Amazon’s next piece of hardware could turn your Fire TV into a DVR

Since starting off in its early days as a bookseller, Amazon has taken its business in all sorts of directions from selling virtually any type of good you can think of, to its own Kindle Fire HD tablets, to its recent acquisition of Whole Foods. Keeping that in mind, it shouldn’t be too surprising that … Read moreAmazon’s next piece of hardware could turn your Fire TV into a DVR

Crazybaby’s Air 1S true wireless earbuds won’t make you look like a dork

Previous Next Audio technology company Crazybaby — responsible for the mad Mars floating speaker — is back with another pair of great looking true wireless earphones that, unlike the original Air, won’t actually drive you crazy, baby, with incessant connection problems. The Crazybaby Air 1S share an almost identical design to the original, which is a … Read moreCrazybaby’s Air 1S true wireless earbuds won’t make you look like a dork

Here’s everything you need to know about Ultra HD Blu-ray

In the year 2000, we began ditching our VHS tapes for DVDs. In 2006, Blu-ray brought high-definition video to flat-screen TVs everywhere. And in 2016, we took another step forward with the arrival of Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and players. Unlike its predecessor, Blu-ray, there is no competing disc format and thus, no format war. … Read moreHere’s everything you need to know about Ultra HD Blu-ray

How to buy speakers: A beginner’s guide to home audio

“My speakers cost more than my car.” We actually heard someone say those words recently at an audio convention, and we’re inclined to believe him, too, because speakers can get outrageously expensive. After we got done stifling our chuckles, though, the statement got us thinking about how speakers really are an important investment, and why … Read moreHow to buy speakers: A beginner’s guide to home audio

The best noise-canceling headphones of 2018

Here’s a fact that every business traveler, public transit commuter, or office worker is woefully aware of: The outside world is loud and full of distractions. Thankfully, noise-cancellation technology has been steadily developing over the last few years, with hundreds of headphones designed to eliminate the sounds you don’t want to hear now occupying store shelves … Read moreThe best noise-canceling headphones of 2018

The best MP3 player you can buy (and four alternatives)

In 2001, the iPod changed everything. Portable media players began to spring up like weeds in the crack of a driveway, flourishing for a while — until the smartphone arrived. With their limited storage capacities, phones eventually led to the rise of streaming services like Spotify which quickly rendered the MP3 model antiquated, and favored the limitless collections of … Read moreThe best MP3 player you can buy (and four alternatives)

The best live TV streaming services: PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Sling TV, and more

For those fed up with their cable or satellite TV company, there has never been a better time to cut the cord. Streaming video services are giving traditional cable and satellite TV stiff competition by delivering live sports and prime-time TV programming online, often for a drop in price, while premium channels like HBO and Showtime are available as … Read moreThe best live TV streaming services: PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Sling TV, and more

MicroLED vs. OLED: The differences explained

In 2017, Samsung introduced a new 34-foot cinema display to relatively little fanfare. It was an LED screen that aimed to replace projectors in movie theaters, but what most folks didn’t catch was the new TV tech the huge, modular screens were packing: MicroLED. Now that cutting-edge technology has made its way to the consumer … Read moreMicroLED vs. OLED: The differences explained

These are the best phono preamps that won’t break the bank

The warm tones of analog audio might seem like a posh status symbol for the hipster elite, but there’s a reason that vinyl is so popular among the bohemian class: Great-sounding and fun vinyl setups don’t actually have to cost an arm and a leg. They can be pieced together and slowly upgraded over time, an ever-changing … Read moreThese are the best phono preamps that won’t break the bank

The best true wireless earbuds of 2018

Bill Roberson/Digital Trends Bill Roberson/Digital Trends Let’s face it: No matter how good they may sound, untangling the wires of your favorite earbuds can be a nuisance. Meanwhile, as more and more phones ditch the headphone jack, an increasing number of companies have taken the leap into wireless headphones. When it comes to true wireless … Read moreThe best true wireless earbuds of 2018