Kris Wouk

Kris Wouk

Kris Wouk is a tech writer, gadget reviewer, blogger, and whatever it's called when someone makes videos for the web. In his free time he likes to make music, read, and write short fiction.
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The new Spotify + Hulu bundle could save you some green

Hulu and Spotify are expanding the reach of a 2017 bundle that let students pay one bill for both services. Now you can get a standard Spotify Premium subscription, which normally costs $10 per month, and Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan…
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Ultimate Ears debuts two custom in-ears and gives the rest of the line a tune-up

Ultimate Ears has debuted two new custom in-ear monitors the UE Live and UE 6 Pro, both of which offer superb audio quality while being able to stand up to the rigors of daily use.
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Onkyo’s latest A/V receivers look to breathe new life into your old movies

Onkyo announced two new mid-range A/V receivers in the TX-NR686 and TX-NR585, both of which aim to make your movie collection feel a little more modern with DTS Neural:X and Dolby Surround up-mixing.
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Hulu with Live TV has an updated UI that runs on even more platforms

Hulu with Live TV is now available on even more devices, while some devices that already had the app are getting an updated user interface that makes finding and watching shows even easier.
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Yamaha’s RX-V385 A/V receiver packs a punch, but won’t break the bank

If you’re looking for a new A/V receiver for your home theater but don’t want to spend a lot of money, Yamaha’s new RX-V385 receiver brings plenty of features without breaking the bank.
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Vizio debuts three soundbars with Dolby Atmos to complement its 2018 4K TVs

Today Vizio unveiled its 2018 4K TV lineup, and to bring sound to match the picture, the company has also announced three new soundbars, all of which feature Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound.
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Vizio’s 2018 TV lineup includes models as low as $350, and a quantum surprise

Vizio’s 2018 4K TV lineup includes a surprise new model that the company says is the brightest, most colorful TV that it has released to date, and it might just have you reaching for your credit card.
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Mohu’s new Blade indoor antenna looks so good you won’t want to hide it

Mohu introduced its sleek new Blade antenna, and indoor/outdoor model that is the first in the company’s new Modern Series, which promises modern-looking designs with the performance the company is known for.
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Does your TV's picture look too real? you can get rid of the 'soap opera effect'

Something about the movie you’re watching looks too real or even fake, and it’s bothering you. It's not 4K resolution, and it isn't your TV panel. What you’re seeing is called the Soap Opera Effect and it is caused by a setting in…
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Proposed tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to rising TV prices

If you’ve got your eyes on a new TV but are holding off in the hope that prices will drop, you might want to think again. We could see prices heading upward by the end of the year.
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Comcast and Dish Network team up to offer Sling International on Xfinity X1

In an unlikely alliance, Comcast and pay TV competitor Dish Network are working together to offer multicultural streaming service Sling International on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform.
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JVC’s latest DLP projector offers 4K at a lower price, but it’s not the lowest

JVC is known for its premium projectors, but its new LX-UH1 DLP projector offers 4K and HDR at a lower price. Will it be worth the extra money compared to recent offerings from BenQ and Optoma?