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  • News: Oculus Rift VR headset prototype works so well it's a little scary

    After testing a prototype version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality device we came away impressed, intrigued and a little disoriented.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: CES-travaganza, Part 1

    CES-travaganza

  • News: Netflix adds personalized profiles with recommendations for your entire household

    Netflix is testing new multiuser personalized profiles for single accounts with a limited number of subscribers. The new functionality lets you create a profile for each member of your household, complete with personalized viewing recommendations and independent streaming queues. There are also parental controls for profiles for children under 12.

  • News: Philips launches trio of soundbars

    True audiophiles will settle for nothing less than 5.1- or 7.1-channel speaker systems for enjoying the sound that goes along with their HDTV viewing. But for a growing number of us, the simplicity of a soundbar provides a happy medium between built-in speakers and multi-channel audio systems.

  • News: Focus@Will builds music playlists to help you concentrate

    Staying on task at International CES can be something of a challenge. There's the swirling mass of tech reporters, the company representatives vying for your attention, and the onslaught of gadgets, flashing lights, and noise. And all of this is set to the soundtrack of Las Vegas's ubiquitous slot machines, a choir of cacophonous beeping and blinking that will echo around your brain until you can think of nothing else but the clink, clink, clink of coins splashing around the...

  • News: Asus Qube will stream Google TV, offer motion and voice control

    Asus is planning to serve up Google TV via a little black box. With the Qube, you'll get more than 100,000 TV shows and movies through Google TV, which includes Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go and a lot more. Of course, there are loads of games and apps as well.

  • News: NVidia GRID server promises speedy cloud-based gaming

    We game on phones, we game on consoles, we game on networks, but cloud-based gaming has been hobbled by performance issues. Today at CES, Nvidia announced the GRID cloud gaming platform, a server system that aims to solve the power, speed, and scalability problems that have thwarted cloud-based gaming.

  • News: JBL's CES lineup includes Lightning-equipped speakers and high-end receivers

    JBL will be rocking CES 2013 with new audio gear for Apple hardware that sports new Lightning connectors as well as several high-end AV receivers aimed at audiophiles.

  • News: RCA Android tablet packs dual digital TV tuners

    An Android tablet that can receive both conventional and mobile digital TV transmissions will be among the gadgets unveiled at next week's International CES in Las Vegas.

  • News: Cool gadgets and hot tech that will shine at CES 2013

    With less than a week to go before this year's International CES Show in Las Vegas commences, it's unclear which new products will generate the most buzz among attendees of the massive trade show. However, Ultra HDTVs, Windows 8 tablets, smart appliances, and smartphone apps figure to fight for center stage.

  • News: US Congress may not have stomach for another SOPA

    As a new session of the U.S. Congress convenes in early 2013, don't expect lawmakers to rush out a new version of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) or the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

  • News: In depth with iTunes 11's MiniPlayer

    One of the big changes in iTunes 11 is the new MiniPlayer. The iTunes MiniPlayer has been around for years, but its functionality has been enhanced with iTunes 11. In addition to being a control center for playing your music, you can also use it to search for songs, playlists, and more, and to access the Up Next queue. Here's how you can get the most out of the iTunes MiniPlayer.

  • News: Google Music adds scan and match feature

    Up to now, Google has been the poor boy of online music, but that's about to change. It rolled out a scan and match feature on Wednesday for Google Music users that gives the search giant a leg up on Amazon's Cloud Player service and Apple's iTunes Match. Here are some things you should know about Google's matching service.

  • News: Yahoo to close its music service for China

    Yahoo's music service for China will close in January, after once being accused of supporting music piracy.

  • News: Understanding the new views in iTunes 11

    iTunes 11 introduces a number of changes to the way you view the content in your media library. If you were used to displaying your music, movies, and playlists in a certain manner, you may have to change the way you use the software.

  • News: What's new in iTunes 11.0.1: Missing features restored, annoying bugs fixed

    Apple on Thursday released iTunes 11.0.1, the thrilling sequel to iTunes 11, the late-November overhaul to the company's all-in-one music player, iOS device syncing center, and app, music, video, ebook, and podcast store. While 11.0.1 unsurprisingly offers far less drastic changes than its immediate predecessor included, we have discovered a variety of significant but subtle improvements in the minor update.

  • News: Fill your home with holiday music

    Whether or not you care for the sound of jingling bells and a rooftop echoing the click, click, click of reindeer hooves, there’s no escaping holiday music. Along with ornamented trees, candles, and nogged eggs, it’s parcel and part of December’s latter weeks. To join rather than beat the holiday spirit, you may wish to pipe such music throughout your home. Here are a few ways to do so—as well as where you might go to find some new holiday tunes.

  • News: Dropbox buys Audiogalaxy. Is a cloud music service on the way?

    Online file sync and storage service Dropbox has acquired Audiogalaxy, a peer-to-peer file sharing utility turned online music streaming service. The move suggests some form of media streaming is coming to Dropbox, based on the acquisition announcement from Audiogalaxy. “We are excited about the opportunity to join the amazing folks at Dropbox and bring great new experiences to 100M+ Dropbox users,” the Seattle-based streaming service said on its blog. Financial details were not revealed.

  • News: Ear candy! The best Windows 8 music apps

    The touch-friendly modern UI at the core of Windows 8 looks and feels like no Windows that’s come before, but for music lovers, the question is how does it sound? This early into the life cycle of the Windows Store, the best music apps—as with any other genre—are going to be the ones that tap into services that were robust long before the first Live Tile crossed a desktop monitor. Here are some of the best music apps we’ve found for the Metro interface.

  • News: Sennheiser goes for pros with high-end gaming headsets

    Sennheiser has long been the default choice for headphone buyers looking for quality sound, solid construction and technical innovation. The gaming headset market has become a battleground in recent years, with entrants from peripheral companies like Astro, Logitech and Razer.



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