Home Theater

Control4 debuts Alexa integration, making your smart home a whole lot smarter

Control4 is a major player in whole-home automation, and it wants to make your home even more intelligent through its new integration with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, including the Echo, Dot, Tap, and Fire TV.
Home Theater

Sony unveils its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, $15K HDR projector

Earlier this year, Sony said it would take its time releasing its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, and at CEDIA, we’re finally getting a glimpse of it, along with a crazy new HDR-ready projector and new ES series A/V receivers.
Home Theater

Test out new features before the public in Google's Chromecast Preview Program

Google launches the Chromecast Preview Program, that lets brave Chromecast owners test out experimental functionality before it is released for public consumption.

Spotify is growing rapidly, announces 40 million paid subscribers

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced early this morning via Twitter that the company has over 40 million paid subscribers, 10 million more than the company had in just March of this year.
Home Theater

Paradigm reveals its most ambitious speakers yet, plus a pair of sound bars

After showing off its Concept 4F speaker series at CES, Paradigm has unveiled a pair of new sound bars and the Persona by Paradigm series, which it is calling its most ambitious design to date.

Amazon Prime, the gift that keeps giving, now includes free Audible content

Sweetening an already sweet pot, Amazon just added free Audible audiobooks, podcasts, and other content for Amazon Prime members. Not only do you get free two-day shipping, but now you can stream free audio entertainment and information.
Home Theater

Erato doubles down on true wireless in-ear headphones

Following up on its solid Apollo 7 in-ears, Erato Audio is releasing two more pairs of true wireless earphones: the new Muse 5 and Rio 3, both of which include improved battery life.
Home Theater

Doppler Labs’ supersmart wireless earbuds will be available internationally

Doppler Labs calls its Here One earphones the world’s first in-ear computer, and when we spent some time with them, we were impressed. Now the company has announced that they will soon ship in 33 countries.
Movies & TV

A new ‘Luke Cage’ clip introduces the crime boss Cottonmouth

Mahershala Ali's terrifying crime boss Cottonmouth makes his presence known in a new clip from Marvel's upcoming Netflix series Luke Cage, premiering later this month on the streaming video service.

Pandora’s upcoming Spotify killer has one major problem

Pandora has signed key licensing deals with two of the three biggest labels, and numerous indie labels, but still needs to ink a deal with Warner Music Group for a successful on-demand option.
Home Theater

Yamaha amps up its MusicCast offerings with new speakers, amplifiers, sound bar

Throughout the year, Yamaha has announced a number of new MusicCast products like the WX-010 wireless speaker, WXA-50 and WXC-50 amplifiers, and YSP-2700 sound bar, all of which are finally shipping.
Social Media

Twitter to host Cheddar’s business news live-streams from NYSE

Twitter has struck up another live-streaming deal, this time to broadcast Cheddar's daily coverage of business news from the NYSE trading floor. Launched in May, Cheddar brands itself as a news network for millennials.