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Samsung’s new Dolby Atmos soundbars tap Harman Kardon tuning

Samsung’s new Dolby Atmos soundbars tap Harman Kardon tuning

Samsung and Harman Kardon have a pair of new soundbars, packaging Dolby Atmos and DTS:X into a simple home theater upgrade. The HW-N950 and HW-N850 are the first co-branded speakers to be released since Samsung acquired Harman back in March 2017.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Home will live or die by AI

Samsung’s Galaxy Home will live or die by AI

Samsung's Bixby speaker didn't look like anything we expected, with the Galaxy Home a bulbous alien egg promising to take on Apple's HomePod, Amazon's Echo, and Google's Home. Announced at Unpacked 2018 in Brooklyn this week, alongside the Galaxy Note 9, the unusual smart speaker has already been compared to a sci-fi movie prop, a cauldron, and even cyborg cow udders. The biggest question, of course, is whether Samsung - and Bixby - has what it takes to compete.

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Samsung and Spotify team to push cross-device music

Samsung and Spotify team to push cross-device music

Samsung and Spotify are partnering up, pushing the streaming music service across phones like the new Note 9, smart speakers like Galaxy Home, and other devices like TVs. Announced at Samsung's Unpacked 2018 event in New York City alongside the new Note 9, the deal will see Spotify integrated into Samsung devices out of the box.

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Captain Picard is back: Patrick Stewart confirms new CBS Star Trek series

Captain Picard is back: Patrick Stewart confirms new CBS Star Trek series

Captain Jean-Luc Picard is to return, with Sir Patrick Stewart again to star as the iconic Star Trek character in a new series. The show, as-yet untitled, will be made for CBS All Access, with Stewart confirming the news today on his Twitter account and in an announcement at the Star Trek convention.

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Sony Master Series 4K HDR TVs have a special Netflix optimization mode

Sony Master Series 4K HDR TVs have a special Netflix optimization mode

Sony has launched its new Master Series 4K HDR TV lineup, offering two models under it: the A9F and Z9F televisions. Both models feature the maker's Picture Processor X1 Ultimate, as well as a feature called Netflix Calibrated Mode. With this, Sony's TVs work to optimize Netflix content so that it offers "the same picture quality as a studio evaluation master."

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Vizio P-Series Quantum 65″ 4K HDR Smart TV price revealed

Vizio P-Series Quantum 65″ 4K HDR Smart TV price revealed

Vizio unveiled its new 2018 television lineup back in April, including its M-Series 4K HDR models and its P-Series Quantum 4K HDR Smart TV models. The company is back today with pricing details for the 65-inch 2018 P-Series television in particular, revealing that it will cost $2,099.99 USD. There's a lot to like about this TV, not the least of which is its bezel-free design and Quantum Dot Technology.

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Samsung’s vast modular The Wall MicroLED display is getting a home version

Samsung’s vast modular The Wall MicroLED display is getting a home version

Samsung plans to make a consumer version of its vast The Wall display, a modular screen that can be expanded by adding more and more segments. Announced at CES 2018 back in January, The Wall was Samsung's big example of how MicroLED could change displays.

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TAP TV turns any Bluetooth speakers into surround sound systems

TAP TV turns any Bluetooth speakers into surround sound systems

Tempow TV has introduced a new Bluetooth audio protocol it calls Tempow Audio Profile (TAP) TV. This new protocol is available to any manufacturer that wants to integrate it into Bluetooth-enabled TVs, streaming sticks, or set-top boxes. Among other things, TAP TV makes it possible to create a wireless surround sound system using any Bluetooth speakers, including the ones you may already have scattered around at home.

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The smartest Prime Day speaker deals: Sonos, Bose, Echo, more

The smartest Prime Day speaker deals: Sonos, Bose, Echo, more

If you've been holding off the smart speaker revolution, Amazon Prime Day 2018 may be the time you succumb to some home assistant action. There are deals on some of the most popular models around, including the Sonos One, Bose's waterproof SoundLink Micro, and Amazon's own line-up.

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Sonos Beam released today with some speaker deals

Sonos Beam released today with some speaker deals

Sonos Beam, the company's latest Alexa-powered speakerbar, is available today, along with a new set of bundles for those wanting to kick start their TV room audio experience. The Beam follows in the footsteps of the Sonos Playbar and Playbase, but with a far smaller footprint, being roughly 60-percent smaller than the Playbar.

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Prime Day Deals 2018: The best Amazon savings today [Updated]

Prime Day Deals 2018: The best Amazon savings today [Updated]

Amazon Prime Day 2018 has begun, with 36 hours of deals for the judicious shopper wanting a July bargain. As always, there are more promotions than you could probably scroll through manually in the day and a half Amazon's annual event is going to last this year, so we've curated the best options to give your wallet a break.

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Sonos AirPlay 2: How to get started and what to expect

Sonos AirPlay 2: How to get started and what to expect

The Sonos AirPlay 2 update is out, and if you've always wanted your iPhone, iPad, and Macs to play more with your Sonos speakers, this may well scratch that itch. Though the AirPlay 2 support isn't limited to Sonos, the speaker-maker's streaming system is one of the best known, and its integration one of the more polished. Read on for how to get started, how to use AirPlay 2 on Sonos, and what else you need to know.

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