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Roku tip: How to move and delete channels on the Roku Home screen

One of the first things I did as a new Roku user was to start adding channels to the Home screen, from Netflix and Disney+ to Apple TV+ and HBO Max.But once I had all my channels installed, I hit a roadblock. How exactly do you rearrange all those channel tiles? Personally, I like having Netflix up top, along with such oft-used services such as Disney+...

Periodic Audio Carbon in-ear wired headphone review: New design, same outstanding performance

Periodic Audio made its name with in-ear monitors (aka headphones) designed by a team relentless in its pursuit of maximum sonic excellence at each model’s price point. The range has no flashy logo, no bespoke industrial design, just incredible hi-fi performance for the price.The $499 Carbon in-ear headphone is the company’s flagship product, and Periodic...

4 ways cord-cutters can resolve streaming frustrations

Last week, Accenture published a survey that expressed widespread annoyance with streaming TV.Consumers are frustrated, the firm said, with having to manually browse through lots of different apps and menus to find what they want, and they pine for smarter recommendations that account for their viewing habits across all apps. Respondents also chafed...

How Amazon’s Echo Frames helped me deal with tinnitus

I had little interest in the Alexa-enabled Echo FramesRemove non-product link until Amazon loaned me a pair for review. After all, does anyone really need Alexa in their glasses? But while I’m still mulling the merits of all-day Alexa, I’ve found at least one compelling use for Amazon’s smart glasses: as a surprisingly effective tinnitus aid.To read...

Wyze giveth, taketh away with its new Cam Plus Lite plan

Wyze made a splash on Wednesday when it announced Cam Plus Lite, a new “pay what you want” subscription plan for its security cameras that includes people detection, and you can pay as little as nothing for the privilege. But at the same time, Wyze’s free Basic plan is losing a key feature.First, the good news. Wyze says it will roll out the new Cam...

Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro WiFi review: A smart lock with a healthy facelift

The first Ultraloq smart lock, released in 2019, was a promising product held back by an incredibly difficult installation process that literally required a hacksaw to complete. Its manufacturer, U-tec, has spent the intervening years smoothing out that installation process—hacksaw no longer required—and has launched an upgraded version, the U-Bolt...

Nvidia Shield TV devices are being updated to Android TV 11

Following months of hints and rumors, Nvidia has made it official: Android TV 11 will come to its Shield TV streamers—yes, all of them—along with a slew of new features, including an updated Gboard and support for aptX Bluetooth headsets.Based on Android TV 11, Shield Experience 9.0 will begin rolling out today to Shield TV streaming boxes, including...

Vizio's Smartcast TV update makes switching inputs more annoying. Here's a fix

For years, one of the best things about Vizio TVs has been the ability to ignore their SmartCast software.Turning on the TV would always take you directly to your last input, so you could use a separate streaming player, game console, or cable box without needing to navigate through any smart TV software menus. If you just wanted to use your smart TV...

Roku's Live TV Zone makes it easier to get your live TV fix

Roku just found another way to put its 200-plus live streaming channels on your radar, with the streaming player manufacturer adding a new entry point for its live—and free—TV offerings to its main user interface.Slated to roll out starting today, the “Live TV Zone” will sit in the left column of the Roku interface, where it will live alongside such...

Reolink Duo review: Dual-lens coverage hampered by connectivty issues

Getting broad surveillance coverage typically means trading some image quality for a wider field of view. Super wide-angle lenses tend to sacrifice detail and suffer from barrel distortion. The Reolink Duo attempts to skirt that problem by putting two lenses into one camera body and then stitching the two video feeds together. It’s not perfect—connection...

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