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Sharp releases new AQUOS 4K UD27

 line, a series of 4K Ultra HD TVs and a Hi-Res Audio Player, is now shipping. The TVs are equipped to provide Netflix streaming and other inputs as 4K content is released. 70″ screens are available with 16% more viewing space and a wallpaper option for displaying personal photos during non-viewing times. The device is more »

Cree steps up as Philips, Samsung call it quits on LEDs

Cree has always been a household name for me, as all of my best EDC (every day carry) flashlights have Cree bulbs in them. They’re bright, reliable, and affordable – the trifecta for those who don’t want to blow half a paycheck on a quality flashlight. But soon enough you can equip your entire home more »

TechnologyTell Review: Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100

With all the audio options available to consumers, there is little reason to not find a product that is just right. They come in such a wide variety of shapes and sizes, fit for practically anyone. As of late, portable Bluetooth wireless speakers have been immensely popular. We love to bring our music with us, more »

Samsung pulls the switch on its LED lamp business

Samsung has been in a rough patch lately, as profits from its mobile business sales have been shrinking. Although they’ve been selling more smartphones overall, margins have been whittled away by steady marketing costs and falling sales prices. Just recently the company has announced its plan to discontinue making LED lights, an indicator that the more »

Dolby creates object-based sound for its 200th title

Dolby Atmos announced its 200th title this week with the commitment of Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out”, which will hit theaters on June 19 of next year. Since partnering with Disney Pixar’s “Brave” in 2012, Dolby has helped produce object-based audio for titles from studios such as DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Walt more »

Hue tap provides physical switch for all your Hue smartbulbs

There has been a growing concern that people are becoming too attached and addicted to mobile devices. It’s easy to point out, maybe, when you know someone who perpetually checks their social media every minute. Literally. But at the same time, manufacturers keep developing awesome apps and/or hardware that can consolidate features into a single more »

Dyson announces latest dual-use humidifier and fan

With summer on its way out, we might finally get the chance for some cooler, wetter weather. Fingers crossed, since California has been suffering a pretty serious drought for some time. Notice that I don’t even mention having seasons – we don’t have much of that here either. We’ve better odds at being gifted some more »

Keecker launches, brings new meaning to mobile media

If you’re interested in some seriously inventive and powerful computer hardware, you’re going to want to check out the Keecker project up on Kickstarter. It’s called the world’s first ‘HomePod’, but it looks more like an 80s throwback of a futuristic robot pet. Don’t distract yourself with its appearance; you can always add decals, racing more »

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Google Nexus Player launches soon, relief for Ouya owners

Google really wants its hardware behind all the content you might enjoy on your home television sets. If you’ve been interested in a competitive alternative to Apple and Amazon, you’ll be able to preorder the Google Nexus Player soon, with the device hitting major retailers at the beginning of next month. The Nexus Player will more »

Art meets smarts and efficient LEDs with Notti light

Although LED lighting is becoming more mainstream, we aren’t quite at the point of having a large variety of options. This is especially so, if you’re looking for something more than a standard bulb that screws in a lamp socket. Don’t get me wrong; those smartbulbs are pretty fantastic, especially the multi-color ones. The problem more »

TechnologyTell Review: Okidokeys Smart Lock System

Doors and locks are no strangers to advanced methods of operation and security. For years, homeowners could purchase and have installed locks with pinpad access. But with recent tech and the internet of things making its way into the home, options are plentiful and more affordable. If you’ve ever found yourself fumbling around for house more »

Phorus unveils PS5 wireless home audio speaker

Phorus, of DTS, Inc., introduced the company’s new wireless home audio speaker, the Phorus PS5 Speaker, yesterday. The speaker utilizes DTS Play-Fi technology and can stream lossless, high-quality audio from users’ iOS, Android and Windows PCs for Wi-Fi-enabled multi-room audio.