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What is MPEG-H? The burgeoning 3D audio standard explained

Is your home theater ready for the latest standards in audio? Let's look at the standards known as MPEG-H, their 3D audio capabilities, and how to get them.
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Projectors vs. TVs: Which is best for your home theater?

Since there's nothing more important than a solid home theater screen, we weigh in on the projector versus TV debate. Find out which display is best for you.
Family watching home projector.

How to choose the right home theater projector for you

Ready for a home theater projector to really get that cinematic experience? Choosing a projector is different from picking a TV. Here's everything to know.
Roku Star button on the remote.

What does the Star button do on a Roku remote control?

The Star button on a Roku remote is a magical little creature. All hail the Star button.
A Chromecast hanging from the back of a TV.

How to get your Chromecast connected to a hotel room TV

Google's Chromecast is a small streamer that can be your perfect travel companion. Here's a quick guide on how to get your Chromecast connected to a hotel TV.
Pixel Buds Pro in coral color with the extra eartips.

How to check the eartip seal on the Google Pixel Buds Pro

One of the most unique features of the Pixel Buds Pro is the ability to run a check on its ear seal so you can get a perfect fit. Here's what you should do.
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Which AirPods should you buy?

Apple now has four different models of AirPods to choose from, with prices that start at $129. But which ones are right for you? We break it down.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 inside their charging case, near iPhone 14.

How to customize your AirPods Pro 2 controls for the perfect buds

Do you own the AirPods Pro 2? Did you know that you can have one bud handle noise-canceling while the other conjures Siri? Read on to learn how to customize.
AirPods Pro resting on an iPhone with open charging case nearby.

The best AirPods Pro 2 tips and tricks you need to know now

Missing out on a little-known AirPods Pro 2 feature? Not anymore! We rounded up the best tips and tricks so you can make the most out of your new earbuds.
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The best horror shows to stream for Halloween

October is one of the best times of year to catch up with all the best horror shows available for streaming. Here's a list of all our favorite creepy series.
Luffy in his new pirate outfit for One Piece Film: Red key art.

Anime we can’t wait to see in 2022

2022 isn't over yet, and there are still some great anime coming down the line that we can't wait to see before the end of the year!
Google Pixel Buds Pro custom EQ settings.

How to adjust the Pixel Buds Pro EQ

Google's Pixel Buds Pro earbuds now have a five-band EQ. Here's how to use it.
Putting a vinyl record on a turntable.

Drop the needle like a pro: How to play vinyl records

Playing records is fun, but some people are afraid to mess up the delicate gear. Never fear, we're here to show you how to properly play a vinyl record.

IP what? Explaining water and dust resistance for audio gear

Tech companies use an IPX code to show that their products are water- and dust-resistant. But what does this IPX code mean? We break it all down.
Single AirPods Pro in case.

How to use noise cancellation in just one AirPods Pro

AIrPods typically come in pairs since you have two ears. But it's also possible to use noise cancellation with the AirPods Pro in a single earbud.
A woman wears AirPods Pro while looking at her iPhone on public transportation.

How to use Personalized Spatial Audio for Apple AirPods

Spatial Audio is neat, but it can be much better thanks to Apple's latest iOS 16 updates. Here's what Personalized Spatial Audio is and how to set it up.
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How to get the Apple TV+ app on Android devices

Interested in Apple TV+ content, but prefer to watch on an Android device? No problem! We'll show you exactly what steps to take based on what devices you have.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro tips and tricks

Is it possible you're missing a subtle feature on your Galaxy Buds 2 Pro? We rounded up the best tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your new buds.
The murderous adolescent cult in Children of the Corn.

The best horror movies with killer kids

Beware all children, for they are not what they seem. Here's our roundup of al the best horror movies with killer kids that you can stream right now.
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The best horror movies based on true crimes

Sometimes the worst nightmares are all too real. Here's our roundup of the best horror movies based on true crimes.
Woman wearing AirPods Pro wireless earbuds on a train.

How to perform the AirPods Pro Ear Tip Fit Test

The Ear Tip Fit Test for AirPods Pro is designed to find the best eartip size for your unique ear shape. Here's how to get started.
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How to hide a channel on YouTube TV

YouTube TV has about 100 channels. But what if we were to tell you that having fewer channels was better? Here's how to do it.
Vizio V-Series TVs in family room with smart TV on.

How to add an app to a Vizio smart TV

Vizio smart TVs using the SmartCast platform make app management easier than ever. Here's how to access all apps available, plus workarounds for special cases.
Sonos Arc on a media unit.

How to get Dolby Atmos on Netflix

Want to hear the greatest surround sound Netflix has to offer? Read on to learn more about Dolby Atmos and everything you need to unlock the advanced codec.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 next to first-gen AirPods Pro.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 vs. AirPods Pro: What’s new?

We break down the major differences between the new AirPods Pro 2 and their predecessor, the AirPods Pro, so you can decide if the new buds are for you. 
AirPods Pro resting on an iPhone with open charging case nearby.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 vs. Google Pixel Buds Pro

Are the AirPods Pro 2 upgraded enough to compete with Google Pixel Buds Pro? We broke down the differences between the two stellar pairs of earbuds.
Natalie Portman in costume as Mighty Thor and wielding Mjolnir in Love and Thunder.

The best superhero movies of all time

Almost anyone can be a hero, but only a few can be superheroes! And we've brought together the best superhero movies of all time for your viewing enjoyment.
Daniel Kaluuya, Brandon Perea, and Keke Palmer stand in a doorway in a scene from Nope.

The best alien movies of all time

In real life, if you see aliens, then you should yell "Nope!" But in the best alien movies of all time, you can enjoy the story from your own home!
A Sony Bravia A80K 4K TV sits on a table in front of a large window.

Google TV tips and tricks you need to start using now

Google TV has a lot to offer. To ensure you're not missing out on awesome features, here are Google TV tips and tricks you can try.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 close-up.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

The Apple AirPods Pro 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are similarly priced and offer similar features, making them tough competitors. So who wins?
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How to clean your TV screen

Dirty TV screen? You can clean your TV screen quickly without any special supplies. This simple guide will show you how to whip up a cleaning solution.
Chromecast 3rd-gen installation.

How to set up a Google Chromecast to get streaming fast

Google's Chromecast is one of the best streaming devices you can buy, and we've got all the info you need to start streaming your favorite shows in no time.
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Google Chromecast tips and tricks to make you a master caster

Want more out of your Google Chromecast than just the ability to stream Netflix? We've compiled a list of our favorite tips and tricks to boost its abilities.
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How to download movies and shows from Amazon Prime Video

Amazon allows users to download select movies and shows, assuming you live in certain territories. Here’s how to get started, regardless of what device you use.