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Vizio SmartCast Home Screen 2023.

Vizio’s aging SmartCast reborn as Vizio Home Screen, with better content discovery features

Vizio gives its smart TVs a full visual and usability refresh with an updated home screen that makes content discovery easier.
Woman working out at home using LG's Smart Cam.

LG’s $100 webcam lets its newest TVs do video calls and more

LG's new webcam costs $100 and will let owners of newer LG smart TVs do video calls, fitness classes, and telehealth.
Sony HT-S2000 in front of a TV.

Sony HT-S2000 soundbar review: Sony trades smarts for bigger audio

You don't get many features, but Sony's Dolby Atmos sound is superb, making the HT-S2000 a truly immersive one-speaker system.
Ultimate Ears UE Pro UE Premiere 21-driver IEMs.

Ultimate Ears somehow managed to jam 21 drivers into these in-ear monitors

The UE Pro Premiere are packed with an unbelievable 21 drivers per earbud, for what might be the ultimate sound.
Klipsch Gig XL party speaker with wired microphone.

Klipsch cranks up the karaoke with its first wireless party speakers

Klipsch has debuted its first wireless Bluetooth party speakers – the Gig XL and Gig XXL – with prices starting at $249.
An example of a Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound Platform-equipped USB-C dongle.

Qualcomm promises sub-20-millisecond latency for Bluetooth audio

Gamers are soon going to have more options for wireless earbuds and headphones that can keep up with their favorite fast-action titles.
Showing the depth of the Samsung Q990B soundbar next to a Samsung S95B OLED TV

How we test soundbars

Whether you simply want better TV sound or a system to rival your local movie theater, soundbars can take you there. Here's how we evaluate them.
Denon Perl Pro earbuds.

Nura’s personalized earbuds are reborn as the Denon Perl

After Nura was acquired by Denon in April 2023, the company's personalized sound wireless earbuds are now back as the Denon Perl.
Spotify app icon on iPhone.

Spotify’s hi-fi lossless tier could arrive this year — as a paid upgrade

Spotify's lossless Hi-Fi music tier could finally launch in 2023, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Samsung 98-inch Q80C QLED 4K HDR TV.

Samsung takes on TCL with 98-inch 4K TV that costs just $8,000

The price of ultra-big screen TVs is dropping rapidly, and Samsung is doing its part with a new 98-inch version of its Q80C QLED TV that costs $8,000.
Sennheiser All-Day Clear Slim OTC hearing aids.

Sennheiser’s All-Day Clear are its first OTC hearing aids

Sennheiser joins the OTC hearing aids market with two rechargeable models powered by Sonova technology.
A phosphorescent OLED panel.

What is PHOLED? Your eyes (and your utility bill) are going to love it

OLED TVs offer the best picture quality you can get, but PHOLED technology is about to make these TVs even better.
A Sony Bravia Cam being installed on the Sony A95K

Zoom calls are coming to Sony TVs

Sony says its Bravia TVs will soon be the first models that work with the Zoom TV app from the Google Play store.
2023 TCL soundbars.

TCL’s 2023 soundbars are affordable, but lack a key feature

TCL's new soundbars start at just $150 and feature wireless subwoofers and Roku TV compatibility, but they lack a very in-demand feature: Dolby Atmos.
St1's Sound Driving music playlist will speed up the tempo of your music if you exceed speed limits.

Finnish fuel company will ruin your music if you drive too fast

Got a lead foot? Nordic energy company St1 has the solution: an app that will make your music sound like The Chipmunks if you speed.
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Bluetooth headphones have been on planes for 10 years, so why do I still need a cable?

It's been 10 years since the FAA gave the green light to Bluetooth headphones on planes. But most in-flight entertainment systems still require cables.
Woman wearing Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC.

Anker Soundcore says its new wireless buds will block up to 98% of external noise

Anker Soundcore is making a lofty claim for the ANC on its new $100 Liberty 4 NC wireless buds: up to 98.5% of unwanted noise will be blocked.
Two Apple remotes on a table.

How to pair an Apple TV remote with an Apple TV

Eventually, you may lose or break your Apple Remote. When this happens, don't despair. Here's how to pair it again, pair a replacement remote, and more.
Skullcandy Rail in charging case.

Skullcandy’s new earbuds mimic the AirPods Pro for just $100

Skullcandy's new earbuds pack a huge number of features like ANC, wireless charging, and Bluetooth Multipoint, for less than half the price of the AirPods Pro.
Status Audio Between 3ANC in front of charging case.

Status Audio Between 3ANC review: hip to be square

Boutique headphone company, Status Audio, has created a set of noise-canceling buds with features and a price to match the big brands. Can they really compete?
Side view of man wearing Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.

How we test headphones and earbuds

With our headphone reviews, we help you choose by offering insight on features, build quality, sound quality, and relative ranking against like-priced models.
A person is watching a movie using the Apple Vision Pro.

Apple Vision Pro brings TV, 3D movies to a massive, 100-foot-wide screen

Apple's Vision Pro headset looks as though it will deliver an amazing TV and movie watching experience on a virtual screen as large as 100-feet wide.
Apple AirPods Pro in a person's ear.

Soon, Apple AirPods Pro will be able to react to your environment

Apple AirPods Pro are getting new features that improve the way ANC, transparency, and calls are handled.
Monster DNA Go earbuds beside charging case.

Monster DNA Go review: less than meets the eye

The Monster DNA Go are priced right and look OK, but these wireless earbuds under-deliver on their promises.
Google's first-gen Chromecast dongle.

Google ends support for the original Chromecast

Google has ended support of its first-gen Chromecast dongle. These alternatives are your best bet for a replacement.
Audio-Technica AT-SB727 Sound Burger playing a 33 1/3 RPM record, cover closed.

Audio-Technica Sound Burger review: a vinyl platter with a side of Bluetooth to go, please

Audio-Technica's Sound Burger wasn't a hi-fi record player when it debuted in the 80s, and the new AT-SB727 isn't either, but it sure is fun to play.
Sony WF-1000XM4

Sony WF-1000XM4 review: Almost perfect wireless earbuds

The Sony WF-1000XM4 noise-canceling earbuds are a significant improvement over the WF-1000XM3, with a smaller shape, better ANC, and tons of features.
Technics EAH-AZ80 in front of charging case.

Technics EAH-AZ80 review: killer ANC with incredible comfort

A new ergonomic shape makes the Technics EAH-AZ80 comfortable enough for hours of quiet, immersive listening.
Samsung 2023 Soundbars.

Samsung adds HW-Q900C to its lineup of 2023 Dolby Atmos soundbars

Samsung adds to its 2023 soundbar lineup with the HW-Q900C, a 7.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos system.
Powered by TiVo platform interface.

Your next car could have TiVo built-in

TiVo has announced a partnership with BMW that will see the automaker include TiVo video content as an over-the-air update on its 5-Series.
Skullcandy Smokin Buds True Wireless.

Skullcandy’s new $20 wireless earbuds get 20 hours of battery life

The Skullcandy Smokin' Buds True Wireless earbuds cost just $20, but the company says their battery life will last up to 20 hours.
Monster DNA Max hand-held.

Monster DNA Max review: 360 degrees of fun

With a compelling combination of omnidirectional sound, wireless charging, and floating, pool-ready chassis, it's hard not to like the Monster DNA Max.
McIntosh ML1 MKII speaker on a matching stand, with grille removed.

McIntosh’s new $6,000 speaker is a vintage blast from the past

If you crave a retro vibe in your audio gear, McIntosh's resurrected ML1 might be just the ticket.
Technics EAH-AZ80 in black.

Technics’ new wireless earbuds let you connect three devices at once

The Technics EAH-AZ80 and EAH-AZ60M2 have lots of features like wireless charging and hi-res audio, but it's their multidevice connection ability that's unique.