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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 »

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 »

Sonos Studio NYC merges art, tech and music

Sonos, a company that has long pursued the perfect merger of music with technology, furthered that cause—with a strong artistic flair—as it previewed its Sonos Studio NYC experience on Sept. 30. The attraction will be open through Oct. 5th. Held at the Neue House—an experimental office space at 110 E. 25th St.—Sonos Studio NYC is more »

JVC latest manufacturer to offer 4K Ultra HD TV

Another big brand has joined the 4K Ultra HD TV fray, as JVC will introduce the 65-inch, $1,999 JVC Diamond Series DM65USR by the end of this month.

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What is Ultra HD TV? (video)

There’s been a lot of noise about 4K Ultra HD TV this year, but not many people know exactly what it is. So we decided to make a video that can serve as a primer on the technology.

Vizio unveils five P-Series 4K Ultra HD TVs, all under $2,500

The price floor is continuing to crumble in the 4K Ultra HD TV market — and the 4K content hasn’t even arrived yet. There will be five new 4K Ultra HD TV models on the market very soon, as Vizio today launched its P-Series of Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TVs — and they’re all priced under $2,500. Even the 70-inch model.

CE industry settles on a name for 4K/UHD/Ultra HD TVs: 4K Ultra HD

We’ve been harping on this for a long time: Are the new class of super-high-resolution televisions called 4K TVs, UHD TVs, or Ultra HD TVs? This week, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which runs the yearly, epic CES show in Las Vegas and the rest of the year sets the tone for the consumer electronics industry, came up with a solution. Or maybe, more accurately, a compromise.

NanoTech to deliver native Ultra HD content to Sony TVs

Ultra HD TVs are receiving lots of hype (at least from TV manufacturers), but the bugaboo has been, and continues to be, the lack of “native” Ultra HD content to watch on them. Broadcast, cable/satellite and Blu-ray don’t yet offer it, although Amazon and Netflix are stepping forward with limited offerings. Today comes some welcome news for the category, as there’s going to be a little more to watch soon on demand.

Verizon’s internet TV in 2015 may be a la carte

One huge complaint about cable TV, which has persisted over time, is the lack of choice. I’m not talking about not having enough channels; we actually pay for too many. Out of those hundreds of channels you hand over hard-earned cash for, how many are watched with regularity? Ten? Twenty? For us, it’s about twelve, more »

Sanus and Sonos offering free stuff through #BetterSound Twitter contest

Want some free wireless audio gear and AV furniture? Get on it!

Epson announces five new home theater projectors

Epson today announced new Pro Cinema projectors with 3LCD Reflective laser technology, as well as the new Home Cinema 3000-Series of 2D and 3D Full HD 1080p projectors.

Ultra HD TV buyers beware: Read the fine print

Oimgresne thing we always tell people when they ask about Ultra HD TV is to know that there isn’t much content for it yet (although that is slowwwly changing). The other is that the standards are still in flux, and there’s no guaranteeing that the Ultra HD TV (a.k.a., 4K TV) you buy today will work with the standards of tomorrow.