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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live inside their charging case.

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live earbuds are $80 off right now

In the world of headphones and earbuds, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live play a truly unique role. They're on sale now at Best Buy for $70, down $80 from $150.
The Samsung CU7000 4K TV on a white background.

This 85-inch Samsung 4K TV just got a massive price cut

The Sony WHCH720N noise-canceling headphones on a desk.

Get these popular Sony noise-canceling headphones for $100 today

Sony A80L 4K OLED TV.

This 65-inch Sony OLED TV is $600 off in Best Buy’s early Black Friday sale

The Epson EpiqVision Flex portable projector on a white background.

Save $130 on this top-rated Epson home theater projector with Android TV

Toshiba 55-inch-class C350 series 4K smart Fire TV on a gray shelf and light gray background.

Don’t miss this deal: Best Buy has a 75-inch 4K TV for $520

ClearStream Fusion over-the-air antenna.

NFL streaming outage is a reminder that antenna backups are easy

Apple Music Browse screen.

How to add family members to your Apple Music subscription

Peacock TV home screen.

Peacock TV free trial: Can you stream for free

A hand points a remote at a TV display a Netflix logo screen.

Netflix free trial: Can you stream for free in 2023?

The Insignia 50-inch F30 Series 4K Smart Fire TV hangs in a living room.

This is your chance to get a 50-inch 4K TV for only $200


Best TV deals: Get a 65-inch 4K TV for under $300 and more

TCL's 5-Series 4K QLED Google TV.

This 50-inch QLED TV just had its price slashed to $250

The 50-inch TCL Q5 4K QLED TV offers supercharged color and unparalleled brightness -- and it's currently on sale for a very affordable $250 from Best Buy.
An iPhone with the Home section of the Spotify app on it.

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which music streaming service is the best?

Spotify has long been the champ of music streaming, but Apple Music is hot on its heels. Who's winning the battle between these two music streaming services?
Man wearing Beats Studio Pro (front view).

Beats Studio Pro headphones temporarily price slashed from $350 to $200

The Beats Studio Pro are stylish and sound good. They're even more appealing while on sale at Amazon right now.
A LG soundbar in a living room under a TV.

All of these soundbars are discounted right now, from just $50

Best Buy has early Black Friday deals on soundbars with some super cheap models as well as some high-end Dolby Atmos setups.
Soundcore Motion 300 top view.

Soundcore Motion 300 review: great sound, even better price

Soundcore's Motion 300 might be similarly equipped to other Bluetooth speakers, but its price and sound set it apart.
A reminder that HBO Max is becoming Max on May 23, 2023.

Max is pulling some features from its ad-free subscription

Those who are on Max's ad-free tier are going to lose the ability to stream on three devices at once, or watch anything in 4K resolution, as of early December.
Sling TV app icon on Apple TV.

Sling TV adds live scores and more for sports fans

Sling TV has added more scores and stats for more sports leagues, along with another handful of new features for subscribers.
Apple Music with lossless audio music track playing on OnePlus 11 along with the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 in black color on top of a green cloth surface.

How much is Apple Music, and how can you get it for free?

How much does Apple Music actually cost, and how does it compare to the competition in terms of bang for your buck? Here are all the details you should know.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (2023) and Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023).

The best Amazon Fire TV device you should buy in 2023

There's no shortage of Amazon Fire TV devices out there — but we've nailed down the three you should actually consider.
Discovery+ app icon on Apple TV homescreen.

Discovery Plus Free Trial: Stream for a week for free

Discovery Plus is a great way to break in a new home entertainment system, and a Discovery Plus free trial is a great way to get to know the streaming service.
A Samsung 85-inch 8K hangs on a living room wall.

Early Black Friday deal knocks $900 off this Samsung 65-inch 8K TV

Samsung has a fantastic deal on the Samsung 65-inch QN800 8K for anyone keen to embrace the future now. Here's why it's worth it.
Apple Music plan with HomePod Mini and AirPods.

Apple quietly retires one of its Apple Music tiers

Apple is retiring its Voice plan for Apple Music that lets people use Siri to select tracks for $5 a month – less than half the cost of the regular plan.
App icons for Disney+, Hulu and ESPN.

Disney will soon own 100% of Hulu

Disney will buy Comcast's 33% stake in streaming service Hulu. The deal is expected to be worth over $8 billion.
Netflix app icon on Apple TV.

Netflix’s ad-supported tier will include ad-free bonus episodes in 2024

Watch three in a row and you'll get the fourth ad-free, Netflix says, as new sign-ups to the cheaper advertising tier hit 30 percent.
NFL Sunday Ticket on a TV.

NFL Sunday Ticket slashes price for the back half of the season

If you've been eyeballing NFL Sunday Ticket, but didn't want to pay close to $400, you can now get the back half of the season for half the price.
How to turn of auto-play previews on Apple TV.

How to turn off the Apple TV app’s auto-play previews on an Apple TV

Apple TV app's auto-play video previews can be annoying and potentially show kids something you don't want them to see. Here's how to turn them off.
The Samsung 70-inch Class 7 Series 4K TV in a living room.

Best 70-inch TV deals: Get a big screen for sports for $450

Grab a new big screen TV at a discount with these 70-inch TV deals, which include the likes of LG, Samsung, and Vizio.
Plex Discover Together.

Plex is now a social media platform for movie and TV fans

Plex's new Discover Together feature lets you add your friends on the platform so you can see, share, and comment on your shared love of movies and shows.
The Nebula Mars 3 Air portable projector on a table.

Nebula’s new Capsule 3 and Mars 3 Air projectors go with Google TV

Anker's projector brand, Nebula, has just announced two new portable Google TV projectors, the Capsule 3 and Mars 3 Air, both with Netflix built in.
Man wearing Soundcore AeroFit Pro in Electric Purple with the optional neckband.

Soundcore’s first open-ear earbuds come with an optional neckband

Anker's Soundcore brand has entered the open-ear earbuds race with two new models, including the AeroFit Pro, which has hi-res, spatial audio, and a neckband.
Apple TV+ showing the Morning Show.

How much is Apple TV+?

Apple TV+ is a solid streaming platform, but does its cost and overall value stack up to the streaming landscape competition? Allow us to weigh in.
Hisense 4K TV on a cabinet.

You can get this 58-inch Roku TV for under $300 if you’re quick

Walmart has discounted the 58-inch model of the Hisense R6 4K Roku TV to just $268, making it one of the best TV deals of the day.

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Phil spent the 2000s making newspapers with the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, the 2010s with Android Central and then the personality behind Modern Dad, and is currently an editor with Digital Trends. Phil’s online work has taken him all over the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

When he’s not writing, editing, or shooting video, Phil serves as president of the Pensacola Youth Soccer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked on multiple local political campaigns and is a part-time photographer and videographer.

Phil is a native of Pensacola, where he resides with his wife, daughters and a dog named Max.

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