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Moto Pulse and Moto Surround: Hands-on with Motorola's new wireless headphones

As part of its new Moto X and Moto G launch event, Motorola also introduced two new affordable Bluetooth headphones. So, how do they sound?

By July 28, 2015

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Best headphones of 2015

Whether you're out listening to your MP3 player or out at home with your high-end stereo, your headphone choice is critical. Here we've picked our five favorites across every style and category, but if you already know which type of headphones you want, use the links at the left to get more options.

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Old school boom box vs. today's wireless speakers: Which sounds best?

The Audiophiliac pitted a 1991 JVC PC-X100 boom box against a bunch portable wireless speakers, and the results surprised even him!

By July 25, 2015

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Apple Music vs. Spotify: Is there a difference in sound quality?

The streaming-music wars are on, with Apple Music and Spotify now locked in a battle on price, features and artist selection. But how do they compare on sound quality? We put them head-to-head to find out.

By July 5, 2015

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Android Auto vs. Apple CarPlay: Google and Apple battle for dashboard dominance

After a few months of on-the-road testing, I put Apple CarPlay and Android Auto head-to-head to see how they stack up.

By June 16, 2015

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PlayStation Vue vs. Sling TV: Streaming live TV compared

PlayStation Vue is the new TV service from Sony that starts at $50 per month. Its competitor Sling TV starts at $20 per month. Both use the Internet to stream numerous live TV channels as well as VOD, and both are free from long-term contracts. So how do they stack up?

By March 18, 2015

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The fascinating story of the man who invented stereo (and pioneered TV and radar too)

Honoured at the famous Abbey Road Studios, Alan Dower Blumlein pioneered all kinds of technologies before his untimely death during a top-secret wartime mission.

By April 1, 2015

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HBO's standalone service arrives on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (hands-on)

The HBO Now streaming app, which allows subscribers to watch all of HBO's movies and TV shows over the Internet without requiring a cable subscription, debuted first on Apple TV. We give it a spin on Amazon's Fire TV.

By August 20, 2015

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Two speaker design types, flat panel or box: Which one's right for you?

The Magnepan MMG and Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73-LR are two very different sounding speakers, so which one is best for you?

By August 5, 2015

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Sling TV: Everything you need to know

Sling TV is a new $20-per-month live TV package with 16 channels, including ESPN, AMC, TNT, CNN, History, HDTV and the Disney Channel. How does it work, how can you get it -- and will it let you quit cable?

By January 20, 2015

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'Tomorrowland' in Dolby Cinema: the best picture I've seen in a theater

In the Dolby Cinema presentation of Disney's "Tomorrowland," fiber-optic-fed laser light engines, 4K resolution, HDR contrast and Atmos sound combine to create a breathtaking cinema experience. Tomorrow's theater experience can't come home soon enough.

By May 22, 2015