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Get the most out of your Apple TV 4K (2022) with these tips and tricks

Apple TV 4K is already awesome right out of the box, but we're here to show you all the ways to get the absolute most out of your 4K streaming device.
A woman wears AirPods Pro while looking at her iPhone on public transportation.

FaceTime with spatial audio is nothing short of magic

Much has been said about Apple's spatial audio for music and movies, but if you haven't tried it with FaceTime, you're missing out.
The UGREEN 90-Degree HDMI cable.

Your old HDMI cable isn’t good enough anymore. Here’s why

Selecting the right HDMI cable for your setup used to be a simple thing. Now? Not so much. Here's how and why HDMI standards have changed and what to look for.
The new Apple TV 4K, 3rd-generation, with the Siri remote.

The least interesting things about the new Apple TV 4K

The new Apple TV 4K probably is still the best streaming device there is, even if what's new isn't all that exciting.
Bright paint colors on a Hisense U8H.

The EU is about to ban all the best TVs you can buy

New EU efficiency regulations effectively banning sales of 8K TVs could have a massive ripple effect.

I desperately crave LG’s flexible OLED TV. Here’s why I won’t buy it

The LG 42-inch OLED Flex is one of the coolest displays I've ever seen, but there's no shot I'm buying it.
LG 97-inch G2 OLED with colorfol paint on screen

At $25K, LG’s 97-inch G2 OLED is actually a bargain

It may be expensive, but good luck getting anything remotely as good for anything less.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 inside their charging case.

The one AirPods Pro improvement we just can’t see — yet

Maybe these new AirPods Pro will last a full year before being replaced. Or even three months would be nice.
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The ‘streaming wars’ aren’t what you think

The streaming wars are about advertising dollars, not about one service ruling above all others.
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Does HBO Max think you’re dumb?

HBO Max is offering a steep annual discount while at the same time severely cutting content. How does that make sense?
Man wearing Olive Max hearing aids.

Expect to hear more about hearing, now that the FDA’s new hearing aid rules are here

Now that hearing aids are available over the counter, the future of hearing health is self-assessment, tele-audiology, and hearing aids you program at home.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro look like the Samsung earbuds we’ve been waiting for

Wish Samsung made earbuds as comfy as the Buds 2 and as premium as the Buds Pro? That's what it hopes to achieve with the new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
HyperX Cloud Mis Earbuds sitting on a table.

I have proof that low-latency headphones actually made me a better gamer

Audio latency is a killer for gamers, at least according to marketing. But how much of a difference does it actually make when you're in the heat of battle?
YouTube TV on Roku.

How many subscribers does YouTube TV have?

YouTube TV hasn't given an update on the number of paid subscribers since October 2020 -- and even then, it was vague at "more than 3 million."
The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series with the Fire TV platform on the screen.

Which TV should you buy on Prime Day today?

Some of the best Prime Day TV deals are already in the offering during the major sales event.
AirPods Pro in a Nomad case.

Which AirPods should you buy on Prime Day 2022?

Looking for a new pair of Apple headphones? Here are the AirPods models to watch for deals on during Amazon Prime Day 2022.
A man wears Apple AirPods Max headphones on a city street.

Why switching to USB-C could fix the AirPods Max

The AirPods Max are an outstanding set of wireless headphones that have one fatal flaw. No lossless audio. A USB-C port could fix that. Here's how.
Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast With Google TV.

Why Apple (still) shouldn’t make a streaming device for cheapskates

Apple has very little reason to make its own low-cost streaming hardware — everyone else is taking that loss for them.
A collection of six models of in-ear monitors.

Sound investment: From $80 to $1,500, here’s what you can expect from a set of wired in-ear monitors

$1,500 for a set of in-ear monitors? That sounds crazy, but for discerning listeners, they're irresistible. Here's how they compare to models at lower prices.
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9 documentaries you should watch during Pride Month

If you’re interested in learning more about LGBTQ civil rights, we round up the best documentaries to watch for Pride Month 2022.
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick.

Why Top Gun: Maverick must be seen in IMAX

Top Gun: Maverick is no ordinary movie, and it shouldn't be seen in an ordinary movie theater. Here's why you need to see it in IMAX.
Nomad Apple TV Siri Remote Case with an AirTag installed.

Nomad’s leather cover just (mostly) fixed the Apple TV remote

Nomad's leather cover for the Apple TV remote makes it a lot less likely to lose — and a lot easier to find if you do.
Apple Fitness+ on Apple TV.

Apple Fitness+ makes Apple TV an even better buy

If you have an Apple Watch, you can get even more out of your Apple TV in terms of working out and getting fit.
A modest house, pool and tree.

How to build a backyard theater

Living isn't just for the living room. Here's how to build a backyard theater without breaking the bank.
OLED with Bias Lighting

What is bias lighting and how can it improve TV performance?

Seldom discussed, TV bias lighting can reduce eye strain, and improve picture quality, for less than two tickets to an IMAX movie.
The AirPods Max and Apple TV 4K with remote on a table.

How the Apple TV and AirPods Max solved my TV headphone woes

After months of trying different Bluetooth headphones with my TV, I thought I'd never find the best solution. Turns out, I was looking in the wrong place.
Samsung S95B OLED TV with image of a bright flower on screen.

Is Samsung’s S95B OLED the TV to beat in 2022?

Samsung's new OLED TV was already exciting from a technical standpoint, but its price and gaming features might make it the best TV bet in 2022.
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Baseball is back! Here’s why you can’t watch it

The return of baseball is exciting for fans, except for those fans who have cut the cord.
Watching Netflix on a laptop.

Netflix loved people sharing passwords. In 2022, it doesn’t.

Netflix is testing tools that limit password sharing between users who aren't members of the same household. But that hasn't always been the platform's stance.
Ted Lasson on the Apple TV 4K.

I was wrong. Apple TV 4K is the best streamer you can buy

After years of sidelining the Apple TV, we've had a change of heart. Here's why the Apple TV 4K might be the best streamer you can buy.
Sleep feature on Apple TV.

The one feature Apple TV is still missing

Apple TV is the best streaming device you can buy. (Argue all you want — you're wrong.) But it's still missing one key feature.
SoFi Stadium's Infinity Screen

Inside SoFi Stadium’s monstrous 70,000-square-foot Infinity Screen

The real star of this year's Super Bowl wasn't the players or even the halftime show performers -- it was SoFi Stadium's monstrous Infinity Screen
Exterior view of Genius Home's fourth featured home.

This Malibu mansion is a perfect mix of tech and tranquility

In this episode of Genius Home, our hosts tour a villa that sneakily hides its smart home tech to create a wonderfully calm and meditative space
The Amazon Alexa Voice Remote in someone's hand.

How to watch Super Bowl 2022 on Amazon Fire TV

Super Bowl 2022 and Amazon Fire TV – a streaming match made in heaven. Here's how to watch the big game.