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Sharp’s 8K TV looks incredible (and is incredibly expensive)

Sharp’s 8K TV looks incredible (and is incredibly expensive)

Sharp certainly knows how to make a beautiful 8K television, but it'll cost you to put one on your wall. The Sharp AQUOS 8K TV - otherwise known by its catchy LV-70X500E name - packs a heady 33.2 million pixels, courtesy of its whopping 7680 x 4320 resolution.

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A cheaper Apple HomePod won’t help, analyst predicts

A cheaper Apple HomePod won’t help, analyst predicts

The pessimism around Apple HomePod continues to mount, with suggestions that the smart speaker could only sell a small fraction of the total amount predicted for 2018. The Siri-powered speaker launched earlier this year to no shortage of fanfare from Apple, promising the slickest way to consume Apple Music as well as smart home and iPhone integration.

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Xfinity X1’s TV bundles with Netflix are coming this month

Xfinity X1’s TV bundles with Netflix are coming this month

Comcast plans to bake a Netflix subscription into its TV bundles, giving X1 subscribers package options that will condense the payments into a single bill. The two companies have been working together since late 2016, when Comcast first released its Xfinity X1 Netflix app that integrated the on-demand service into the set-top box.

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Can Apple bring itself to save HomePod?

Can Apple bring itself to save HomePod?

HomePod was meant to be Apple's triumphant splash in the smart speaker market, but the reality has been a little less rewarding. Official sales numbers still haven't been shared - and, most likely, never will - but reports this week suggest demand for the Siri-powered speaker has been a fraction of what Apple predicted. Ironically, though, there are a few fairly straightforward ways that HomePod could be improved. Apple could even do some of them without needing to change its hardware at all. The question is not so much how Apple could do it, really, it's if Apple could.

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ESPN+ launches: Live and on-demand sports for cord-cutters

ESPN+ launches: Live and on-demand sports for cord-cutters

ESPN's brand new all-on-one sports app has launched, bringing its new ESPN+ cord-cutting subscription to iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire devices. Teased earlier this month, the new app completely redesigns ESPN's interface. While you don't need to be an ESPN+ subscriber to get some benefit, however, it's clear that the new on-demand and live streaming is the centerpiece.

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Spotify and Hulu $12.99 plan: What you need to know

Spotify and Hulu $12.99 plan: What you need to know

Spotify and Hulu are offering a combined subscription, the awkwardly-named but cash saving Spotify Premium, Now with Hulu. Launching today for existing Spotify Premium subscribers, with broader availability later in the year, the new combined subscription could save you $4 per month versus buying the plans separately.

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Vizio 2018 4K HDR TVs: 5 things to know

Vizio 2018 4K HDR TVs: 5 things to know

Vizio revealed its 2018 television lineup today, and there's a lot to be excited about. Among the new series' are smart TVs packing Amazon's Alexa assistant and Google's casting technology, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Here are five things you should know about Vizio's new television lineup if you're considering buying one for yourself.

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This “Google” 4K Android TV dongle is making us suspicious

This “Google” 4K Android TV dongle is making us suspicious

Sightings of a Google-branded 4K Android TV dongle have reignited speculation that the company will take on the Apple TV and Fire TV again. The horseshoe-shaped gadget was spotted passing through the FCC, complete with a voice-enabled remote control bearing a dedicated Google Assistant button.

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Vizio’s new Dolby Atmos sound bars promise ridiculously easy setup

Vizio’s new Dolby Atmos sound bars promise ridiculously easy setup

Vizio has carved a niche for itself in sound bars, and its new 2018 Home Theater Sound Systems might well be the gateway for a whole lot of people into Dolby Atmos. Announced alongside the company's 2018 4K HD TV line-up, the three sound bars promise all the surround sound fun from Atmos but without demanding you hand over your entire living room to speakers.

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Vizio’s 2018 4K HD TVs official: Quantum, HDR, and super-smart

Vizio’s 2018 4K HD TVs official: Quantum, HDR, and super-smart

Vizio has revealed its 2018 line-up of 4K HDR TVs, along with its newest SmartCast OS that bakes Amazon Alexa and Google Chromecast support directly into each set. At the top of the 2018 range sits the Vizio P-Series Quantum 4K HDR Smart TV, a 65-inch set promising the company's brightest picture yet.

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IKEA Eneby Bluetooth speakers offer minimalist style on a budget

IKEA Eneby Bluetooth speakers offer minimalist style on a budget

IKEA has launched its first Bluetooth speaker designed for the home, its new Eneby range. The IKEA Eneby is offered in two different sizes, and features a design that is intended to pair well with existing ranges from the company. As with many Bluetooth speakers, Eneby is portable and can be used in a variety of situations, including on-the-go or mounted on stands/wall brackets.

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We’d jump on this Amazon Fire TV 4K deal: Here’s why

We’d jump on this Amazon Fire TV 4K deal: Here’s why

If you've been thinking of getting on the streaming video train, today might be the day for it. Amazon is running a limited time promotion on two of its most popular set-top boxes, the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD. Both are reduced to some of the cheapest pricing we've seen so far.

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