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How virtual 3D sound will amp up 2020 soundbars—even the cheap ones

If you buy a new soundbar in 2020, there’s a decent chance it’ll have DTS Virtual:X and/or virtualized Dolby Atmos onboard.

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Linksys Velop mesh Wi-Fi routers are evolving into smart home controllers—and more

Origin Wireless’ WiFi Sensing technology piggybacks on Linksys mesh network systems for home automation, home monitoring, sleep tracking, elder care and more.

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Z-Wave to become an open and multi-source wireless smart home standard in 2020

Reacting to Project Connected Home over IP, Silicon Labs says it will soon allow other semiconductor manufacturers to build Z-Wave chips.

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Why TiVo is putting ads in its DVR (and what you can do about it)

With pre-roll DVR ads, TiVo is angering current customers in pursuit of future ones.

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Eyes on Sony’s CLED (Crystal LED) display technology: Samsung isn’t the only player in the Micro LED game

Sony's Crystal LED video-wall technology looks astounding, far better than any conventional commercial-cinema or home-based display I've ever seen.

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Apple’s Siri ‘eavesdropping’ controversy can be fixed with a toggle that should’ve been there all along

An Apple whistleblower has revealed the company’s practice of listening to samples of Siri recordings unbeknownst to users.

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Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild: A behind-the-scenes look at the advanced audio technology in a unique live show

An in-depth look at one of the first THX Certified concert venues that enables Aerosmith to deliver live, immersive rock-and-roll performances.

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Why your next smart bulb might have Bluetooth inside

While the Zigbee wireless standard has traditionally ruled the roost when it comes to wireless smart bulb protocols, Bluetooth appears to be gaining momentum.

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Live TV streaming price hikes: Why the worst may be over

PlayStation Vue is the latest live TV streaming service to hike prices, but the worst of this trend might be over

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Nest Hub Max is the smart display Google should have started with

Google finally builds a smart display with a camera as it consolidates its smart home efforts under the Nest brand.

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Anki is shutting down, but its adorable Cozmo and Vector robots deserve a new home

Recode reports that Anki and its family of robots will be shutting down, but let's hope it's not the end.

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Bowers & Wilkins announces its Formation Suite, a very high-end wireless multi-room audio system

The all-new mesh wireless system streams audio with up to 24-bit resolution and at sampling rates as high as 96kHz, but it also supports AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth.