Home Theater

Alexa, is that you? The LG Hub Robot uses Amazon’s voice-activation assistant

Alexa is showing up everywhere, including in LG's upcoming Hub Robot. The voice-activated robot debuted at CES 2017. Unlike the Echo or Dot, it has a screen and works with an army of baby bots to control your smart home.
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Crosley shows off its vinyl jukebox and new C20 turntable at CES 2017

At CES, not only is Crosley Radio debuting a new model in its C-Series line of turntables, but it's showing a preview of its vinyl jukebox, which the company says is the only model in the world currently being manufactured.
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New trio of Blue headphones feature built-in amps for audiophile sound on the go

Following up on what it started with the Mo-Fi, Blue has unveiled three new pairs of headphones: the planar magnetic Ella, dynamic driver Sadie, and wireless Satellite, all of which feature built-in amplifiers.
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GoldenEar shows off its new Triton Reference flagship loudspeaker

Looking to outdo its previous flagship, the Triton One, GoldenEar is debuting its Triton Reference flagship loudspeaker at CES 2017, and while it isn't cheap, the company is aiming to give listeners a whole lot for their money.
Social Media

Facebook now offers auto-subtitling for Page videos

Facebook has quietly rolled out its auto-subtitling function for videos to Facebook Pages in the United States. The AI-assisted feature, first released for video ads last year, provides captions for English-language clips via an automated…
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LG’s SJ9 Dolby Atmos soundbar packs a big audio punch in a small package

It wasn’t too long ago that soundbars struggled with even basic surround sound, but the technology has come a long way, and now LG is debuting the 500 watt SJ9 Dolby Atmos soundbar at CES 2017.
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LG OLEDs still reign supreme, but its SUHD LCDs got a major update this year

LG is debuting its SJ9500 Super UHD TV at CES 2017. It uses Nano Dot technology to provide what the company says is its best 4K LCD picture quality ever, complete with Dolby Vision and HDR10.

Nvidia's upgraded Shield TV gets 4K HDR streaming support, and Ubisoft Uplay gaming

Today, Nvidia has announced that it's releasing an update to its own Shield TV device, which is not only a media streamer but also a robust gaming machine. It now has 4K HDR streaming support, and access to Ubisoft's Uplay.
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Nvidia Shield and other Android TV devices to get Google Assistant integration

Google's artificially intelligent Assistant first debuted in the company's messaging app Allo, but it was a standout feature of the Pixel phones as well as the Google Home. So what's the Assistant's next home? Android TV.
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Sony debuts 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, TVs, and ultra-short throw projector at CES 1:11

While the company’s Bravia A1E OLED TV might be the star of its CES lineup, Sony’s impressive roster also includes a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, other new TVs, and an ultra-short throw projector.
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Sony adds new headphones, speakers to its Extra Bass family of products at CES

Sony has expanded its Extra Bass line of headphones and portable speakers with several new products, including a new pair of noise canceling headphones and what may be its most portable speaker yet.
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Sony swan dives into OLED with its first big-screen model, the XBR-A1E

Sony joined LG in the OLED TV market, unveiling the company's latest and greatest TV in the flagship XBR-A1E Bravia OLED TV. Along with its OLED panel, the TV aims to offer top-notch audio, excellent processing, and a gorgeous design.