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Close-up of earcup on Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

What is ANC and how do noise-cancelling headphones work?

You've probably heard of active noise-canceling headphones, but what do they do and how do they work? Give us a few minutes and we'll make you an expert.
Watching Netflix on a laptop.

How to watch Netflix with friends using Teleparty and Zoom

It's easy to watch your favorite Netflix shows with friends, no matter where they are, with tools like Teleparty and Zoom. Here's how to set it up.
Hisense U8K vs TCL QM8

The best Google TVs of 2023: from TCL, Sony, and Hisense

A Google TV platform nets you many of the benefits of a Chromecast without the need to buy one. These are the latest and greatest TVs with Google's software!
Headphones, earbuds, and cleaning materials on a desk.

How to clean headphones and earbuds without damaging them

Cleaning your headphones and earbuds doesn't take much time, but it's a task you want to approach carefully. Here's how to properly clean your wearable audio.
Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones hanging on wall hook in front of a mirror.

Headphones not working? Common issues and how to fix them

We use our headphones and earbuds every day, so they're bound to malfunction from time to time. Here are some common wearable audio issues and how to fix them.
A man wearing the Aftershokz OpenComm bone-conduction headset.

How do bone conduction headphones work?

Bone conduction headphones are a unique alternative to traditional in-ear and over-the-ear headphones, but how exactly do they work? Allow us to explain.
Blink's Outdoor 4 flood light has built-in LED illumination.

New Ring and Blink cams bring extended range, battery life, 3D motion detection

New Ring and Blink devices were announced at Amazon's Devices Event 2023, and fans of both Amazon-owned companies are in for a treat. Here's everything we know.
Amazon SVP of Devices and Services Dave Limp demonstrates the Let's Chat feature of Alexa, powered by AI.

At long last, Amazon brings AI features to Alexa

Alexa is getting even smarter, thanks to improved learning models and generative AI capabilities. It's all coming soon to an Echo device near you.
The Amazon Echo Frames on display at the 2023 Amazon fall devices event.

Amazon’s Echo family expands with an on-wall hub, smart glasses, and more

Amazon's third-gen Echo Show 8 is hitting shelves soon, and there's plenty to love about the new-and-improved smart display.
Different screens for the iOS Pandora app.

What is Pandora? Music, features and pricing explained

Pandora may be one of the OG music-streaming platforms, but this old dog has plenty of new tricks up its sleeve. Here's everything you should know about it.
Hisense 70A6G 70-inch 4K UHD Android Smart TV in living room on stand.

What is Android TV? Google’s smart TV platform fully explained

While Google TV is the main TV OS for brands like Sony, there's still a few Android TV devices out there. Here's everything you need to know about the latter.
Picture mode settings are shown over an image of jelly beans on a Samsung QN90C.

LED vs. LCD TVs explained: What’s the difference?

When shopping for a new TV, two terms come up a lot: LED and LCD. But what's the difference? We shed some light on these and other major types of TV displays.
The Sofabaton U2 universal remote in someone's hand.

The best universal remotes for 2023

The Logitech Harmony is no more, but there are still some very good universal remotes for your multi-device home theater setups. We've got five recommendations.
TiVo Edge for Antenna OTA DVR.

The best OTA DVRs for cord-cutters in 2023

Why pay for cable or satellite when local broadcasts are free? These OTA DVRs pay for themselves, and some can get you ready for the next wave in TV tech.
People watching football on a wall-mounted Vizio 50-inch Class V-Series Smart TV.

How to wall mount a TV

Need some help installing your new TV? Our handy guide includes an informational video on how to wall mount a TV, along with other tips and tricks.
A beach scene on a Samsung S95C OLED TV.

How to update software on a Samsung smart TV

Keeping your Samsung smart TV software up to date ensures you're getting the best performance from your set. Here are a few ways to find and install updates.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K.

Google TV vs. Roku TV: which is the better streaming OS?

In the war of streaming platforms, Google TV and Roku TV are top of the pack, but which operating system is truly best? Let us weigh in to help you decide.
Roku Plus Series

The best Roku TVs of 2023: which should you buy?

Roku TVs take advantage of one of the best smart TV platforms to make a simple streaming experience. But not all Roku TVs are created equal. Here are the best.
Side view of man wearing Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

How to connect headphones to your TV

Whether you're trying to go wireless or just want to get your favorite wired headphones hooked up, our guide will get you paired and connected in no time.
The GE Oven on a countertop.

The best smart kitchen appliances for 2023

Looking to add a little automation to your cooking and cleanup? These seven smart kitchen appliances are sure to enhance your next round of meal prep.
Peloton Bike Plus.

How to connect AirPods to your Peloton

Can you use Apple AirPods with a Peloton to keep the music to yourself? Yes! In this guide, we show you how to pair AirPods to a Peloton to listen wirelessly.
The Amazon Smart Thermostat hanging on wall.

Break out of a rut with these useful summer-focused smart home routines

From managing your air conditioning to adding life and color to your outdoor ambiance, here are the best smart home routines you can use throughout the summer.
Echo 4th Gen speaker on table.

What is Amazon Alexa, and what can it do?

What exactly is Alexa? How exactly does it work? Here's everything you need to know about how Alexa works, where it comes from, and how it can help you.
Amazon Echo 4th Gen smart speaker on a table.

Best Amazon Alexa accessories: lights, plugs, thermostats, cameras, and more

Looking to make your home the smartest on the block? Check out our guide to the best Alexa-enabled devices that work with Amazon's all-encompassing Echo lineup.
Aura Carver Smart Frame

The best digital photo frames

A digital photo frame can put all of your pics on display. Check out our choices for the best digital photo frames for showing off all of your digital photos.
Sengled smart bulb in dining room.

The best cheap smart bulbs

Looking to incorporate smart lighting into your home without bleeding your bank account? Check out our picks for the best cheap smart light bulbs available now.
Ring Floodlight Camera placed on a wall outside.

How to turn off Amazon Sidewalk on Ring devices

Amazon Sidewalk is a local networking feature that keeps your Ring devices online in the event of a web outage. Enabled by default, here's how to turn it off.
Echo 4th Gen

What to know before you enable Alexa Guard

Compatible Amazon Echo smart speakers and displays can help protect your home with a feature called Alexa Guard. Here are all of the details you need to know.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) vs Google Nest Mini

Alexa Guard vs. Nest Aware: which is the better option?

Alexa Guard and Nest Aware are home security branches of Amazon and Google's smart home ecosystems, but which of the two is the better package? Let us weigh in.
Product still of the Awair Element, tabletop

The best air quality monitors

Toxic particles can wreak havoc on your indoor air, but an air quality monitor can alert you to these unseeable pests. Here are our favorite monitors for 2023.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) with Clock on table.

Most common Amazon Echo Dot problems, and how to fix them

Echo Dots are easy to use and fun to play with, but sometimes they can run into trouble. Here are six of the most common Dot issues and how to fix them.
Chromecast with Google TV plus remote.

Common Google Chromecast issues and how to fix them

Google Chromecast is a great streaming device, but sometimes it runs into problems. Here, we'll help you solve some common Chromecast issues.
An Apple TV 4K set-top box and remote control sit on a media stand.

Apple TV 4K (2021) vs. Apple TV 4K (2022): is the upgrade worth it?

The Apple TV 4K (2022) is a powerful streaming device for sure, but can it compete with last year's model? We compared both versions to help you decide.
Tradfri smart plug connected to a bathroom outlet.

Do smart plugs really help to cut down energy use?

Smart plugs are a great addition to any smart home, but do these web-connected outlets really help to lower your energy bill? The answer may surprise you.