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The JookBox portable speaker makes everyone at the party a DJ

Part multi-room speaker, part portable companion, the JookBox uses a specialized app to allow multiple users to add their own flavor to the playlist on as many as 10 speakers at a time.
Home Theater

The debate stops here: Yes, you really can see a difference between 4K and 1080p

Do 4K Ultra HD televisions present a visibly superior image versus 1080p HD TVs? We conducted a real-world side-by-side comparison to find out.
Home Theater

Sharp’s new High Resolution Audio Player could spell the death of the A/V receiver

Sharp ushers in anew era of wireless home theaters with its new Wireless High Resolution Audio Player, offering high-res audio and video transmission to cut the strings on your home setup.
Home Theater

Sharp’s new THX 4K-certified Ultra HD LED TV lineup is a feast for the eyes

After more than a few teases at trade shows, Sharp's THX 4K certified Ultra HD LED televisions are finally a reality. We've got the details right here.
Home Theater

Tiny streaming sticks are striking it big, but should you really go small?

Streaming sticks are so fully featured and capable now, it would be fair to wonder if there's any need for a set-top box at all. It turns out, set-top boxes still have their place, so we compiled this list of pros and cons to help you…
Home Theater

TV and movies are melting into the same thing, and tech is stirring the pot

Serialized movies are coming out every year like TV shows, and TV shows are pushing creative boundaries like only movies used to. The line between the two is clearly blurring, but why? And what does it mean for viewers?
Home Theater

Changes to old-school FCC rules could level the playing field for Internet TV

New rules proposed by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler could help provide wide access to programming for TV on the Web, opening the gateway to the cord-cutter vision of true a la carte live TV.
Home Theater

LG officially announces shutdown of plasma display business – Update

After hinting at a plasma business shutdown, LG finally officially announced its exit, saying it was ceasing plasma display panel (PDP) production as of tomorrow. This leaves only one PDP manufacturer in the world, and that company's panels…
Music

For personalized stations, Mad Genius Radio is the scalpel to Pandora’s hatchet

Mad Genius radio aims to shake up the music streaming scene, offering a five point rating scale, a ton of genres to choose from, and unprecedented tools and features that allow you to control your mix better than just about any service on…
Music

Look out Spotify: CD-quality streaming service Tidal launches today [Update]

Oslo, Norway's Aspiro Group announces 16 new partners for its CD-quality streaming service which launched today. Dubbed Tidal, the service offers millions of tracks, music videos, and tailored editorial by music journalists.