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Yamaha's new upscaling Blu-ray players aim to breathe new life into your old discs

For those not ready to go all in on UHD Blu-ray, Yamaha has announced two new upscaling Blu-ray players, both of which also feature high-res audio support.
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YouTube to offer a live 360-degree look at the Republican and Democratic conventions

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions are right around the corner, and YouTube is planning to offer streaming coverage of both in 360 degrees.
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The Starz standalone streaming app has finally arrived on Roku devices

In April, Starz took a hint from HBO Now and similar services with the launch of a standalone app. Now that app is finally available for Roku users.
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BitTorrent News will launch just as the 2016 election kicks into full gear

After hiring former CNN writer and producer Harrison Bohrman to lead its news team, BitTorrent News has announced it wil launch on July 18.
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With its Fit wireless earbuds, ELWN claims to have solved the battery-life problem

The ELWN Fit earbuds promise virtually endless battery life, while the 48 included accessories claim to provide a perfect fit for every listener.
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Samsung sound bars deliver Atmos without all the setup, now available for pre-order

Samsung's HW-K950 and HW-K850 sound bars deliver Dolby Atmos sound without all the setup, and are available for pre-order starting today.
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With SongSync, Noted lets you share tunes with Spotify, Apple Music, and more

Noted has debuted a new feature called SongSync that allows users to share songs and playlists between Spotify, Apple Music, and more.
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The awesome Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin wireless speaker now comes in white

The impressive Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin wireless speaker will soon be available in white to complement the original black color scheme.
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BitTorrent News becomes official with hiring of former CNN producer as news director

BitTorrent has hired Harrison Bohrman as news director of BitTorrent News, a live-streaming TV news network planned for its BitTorrent Live platform.
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You can get what you want: Rolling Stones headphones offered to band’s true fans

Master & Dynamic and Spotify have teamed up to help Rolling Stones fans show their love of the band with a pair of custom, limited-edition headphones.
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Leave the cord at home with Sennheiser’s PXC 550

Sennheiser is looking to make travel a more peaceful experience with its new PXC 550 Wireless, which offer up to 30 hours of play time from a single charge.
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Yamaha’s wireless multiroom options expand with new MusicCast speaker and sound bar

Yamaha's MusicCast lineup continues to grow, with the company introducing the WX-010 speaker and YSP-2700 7.1-channel soundbar.
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The wait is nearly over: Panasonic’s 4K Blu-ray player gets a US release date

Already out in Japan and Europe, Panasonic's DMP-UB900 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player finally has pricing and a release date for its U.S. release.
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Marantz thinks big with its latest full-size A/V receiver, the SR5011

Following the debut of its slim and trim NR1607 A/V receiver earlier this year, Marantz is upping both the size and the volume with its new SR5011.
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Apple reportedly in talks to acquire Tidal, Jay Z’s streaming service

Apple is looking to expand the user base of its Apple Music streaming service, and now it could be looking to take a shortcut by acquiring Jay Z's Tidal.
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Choosing a Sling TV programming package just got a little bit easier

Sling TV has added channels to its single-stream and multi-stream services and made them easier to choose by color coding them Blue and Orange respectively.
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Nvidia’s Shield Android TV streaming box gets Netflix in HDR, plus a lot more

Nvidia's latest update for its Shield Android TV streaming box brings the ability to stream Netflix content in HDR, YouTube in 4K at 60FPS, and more.
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Hitachi will be the next company to offer Roku-enabled TVs, starting this fall

With Roku TVs increasing in popularity, Hitachi America Ltd. has signed a deal to become to next manufacturer to offer Roku-enabled TVs in the U.S..
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Taking a cue from similar past services, uses AI-generated music to put you in the right state of mind to work, relax, or take a power nap.
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Sling TV’s slick new user interface is now available to Roku users

The sleek new interface that arrived when Sling TV hit the Apple TV wasn't exclusive for long, as it's now available to Roku users as well.
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Sony announces pricing for three new series in its 2016 4K Ultra HD smart TV lineup

Following up on its Android-powered 4K Ultra HD TVs released earlier this year, Sony has announced pricing and availability for three new series of TVs.
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Bose unveils build-it-yourself speakers for kids, with shiny lights inside

Bose is entering familiar yet different territory for the company with the announcement of its BOSEbuild line of built-it-yourself speakers for kids.
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For $100, this pair of earphones promises sound customized to your ears

Plenty of in-ears have offered a customized fit before, but the Even headphones use a process called EarPrint to actually customize the sound.
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Devialet’s latest addition to its Phantom speaker line is the most over the top yet

If you've got $3,000 burning a hole in your pocket and are in the market for a new wireless speaker, Devialet's new Phantom Gold may be for you.
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Amazon brings Dolby Vision TVs into the HDR fold with short list of titles

Since Amazon video began streaming HDR last year, only HDR10 was supported, but now the other major HDR technology, Dolby Vision.
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The Kube is literally the coolest speaker we've seen, and it's finally coming out

We first spotted the Kube Bluetooth speaker and cooler combo at CES 2015, and while it's been a while, it is finally going on sale in September.
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Epson unveils new wallet-friendly projectors with 4K and HDR

Epson has unveiled its latest Home Cinema and Pro Cinema projectors, two of which are priced under $3,000 and all of which support 4K and HDR.
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Pioneer’s latest Elite series A/V receiver aims to be your home’s entertainment hub

Pioneer is showing off plenty of products that it has already released at CE Week, but it saved the best for last with its new Elite SC-LX501 receiver.
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Turn your Windows 10 tablet into the ultimate remote with new Roku app

Roku has offered a Windows 8 app for some time, but now the company is releasing an app for Windows 10 laptops and tablets.
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BitTorrent dives into Spotify’s world with on-demand streaming app BitTorrent Now

BitTorrent's Bundle platform is being renamed as BitTorrent Now and is supporting Music and video streaming as well as a suite of mobile apps.
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Astell & Kern debuts new entry-level, high-res audio player and updated in-ears

Astell & Kern debuted two new products at CE Week: its new entry-level AK70 high-resolution audio player, and its updated AK T8iE in-ear monitors.
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SoundCloud takes on Spotify’s Discover Weekly with new Suggested Tracks feature

SoundCloud is introducing a new Suggested Tracks feature, offering music discovery similar to Spotify's Discover Weekly playlists.
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Sonos Controller app for iOS gets lock screen controls, more in latest update

The latest Sonos update for iOS brings a host of improvements including lock screen controls, support for Force Touch, and simplified Trueplay calibration.
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Roku owners get another live-TV streaming option with addition of PlayStation Vue

The potential user base for Sony's PlayStation Vue live-TV streaming service just got bigger. It is now available on Roku devices and TVs.