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How to build a smart apartment

How to build a smart apartment

Putting together a smart apartment requires a bit of research, but it's not as challenging as you'd think. Here's what you need to know.
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Netflix adds spatial audio to select movies and shows for all subscribers

Netflix adds spatial audio to select movies and shows for all subscribers

Netflix says it has added the ability for anyone with stereo speakers to enjoy spatial audio on select shows and movies, regardless of their subscription tier.
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20 of the best Dolby Atmos movies to watch in your home theater

20 of the best Dolby Atmos movies to watch in your home theater

From Ready Player One to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, see our picks for the best Dolby Atmos movies currently available on Blu-ray and streaming services.
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What is Dolby Atmos Music, and how can you listen to it at home and on the go?

What is Dolby Atmos Music, and how can you listen to it at home and on the go?

Dolby Atmos Music is an immersive way to hear new tracks as well as old favorites, but you'll need the right combo of gear to get it. Here's how it works.
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What is Bluetooth LE Audio, and how will it change our lives?

What is Bluetooth LE Audio, and how will it change our lives?

Bluetooth LE audio builds upon the existing wireless audio standards for better battery backup, improved sound quality, and lower latency than SBC.
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Soundboks Go review: A portable and expandable party powerhouse

Soundboks Go review: A portable and expandable party powerhouse

The Soundboks Go may be its smallest speaker to date, but it's still a loud party in a box, and it will fit right in anytime you want to draw a crowd.
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How to install Dolby Atmos ceiling speakers

How to install Dolby Atmos ceiling speakers

Traditional Dolby Atmos systems involve an array of ceiling speakers that help to create a three-dimensional soundstage. Here's how to install a pair or two.
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How to know if you’re actually getting Dolby Atmos sound

How to know if you’re actually getting Dolby Atmos sound

Dolby Atmos offers great home theater sound. But just because your TV or A/V receiver has an Atmos label, that doesn't mean you've got Atmos sound. Here's why.
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Razer Leviathan V2 review: A PC gaming soundbar done right?

Razer Leviathan V2 review: A PC gaming soundbar done right?

After seven years of silence, Razer returns with a sequel to its forward-thinking PC gaming soundbar.
Denon DHT-S217 Dolby Atmos Soundbar seen sitting in front of a TV.

Denon’s new soundbar delivers Dolby Atmos at a budget price

Denon’s new soundbar delivers Dolby Atmos at a budget price

Denon's most affordable soundbar now comes with a built-in subwoofer and Dolby Atmos sound.
DIY Perks at home soundbar for computers.

Now this is a soundbar for PCs that actually makes sense

Now this is a soundbar for PCs that actually makes sense

This DIY YouTuber took on the task of making a soundbar for PCs that actually aims the sound up at your face.
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The best portable smart speakers for 2022

The best portable smart speakers for 2022

Smart speakers work well in a smart home, but aren't always easy to move around: These speakers give you great smart features while still being portable!
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The top 5 best in-ceiling smart speakers

The top 5 best in-ceiling smart speakers

In-ceiling speakers can save on space and solve audio issues -- especially if they have advanced features like Bluetooth compatibility. Here are our favorites.
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Vizio M-Series 2.1 (M215a-J6) review: A Dolby Atmos intro

Vizio M-Series 2.1 (M215a-J6) review: A Dolby Atmos intro

For well less than $200, Vizio gives budget-minded TV owners an easy way to dip their toes into Dolby Atmos.
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Monoprice Harmony Capsule 200 review: Middling middle ground

Monoprice Harmony Capsule 200 review: Middling middle ground

Monoprice gives the Harmony Capsule 200 all the budget trappings, yet has a hard time letting out enough sound to make it stand out.
Polk Signa S4 Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 soundbar.

Polk Signa S4 Soundbar review: Simply better TV sound

Polk Signa S4 Soundbar review: Simply better TV sound

Polk's latest soundbar lacks features like voice assistants, AirPlay, and Chromecast, but it has killer Dolby Atmos sound and a setup that couldn't be easier.
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What is a smart speaker? Why you need one and which one to buy

What is a smart speaker? Why you need one and which one to buy

Smart speakers are becoming a common household device -- here's everything you should know about them, what they're for, and what to look for when buying one.
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How to factory reset a Google Home Mini

How to factory reset a Google Home Mini

If you’re thinking about swapping out Google's entry-level smart speaker, you’ll first need to wipe your device. Here's how to factory reset a Google Home Mini.

Best gifts for a first-time smart home setup

Best gifts for a first-time smart home setup

Don't get bogged down thinking about what to get someone who's just starting a smart home. Here are the gifts for first-time smart home setup.
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Mercedes-Benz is getting immersive audio thanks to Dolby Atmos

Mercedes-Benz is getting immersive audio thanks to Dolby Atmos

The flagship Mercedes Benz S-Class is gaining a new feature in the form of immersive audio: Dolby Atmos.
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TCL Roku TV Alto R1 Wireless Soundbar review: It’s so easy

TCL Roku TV Alto R1 Wireless Soundbar review: It’s so easy

Roku has simplified streaming TV, now, it's moving onto home theater audio with the new Alto R1 Wireless Soundbar for Roku-enabled TVs.
Sonos Beam Gen 1 and Gen 2, stacked vertically.

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) review: Improved immersion with Dolby Atmos

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) review: Improved immersion with Dolby Atmos

The original Sonos Beam was a nearly perfect small-size soundbar for bedrooms. With the addition of Dolby Atmos, the Gen 2 model is even better.
Dolby Atmos TV on a stand.

Dolby Atmos: The future of immersive sound

Dolby Atmos: The future of immersive sound

Dolby Atmos is now a mainstream feature of TVs, soundbars, and A/V receivers. But what exactly is Dolby Atmos, and what equipment do you need to experience it?
The Bose Smart Soundbar 900.

Bose’s new flagship soundbar delivers Dolby Atmos for home theaters

Bose’s new flagship soundbar delivers Dolby Atmos for home theaters

Bose's latest flagship soundbar, the Smart Soundbar 900, adds Dolby Atmos to the company's line-up while keeping smart speaker features and an elegant design.
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How to wall-mount your Google Nest Mini

How to wall-mount your Google Nest Mini

The Nest Mini and similar small smart speakers from Google can be wall-mounted anywhere, giving you plenty of options for placement: Here's how to do it safely.
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Netflix begins rolling out support for spatial audio, starting with iOS devices

Netflix begins rolling out support for spatial audio, starting with iOS devices

Apple's spatial audio for movies creates a virtual movie theater sound experience when using headphones. Now, Netflix has started to support it.
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The Roku Streambar is perfect for dorm-dwelling students

The Roku Streambar is perfect for dorm-dwelling students

The Streambar is not Roku's first 2-in-1 player/speaker, but it's the most compelling one for college students wanting to make the most of dorm room spaces.
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The best Alexa speakers

The best Alexa speakers

Whether it's for the home, or something you want to carry along on a trip, we rounded up the best Alexa speakers for any occasion.
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Sony’s HT-A9 promises fully immersive Dolby Atmos from four wireless speakers

Sony’s HT-A9 promises fully immersive Dolby Atmos from four wireless speakers

Sony is taking a new approach to home theater sound with its four-speaker HT-A9 system, while the HT-A700 provides a more traditional soundbar design.
Vizio 2021 elevate soundbar.

How to connect a soundbar to a TV: A guide to cables, connections, and features

How to connect a soundbar to a TV: A guide to cables, connections, and features

Soundbars are a great choice if you want better TV sound with the least amount of hassle. But the right connection to your TV is key to getting great results.
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The 2020 Tokyo Games will be the first in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

The 2020 Tokyo Games will be the first in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

The 2020 Tokyo Games will be historic in many ways, but for those watching from home, they'll be the first to be broadcast in Dolby's Vision and Atmos formats.
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Sonos Beam vs. Sonos Playbar

Sonos Beam vs. Sonos Playbar

You can't go wrong with a Sonos soundbar, but how to choose between the big and bold Playbar, and smaller, smarter Beam? We put them head-to-head to find out.
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One of the best Dolby Atmos soundbars is 30% off for Prime Day

One of the best Dolby Atmos soundbars is 30% off for Prime Day

There's nothing like getting a truly good deal on Prime Day and we can assure you, this is one of them: The Vizio Elevate Dolby Atmos soundbar is just $680.
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Apple HomePod Mini review: Finally, the smart speaker Apple needs

Apple HomePod Mini review: Finally, the smart speaker Apple needs

Apple failed to make an impression with the original HomePod, but the HomePod mini is poised to change that.