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The FCC’s move to unlock cable boxes gets a push from racial justice groups

The FCC is getting a push from over 30 organizations, including racial justice groups, to forge ahead with its plan to allow third-party devices to replace your cable box. The coalition claims the move would increase diverse content…
Home

Apple may unchain Siri to fight Amazon’s Echo and Google Home (Update)

Amazon's Echo is a hit, and it's leading other companies to look toward similar devices. Last week Google Home was unveiled, and now Apple may join the club as well with its own Siri-powered device.
Home Theater

Google has officially discontinued the Nexus Player, its set-top box

The Android TV platform may be going strong, but the Nexus Player isn't -- in fact, as of Tuesday, the device has been discontinued. It's unknown exactly why the device has been discontinued.
Music

No, seriously: Spotify is the best streaming service at losing money

Spotify made 81 percent more money in 2015 than it did in 2014, still lost almost $200 million dollars, but with subscribers growing and an IPO on the way, the company is poised to succeed long-term.
Music

Jay Z and Beyoncé reportedly at work on a secret album

Jay Z and Beyoncé are reportedly working on an album together, a follow-up to Lemonade which will deal with the accusations of infidelity, and the seemingly fragile state of their marriage.
Home Theater

What’s new on Netflix and what’s leaving in June 2016

Our complete list of what's new on Netflix for June and which titles will be removed will help you catch up on your binging and ensure you don't miss any titles heading into the ether.
Home Theater

LG’s 2016 OLED TVs are more affordable, but they’re still going to cost you

LG has taken the wraps off its 2016 OLED TV lineup, disclosing pricing and availability. The lineup comprises four series with 8 models available, primarily in 55-inch and 65-inch variations, with one 77-inch flagship model slated to come…
Music

The UE Roll 2 is the feel-good hit of the summer — just in speaker form

Last year, Ultimate Ears' $100 UE Roll Bluetooth speaker was both portable and waterproof -- perfect for the summer. Now, just in time to bring it to the beach, its sequel looks even better ... and louder.
Cars

Want more gear? Check out the trailer for ‘Top Gear’ spinoff ‘Extra Gear’

'Top Gear' is getting a spinoff called 'Extra Gear' that premieres alongside the relaunched car show. 'Extra Gear' will include behind-the-scenes content, and will be hosted by Rory Reid and Chris Harris.
Product Review

Moshi Avanti Review

Who said you had to sacrifice sound for style? Definitely not Moshi.
Social Media

Facebook invites you to tune in to 24-hour live streams on its Live video network

Facebook is bringing epic, 24-hour live broadcasts to its platform with the launch of its Continuous Live Video API. The move aims to introduce more long-form nature videos to the social network's live-stream network.
Virtual Reality

Facebook makes VR audio a lot easier, rips price tag from 3D audio software

Facebook is making it easier for its users to create and share interesting 360-degree videos. The company has acquired Two Big Ears and made its VR audio app, Spatial Workstation, available for free.