You may have bought yourself a TV to watch the biggest game of the year, but as any sales-floor employee will tell you, the picture is only half of the story. It's not just hyperbole: there's no way a tiny TV speaker can communicate the roar of the crowd, the dialogue of those must-see Super Bowl ads, or the slam of the halftime show. And you don't need to spend much at all.Great-sounding systems start at $100, and offer features like Bluetooth streaming audio and input selection. Trading up gives you better features like Dolby Atmos decoding and 4K video switching. No matter what your budget though, you can find something here.Of course, sound systems are for life, not just the Super Bowl, and so you'll need ones that can not only do sports, but also movies and music. The systems that follow sound good with everything, but they will also heighten your football experience in a way that no TV speaker ever could.Entry-level: $100 to $250 Vizio SB362An-F6 sound bar for $100 Sarah Tew/CNET … [Read more...] about Best audio systems for the Super Bowl
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Shedding Your Identity in the Digital AgeStories From the HuntEvan's Daily Costume ChangeMedia, From TV to Mags to Blogs, Followed the HuntSocial Networking Sites at Center of Coast-to-Coast Coordinated Search Wired Tests Writer With a Series of Bold Challenges1 I'm driving East out of San Francisco on I-80, fleeing my life under the cover of dusk. Having come to the interstate by a circuitous route, full of quick turns and double backs, I'm reasonably sure that no one is following me. I keep checking the rearview mirror anyway. From this point on, there's no such thing as sure. Being too sure will get me caught. I had intended to flee in broad daylight, but when you are going on the lam, there are a surprising number of last-minute errands to run. This morning, I picked up a set of professionally designed business cards for my fake company under my fake name, James Donald Gatz. I drove to a Best Buy, where I bought two prepaid cell phones with cash and then put a USB cord on my credit … [Read more...] about Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish: Here’s What Happened
As 2018 comes to a close, many people in the tech industry will likely look back at the past 365 days with fondness. Others will wish they could forget 2018 entirely. Plenty of blunders hit the mobile and tech industries in 2018. Many of them could have been avoided with just a little more thought and foresight from the people involved. Let’s take a look at the biggest tech and mobile blunders of 2018.The Red Hydrogen One is DOA The Red Hydrogen One experienced lots of release date delays. Many thought the long-awaited handset from the company behind the Red digital camera would become vaporware. In the end, perhaps it should have been. The final product was the single biggest smartphone release failure of 2018. Launched in late October, the first problem with the phone was its high price of close to $1,300, even though it had hardware specs like 2017’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and Android 8.1 Oreo installed out of the box. The big selling point for … [Read more...] about Here are the biggest tech and mobile blunders of 2018
Love the cinematic experience but not the ticket prices? If you want to turn your living room into a home cinema, you may just need to pick up an AV receiver.Why? Because even buying the best TV doesn't guarantee great audio. If you want cinema-quality sound that matches the flatscreen you just bought, do yourself, and your favorite movies and games, a favor – and buy an AV receiver instead.Not up to speed on the latest and greatest in receiver tech? Don't worry. AVRs basically serve as the brains behind your AV setup. They'll take the audio track from whatever TV show, movie, CD or video game you've got going, process the audio and send it post-haste to any connected speakers you have. AVRs are the only way to power 5.1 and 7.1 speaker setups outside of a soundbar, and host a bevy of ports that allow you to keep all your devices connected 24/7. This is critically important because the best AV receivers are essentially the central base that all of your entertainment … [Read more...] about Best AV receiver 2018: which home cinema AV receiver should you buy?