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Vudu brings HDR to a wealth of TVs and streamers with the addition of HDR10

Movie and TV streaming platform Vudu just upped its game, adding support for HDR10 in addition to already-supported Dolby Vision HDR.
Gary 2.0 headphone organizer

Meet Gary, your friendly neighborhood earphone organizer

Meet Gary! It's your friendly neighborhood automatic earphone organizer, built to reduce stress from tangled earbud cables.
Google Pixel Buds Review

Google Pixel Buds vs AirPods: Two very different sets of Bluetooth earphones

Apple's AirPods and Google's Pixel Buds are two of the most discussed sets of earbuds on the market. We compare strengths and weaknesses.
Vinci 2.0 headphones

The futuristic Vinci 2.0 headphones let you stream music, no phone required

The Vinci 2.0 headphones offer unprecedented value and a smorgasbord of useful features. The Kickstarter campaign launches November 15.
sonos pandora

You can now control Sonos smart speakers directly from the Pandora app

On the heels of Sonos' acclaimed One speaker, the company is partnering with Pandora to allow users more freedom than ever with their music.

Ball ’til you fall (asleep) with ESPN Plus, a stand-alone streaming service

Sports buff? Get ready, because ESPN is getting an on-demand streaming service -- ESPN Plus -- which Disney plans on launching in early 2018.
Mars earbuds

Mars earbuds are equipped with space-age translation tech

Korea's Line Corporation has taken a stab at translating earbuds with the MARS, which are fully wireless and equipped with Clova AI.
B&O Play Beoplay M3 natural 2

B&O Play’s new M3 speaker is built to fit any tastes, so long as they’re classy

B&O Play launched the Beoplay M3, a stylish, compact wireless speaker by award-winning Danish industrial designer Cecilie Manz.
Sony Android TV Google Assistant

Ditch remotes, and talk to your television! Sony adds Google Assistant to 4K TVs

Sony announced the addition of Google Assistant to select Ultra HD televisions -- specifically, those running the Android TV OS.
master and dynamic holiday campaign

Stay hidden in the elements with Master and Dynamic’s Greene Street headphones

Premium headphone manufacturer Master and Dynamic is bringing the trenches to the streets with camouflage colorways and an NYC pop-up shop.
Apple TV 4K

An upcoming Apple TV 4K update should fix its forced-HDR problem

The new Apple TV 4K has a nasty habit of forcing TVs into HDR mode, messing with the picture. Luckily, the upcoming tvOS 11.2 patch will help.
Roku Express review

Roku Express review

Roku’s newest iteration of the Express streaming devices boast five times the power of its predecessor. Does that translate to five times the performance?
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Snapchat Spectacles: Everything you need to know

Snapchat's cool new sunglasses are taking the social media world by storm. Find out how they work, and how to get your hands on a pair.
Pioneer ClipWear SE-CL5BT Bluetooth wireless earbuds

Pioneer’s ClipWear Active earbuds are designed to withstand any workout

Pioneer's new ClipWear Active SE-CL5BT earbuds are designed to stay in place, no matter the workout -- or the weather, for that matter.
Klipsch R-28PF powered floorstanding speaker

Klipsch R-28PF and R-14PM powered reference speakers make life simple

Klipsch boasts the most complete collection of reference speakers out there, and now that collection includes powered speakers.
Ultimate Ears UE Megablast Blue Steel

From Boom to Blast, new UE speakers add Alexa and amp up the volume

Ultimate Ears' newest wireless speakers feature built-in Wi-Fi and Alexa support, allowing you to control your music without a phone.
How to turn off subtitles on Netflix

Netflix keeps on growing, bumps budget for original programming to $8 billion

Netflix has increased its estimated budget for original programming over the next year to $8 billion, which might explain the price bumps.
Taika Waititi Akira

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director responds to live-action ‘Akira’ movie buzz

The live-action 'Akira' adaptation might finally happen, and it the director of 'Thor: Ragnarok' might indeed be on board.

Amazon’s ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ just got its first teaser trailer

John Krasinski is set to portray the fifth iteration of Jack Ryan in Amazon's upcoming series, for which we just received a teaser trailer.
the man in the high castle

Ponder the multiverse in this clip from 'The Man in the High Castle' season 3

Can't wait for 'The Man in the High Castle' season three, due out in 2018? Check out an exclusive clip from New York Comic Con.
Raising Dion

Family-focused superhero story ‘Raising Dion’ gets 10-episode order from Netflix

'Raising Dion,' based on a comic by Dennis Liu, just got greenlit by Netflix for a ten-episode season with Michael B. Jordan producing.
Bob's Burgers

Hold the mayo! 'Bob's Burgers' will get its own feature-length film in 2020

Do you love a good hamburger-based pun? Good, because 'Bob's Burgers' is getting a feature-length film adaptation, set to arrive in July 2020.
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Roku just introduced upgrades to its entire streaming lineup, plus Roku OS 8

Despite valiant attempts by Apple and Amazon to catch up in the streaming wars, Roku's newest devices look to strangle the competition.
RHA Universal Series S500 MA390

RHA's new MA390 and S500 Universal earphones work with any device

British manufacturer RHA released two new budget-friendly earphones, each equipped with universal, inline remotes for maximum control.
John Travolta Gotti

John Travolta plays another slick gangster in the first 'Gotti' trailer

John Travolta's 'Gotti' gangster biopic was in production limbo for years, but nw the first trailer has finally arrived.

Olly, a personality-laden robot assistant, is available on Indiegogo

At CES 2017, Emotech introduced Olly, a personal assistant and smart home controller that develops a personality.
BenQ HT1070A

BenQ’s new HT1070A home cinema projector marries performance and value

BenQ's HT1070 home cinema projector was extremely popular. Now, the updated HT1070A is here, with some notable spec improvements.
Director Steven Spielberg.

HBO's Spielberg documentary is almost here, and the first trailer has arrived

One of Hollywood's top directors is finally getting his due, in the form of an HBO documentary. Catch the first trailer for 'Spielberg' here.
Philips EverPlay BT6900 review

Philips EverPlay BT6900 review

The Philips EverPlay BT6900 boasts excellent wireless range and a classy aesthetic. How does it stack up against the competition? We review.
Shure SE215 wireless Bluetooth earphones

Shure’s two new pairs of noise-isolating earbuds leave cords in the past

Shure is embracing the Bluetooth revolution with two new pairs of earbuds, the SE112 and the SE215. See you later, wires!
Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 receiver

Pioneer’s latest Elite receiver packs brains and brawn at a nice price

Pioneer's got an excellent lineup to show off at CEDIA this year, and it's headlined by their new Elite SC-LX502 7.2-channel A/V receiver.
Drew Goddard X-Force

'Deadpool,' X-Men spinoff 'X-Force' gets a new director: Drew Goddard

Drew Goddard will take the helm for X-Force, a Marvel spinoff film featuring Deadpool, Cable, and a slew of other notable characters.
Sarah Paulson Ratched

Netflix lands ‘Ratched,’ a prequel series to ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’

Ryan Murphy is making 'Ratched,' a 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' prequel series. Netflix has acquired the show, starring Sarah Paulson.
Jonathan Pryce Pope

Netflix movie ‘The Pope’ will chronicle the transition from Benedict to Francis

Netflix is making a movie about the election of Pope Francis, starring Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. Fernando Meirelles will direct.