Ted Kritsonis

Ted Kritsonis

A journalism grad-turned-veteran of the biz, Ted covers the tech world, and has written for a number of publications in Canada and the U.S. Ted loves hockey and history books, but also gets a kick out of saving people money through smarter tech buying decisions. Well-traveled, spoken, and a nice in a Canadian way, Ted lives and breathes Toronto, but doesn't always write from there.
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Home Theater

Yamaha launching first flagship Aventage Preamp and Amp in August

Yamaha has introduced its flagship Aventage AV separate components today, coming in the form of an 11.2-channel preamp and an 11-channel power amp, designed to deliver thundering sound in a serious home theater setup.
Home Theater

Intel employees exclusively testing mystery set-top box

More than 2,000 Intel employees are exclusively testing the company’s upcoming set-top box and streaming service as part of what’s being called the “Black Box Project." Details on how live and/or a la carte TV will factor in to…
Home Theater

Netflix inks deal with Cinedigm, gains access to catalog spanning 20,000 movies and shows

Netflix is looking to bolster its film and TV show lineup by adding another 20,000 titles after striking an “8-figure” multi-year deal with distributor Cinedigm that will include a large number of independent films and documentaries.
Home Theater

Sony and Disney to test streaming movies while still in theaters as counter-piracy measure

A new on-demand service in South Korea is a testing ground to see whether streaming movies still playing in theaters might be an effective tool to combat rampant piracy in Asia, leading to questions on whether such a model could work…
Home Theater

Take all of your remotes and throw them in a box; here comes the Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub

Logitech is expanding its Harmony remote control product line by introducing the Harmony Ultimate Hub, and turning iPhones and Android phones into universal remotes. It will launch to retail in the U.S. in August.
Computing

Cambridge Audio intros new Minx M5 sound system

Cambridge Audio has introduced a new 2.1 audio system called the Minx M5 designed for use with computers, featuring a subwoofer and two satellite speakers with a desktop control hub.
Home Theater

Red shipping 4K Redray media player, launches iOS remote app

Is your fancy new 4K Ultra HD TV all dressed up with nowhere to go? Well now the Redray 4K media player is available to serve up your lonely 4K TV with some sweet 4K content, assuming you can track some down.
Home Theater

Apple TV plays catch-up, adds HBO Go and WatchESPN apps

It took a long time, but the Apple TV has finally added both HBO Go and WatchESPN apps to the streaming box’s content lineup, closing the gap as they’ve been available on iOS for some time.
Computing

Intel takes another step towards streaming service

Intel is looking to enter the streaming media market in a big way by launching its own set top box and streaming service later this year to compete with existing streaming services, all of whom are battling each other for content and…
Home Theater

DreamWorks strikes deal with Netflix, new shows start next year

DreamWorks has struck a multi-year deal with Netflix to supply a number of shows and movies to the streaming service, plus a commitment to produce 300 hours of original content with the first shows to go live next year.
E3

Turtle Beach unveils new headphones, ventures over to the Mac

Noted gaming headphones manufacturer, Turtle Beach, has been active at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, announcing a slew of new models and venturing into somewhat new territory to boot.
Home Theater

FixYa report compares the best and worst celebrity headphones

FixYa has released a report that compared the top celebrity-branded headphones in an effort to highlight which ones made the grade and which ones were deemed by users to be gimmicky and substandard.