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iTunes changes leave behind first-gen Apple TV, Windows XP, and Vista users

Upcoming security changes mean users of older Apple TV hardware or Windows operating systems will soon lose access to the iTunes Store.
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‘The Last Jedi’ is Disney’s first 4K UHD Blu-ray with Dolby Vision and Atmos

The upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on 4K UHD Blu-ray will be Disney’s first to feature both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
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Spotify is working on its first hardware product — an Amazon killer?

New job listings show Spotify is working on its first-ever hardware, most likely a speaker. Will it take on Amazon's Echo products and Alexa, or the Apple HomePod?
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Rabbit TV promises a lot of TV for a little cash, but is it the real deal?

Rabbit TV Plus promises free TV shows and movies on your computer. Does it really deliver what it claims to? And what is the deal with SelectTV, the new service from Rabbit TV parent company FreeCast?
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Google’s idea for radar-based gesture control could change the remote forever

Google has filed a patent application for gesture based remote control, which could change how we interact with all of our electronic devices.
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Vizio SmartCast TVs add support for voice control via Amazon Alexa

The new SmartCast skill brings Amazon Alexa voice-control support to Vizio's 2016 and 2017 P-Series, M-Series, and E-Series televisions.
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Live news channels come to the iEmpire’s TV app for iOS and Apple TVs

When Apple introduced the Apple TV 4K in September, it showed off live news integration in its TV app. Now that feature has finally arrived as promised, with six streaming news networks, and more possibly on the way.
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Disney dishes programming details for its upcoming streaming service

Disney has dropped some details on what exactly we can expect to see on its upcoming streaming service, which will ditch R-rated movies for a focus on family-friendly content.
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Hulu’s live TV offering adds more DVR controls, 60 fps support on some channels

Hulu’s with Live TV may not as many channels as some other services, but it keeps adding features, such as 60 fps support and new DVR controls.
Sony X900F

Sony’s X900F and X850F 4K HDR TVs get prices, but no release date so far

Sony unveiled its its X900F LED LCD TV at CES earlier this year, and now it has revealed pricing information for both this line of TVs and the new X850F line, though it seems we still have to wait to find out when they’ll be available.
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Your Samsung or Roku smart TV could be vulnerable to hackers, but don’t panic

After testing various smart TVs, Consumer Reports says it found vulnerabilities in Samsung and TCL Roku TV models that allow could allow a hacker to remotely change channels, adjust the volume, or possibly play offensive content.
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Dolby Atmos will bring the 2018 Olympics with all the thrill, none of the chill

You might not be able to make it to PyeongChang to catch the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in person, but both DirecTV and Comcast Xfinity will be showing the games in 4K HDR, using Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound to make it sound like you're right there.
Thomas & Darden Kube

Do you need a $3,000 speaker that doubles as a cooler? Well, here’s one anyway

Thomas & Darden's Kube is a 350-watt, 360-degree speaker that is absolutely huge, but there's a reason for that: It doubles as a cooler capable of holding up to 16 bottles of wine.
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With a new app for Tizen-powered Samsung TVs, Tablo now supports most smart TVs

With the announcement of a new app for Samsung's Tizen-powered smart TVs, Tablo maker Nuvyyo's sleek and easy to use over-the-air DVR now supports all the major smart TV platforms.
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Integra adds another 4K HDbaseT-enabled receiver to its 2018 A/V lineup

A few days ago, Integra unveiled two new pieces of home theater gear, the company's first in their respective categories to feature 4K HDbaseT. Now the company has unveiled another A/V receiver with many of the same features, but at a lower price.
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Integra’s first A/V products of 2018 are also its first to support 4K HDbaseT

Integra's new DRX-R1.1 A/V receiver and DRX-R1.1 A/V controller are its first new releases for 2018, and are also the company's first products in their respective categories to feature 4K HDbaseT support.
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Comcast Xfinity Home adds new voice commands just in time for the Super Bowl

At CES, Comcast announced that it would offer a firmware update turning its gateway devices into smart hubs. Now it has announced new home automation commands for its X1 voice remote.
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New features for Tablo DVRs mean you won’t miss a second of your favorite show

Tablo makes some of the most advanced over-the-air DVRs available, and now they have been updated with a batch of new features that mean you'll never miss even a second of your favorite programs.

Comcast Xfinity: Everything you need to know about cable’s biggest player

If you like the idea of streaming, but aren't looking to cut the cord, Comcast Xfinity TV offers a nice balance of cable and streaming.
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Google Assistant’s voice match finally works with multiple Netflix profiles

Google Assistant can now match different voices to specific Netflix profiles, where previously it only supported the main profile.
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Plex VR lets you and three friends watch together at a virtual drive-in

Plex has unveiled its latest feature, Plex VR, which lets up to four people at once watch movies and TV shows in VR and chat in real time.
SunBrite Veranda 75-inch 4K TV

SunBrite’s 75-inch 4K outdoor TV lets you channel surf without losing your tan

SunBrite's Veranda TVs let you bask in the glory of a 4K picture while soaking up the sun, and now a new 75-inch model has joined the ranks.
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Ethereal Machines’ Halo takes 3D printing to a new dimension, literally

Ethereal Machines' Halo 3D printer takes 3D printing tech further by adding a few steps to the process for what it calls 5D printing.
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The 3DRudder makes your virtual reality experience a bit more hands-off

If you're looking for a more immersive virtual reality experience, the 3DRudder allows you to use your feet to control movement in VR spaces.
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My Arcade packs retro classics into pint-sized arcade cabinets

If you need a retro game fix but don't have a local arcade, My Arcade has you covered with its classic mini arcade cabinets.
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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips now power laptops, multi-lens cameras, more

Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips are in some of the best phones in the world, but now they're also powering laptops, multi-lens cameras, and more.
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Anker Innovations’ Eric Villines fills us in on the restructured company

Eric Villines, Anker's head of global communications, sat down with us at CES to talk about the restructured company.
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Watch as we crawl inside Furrion Robotics’ gargantuan Prosthesis racing mech

We caught up with Furrion Robotics' Jonathan Tippett on the CES show floor to chat about the X1 Mech Racing League and the Prosthesis mech.
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Ventev’s Scott Franklin gives us a look into the future of wireless charging

Ventev's Scott Franklin joins us to talk about the company's latest wireless charging products and the future of wireless charging.
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Sony is bringing a sequel to last year’s fantastic OLED (and more) to CES 2018

Sony is bringing the A8F Bravia OLED and its new X900F line of UHD HDR LCD TVs to CES 2018, and we're ready to be impressed.
Earin M2’s company scoops up wireless earbud maker Earin's tech company revealed at CES that it has acquired Earin, which produced some of the first "true wireless" earbuds.
iSine LX

Audeze’s iSine LX in-ears put planar magnetic sound in your pocket on the cheap

Audeze's iSine LX planar magnetic in-ears share the same technology as the company's iSine 10 and 20, but are available for a far lower price.
Philips 69-Series

Philips debuts new Dolby Vision UHD TVs, plus one meant just for your kitchen

Philips has unveiled a lineup of TVs offering Dolby Vision HDR, as well as a new UHD Blu-ray player and a TV meant just for the kitchen.
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How to watch LG’s CES 2018 press conference

LG's CES 2018 press conference will feature information on all of its upcoming tech for this year from the smart home to the home theater.