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Just in time for the holidays, Altec Lansing launches new Bluetooth audio gear

Altec Lansing has just announced four new products, including two Bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, and sport-focused in-ears.
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Noble Audio goes for luxury with Kaiser Encore and Sage in-ear headphones

Noble Audio has announced the launch of two new models in its line of high-end in-ear headphones: the Kaiser Encore, and the more affordable Sage.
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Just a month after its launch, Amazon Music Unlimited unveils a family plan

Just over a month after its initial launch, Amazon Music Unlimited has added the new Family subscription plan, which up to six family members can share.
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Google’s updated Fiber TV mobile apps let you record shows from anywhere

If you’re a Google Fiber TV subscriber, it’s easier than ever to use thanks to its new mobile apps, which allow for recording shows while on the go.
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With its latest app, Tablo turns your Xbox One into an over-the-air DVR

With its latest app, the Tablo over-the-air DVR can now add the ability to pause, fast-forward, and record live TV to Microsoft’s Xbox One.
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Mass Fidelity’s Rad speaker brings its Core sound anywhere you want

Mass Fidelity’s latest speaker, named the Rad, is smaller and tougher than the company’s previous designs, but it is every bit as inventive.
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Marshall’s newest wireless headphones may be smaller, but promise big sound

Marshall’s Mid Bluetooth headphones take everything great about its previous wireless headphones and shrink it down to an on-ear form factor.
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Android TV, Fire TV devices get new CBS News apps with 360-degree video

With its new Android TV and Amazon Fire TV apps, 24-hour streaming news service CBS News has added support for 360-degree video playback.
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They’re headphones when you wear them, and speakers when you take them off

The Boomphones Re-Up combine wireless headphones with an active speaker case that can also double as a portable charger for mobile devices.
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PlayOn Cloud is a DVR for streaming services like HBO Now, Amazon Video

PlayOn Cloud is essentially a DVR for video from streaming services, allowing content to be watched offline whenever and wherever users feel like it.
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DirecTV Now live TV-streaming service will feature premium channels from Starz

Starz has announced that eight of its premium pay TV channels will be coming to AT&T's upcoming DirecTV Now live TV streaming service.
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Pandora's website gets a makeover, giving it a more modern, streamlined design

As Pandora prepares to face off against Spotify with a new $10 on-demand streaming plan, the service has given its website a major overhaul.
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Wrensilva Standard One matches modern tech with a classic look

Just because technology moves forward, it doesn’t make the past obsolete. A case in point is the Wrensilva Standard One -- a sleek, console record player.
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Offline viewing could be coming to Netflix soon, but not for everyone

According to recent comments from Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, the company could soon offer offline viewing but not in the U.S.
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Libratone’s Q Adapt On-Ear aims to bring flexibility to noise cancellation

Following up on the Q Adapt In-Ear, Libratone has released the Q Adapt On-Ear wireless headphones, featuring four levels of customizable noise canceling.
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Braven leaves the outdoors behind with its Premium Home Series of speakers

Braven might be better known for its rugged and ultra-portable speakers, but with the Premium Home series, the company is taking a more refined approach.
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Roku TVs take a cue from DVRs, gain the ability to pause live TV

Owners of Roku TVs have a new use for their antennas, as a recent update has added the ability to pause and remove live TV for up to 90 minutes.
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Vizio makes FandangoNow the latest streaming service to join its SmartCast app

Movie and TV streaming service FandangoNow is the latest feature to be offered as part of the lineup in Vizio’s SmartCast app.
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Sonos systems get Spotify Connect support, currently in public beta

After being announced in August, Spotify Connect support for Sonos systems is now available, albeit in public beta for the time being.
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Master & Dynamic’s second pair of wireless headphones feature USB-C, quick charging

Master & Dynamic’s second pair of wireless headphones, the new MW50 on-ears, combines premium materials with USB-C and detailed sound.
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PlayStation Vue has finally come to Android TV devices; PC, Mac are next

While Sling TV may still have the upper hand in terms of availability, PlayStation Vue is catching up -- the service is now available on Android TV devices.
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The new Jaybird X3 wireless in-ears shrink the size but blow up the sound

With its new X3 Wireless Sport Headphones, Jaybird has made the design sleeker and smaller, while keeping the same sound and style.
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Sol Republic joins the fully wireless frenzy with its new Amps Air earbuds

With fully wireless earbuds quickly picking up steam, Sol Republic has released its own take on the design with the new Amps Air.
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Verizon is acquiring — and shutting down — former Hulu CEO’s startup, Vessel

Verizon has acquired former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar’s startup, Vessel, and will shut it down, rolling the company’s technology into its own video efforts.
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IK Multimedia’s iLoud Micro Monitors pack high-end sound into a tiny package

Aimed at musicians and audio professionals on the go, the new iLoud Micro Monitor system packs high-end sound into an ultra-portable package.
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Detroit Audio Lab’s speakers offer an audible piece of the city’s history

With its Made From Detroit line of speakers, Detroit Audio Lab is looking to give back to its home city while offering buyers a piece of its history.
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DirecTV Now will launch in November, offering 100+ channels for $35 per month

Next month, the AT&T-owned DirecTV will face off against its rival Dish Network with the launch of DirecTV Now, which will cost just $35 a month.
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Soundcast returns with the new VG1 waterproof Bluetooth speaker

After three years without releasing a new product, Soundcast has finally returned with the new $150 VG1 waterproof Bluetooth speaker.
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Roam and Atari team up for GameOn headphones aimed at both gamers and music lovers

Beats br Dre co-creator Steven Lamar is back with a new brand, Roam, that has teamed up with Atari for the new co-branded GameOn earphones.
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Behold the glory: the $4,000 Technics SL-1200G turntable is now available

At CES, Technics unveiled its broadcast-quality SL-1200G turntable and now it is finally beginning to ship to the U.S. for a rumored price of $4,000.

YouTube is the latest streaming app to arrive on the Dish Hopper 3

Dish Network’s Hopper 3 is already one of the most full-featured DVRs on the market, and now it’s getting even better with the addition of YouTube.
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'New and improved’ Spotify experience coming to 2015-2016 Samsung Smart TVs

Owners of 2015 and 2016 Samsung Smart TVs are getting a new and improved Spotify app, with a new user interface and better Spotify Connect support.
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Google signs with CBS as plans for its live TV streaming service move forward

Google has reportedly been working on a live TV streaming service called Unplugged, and now it is moving forward, having just signed a deal with CBS.
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Klipsch’s Reference family of headphones expands, including two wireless models

Klipsch added four new members to its Reference family of headphones, including two new wireless models in on-ear and over-ear varieties.