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Sears takes its Kenmore brand out of the kitchen with new line of TVs

Sears has officially unveiled its brand new line of Kenmore-branded televisions, available in both HD and 4K UHD varieties.
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Look ma, no hands! Siri and Google Now come to the UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom

The UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom are already popular speakers, but they'll likely become even more popular now that they feature Siri and Google Now support.
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Hulu’s live-TV package could be pricier than Sling TV or PlayStation Vue

Hulu's upcoming live-TV streaming service might still be a long way off, but a survey sent to customers shines a light on how pricing could be structured.

Microsoft’s Groove Music takes a hint from Spotify for its newest feature

Taking a hint from Spotify and other services, Microsoft's Groove Music has added smart playlists in the latest preview build available to Windows Insiders.
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Spotify has hit 100M users, but have its paid subscriber numbers grown as well?

Spotify has hit a milestone with 100 million active monthly users, up from 75 million when it last discussed those figures in 2015.
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NFL-owned channels go dark on Dish Network after deal falls through

Dish is already busy battling Tribune Media over fees for its channels, but has also dropped both NFL Network and NFL RedZone after negotiations stalled.
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Lionsgate signs deal to become the 5th studio to offer films in Dolby Vision

Lionsgate has partnered with Dolby Laboratories to bring its films into customers' homes featuring both Dolby Vision visuals and Atmos sound.
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Microsoft’s PC releases will come to Steam, but the company isn’t saying which

Xbox division head Phil Spencer says that Microsoft PC games will still be sold via Steam, but isn't sharing any details on exactly which ones.
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Netflix pays people to watch TV all day, but some say it’s no dream job

Being paid to watch TV all day might sound like the best job ever, but some of the members of Netflix's "Project Beetlejuice" team would disagree.
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Libratone’s new 360-degree speakers promise spacious sound in a portable package

Just in time for summer, Libratone has introduced two new portable Bluetooth speakers that keep the company's trademark style intact.
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Green is gorgeous in Hazang’s handmade bamboo speakers

We've seen wooden Bluetooth speakers before, but Hazang's, now on Kickstarter, are handmade in Vietnam from locally sourced materials.
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Denon’s new AVR-X3300W A/V receiver has more features than you’ll probably need

Last month, Denon introduced two new models to its X series of receivers, and now it's following up with the AVR-X3300W, offering even more features.
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Step slowly away from your remote: ransomware now targeting smart TVs

Since May 2015, the FLocker ransomware has been making life tough for Android users, and now it seems it can also infect Android-powered smart TVs.
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Focal’s new high-end headphones offer something for most budgets

Focal North America has unveiled three high-end headphones, ranging from the $4,000 Utopia open-back reference model to the $250 mobile-centric Listen.
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Buy Philips' Ultra HD Blu-ray player for $400 and get 'Creed' for free

If you're planning on buying Philips' new Ultra HD Blu-ray player but are wondering what to watch to show it off, the company already has that covered.
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Sling TV, a host of other features come to the Apple TV at WWDC

If you were concerned that the Apple TV wouldn't get much attention at WWDC, fear not, as the streaming box got single sign-on, Sling TV, and more.
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Transparent sound takes on a whole new meaning with this directional glass speaker

At E3 next week, Turtle Beach will be showing off a directional speaker that also happens to be the world's first made using a transparent pane of glass.
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The already great Bowers & Wilkins T7 is getting the luxury treatment

The Bowers & Wilkins T7 Bluetooth speaker was already impressive, but now the company has teamed up with Burberry to give the speaker a luxury makeover.
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Jabra makes calls a priority with its new Halo Smart wireless headphones

With many headphones, calls are treated as an afterthought despite the ubiquity of smartphones. The Jabra Halo Smart wireless headphones aim to change that.
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Vizio debuts new SmartCast line of Google Cast-enabled sound bars

Vizio has announced its new SmartCast line of sound bars that not only beef up your TV's sound, but also feature Google Cast audio streaming.
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Bose cuts the cord on its noise canceling cans, adds wireless sport in-ears

For quite some time, Bose has offered both noise canceling headphones and wireless headphones, but now for the first time it is offering both at once.
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TiVo Bolt owners can now watch TV anywhere thanks to a new software update

TiVo has introduced a software update that brings fixes to many models, but the biggest change is that the TiVo Bolt now supports out-of-home streaming.
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With Intregra’s latest A/V receivers, even the low-end models are high end

Integra has announced its new 7.2-channel DRX series A/V receivers, which will feature support for high-resolution audio Google Cast, and more.
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With Warner Bros Digital Networks, studio jumps headfirst into streaming waters

As streaming continues to rise in popularity, Warner Bros. is seeking to take advantage of that trend with its new division, Warner Bros. Digital Networks.

Apple’s Back To School promotion returns, and look at what students will be getting for free

Once again, Apple has kicked off its Back To School promotion, offering free Beats headphones to students buying select Macs, iPads, and iPhones.
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Coloud relaunches, looking to make a big splash with its newest headphones

Coloud might not be a household name, but it's looking to change that with its official relaunch and unveiling of its No. 4, No. 8, and No. 16 headphones.
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Fluance wants you to #RespectTheRecord with two affordable new turntables, out now

Earlier this year, Fluance unveiled a pair of new turntables in the RT80 and RT81, both of which are now available for sale.
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Philips' 6000 series TVs offer Google Cast on top of 4K and HDR

Pricing and availability have been announced for Philips' HDR-ready 6000 series Ultra HD TVs, as well as a new feature: Google Cast support.
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Apple Flix? Apple reportedly considering scooping up Netflix

The same report saying that Apple had considered a Time Warner buyout last year also mentions that the company could be considering a Netflix acquisition.
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The Trntbl is a wireless streaming turntable for the Spotify generation

Wireless turntables already exist, but the Trntbl from Vnyl takes the concept much further, including social sharing and support for Sonos streaming.

Like Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists? So do 40 million other listeners

If you find yourself frequently heading to Spotify's Discover Weekly playlist to find new music, you're not alone: 40 million other listeners are with you.
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Apple may unchain Siri to fight Amazon’s Echo and Google Home (Update)

Amazon's Echo is a hit, and it's leading companies to look toward similar devices. Last week Google Home was unveiled, and now Apple may join the club.
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The UE Roll 2 is the feel-good hit of the summer — just in speaker form

Last year, Ultimate Ears' $100 UE Roll Bluetooth speaker was both portable and waterproof -- perfect for the summer. The sequel looks even better.
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Oppo’s slick new Sonica wireless speaker is now available for purchase

Oppo Digital is no stranger to premium audio gear, and now its sleek new Sonica wireless speaker is available via the company's website.