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A trio of Amazon Fire TV remote controls held in a hand in front of a television.

How to reset an Amazon Fire TV remote in less than 2 minutes

If you need to reset your Amazon Fire TV remote, it should take just a button press and a couple minutes of your time.
The Apple TV 4K standing vertically with the Apple logo showing from the front

The most common Apple TV problems and how to fix them

The KEF KC92 subwoofer.

KEF just let the dogs out with its new KC92 and Kube MIE subwoofers

Wiim Amp next to a speaker.

Look out, Sonos. The Wiim Amp is your favorite speakers’ new best friend

Apple Music Replay screenshots via Apple.

Apple Music just got a cool feature you won’t find on Spotify

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

Samsung adding Auracast and 360 Audio to more TVs, phones, and earbuds

The Vizio SmartCast homescreen.

Walmart buys Vizio — and its ad and data business — for $2.3 billion

The TCL Q6 television as seen in a press lifestyle picture.

Best Presidents’ Day TV deals: LG, Sony, Samsung, and more

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900.

Best Presidents’ Day soundbar deals: Samsung, Bose, and more

People stare at the camera in The Tourist.

The best hidden gems on Netflix right now

A Digital Trends story seen on an iPhone in front of loose change.

The streaming services will continue to nickel-and-dime us all — because they can

The LG CineBeam HU70LAB 4K projector on a white background.

Amazon just knocked $503 off this 140-inch LG 4K projector

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RCA universal remotes.

How to program an RCA universal remote

Before you can reap the benefits of controlling your entire home theater setup from an RCA universal remote, you need to set it up. Here are the easiest ways.
Sonos Move 2 in white on green park bench.

11 Sonos tips, tricks, and little-known features

Interested in getting the most out of your Sonos speakers? These are the tips and tricks you need to know when using a Sonos speaker for top-tier audio.
Lionel Messi seen on a promo for MLS Season Pass on a TV.

Apple reportedly had 2 million subscribers to MLS Season Pass in 2023

Apple doesn't release numbers itself, but the Sports Business Journal reports that MLS Season Pass finished 2023 with a total of 2 million subscribers.
The previous channel feature on YouTube TV on a TV.

This long-awaited YouTube TV feature is a channel-flipper’s dream

In testing for some time, YouTube TV appears to have flipped the switch on a feature that makes it easy to flip back and forth between two channels.
A living room with two people watching TV with the Vizio V-Series 2.1 Home Theater Soundbar and subwoofer underneath.

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.
The Anker NEBULA Capsule.

This portable projector is about the size of can of La Croix, and it’s $60 off

The Anker Nebula Capsule portable projector is just as big as a cola can, but it can project images of up to 100 inches. It's on sale from Amazon for only $240.
The Netflix home screen.

23 of the best Netflix hacks, tips, and tricks

Netflix's tried-and-true formula hardly begs for improvement, but you can get even more out of your subscription with these tips and tricks for all users.
Event listing for Chappel Roan on Spotify, seen on an iPhone.

Spotify just made live music a little bit better

Bandsintown is one of the best ways to see who's playing where, and when, and it's now tied directly into Spotify.
A screen from the Bleacher Report add-on on Max.

Max will serve up live sports in Dolby Vision

Live sports on Max may look a bit better than on other services, thanks to the inclusion of Dolby Vision for HDR.
Q Acoustics M40 powered micro-tower wireless audio system in walnut.

Q Acoustics’ new M40 powered towers take aim at the compact sweet spot

British speaker maker Q Acoustics has launched its new M40 powered micro tower speaker system that boasts a smaller footprint and loads of connectivity.
Simon Cohen wearing the Bose Ultra Open Earbuds.

Bose Ultra Open Earbuds review: the weird design works

Bose's unusual take on wireless earbud design provides access to music and the world around you.
What is blooming?

TV and monitor halo effect and blooming: what are they and should you care?

Sometimes your TV or monitor can let light bleed from bright areas to dark areas, causing a halo effect. Here's why it happens and what you can do about it.
Oladance OWS Sports in Hormone Yellow.

Oladance’s waterproof OWS Sports open-ear headphones target athletes

Oladance's latest open-ear headphones are fully waterproof and come with an integrated neckband.
The Kanto Ora Reference Desktop Speakers on a desk.

Kanto Audio Ora review: tiny, but mighty desktop speakers

Canadian speaker maker Kanto Audio is no stranger to small speakers that pack a punch, and the Ora Reference Desktop Speakers are no different.
The Samsung 75-inch LED 4K Smart TV on a media cabinet.

This 75-inch Samsung 4K TV is discounted from $750 to $550

Best Buy has a great Samsung 75-inch TU690T 4K TV on sale right now which is perfect for every living room.
Google Pixel Buds Pro seen in their case.

AirPods for Android? Google Pixel Buds Pro are 25% off today

The Google Pixel Pro wireless earbuds, which offer active noise cancellation and a battery life of up to 11 hours on a single charge, are $50 off from Amazon.
best TV vs. the biggest

The best TV vs. the biggest. How I finally settled the debate

It's the age-old question: Is bigger actually better? When it comes to TVs, the answer just might surprise you. It certainly surprised me.
A Vizio 65 inch TV hangs on a living room wall.

I found a 65-inch TV for $348 in Walmart’s (early) Presidents Day sale

The Vizio 65-inch V-Series 4K TV is packed with great features for the price and it's currently on sale at Walmart making it unmissable.
Netflix login screen

How to get Netflix for free

If money is tight, but the need to stream is dire, we've got a few insider tips, tricks, and hacks that will help you score a Netflix subscription for free.
Samsung The Freestyle portable projector.

Best Samsung Freestyle projector deals: Save over $200 today

Samsung's The Freestyle is an excellent little projector, and these deals will help you snag either generation with a nice discount.
Apple AirPods Max.

How to clean your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPod Max

White earbuds aren't exactly the easiest to keep clean all the time. Here, we outline the best way to clean your AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max safely.
The Sony WH-1000-XM5 on top of a book for study, next to a notebook and pen.

Best Sony WH-1000XM5 deals: Save $70 on the wireless headphones

We've found the best Sony WH-1000XM5 deal, so if you want to get the noise-canceling wireless headphones for cheaper than usual, you shouldn't miss this chance.

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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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