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Astell&Kern's Kann comes in Eos Blue and Astro Silver finishes.

Astell&Kern Kann review: This high-resolution digital audio player delivers sweet sound, but with a steep price tag

An intoxicating sonic experience from a hi-res audio player that's as heavy as it is expensive.

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Apple's AirPods are back in stock on Amazon, but probably not for long

There's no discount on Apple's beloved wireless bluetooth earbuds, but it's kind of a surprise to see them there in the first place.

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Anker SoundCore Boost Bluetooth speaker review: This little box delivers more thump than you'd think

For the price, this 12-hour box sounds very good. It has the punch that many speakers in its class lack, as well as a surprising amount of thump.

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Third-party faces might be more of a curse than a blessing for Apple Watch

Speculation is mounting that Apple will open up watchOS to third-party watch faces. That might not be a good thing.

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Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch Series 1: Which budget smartwatch is right for you?

Fitbit's new Versa smartwatch is on sale today for $200. How does it stack up against the $249 Apple Watch Series 1?

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Avantree TC418 Bluetooth transmitter review: Play your legacy audio gear through any Bluetooth speaker

When you want to stream from older audio equipment that doesn't understand Bluetoth, all you need is this handy, dual transmitter box. It's also useful for computers without Bluetooth audio output.

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How to buy a refurbished MacBook, Mac, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead. Our FAQ and refurb deal guide can help you choose.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo Roamio OTA vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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Next-gen TV to usher in viewer tracking and personalized ads along with 4K broadcasts

The new US digital TV standard includes closer tracking of viewing habits and could be a privacy nightmare

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Plex DVR review: Still the best option for power users

Plex is the most powerful over-the-air DVR for cord-cutters, but it's not the easiest to use.

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Vizio courts cord cutters, challenges OLED, and adds new HDR options to its 2018 smart TV lineup

The manufacturer is stepping up its soundbar game with Dolby Atmos models, too.

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Q Acoustics Concept 20 loudspeaker review: These gorgeous bookshelf speakers sound positively divine

A box-within-a-box design contributes to a delightfully impressively sonic signature.

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WatchOS 4.3.1 beta warns that watchOS 1 apps won't work on future versions

If you have an app made for watchOS 1, you better hope it gets updated.

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Get a foldable Apple Watch charging stand for $28 on Amazon

Dodocool's charging stand comes with magnets and an adjustable incline for easy viewing in Nightstand mode.

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DarbeeVision DVP-5000S video processor review: A clever, but pricey fidelity upgrade for 1080p video

The DVP-5000S sits between your HDMI source and display and uses a stereoscopic processing trick to create greater apparent detail in 1080p and lower-resolution video.

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Electric Jukebox Roxi review: Turn your TV into a music machine

Built for families and parties, Roxi can be slow on the draw, but it makes up for it in versatility.

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Best Fitbit: We help you choose the right one for your lifestyle

Find the best Fitbit for your activity level and habits, without spending more than you need.

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Dash cam reviews: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

The best dash cams can record what's ahead (and sometimes what's behind), and mark it with GPS (or what's the point?). This is what you need on the mean streets of modern life.

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