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Samsung HW-Q70R review: Astounding Atmos surround effects, no rear speakers required

The Samsung HW-Q70R offers a wonderfully enveloping sound from movie soundtracks, but music lovers should look elsewhere. → Read More

Sony 360 Reality Audio coming to mobile phones, Amazon Echo Studio this fall

The proprietary surround music format will launch on select streaming services with an initial catalog of 1,000 songs. → Read More

Google Pay rolling out to San Francisco rail users soon

Bay Area commuters will be able to use Google Pay instead of their Clipper Cards. → Read More

T-Mobile CEO 'leaks' Pixel 4 during cooking show

Pixel 4 retail boxes appeared in a live broadcast before Tuesday's formal announcement → Read More

Roku Ultra (2019) review: Ultra convenience extras but not the ultimate high-end streamer

The 2019 Roku Ultra (2019) is a very good 4K streaming box that puts convenience at the fore, but lack of Dolby Vision and a high price compared to other Rokus hold it back. → Read More

LG SL9YG review: Atmos-pheric sound and Google Assistant in a classy package

The LG SL9YG combines impressive Atmos sound, svelte looks and a compelling mix of voice control and multiroom features. → Read More

Best TV Antennas for Cord-Cutters, starting at just $10

Looking to cut your TV bill all the way down to free? We tested six antennas to find out which one works best. → Read More

Best Sonos speakers from $100 and up

Whether you're looking for a speaker for your kid's room or a full 5.1 surround setup, there's a Sonos multiroom product to suit you. → Read More

Amazon Echo Studio does Dolby Atmos: What music fans need to know

Amazon's $200, Alexa-powered Sonos competitor marks the first time Dolby's format is available in a smart speaker. Why you should care. → Read More

Best AV receivers under $500 in 2019

We compared affordable, full-featured AV receivers from Denon, Onkyo, Sony and Yamaha. Which one wins? → Read More

iPhone 11 and 11 Pro drop test: We couldn't crack these phones, but we broke the camera

We put both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro through a series of drops to see if they would survive. Turns out, they're a lot tougher than we thought. → Read More

Google Doodle celebrates Junko Tabei, first woman to conquer Mount Everest

Despite overcoming societal hurdles and an avalanche to achieve the feat, she was never comfortable with the distinction. → Read More

Best turntables under $300 in 2019

It's worth spending a little extra on the turntable that brings your vinyl collection to life. CNET tests five of the best step-up models. → Read More

Sonos Move review: Hefty portable speaker brings big Sonos sound to the outdoors

If you can overlook its high price tag, the Sonos Move is just what you'd want a Sonos portable speaker to be. → Read More

Amazon Music HD streaming service 'changes Earth forever'

Musician Neil Young says the world "will be changed forever" with Amazon's hi-res music streaming service which features over 50 million tracks. → Read More

MIT unveils new 'blackest black' material and makes a diamond disappear

MIT joins a fascinating field that already includes Vantablack. → Read More

For $20, pair your AirPods with in-flight entertainment, health-club machines, Nintendo Switch and more

This TaoTronics Bluetooth transmitter/receiver does all kinds of useful tricks. It's a must-have for owners of any wireless earbuds. → Read More

Best sound bars with Amazon Alexa

If you want a smart sound bar with Amazon Alexa onboard there are a number of speakers to choose from, but these are the best. → Read More

Yamaha YAS-209 review: The Alexa sound bar to beat

The YAS-209 sound bar with Alexa offers excellent sound quality, whether it's playing music or movies. → Read More

Why is Playboy making Bluetooth headphones?

Playboy thinks its readers would love to sport the Playboy logo around town on a pair of $150 Bluetooth headphones. → Read More