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I’ve seen the 8K TV future, and you should be excited. Here’s why

Samsung set the tech world on fire when it announced it would sell an 85-inch 8K TV in the U.S. along with several 8K screen sizes in Europe. Debates over the validity and value of such a high resolution have continued since, and we're here to settle them.
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Amazon Echo Sub review

Amazon introduced the Echo Sub for Echo speaker owners who wanted to inject some room-moving bass into their smart speaker experience. We took the new Alexa-friendly sub for a spin and quickly learned that it’s a niche product, but one that does its odd job extremely well.
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Samsung Q900 85-inch 8K QLED TV hands-on review

Samsung gave us a day to put its Q900 85-inch 8K TV to the test, and we did our level best to poke holes in its performance. In the end, the TV proved it is worthy of its existence, even if 8K content is nowhere to be seen. The secret is in the upscaling, and Samsung’s unique take on this process sold us.
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Google’s Chromecast gets a minor update and bundle options, but not much else

It seemed certain that Google would unveil an updated Chromecast during its October 9 Made by Google event, but while a new Chromecast is now available for purchase, it’s suddenly very easy to see why Google didn’t see fit to give the updated streaming media player any stage time at its big event.
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Samsung’s 85-inch 8K QLED TV is now up for pre-order for a cool $15K

Samsung has taken the wraps off its new 85-inch 8K QLED TV, an ultra-premium display that offers the company's most advanced TV technology available to date. The best news? If you've got $15,000 handy, you can actually pre-order one of these monsters right now. We've got all the details for you here.
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Smart grills are dumb. Here’s why you’re better off keeping it simple

Once wooed by the allure of a smart grill, we have come to realize that smart grills aren't that smart an investment after all. At least, not yet. Like many smart devices, the parts that make a grill smart can often be the biggest pain point. Here's why your money is better spent on a quality dumb grill.
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Sony X900F series (XBR65X900F) review

Sony does it again with the outstanding X900F 4K HDR LED/LCD TV. With excellent contrast, remarkably accurate color, and punchy HDR processing, Sony proves it has the chops to make the best TVs in the world. The X900F just happens to be one of the more affordable premium options.

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones review

Sony took its already outstanding 1000X wireless, noise-canceling headphones and somehow made them even better. With best-in-class noise-canceling, stellar audio quality, unreal battery life and quick-charging, and clever and useful features, these classy cans are the full package.
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Apple HomePod review

It’s finally here. Should you buy one? You'll find the answer in our Apple HomePod review.
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Dolby turns Lenovo laptops and Yoga Books into mobile home theaters

Dolby has partnered with Lenovo to integrate Dolby Atmos and Dolby vision in the computer company's laptop and Yoga Books, enhancing the movie and TV watching experience in meaningful way. We went hands-on with the Yoga 930 for the video seen above and were impressed with the results.
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Up close with LG’s 88-inch 8K OLED TV. Here’s why it matters | Video

LG has unveiled the first 88-inch 8K OLED TV and is showing it publicly at IFA 2018. Here's why we're excited to see an 8K OLED, even though naysayers suggest it's a technology before its time.
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8K is the next big thing in TVs. Get over it

The arrival of 8K TVs is being met with frustration, disbelief, and even anger. Why? We explore the complaints expressed by media and consumers alike and discuss why our 8K future is not only inevitable, but an evolution we should be excited about.
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LG microLED TV sneaks into IFA, takes a swipe at Samsung

LG isn't making a big deal about it, but the company did show up to IFA 2018 in Berlin with a huge microLED TV. Tucked behind nondescript velvet curtains, the big bright display takes a silent swipe at Samsung, which showed off a microLED TV at CES 2018 earlier this year.
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Sony announces pricing for its stunning A9F and Z9F Master Series TVs

Sony dropped a bombshell of a TV in July, the long-anticipated Z9F. The new flagship 4K HDR LED/LCD TV replaces the venerable Z9D announced two years ago. Now both models have been priced and are available for pre-order, so we dig deep into what makes this TV so special.
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Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge is the wireless home speaker you won’t want to hide

Bang & Olufsen unleashed a looker of a wireless home speaker at IFA 2018 today, the Beosound Edge. Its deceivingly simple design is outdone only by its sound quality, and you're going to want to have a look and listen. Read our full impression here for all the details.
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Bang & Olufsen’s E6 inject sleeker style into sporty wireless headphones

Does the world need another pair of wireless sports headphones? Danish luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen thinks so, and after some hands-on time, we're inclined to agree.
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IFA 2018: 8K TV, AI everything, and more trends we expect to see

Europe's biggest technology show is starting, and this is a year you will not want to miss. We've rounded up the trends and secrets you need to know ahead of IFA's official launch later this week. From 8K TVs to robot wearables, we've got it all right here.
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TCL 6-series (55R617) Roku TV review

TCL’s 6-Series Roku TV is one of the most anticipated TVs of 2018 thanks to its promise of excellent picture quality for a remarkably low price. We explore whether this new set from the up and coming manufacturer delivers on lofty expectations.
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Vizio undercuts Samsung’s QLED TVs by hundreds of dollars with the Quantum

Vizio's challenger to Samsung's QLED TV is here, and it appears to keep with the company's tradition of providing high performance at an enticing price. Armed with Quantum Dots and a 192-zone full array local dimming backlight system, the new Quantum series could disrupt the premium LED/LCD TV space.
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Amazon knows it’s in the doghouse over Prime Day glitch

Amazon's on Fire and not in the way it intended. Mere seconds after Amazon's Prime Day went live at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on Monday, the online mega-retailer crashed and burned. The company is apparently working very hard to restore the site. We will provide updates as more information comes in.
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Amazon knows it’s in the doghouse over Prime Day glitch


LG OLED E8 series (OLED65E8PUA) review

LG’s reign as king of OLED TVs continues with the E8 series, an outstanding, premium entry for 2018 which offers upscaled design and enhanced sound quality to justify its premium pricing over the less expensive C8 series OLEDs. Is an OLED TV right for you, and if so, is the E8 the right choice? We have those answers and more.
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The Sonos Beam is the HomePod killer only Sonos could make

Those waiting for the ultimate smart sound solution for their TV and living room may find it in the Sonos Beam. The latest product from the lauded powered speaker company combines the power of Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple AirPlay 2 into just a single speaker.
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Rock your walls with Touch of Bass, wall art that’s also a working boombox

If you've ever wondered how cool it would be to have a boombox made out of a piece of art you can mount on your wall, we're here to tell you: It's very cool. Meet the Touch of Bass. If the merit of a piece of art can be based on its ability to start a conversation, then the Touch of Bass is a sure success.

Samsung Q9FN series (QN65Q9FN) review

The Samsung Q9FN is one of the best TVs you can buy in 2018 and its easily the best TV Samsung has ever made. When you learn why, though, you may be surprised to see that picture quality wasn’t the final determining factor.
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How Savant makes a complex smart home run like a Swiss watch

Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri may be able to talk to a bunch of different devices, but so far they aren't proven to be as good at making multiple devices work together in concert. In order to fully automate a home, it helps to enlist home automation services from a company like Savant.
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DT Daily: Amazon is planning to build Alexa-enabled home robots

How would you like to have your Alexa speaker follow you around the house? Amazon is developing a new home robot that could see the light of day sometime this year. Project Vesta the robot could end up being a super early predecessor to a fully-functioning robot Butler or maid.
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DT Daily: Google upgrades Android texting with RCS Chat

Text messaging on Android is a little bit behind the times. The native Chat app relies on old carrier based SMS technology which is lagging well behind Apple's iMessage and Facebook Messenger. Now a new standard pioneered by Google promises to bring Chat out of the dark ages.
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DT Daily: Amazon lets anyone create Alexa skills with Blueprint

Creating custom skills for Amazon Alexa speakers is now possible, and downright easy with the new Alexa Skills Blueprint. The new website lets Alexa owners create fun skills designed to entertain and bring the family together.
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Sony’s new line of wireless earphones are athletic and affordable

Sony showed off a new line of wireless earbuds, headlined by the Sony WF-SP700N, a true wireless earbud targeted at the athletic and otherwise active with an approachable price.
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Sony springs into summer with new line of party-friendly portable speakers

Sony unleashes a new line of Extra Bass Bluetooth speakers designed to bring the party this summer. The line is led by the Sony XB41, which packs a serious punch
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Looking to buy a brand-new Samsung QLED TV? Here’s how much it will cost you

Samsung’s 2018 QLED TVs look better than ever, rivaling OLED in terms of picture quality and offering an extremely user-friendly experience, among other features.
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Amazon Cloud Cam review

In our Amazon Cloud Cam review, we explain why this addition to Amazon’s growing Alexa universe is one of its most valuable yet.
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Samsung’s Dave Das on what makes 2018 QLED TVs special, and why not OLED