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What is HDR for TVs, and why should you care?

High dynamic range (HDR) TVs are here and so is the first HDR content, with more of both on the way. Is this next-gen TV technology worth getting in your next TV?

By September 21, 2015


Your next phone could have USB Type-C (and that's a good thing)

These powerful, reversible charging ports are all the rage, and are coming to a phone near you. Here's everything you need to know as new USB-C phones trickle out.

By July 26, 2015


Overscan: You're not seeing the whole picture on your TV

Your TV might be cutting off the edges of your movies and TV shows. Make sure you check this setting to get the whole picture.

By July 24, 2015


How to use your 4K TV as a monitor

One of the best uses of a new Ultra HD 4K TV is as an ultra-high-resolution monitor. There are a few things to consider before you do, and a few settings to adjust after you dive in. Here's what you need to know.

By July 21, 2015


When are more expensive cables worth it?

HDMI, USB, speaker, and other cables come in a wide variety of prices. Is it ever worth it to spend more? Actually, sometimes yes.

By June 20, 2015


Should you get an Ultra HD '4K' TV for gaming?

Gaming is one of the best uses for a 4K TV, right? Or is it? We check out the pros and cons.

By May 20, 2015


Do I need a new AV receiver to go with my 4K TV?

Depending on how you plan to upgrade your other home theater gear for 4K, you may need a new AV receiver too. Here's the when, what and why (or why not).

By May 13, 2015


Taylor Swift is right: Spotify should lose its free music option

Spotify offers a free music tier that delivers a good portion of the service's paid subscription version. And that's exactly the problem.

By May 2, 2015


What is HDMI 2.0a?

HDMI 2.0a is the latest update to the HDMI specification. Here's what it is, and what it means, and why you should care.

By April 27, 2015


House approves controversial cybersecurity bill

Opponents worry that data-sharing legislation could lead to increased government surveillance.

By April 22, 2015