The league added an extra regular season game, but it’s playoff time and the Big Game is fast approaching. It can take weeks or even months to choose the perfect A/V system, but who has that kind of time? To enjoy the Big Game in all its high-definition glory, we just need the right display and audio system to pull us into the action and, thankfully, we can have it for less than the price of game-day tickets. Depending on the size of your viewing space, I’ve suggested three systems that will take your Big Game experience straight into the end
Apple has announced a new, supposedly improved, second-generation HomePod Smart Speaker. The announcement comes just a day after the reveal of the new MacBook and Mac mini, continuing Apple’s recent trend of rolling out revised products on the heels of its keynote. The revamped HomePod is the first update to the full-sized model
Samsung announced the SmartThings Station, a cost-effective smart home hub and fast charging pad. The hub will function as the “brain” of your smart home ecosystem, connecting and automating devices such as thermostats, lighting, power outlets, surveillance cameras, and more for customized presets and routines. What’s exciting about the SmartThings Station is that it will also support Matter-enabled devices for even more interoperability across smart products.
Speaking of interoperability, Philips announced that its Hue Sync TV
At CES 2023, Hisense continued its mission to deliver high-end TV technology at all price points. There's no better example of this than the company's newest U6K series TV, which features Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR 10+, Quantum Dot, and mini-LED backlighting technology, starting at under $500, and display ranges between 50 and a whopping 85 inches. Hisense's new U7K series pushes the envelope even further with features like ULED Technology for even greater contrast performance, Calman color correction compatibility, and support for IMAX
In celebration of the OLED TV’s 10th anniversary, LG reminisced about previous milestones—such as the rollable SIGNATURE OLED R and bendable OLED Flex—and set a new one with the introduction of the wireless M3. LG also expanded nearly every aspect of the existing Z3, G3, and C3 OLED evo lines for the new year, improving internal processing, enhancing the webOS platform, and other updates. If LG’s 2023 offerings are any indication, the future looks as bright as its OLED self-lit pixels.
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Ushering in a new era of home entertainment, Samsung has announced its 2023 lineup of Mini-LED and OLED televisions and lifestyle projectors. Building upon previous successes and existing hardware, Samsung leverages AI deep learning to enhance visual quality, while offering the latest in cloud gaming and built-in smart home control. All smart TVs also come equipped with Samsung TV Plus, for 100% free, ad-supported TV programming. In 2023, Samsung not only offers you new TVs and projectors, but also provides a centerpiece for your modern and
Setting up a functional home office space/guest bedroom has been a never-ending journey. I was sure I wanted to add a 42" OLED TV to sit beside my computer to serve as a second display (when needed) and as entertainment, but a big uncertainty was finding a sound system to work with it. The room is small, and I wasn’t going to build out a true sound system, so a soundbar became the go-to option. I eventually landed on the Sony HT-A5000, which is admittedly a bit large for the TV and desk it sits on. However, this was before the
Never one to rest on its laurels, Sonos just announced the Sub Mini, a wireless subwoofer designed to upgrade your tv, music, and gaming experience. The new Sub Mini seamlessly integrates and pairs with your amplified, non-portable Sonos speakers, such as the Beam,
The Hisense PX1 and PX1-PRO bring the latest advancements in projector technology, with stunning cinema-accurate images, tack-sharp 4K projection, 10-Bit, and more. Would you add either of these projectors to your home theater setup?
0:00 - Introduction
0:51 - Specs for Each Projector
2:02 - PX1-PRO
5:23 - More on Specs
7:11 - Final Thoughts
amaran just unveiled its new 16.4' SM5c RGB Smart LED Light Strip, along with a companion light strip extension. Suitable for home entertainment setups, home studios, musicians, livestreamers, podcasters, and content creators, the strip and its extension enable users to set the ideal lighting ambiance in their space via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
There’s no shortage of surveillance cameras on the market right now and that’s a good thing. Most of these solutions are competent enough and get the job done. For these applications, the cameras capture surveillance footage of incidents as they happen. While valuable, what these solutions offer is passive video surveillance. With the captured footage, you can only react to whatever incident occurred after the fact. As technology marches on, we don’t need to rely on the old way of doing things. Better exists.
Well, it's official: streaming media has officially won the content wars. Physical media fought hard, but in the end, its limited resources could not compete with the ever-expanding, ever-improving technological juggernaut that is online streaming. Please take a moment to honor all the fallen Blu-ray players and cable boxes that served us so well over the years.
All right. Now, that that's done, we can celebrate the winner of the content wars: streaming! Here are the best streaming media devices you can buy in 2022.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K
The holidays are upon us and if you need some ideas for what to get dear old Dad, we've got you covered. Our guide includes a wide range of tech gifts from brands like Apple, Sony, DJI, and more. No two dads are alike, so the staff at Explora has put together recommendations for all types of tech-minded fathers.
A New Perspective
If Dad has ever been curious about drone photography, it's a fantastic time to enter the space. Not only did DJI's long-awaited
As temperatures cool down and beautiful fall weather abounds, now is the perfect time to bring out the picnic blankets, charcuterie, and a couple of pals. Of course, you’re going to want music while you’re kicking it, and we have a couple of great portable speaker options to consider while you plan your first fall hang.
Best Overall Speaker: Bose® SoundLink Revolve+™ II
With a built-in handle, the