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Audiobooks on Spotify on an iPhone.

Spotify adds a paid audiobook option to its free tier

Those who stick with the free tier of Spotify can now buy access to audiobooks, with 15 hours available for $10 a month.
The Continue Watching row on the Amazon Fire TV home screen.

How to add new a profile to Amazon Fire TV

Shepard Fairey X LG OLED Art at Frieze LA 2024

How LG’s OLED Art movement is inspiring and redefining the digital canvas

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4 in charging case.

Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless 4 are its best wireless earbuds yet

A Panasonic OLED TV with the Amazon Fire TV interface.

How to add parental controls to Amazon Fire TV

VHS tape lifestyle DVD burner combo deck

How to convert your VHS tapes to DVD, Blu-ray, or digital

Amazon Prime Video playing on a TV with the Subtitles menu.

How to turn off subtitles on Amazon Prime Video

Apple Music Browse screen.

How to add family members to your Apple Music subscription

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

LG’s incredible 65-inch C3 OLED TV is 35% off right now

Sports on Paramount Plus.

Paramount serves ‘true sports fans,’ CEO says

Screengrabs from Spotify's Song Psychic feature.

Spotify’s Song Psychic feature is like a Magic 8 Ball for music

A Sony Bravia A80K 4K TV sits on a table in front of a large window.

What is HDR TV? High dynamic range and why you need it

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The Vizio OLED 4K HDR TV in living room.

How to connect Alexa to your TV for smart voice control

Alexa is a powerful smart assistant that can even control your TV. Here's how to connect Alexa to your smart TV, set-top box, or streaming device.
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.
samsung 55 inch qn700b neo qled 8k tv deal best buy june 2023 resized promotional render

I found the 3 best 75-inch TV deals available now — from $500

If you're looking for 75-inch TV deals to upgrade your home theater setup, here are the top three offers that we've found with prices starting as cheap as $500.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live inside their charging case.

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live true wireless earbuds are 54% off today

The unique design of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live make them stand out among other wireless earbuds. If you're interested, they're on sale for $69 from Walmart.
samsung galaxy buds 2 pro review 12

Samsung Galaxy Buds deals: As low as $70 today

Check out this roundup of the best Samsung Galaxy Buds deals if you want to purchase wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation and a long battery life.
TCL's 5-Series 4K QLED Google TV.

Best TCL TV deals: 4K TVs as low as $250

We'll help you find an excellent bargain with this roundup of the best TCL TV deals.
The 2024 LG QNED90T 4K mini-LED TV.

LG’s lineup of 2024 QNED TVs now up for preorder starting at just $850

LG announced pricing and availability for it its lineup of 2024 QNED LED and mini-LED TVs and opened them up for preorders.
Magnetar UDP900 Disc Player

Magnetar UDP900 review: unnecessary — and universally awesome

Only hardcore enthusiasts need apply for the Magnetar UDP900, a do-everything disc player.
Samsung 75 Class TU690T Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV in living room.

Hurry! This Samsung 65-inch TV is under $400 right now

The Samsung 65-inch CU7000B 4K TV, which has an original price of $600, is on sale for just $398 from Walmart. Buy it now if you want to get it for this cheap.
The LG SG10TY soundbar.

LG’s OLED Evo-tailored soundbar is available for preorder for $800

Today LG announced that it's latest soundbar, the SG10TY that is meant to pair with its 2024 crop of OLED evo G4 TVs, is available for preorder for $800.
Apple AirPods placed on a table next to their charging case

Apple’s entry-level AirPods are back under $100

The second-generation Apple AirPods aren't the latest model of Apple's wireless earbuds. However, they're still a worthwhile purchase, especially for just $99.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II

Best Apple AirPods alternatives for 2024: Bose, Sony, Marshall, and more

Apple's AirPods may be iconic, but they're not alone. If you're looking for alternatives that compare in sound, features, and price, here are some of the best.
The new Tubi logo.

Tubi’s rebrand looks to pull you further down the content rabbit hole

Tubi has a new look and feel as it continues to take over the free advertising-based streaming world.
2024 LG OLED evo G4 TV.

LG’s 2024 OLED evo TVs available for preorder and start at $1,500

LG has released preorder pricing for its 2024 OLED evo G4 and C4 series TVs.
vizio 55 inch oled 4k tv deal black friday 2020

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

If you're on a budget you need to give these Vizio TV deals a look.
Close up of Sonos logo on a Sonos Arc soundbar.

Sonos’ $449 Wi-Fi headphones delayed by software bug

Sonos' widely expected wireless headphones appear to have hit a production snag.
Man wearing Beats Studio Pro (front view).

The latest (and best) Beats headphones are 14% off right now

Amazon has a great deal on the latest Beats Studio Pro with $50 off making these stylish headphones super tempting when you buy today.
Panasonic DMP-BD91 BD blu-ray player tray

Next-gen optical disc can store over 14,000 4K movies

New technology developed by Chinese scientists delivers 4,000 times as much data density as a Blu-ray disc.
The left and right Apple AirPods Pro 2 lying on a table.

How to connect AirPods to PS5

You may have initially purchased your AirPods to work with all of your various Apple devices, but did you know they can also be used on PS5? Here's how.
Xbox Series X on a table.

How to connect AirPods to Xbox Series X

A new pair of headphones for your Xbox Series X can be expensive, but what if you could use those AirPods you already have? You can, but only with a workaround.
A 2023 TCL QM8 4K mini-led QLED TV in a living room, mounted over a fireplace.

Save $500 on this stunning 75-inch mini-LED TV at Best Buy

If you want a high-end and versatile TV for sports, movies, or gaming, then this deal on the 75-inch TCL QM8 Series is perfect.
Bose Wireless Charging Case Cover in use on a wireless charging mat.

Bose Wireless Charging Case Cover review: the accessory that shouldn’t be necessary

The Bose Wireless Charging Case Cover is, unfortunately, a necessary accessory if you want to charge your Bose earbuds wirelessly. Here's what you should know.

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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.

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

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