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Samsung’s New Wireless Earbuds Are Voice-Enabled

  Samsung has added voice control to the next generation of its wireless Galaxy Buds. Due out in early March, the $129 Bluetooth 5.0-enabled earbuds pair seamlessly with Galaxy smartphones and integrate with Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant …

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Sony Announces Pricing for New 4K TVs

  Sony has announced pricing for the X950G Series of 4K LCD TVs previewed at CES 2019. X950G series TVs will be available in stores on March 12 with online pre-sales starting this week. Prices are $1,400 for the 55-inch XBR-55X950G, $2,200 …

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IKEA and Sonos: Perfect Together?

  While teased last summer, a new video just released is showcasing Symfonisk, the collaboration between smart-speaker manufacturer Sonos and IKEA, maker of meatballs, build-it-yourself furniture, and all things Swedish and practical. The …

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No Shortage of Blu-ray Players…Yet

  Samsung turned more than a few heads last week when it confirmed that it would no longer sell Blu-ray players in the U.S. The news was particularly striking because Samsung made headlines just three years ago when it introduced the world’s …

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S&V Poll: Enthusiasts Not About to Abandon 4K Blu-ray

  Everyone was caught off guard last week and perhaps a bit perplexed when Samsung confirmed that it will no longer produce Blu-ray players for sale in the U.S. The move is seen by many as yet another nail in the coffin of physical media, …

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Pangea Speaker Stand Is Affordable & ‘Rock Solid

  Pangea Audio has added an affordable "one-size-fits-all” speaker stand to its stable of audio accessories. Described as "rock-solid,” the DS100 is designed to support the heaviest of bookshelf speakers/monitors and can be filled with sand …

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Roundup: Movies Headed for 4K Blu-ray (or Not)

  With all the recent hullabaloo over the future of physical media, here’s a look at movies slated for release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (or not) over the next couple of months. All movies scheduled for Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray are also slated for …

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Best Gear of February 2019

  The month of February yielded a short but sweet list of Sound & Vision Top Picks that run the gamut from a low price/high performance 5.1 home theater speaker system and combo amp/digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to a decidedly upscale …

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Momo challenge: 'Freaky game' described as hoax

  The fictional online character "Momo", which was alleged to have encouraged children to self-harm, has been described as a hoax. On Wednesday, police in Northern Ireland moved to reassure parents about the doll figure with bulging …

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