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Facebook launches new family of Portal products, including $149 Portal TV

Facebook has taken the wraps off three new Portal products, including a $149 Portal TV model that connects to a TV and has built-in video streaming apps. They can be pre-ordered now and start shipping October. In addition to the U.S. and Canada, the new products will also be available in Europe and other markets.
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Best tech of IFA 2019: From OLED TVs to lightning-fast laptops

IFA 2019 was a disappointment. We attended the various media events and trawled the show floor for a week, and kept seeing the same kit from different manufacturers -- there wasn't anything entirely inventive. But that doesn't mean that there wasn't some solid hardware on show. Here's the best tech we saw at IFA 2019.
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Netflix vs. Apple TV+: An early comparison of the soon-to-be streaming rivals

How does Apple's upcoming streaming service, Apple TV+, compare to industry leader Netflix? Here's a breakdown of what we know so far and how the two direct-to-consumer streaming platforms line up, from price and content to the devices they're available on and the video resolution they offer.
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Best TVs of IFA 2019: Five models that blew us away

Frankly, this was not a good year for TVs at IFA 2019. Typically, Europe's massive tech show is ground zero for the unveiling of the year's hottest new televisions, but this year, the well ran dry. That doesn't mean there weren't some stunning TVs to gawk at, though -- here are the five best TVS we saw at IFA 2019.
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Apple may debut over-ear headphones with advanced noise cancellation

The internet is awash with rumors claiming that Apple is working on a set of high-end, over-ear headphones, and there's a (50/50?) chance we could see them unveiled at the company's event at its Cupertino, California headquarters on September 10. Here's everything you need to know about them.
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IFA 2019: The biggest announcements from Europe’s leading tech show

The world's leading manufacturers took to the stage at IFA 2019 to showcase their latest innovations. Here's what you need to know about this year's show, including how long it will run, where it's held, the schedule, and all the devices we've seen unveiled by the likes of LG, Sony, and Samsung.
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Philips launches the most stunning OLED 4K TV we’ve ever seen, but there’s a catch

Meet the Philips Ambilight OLED+934 and Ambilight OLED+984, the latest OLED 4K TVs to roll off Philips' production line. Developed in partnership with Bowers & Wilkins, both models feature a sound system like no other television we've seen to date, and an OLED screen that's as clear as day.
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TCL shows off an incredible new Dolby Atmos soundbar at IFA 2019

There's a new soundbar in town that vows to breathe cinema-like sound into your home entertainment setup. It's called the TCL TS9030, it was showcased at IFA 2019, and it comes with all the features you could ever need from a soundbar, including Bluetooth, Dolby Atmos, and HDMI ARC.
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TCL takes on Apple and Samsung with new true wireless headphones at IFA 2019

There's no shortage of affordable noise-canceling and true wireless headphones on the market, but that hasn't stopped TCL from adding to the list at IFA 2019 with the ACTV500TWS, SOCL500TWS, and MTRO200NC.
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Samsung’s biggest IFA 2019 announcement is its smallest 8K TV

Samsung is desperate to drag 8K into the mainstream, and it's hoping its smallest 8K TV to date will help it do just that. Granted, with a 55-inch screen, it's far from small, but it's no giant when compared to the 65, 75, 82, 85, and 95-inch models that tower above it in the firm's QLED 8K TV range. 
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Hisense announces a massive 85-inch 8K TV and three new Laser TVs at IFA 2019

Hisense has announced a brand new 8K TV and some additions to its 4K Laser TV range at IFA 2019. To be more precise, it's added three new models to its Laser family: the 100L5 Sonic Screen, the 100L9, and the L9 TriChroma. But let's not beat about the bush: it's the 8K U9E that's the star of the show.
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Amazon unveils OLED Fire TV, Fire TV soundbar, and new Fire TV Cube at IFA

Amazon has kicked off IFA 2019 with a bang, announcing its first OLED Fire TV Edition and Fire TV Edition Soundbar, a new 65-inch Toshiba Fire TV Edition with Dolby Vision HDR, a refreshed Fire TV Cube, and new partnerships that will see the Fire TV Edition sold in additional markets.
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The best 4K TV deals for Labor Day: LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, and more

Labor Day 2019 is shaping up to be a hotbed for discounted 4K TVs, with everything from Toshiba Fire TVs and TCL Roku TVs to LG OLED TVs and Samsung QLED TVs on sale for a fraction of their usual price. Here's a look at all the best 4K TV deals for Labor Day and Labor Day Weekend.
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You won’t find a better deal on a massive 70-inch Sony 4K TV than this

When you're the best at something, you can charge a premium. Just look at Apple with the iPhone. The same rings true for Sony with its 4K TVs. Take the 70-inch X830F, for example. It retails for $2,000, but right now it's on sale for just $1,100 ⁠— a $900 discount.
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Facebook Watch: What you need to know about Facebook’s Netflix competitor

What is Facebook Watch? That's simple -- it's Facebook's own on-demand video service, which is filled to the brim with original content, with some network material thrown in for good measure. Here's everything you need to know, including where to watch Facebook Watch and how much Facebook Watch costs.
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AT&T subscribers can now get Spotify Premium for free — here’s how

So you want free Spotify Premium, huh? Well, you're in luck — if you're an AT&T customer, that is. That's because it's offering a free Premium subscription to all its customers on select plans, as well as a six-month trial to those who aren't. Here's everything you need to know to redeem this hot deal.
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Get the UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker for its lowest price with our exclusive code

Talk about a deal. Digital Trends has teamed up with Daily Steals to slash $180 off the Ultimate Ears Megaboom (UE Megaboom), dropping the price down to just $70. We aren't kidding — we've worked out magic to sell a $250 Bluetooth speaker for less than a third of the usual cost.
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Discogs’ New York City vinyl fair is a must-visit for record collectors

If you're a record collector or music fan looking for something to do in New York City this Saturday, Discogs is hosting a neat little record fair that's bound to take you back to the good old days. You don't need a heap of cash to burn, either -- the event itself is free.
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Now’s your last chance to buy an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K on the cheap

The clock is ticking — you have less than twelve hours to snap up an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, or Fire TV Recast on the cheap, as Prime Day 2019 is drawing to a close and it's taking the discounts on the firm's cord-cutting devices with it.
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Best Prime Day speaker deals: Bose, Klipsch, and Polk treated to massive discounts

Looking to spruce up your home entertainment setup this Prime Day 2019? You've come to the right place -- we've found Bose, Denon, and Polk speakers. If you're hoping to up your audio game with a great Prime Day deal, now is the time to do so.
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Pick up Sony’s best noise-canceling headphones on the cheap on Prime Day

There's never been a better time to snag a pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones. That's because Amazon, as part of its ongoing Prime Day celebrations, has knocked $50 off one of the best pairs out there — the Sony WH-1000XM3.
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The ultimate Prime Day deal? Amazon knocks $700 off the Samsung WH-N950 soundbar

Talk about a cracking Prime Day deal. Amazon has knocked a staggering $700 off the Samsung HW-N950 — a top-rated Dolby Atmos soundbar that comes bundled with two wireless rear speakers and a subwoofer, dropping the price down to just $1,000.
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The best 4th of July 4K TV deals: Samsung, TCL, and Vizio go on sale

We've sifted through the hundreds of top-brand 4K TVs on sale this Independence Day and selected four that are just too good to miss — and with pricing starting as low as $280 for a 50-inch Vizio and $800 for a 75-inch TCL, and financing available, there's bound to be something for everyone.
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Amazon Prime Day starts early with this incredible deal on the Fire TV Recast

Amazon is at the forefront of the cord-cutting revolution, with both an on-demand content service of its own and a suite of streaming devices. As such, it should come as no surprise to hear that it's planning a mighty celebration for National Cut the Cord Day, in the form of a sale on the Fire TV Recast. 
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The UE Wonderboom waterproof Bluetooth speaker is a must-have at this price

Planning a relaxing trip to the West Coast for the Fourth of July? A waterproof Bluetooth speaker can breathe fresh life into your picnics and trips to the beach. You don't need to fork out a buck-load to get a good one, either: The UE Wonderboom is now on sale for more than half off.
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Pick up Sony’s best noise-canceling headphones from Drop on the cheap

Commuting has to be about the worst thing ever. Children are screaming, wheels are screeching, and horns are beeping. Fortunately, it can all be blocked out with a good set of wireless noise-canceling headphones — and there are none better than the Sony WH-1000XM3, which are now on sale for $289.
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Amazon drops price cuts on Fire TV Stick, Recast, and 4K TVs for Father’s Day

Amazon's Fire TV suite of streaming devices are among the best on the market, so the chance to pick up a Fire TV Recast, Fire TV Stick 4K, or a Toshiba Fire TV Edition on the cheap should not be missed — especially with Father's Day right around the corner.

Best Father’s Day 4K TV deals: Vizio, Samsung, and LG get steep discounts

Want to give the gift of a 4K TV this Father's Day? You've come to the right place. We've rounded up all of the best 4K TVs on sale right now, including a 50-inch Vizio 4K TV for $280, and with prices starting as low as $250 there's bound to be something for everyone('s dad).
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Own an Apple TV? You can try tvOS 13 right now — sort of

Itching to give tvOS 13 and all the new features that come bundled with it a try? You're in luck: The first beta of tvOS 13 is available to download right now — so long as you have access to an Apple ID enrolled in the firm's Developer Program. Anyone else will need to wait until the end of the month.
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Apple has some exciting features in store for its AirPods and HomePod

Apple announced at WWDC 2019 that it will be bringing two new features to its AirPods, in the form of Audio Sharing and the option for Siri to read aloud and respond to incoming messages. A new Handoff feature for the HomePod delivers a more well-rounded in-home streaming experience.
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Walmart deal drops a $200 price cut on this 43-inch Samsung 4K smart TV

Large TVs are all the rage nowadays, but that's not to say there aren't a number of fantastic modest-sized 4K TVs to choose from, because there are — including this 43-inch Samsung 4K TV that's now on sale for $300, down $200, which just so happens to be the lowest price we've ever seen.
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Amazon offers $30 gift card when you buy this two-room Sonos Play:1 bundle deal

Looking to spruce up your home entertainment setup? You're in luck —Amazon is throwing in a free $30 Amazon Gift Card with every Two Room Sonos Play:1 Bundle, and that's an offer that's not to be turned down, dropping the price from $298 down to a more enticing $268.
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Early Prime Day Deal: Amazon slashes the price on these Fire TV devices and more

Amazon has been at the forefront of streaming hardware for as long as we can remember, churning out affordable cord-cutting devices, like the Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Toshiba Fire TV Edition — all of which are now on sale through the retailer's website for their lowest prices ever.
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Here’s how to watch The Big Bang Theory online — including season 12

Keen to help whenever and wherever we can, we've rounded up the best places to watch The Big Bang Theory online, including season twelve. We've also triple-checked to ensure that the entire article is free of spoilers, so there's no need to read with one eye closed — this is a spoiler-free zone.