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A Roku 75-inch Class Plus Series QLED 4K Smart Roku TV hanging on the wall.

What is 4K? Everything you need to know about 4K Ultra HD

Ultra HD 4K has quickly taken over the world of TVs, but what is it, how does it work, and should you upgrade or keep your old TV? Let's explore those answers.
Close-up of earcups on Sony WH-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM5.

Sony WH-1000XM5 vs. XM4: which headphones should you buy?

The WH-1000XM5 don't replace the vaunted WH-1000X4 -- they are an upgrade. Here's what's new, what's the same, and which you should buy.
The X2 Omni dock up against a wall.

The best smart home devices for 2023

With so many smart home gadgets available, finding the best products can be tough. But we're here to help. Check out our favorite smart home devices of 2023.
Polk Signa S4 Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 soundbar.

The best Dolby Atmos soundbars for 2023

Looking for next-level home theater sound? Dolby Atmos-equipped soundbars offer immersive 3D sound. We've rounded up some of the best at a variety of budgets.
Lucrecia Nirón Talazac in When Evil Lurks (2023).

The best movies and shows on Shudder right now (November 2023)

Shudder is our favorite streaming platform for all things horror. This November, prepare for a foreign language possession film and a Boris Karloff doc.
The TCL 5-Series (S546) shows three HDMI ports, AV inputs, 1 RF input, and an ethernet port , aUSB 2.0 port, optical audio, and audio out headphone jack.

HDMI ARC or digital optical: what’s the difference, and which is best for you?

HDMI ARC and optical are the two go-to connections for sending digital sound from one device to another, but is there a difference between them? Let's find out.
A LG soundbar in a living room under a TV.

HDMI 2.1: what it is and why your next TV should have it

HDMI 2.1 is here, but there are still plenty of questions to be answered. In this guide, we cover the current version while discussing the future of HDMI.
Amazon Echo Show 15 Smart Display on a wall.

The best Alexa skills to use on your Amazon Echo in 2023

Amazon Alexa has changed the way we live and play with tech. Here, we compiled some of the best and most useful skills that you can add to your Alexa today.
A man wearing the Attitud EarSport headphones.

Best headphones for running for 2023: JLab, JBL, Shokz, and more

A great pair of running headphones can withstand the sweat and still sound sweet during your workout. We've assembled the best choices for all budgets.
Jabra Elite 5 seen in close-up.

Best earbuds for making phone calls for 2023

Want to quickly narrow down the options for the best earbuds for making and taking phone calls? Here's our list of the top picks, with pros and cons for each.
iPhone with Apple Music logo on the screen. A pair of Earpods lay next to it.

What is Apple Music? Music, pricing, and features explained

In a sea of music streaming services, Apple Music still holds its own with 90 million songs and premium features. Here's everything you need to get rockin'.
The Yamaha WCX-50 network music streamer.

What is a network music streamer and why do you need one?

When it comes to everyday listening, a network music streamer is one of the best ways to enjoy all your digital music on just about any hi-fi system you have.
An old TV set.

How to dispose of your old AV equipment and tech gear

Tossing your old TVs and soundbars in a regular dumpster is bad for the environment, so here's a few other ways you can properly dispose of your AV equipment.
Close-up of earcup on Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

What is ANC and how do noise-canceling 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.