Home Theater

Between the Streams podcast: ‘Kubo’ astonishes, Spidey gets a ‘new’ leading lady 44:02

This week: Spider-Man gets a new poster and a new Mary Jane to go with it, Kubo and the Two Strings changes everything for stop-motion animation, Star Trek Discovery updates, and Will Ferrell takes on Sherlock Holmes.
Home Theater

You can now purchase Samsung's IconX earbuds for $200

Earbuds used to be for listening to music, but now they can track your fitness, too. Samsung’s wireless Gear Icon X earbuds work like a Fitbit and play music. The device is now available for purchase.
Product Review

Sennheiser PXC 550 Review

Relish the sound of silence (or really good music) with Sennheiser’s PXC 550
Home Theater

The AirTV will bring over-the-air channels to Sling TV starting in September

After reports of an upcoming AirTV first surfaced earlier this year, it essentially disappeared. Now, it has once again made an appearance, and this time it has a price and release date, which is sooner than you may have guessed.

Homes featured on HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ drawing crazy interest on Airbnb

The Gaines of the popular home repair show “Fixer Upper” are tired of people putting the properties they have restored on rental sites like VRBO and Airbnb. They’re reworking their contract for next season, so this can’t happen…
Movies & TV

Hulu gets in on the Marvel TV series action with pilot order for ‘Runaways’

Hulu is the latest streaming service to move forward with a Marvel series. The streamer has ordered a pilot for Runaways, and Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will serve as co-writers and showrunners.
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Netflix inks deal to make hotels much more attractive to binge-watchers

Subscribers who spend a lot of time on the road and find themselves missing their Netflix queue are in for a treat, as the company has signed a deal with Enseo to put its service in more hotels.
Home Theater

It looks like a flask, but the Echobox Explorer hides high-proof music

Mobile gadgets don't have to be shaped like boring oblong slabs. The Echobox Explorer carves out wood and metal to create a hip-flask style digital audio player made for Tidal fans.
Movies & TV

‘Stranger Things’ gets the ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ treatment

Netflix's new sci-fi horror series Stranger Things is very different from the sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but it turns out it lends itself well to the comedy's intro.
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Lifetime subscription or not, TiVo is cutting off support for its original DVR

About 3,500 owners of Tivo's original Series 1 DVR models are set to lose major functionality as TiVo will stop supporting the devices beginning in September, even for those who paid for lifetime subscriptions.
Home Theater

Best Bluetooth speakers under $100

While it would be nearly impossible to test every portable Bluetooth speaker on the market, we've gotten pretty close. Check out our favorite speakers for $100 or less, which has something for just about everyone on your list.
Home Theater

Focal takes its Dôme Flax speakers to new heights with an Atmos upgrade

Focal's gorgeous new 5.1.2 Dôme Flax speaker system offers a more refined solution to the Dolby Atmos conundrum -- as long as you aren’t averse to making a few holes in the ceiling, that is.