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Screengrabs from Spotify's Song Psychic feature.

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

Spotify's new Song Psychic feature hopes to answer some of life's burning questions while suggesting music as answers.
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.
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 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.
Lenovo Tab Extreme showing Disney Plus.

What is Disney Plus: plans, price, and everything else you should know

Get ready to indulge in all things Disney, Pixar, and Marvel with a Disney Plus subscription! Here’s everything you need to know about the streaming platform.
The KEF Q750 speaker in white.

The best speakers for 2024: great hi-fi options for music and more

From critical music listening to furniture-shaking home theater, a great pair of speakers can make all the difference. We found the top picks on the market.
The front of the Kanto Audio REN powered speaker.

Kanto’s new Ren active speakers with HDMI take aim at your TV room

Kanto Audio has announced yet another set of active bookshelf speakers, the Ren. But this time, the company has added HDMI ARC for TV connectivity.
The Jabra Enhance Plus earbuds snap together magnetically.

Best over-the-counter hearing aids for 2024

OTC hearing aids provide hearing solutions at a fraction of the price compared to prescription versions. Here are the best on the market from top brands.
The KEF KC92 subwoofer.

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

British speaker manufacturer KEF today announced five new subwoofers: the KC92 and a lineup of four new Kube MIE subs ranging from 8 to 15 inches.
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.
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.
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 H2O Audio SnowPro headphones.

H2O Audio SnowPro headphones review: a no-go for skiers

If you're looking for a pair of headphones to bring to the slopes, the H2O SnowPros will have you fussing too much with them, on and off the mountain.
How to delete apps from Apple TV.

How to delete apps on an Apple TV

Looking to clear some clutter from your Apple TV interface? You can easily delete the apps you don't want to see. Here's how it works and what to do.
TV picture settings on an LG OLED TV.

How to set up your TV for Super Bowl Sunday

Get the most out of your TV for the Super Bowl. We're going over the best modes to switch to, what settings to tweak, and how to get the best picture possible.
A Vizio WatchFree promo image.

Vizio brings new channels, features to its booming WatchFree+ streaming service

Vizio's announced today that its free, ad-supported streaming service WatchFree+ is booming. It's added several new channels and more content to its lineup.
Amazon Music

What is Amazon Music: everything you need to know

Don't overlook Amazon Music; it boasts a 100 million-song library, hi-res music, spatial audio, and plans to suit a wide range of users.
The Cambridge Audio CXN100 Network Streamer.

Cambridge Audio hopes for another hit with its new CXN100 network streamer

British audio device maker Cambridge Audio has unveiled its new flagship network music streamer, the redesigned CXN100.
How to delete a Netflix profile on your TV.

How to delete a Netflix profile on a PC, mobile device, or TV

Need to delete an unwanted profile from your Netflix account? You're in the right place . Here's how to do it.
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones: Earcup/logo close-up.

The 11 best noise-canceling headphones for 2024

It's a noisy world, but our picks of the best noise-canceling headphones will help hush it for you while making music, podcasts, and other sounds even sweeter.
Roku remote in hand with Roku home screen in. the background.

The most common Roku problems and how to fix them

Have a Roku or Roku Streaming Stick 4K that's giving you problems? We explain how to fix the most common Roku issues in minutes — no tech support needed.
The Kanto Sub8 in Matte White set up next to a chair.

How to place and set up your subwoofer for big bass

Setting up a subwoofer can drastically improve the sound quality of your home theater, but it can be tough to set up. Our guide will help simplify the process.
Fubo Instant Headlines feature.

Fubo’s new feature uses AI to pull headlines from live news

Today, sports-focused live TV streaming service Fubo announced its new Instant Headlines feature that uses AI to generate headlines for its live news carousel.
A The Netflix screen for how to set the primary location.

How to set and change your Netflix primary location

Netflix's crackdown on password sharing will require users to set and even frequently update a primary location for their household. Here's how to do it.
The PSB BP8 powered subwoofer agains the side of a couch.

PSB’s new SubSeries BP8 subwoofer pushes 500 watts of pure rumble

Canadian speaker makers PSB have announced a new generation of subwoofers with the SubSeries BP8 that pushes 500 watts of rumble in a compact package.
The new Sony SRS-XV500 party speaker in front of a shelf.

Rock and roll till dawn with Sony’s 25-hour SRS-XV500 party speaker

Sony's newest party speaker, the SRS-XV500, add to the brand's formidable lineup of powerful and fun portable Bluetooth speakers and boasts a 25-hour battery.
Apple Music with lossless audio music track playing on OnePlus 11 along with the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 in black color on top of a green cloth surface.

How much is Apple Music, and how can you get it for free?

Apple Music costs $10.99 for an Individual plan, and $16.99 for a Family Plan. You can also get Apple Music for free by signing up for a Verizon plan.
The U-Turn Orbit Special turntable with a red vinyl record on it.

The best turntables of 2024 to spin your vinyl records

Vinyl is still the physical music format of choice, so you're gonna need a turntable! From beginners to audiophiles, here are the best for every budget.
A single sage green KEF LSX II LT wireless speaker.

KEF launches a more affordable version of its coveted LSX II bookshelf speakers

KEF has taken its popular high-end LSX II wireless bookshelf speakers, streamlined them, and are offering them to audio lovers at a more manageable $1,000.
How to fix common Spotify problems

The most common Spotify problems and how to fix them

Is Spotify or one of its latest features giving you trouble? These are the common Spotify problems we've encountered and the best fixes to get your music back.
An Auracast demonstrator points to a transmitter at a mock airport gate showing the technology at CES 2024.

My flight home from CES 2024 proved that the world needs Auracast

A new Bluetooth tech we demoed at CES 2024 is going to make it easier for people to hear and share audio in public spaces like airports, auditoriums, and bars.
The Xgimi Horizon Max.

Xgimi’s new IMAX Enhanced and ceiling lamp projectors made me see the light

At CES 2024, Xgimi launched its brightest projector yet, the Horizon Max, and Aladdin, a ceiling-lamp/speaker/projector. We had to see them for ourselves.
The Govee AI Sync Box Kit 2 with a gaming monitor on display at CES 2024.

I checked out Govee’s new AI smart lights and now I want them everywhere

Smart light maker Govee adds enhanced AI capabilities to its Sync Box Kit 2 for gamers and to its Rope Light 2 for making stunning wall light art.
The Sonus faber Suprema tower speakers and dual subwoofers.

McIntosh and Sonus faber demo a $1 million anniversary sound system at CES 2024

McIntosh and Sonus faber both celebrated their 75th and 40th anniversaries at CES 2024, with new audio products that they combined in a $1 million system demo.