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Vizio adds Google Home support to its SmartCast TVs and home audio gear

Vizio's SmartCast devices already come with Google Cast functionality built-in. Now they work with Google Home too.

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Nvidia Shield and the surprising resurgence of Android TV

Android TV, Google's oft-overlooked living-room platform, could become a strategic cornerstone.

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AirTV's slick marriage of Sling TV and OTA channels isn't in the product yet

You can buy an AirTV now, but the product won't integrate antenna and Sling TV channels until "early 2017."

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Nvidia's new Shield TV launches with HDR support, and connected home smarts on deck

After making a splash at CES, Nvidia's new $200 Shield TV is now on sale.

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Critical flaw lets hackers take control of Samsung SmartCam cameras

The popular Samsung SmartCam security cameras contain a critical remote code execution vulnerability that could allow hackers to gain root access and take full control of them.

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Is this the year IoT standards will finally make sense?

A few brave souls predict IoT standards will start to gel this year, but making all those connected things work together still looks like a long shot.

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How to watch all of the NFL playoff action and the Super Bowl without cable

Options abound for checking out all the championship action on whatever screen you choose.

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Google's adding native Chrome support for FLAC lossless audio files

Google's Chrome browser will be able to play FLAC files by the end of January—as will Firefox.

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Sony’s Bravia XBR-A1E OLED could be the first flat-screen TV with sound that doesn’t suck

It may not persuade home theater geeks, but Sony’s “actuator” tech, which turns the entire OLED panel into a speaker, is impressive.

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Clip Amazon Echo's ears with a home-brewed 'kill switch'

Amazon's Echo is hearing you all the time, and that isn't necessarily a good thing. The device can randomly order items you don't want, record conversations, and has raised several privacy concerns.

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For cord cutters, 2017 will be the year of the antenna

Antenna technology surged at CES 2017, making free over-the-air broadcasts easier to watch on your own terms.

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The cord-cutting gear from CES that's most likely to find a place in our living rooms

New streaming boxes, smart TVs, and antenna tools arrived in force at the tech industry's biggest gathering of the year.

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Here's how silly you look when you're trying VR

Virtual reality was all over CES, providing attendees with a glimpse into the computer animated future. But while show-goers were deep in their virtual worlds, photographers Ann Singer and Alexandra Wimley of BU News Service were outside looking on. Here's what they captured.

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Ossic's amazingly immersive 3D headphones give you an earful of VR audio's glorious future

The Ossic X 3D headphones raised more money on Kickstarter than any other VR campaign, and their sound is utterly transformative.

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12 of the most exciting headphones we listened to at CES

The big trends are active noise cancellation, Bluetooth in almost everything, and innovative ways to handle digital audio.