Home Theater
Movies & TV

As TV cuts commercials, product placement is worming its way into your shows

As SNL’s plans to trade commercial airtime for sponsored segments from ad companies next fall commences, what will this new ad innovation mean to the entertainment world at large?
Music

5 songs you should be listening to this summer, on a boat, with a beer

Summer is almost here! As such, we've sifted through the pop sands to find five excellent warm-weather jams, all of which will be the perfect accessory to bring along on your 2016 summer expeditions.
Social Media

Twitter claims it’s behind your decision to go to the movies

According to a new study commissioned by the social media company and conducted by MarketShare, Twitter aided in the sale of nearly one in every 10 movie theater tickets in North America over the course of the last four years.
Product Review

Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 Review

Third time’s not the charm: Plantronics’ BackBeat Go 3 miss the beat
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: AI writes a movie, The Conjuring 2, Warcraft, and more

This week: A movie written entirely by an AI algorithm (and starring Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch) called Sunspring, big opening weekends for Warcraft and The Conjuring 2, Netflix's Voltron reboot, and more.
Home Theater

Stock up on songs: Denon's AH-MM400 will increase your musical appetite

Does wood still have a place on modern over-ear headphones? You almost won't care about the design after listening to the Denon AH-MM400 Music Maniacs, which we've spent a few days trying out.
Music

The pay wall is coming: Spotify looks to add paid-only tier of tunes

Changes are coming to Spotify. Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool was almost the first paid-only release on the streaming service, but the company couldn't implement the technology to do so in time.
Movies & TV

When you run out of TV shows to binge on, check out one of these great movies on Hulu

From Criterion classics to new blockbusters, Hulu has some truly great films available. Check our top picks for the best movies currently streaming on Hulu.
Music

Black Sabbath going back to the beginning for final live performance

Black Sabbath has officially announced its final seven shows ever. The performances will end nearly half a century of touring and recording, with the last show set to take place in their hometown of Birmingham in the U.K.
Home Theater

The floating, waterproof Buoy is the speaker you need this summer 3:44

A lifeguard won't be necessary when it comes to this little bluetooth speaker. See why the Buoy waterproof speaker by Magtunes is an IndieGogo campaign with a lot of promise.
Photography

Snapchat’s live music deal promises to deliver the best festival footage

Snapchat has partnered with AEG Live to provide coverage from some of its biggest music festivals in the form of Live Stories. The footage will include a mixture of behind-the-scenes, and community-sourced clips from the events.
Social Media

Facebook hires CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen to boost video

Facebook is adding a new exec to its team in the form of internet video trailblazer Ricky Van Veen. The CollegeHumor co-founder will take up the new role of "head of global creative strategy," to help establish the platform's video…