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A soccer pitch.

Apple close to landing streaming rights for big soccer tourney, report says

Apple is reportedly close to inking a deal with FIFA for the exclusive streaming rights to a revamped version of soccer's Club World Cup.
The Sony WH-1000-XM5 on top of a book for study, next to a notebook and pen.

The best noise-canceling headphones you can buy are 18% off


This LG TV has a bendable OLED screen (really) and it’s $999 off

The LG C3 Series OLED 4K TV in a living room.

LG’s fantastic C3 OLED 4K TV is up to $1,300 off right now

LG 75-Inch Class UN6970 Series LED 4K UHD Smart TV

Walmart just dropped the price of this 75-inch LG 4K TV under $600

People watching football on a wall-mounted Vizio 50-inch Class V-Series Smart TV.

Hurry! This 65-inch Vizio 4K TV is on sale for $348 this weekend

An iPhone with the Home section of the Spotify app on it.

The best music streaming services of 2024

You Asked Ep 33

You Asked: Sony surround, FlexConnect vs. Sony HT-A9, LG G4 vs. Samsung S95D

Event listing for Chappel Roan on Spotify, seen on an iPhone.

How to cancel Spotify Premium on any device

The ESPN+ logo on a black background.

ESPN+ Free Trial: Can you sign up for free in 2024?

An iPhone with the Home section of the Spotify app on it.

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which music streaming service is the best?

LeBron James carrying what looks like a new Beats Pill speaker.

Hey LeBron, is that a new Beats Pill speaker by any chance?

Original Series
An iPhone 15 Pro showing Qobuz app.

What is Qobuz? Music, features, and pricing explained

Calling all audiophiles! There's a streaming platform called Qobuz that prioritizes hi-res audio playback. Here's everything you should know about the service.
Tidal app for iOS on an iPhone 14 showing now playing screen with Max quality track.

Tidal vs. Spotify: Which music streaming service has the features you need?

Spotify may be king of the streaming music world, but when it comes to audio quality, Tidal offers some big competition. Join us as we compare both platforms.
Chromecast with Google TV.

A $20 Chromecast with Google TV is perfect for this one reason

If you travel at all, you should consider a $20 Chromecast with Google TV. It's just tough to pass up at that price.
Wiim Ultra.

Wiim Ultra, a music streamer with a color touchscreen, teased ahead of May launch

LinkPlay is giving fans a sneak peek at the new Wiim Ultra, a network media streamer with a 3.5-inch touchscreen that it will officially launch May 9.
Deezer app on an iPhone 15 Pro.

What is Deezer? Features, pricing, and music quality explained

Deezer may not get the kind of attention that Spotify and Apple Music attract, but it's still a phenomenal music-streaming platform with hi-res audio playback.
The Sony Bravia XR X93L 4K Google TV hanging over a media center in a living room.

Best Sony TV deals: Save on best-in-class 4K TVs and 8K TVs

For gorgeous, high-quality TVs, one of the best brands to shop for is Sony, and right now you can save big with these Sony TV deals.
The Klipsch Reference Series 12 on a shelf.

Best subwoofer deals: Up the bass for as low as $90

A home audio setup isn't complete without some bass, and you can save big on a new subwoofer with these subwoofer deals we've rounded up.
Taylor Swift on SiriusXM in a Hyundai Palisade.

SiriusXM’s Taylor Swift channel is free if your car has satellite radio

All cars equipped with SiriusXM hardware can listen to Channel 13 (Taylor's Version) for free through the first week of May. You're welcome, world.
vizio 55 inch oled 4k tv deal black friday 2020

Best Vizio TV deals: Cheap smart TVs starting at $90

Vizio is a great TV brand if you're looking for both affordability and capability, and its TV lineup is even more affordable with these Vizio TV deals.
The Netflix home screen.

The 10 most popular streaming services, ranked by subscriber count

It's not quite fair to compare the various streaming services merely on how many subscribers they have — but it's as good a place to start as any.
Netflix on a TV screen showing on the Roku home screen.

Netflix to hide its subscriber numbers starting in 2025

Netflix says that it no longer will give regular updates about how many paid subscriber it has, because it's about quality, not quantity.
An Apple TV 4K sitting on a wood entertainment center with a HomePod Mini behind it.

What we want to see from the next Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K is the best streaming device you can buy — but that doesn't mean it can't be better. This is what we'd like to see added to the next version.
tablo ota dvr 4th generation review tv 2023 2

Tablo’s four-tuner/antenna bundle is just about perfect

If you need a simple and relatively inexpensive way to get your over-the-air broadcast channels, this bundle from Tablo is tough to beat.
Nothing's ChatGPT integration in Nothing OS.

Nothing’s new earbuds upstage Apple, Google, and Amazon by embedding ChatGPT

By adding instant voice access to ChatGPT, Nothing's earbuds leapfrog Apple, Google, and Amazon in the AI race.
Anker Soundcore Sleep A20 earbuds worn while sleeping on side

Anker’s Soundcore Sleep A20 earbuds are next-level sleep aids to block out noise

The Anker Soundcore Sleep A20 buds are designed to help you sleep better and wake up more fulfilled in the morning by blocking out ambient noise.
People watching sports on the 50-inch Vizio V-Series 4K TV.

Walmart is having a clearance sale on Vizio TVs — From $148

Snap up a Vizio TV for a bargain price as part of the Walmart sale going on right now. There are plenty of different sizes and models out there.
The Moto Buds in Forest Gray.

New $129 Moto Buds+ tap Bose for boom and Dolby for head tracking

The Moto Buds+ look to be perfect when paired with Motorola's Edge 50 series of phones, with Bose and Dolby Atmos raising the stakes.
lg 55 inch oled 4k tvs deal walmart class b8 tv

Best Walmart TV deals: 43-inch 4K TV for $195 and more

From Vizio to Onn, Walmart has some great discounts on a range of screens up to 75-inches, so grab them while the deals last.
The Samsung Q-Series 11.1.4-channel surround sound system set up in a luxurious living room.

Best soundbar deals: Save on Bose, Samsung, Vizio, and more

Today you can upgrade your home theater audio with some savings, as we've rounded up the best soundbar deals you can shop right now.
Beats Studio Pro sitting on travel case.

Best headphone deals: AirPods, Sony, Sennheiser and more

We've gathered the best headphone deals online involving popular brands such as Bose, Sony, Sennheiser, and Beats. Grab them while they're still discounted.
The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12.

Best projector deals: Replace your TV with a big screen from $58

Elevate your home theater setup by buying from these projector deals, which include affordable options and premium models from brands like Epson and Samsung.
The Hisense U6H ULED 4K TV in a living room.

Best QLED TV deals: Samsung, TCL, LG and Vizio

With a QLED TV you're getting some of the best image quality a TV has to offer, and with these QLED TV deals you can save while adding one to your home theater.

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Phil spent the 2000s making newspapers with the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, the 2010s with Android Central and then the personality behind Modern Dad, and is currently an editor with Digital Trends. Phil’s online work has taken him all over the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

When he’s not writing, editing, or shooting video, Phil serves as president of the Pensacola Youth Soccer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked on multiple local political campaigns and is a part-time photographer and videographer. He’s also a candidate for Pensacola City Council, District 1.

Phil is a native of Pensacola, where he resides with his wife, daughters and a dog named Max.

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