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Best true wireless earbuds: Free yourself from the tyranny of cords

Truly wireless earbuds let you ditch all cables in our post–headphone jack world, but like with anything else, their quality varies. Our top picks offer great audio without sacrificing battery life or comfort.

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Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.

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$27 For Two Etekcity Smart Plugs With Alexa Compatibility - Deal Alert

Turn your appliances on/off remotely from your mobile device, or with your voice via Alexa. Or automate with a schedule. The plug also monitors and helps control energy usage, and the slow drain that occurs even when devices aren't in...

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7 easy tweaks to breathe new life into your Apple Watch

Stopped wearing your snazzy smartwatch? Here's how you can make it meaningful again.

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Zolo Liberty+ Truly Wireless Headphones review: Fantastic battery life but mediocre audio

These earbuds have a long-lasting battery, but come up short on sound.

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Fubo TV now lets you add a third simultaneous stream

Fubo TV has added the option for subscribers to access up to three simultaneous livestreams of TV channels in its sports-centric service.

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Cortana's smart-home powers grow with IFTTT, Honeywell, Ecobee support

Microsoft's Cortana has added support for the IFTTT conditional platform plus a number of smart services, both helping bring Cortana more in line with competing services from Amazon and Google Home.

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HomePod white rings: 10 ways to protect your wood furniture

We've compiled an assortment of coasters, doilies, books, and boxes that will keep your furniture safe from the HomePod's white streaks.

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8 ways Apple can make HomePod an even better music player

HomePod sounds great, but it isn't the music authority Apple wants you to think it is. Here are eight ways Apple can make it better.

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HomePod review

Apple’s HomePod sounds great, but feels unfinished.

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6 improvements HomePod needs to compete

HomePod sounds great, but otherwise doesn't stack up well against other smart speakers. Here's how Apple can fix that.

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Libratone Too Bluetooth speaker review: High-fidelity sound on the go

This portable speaker delivers uncommonly good near-field sound for its size.

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HomePod, iOS 12: Macworld Podcast episode 592

We’ve had the HomePod for a few days. What do we think? There’s more news about iOS 12. We also feature your comments and questions.

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How to set up HomePod

Apple's smart speaker makes it easy to get started.

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UA Sport Flex wireless headphone review: Made for active music lovers

With an LED safety light, adjustable neckband, and enough sonic energy to pump up any workout, these JBL-designed, Under Armour-branded Bluetooth headphones are a smart exercise companion.

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Apple HomePod review: Not yet ready to take the stage

Apple's smart speaker sounds great but feels unfinished.

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First Look: Unboxing the Apple HomePod

We have Apple's new smart speaker. Watch the video to see us unbox it and set it up. Plus, we answer questions from the viewing audience.

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ZMI PowerPack 20000 review: A speedy charger for your USB-C MacBook or MacBook Pro

Fast, compact, well-designed, and a good bargain, this battery is on top of the pack.

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