multimedia machine with new software.
Home Theater

Sling TV gets sporty, adds 9 sports channels in new $5 bundle

Sling TV's new Sports Extra package is revealed, adding 9 new channels pulled from the ESPN family, along with options like SEC Network, and Univision Deportes.
Home Theater

Make any headphones wireless with this Creative Bluetooth amp we're giving away

Creative's SoundBlaster E3 is a headphone amp, DAC, and Bluetooth adapter, all in one, and we're giving one away to one lucky winner.
Home Theater

Pioneer courts new-found vinyl lovers with the sleek and simple PL-30 turntable

Pioneer reinvigorates its focus on consumer-level turntables with the sleek and simple PL-30
Home Theater

Comcast fails again: Customers are being renamed with expletives

Continuing a horrible downward spiral of horrible customer service, the latest trend within Comcast is maliciously changing the name of customers on their bill to curse words and other negative nicknames.

Does staring at screens all day really damage your eyes? We asked an expert

We've spoken to an expert, and we have the facts. Should you be concerned about the impact on your eyesight? Are TVs, monitors, laptops, tablets, and smartphones damaging our eyes?

New report: music labels, not Spotify, are to blame for poor artist payouts

Musicians are peeved at only getting a small piece of music streaming service revenue pie, but it seems the labels, not the providers, are actually taking the bulk of the cash.