Why Apple doesn’t need to release a new Apple Watch this fall

The tech industry’s reach often exceeds its grasp. The dreams of the people who design and build tech products couldn’t be more ambitious, but executing on those dreams can take time, and sometimes even the invention of whole new industries. That’s why young tech product categories sell the promise, even …

Leaked images reportedly show off the Sonos Move, the company’s first portable smart speaker

If there’s one thing missing from Sonos’ lineup of speakers, amps, and subwoofers, it’s portability. According to a series of leaks, that’s about to change. Dave Zatz of Zatznotfunny spotted a filing for a new Bluetooth speaker that Sonos made with the FCC on August 10. Now more images and …

Govee DreamColor for TV with Alexa review: This bias light uses a camera to sync with your TV screen

If you want more from your TV bias lights than a subtle glow that boosts contrast and eases eye strain, this responsive LED light strip from Govee is worth a try. A relatively inexpensive way to make your TV more immersive, Govee’s DreamColor for TV bias lighting kit comes equipped …

Samsung HW-Q70R soundbar review: This easy-to-install soundbar delivers Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

If you want to bring rich, detailed, and immersive sound into your living room with a minimum of components and fuss, Samsung’s HW-Q70R soundbar should be near the top of your shopping list. At $700, the HW-Q70R is as pricey as some higher-end soundbars we’ve reviewed, but given that Samsung’s …

6 upgrades Apple’s iPad Pro needs before an unnecessary triple-lens rear camera

With just a few weeks to go until Apple kicks off its furious fall release schedule, the rumors are in full swing. We might have learned the name of the new iPhone and the possible replacement for 3D Touch, but the latest rumor is a head scratcher. Apparently, Apple will …

Waking your TV with a smart speaker? It could be inflating your energy bill

Beware, smart speaker users: If you’re using an Amazon Echo or a Google Home to turn on your TV via voice commands, you might be unwittingly doubling the TV’s overall power usage, which could tack on nearly $200 to your energy bill over 10 years. Correction: An earlier version of this …

Waking your TV with a smart speaker? It could be adding $200 a year to your energy bill

Beware, smart speaker users: If you’re using an Amazon Echo or a Google Home to turn on your TV via voice commands, you might be unwittingly doubling the TV’s overall power usage, which could tack on nearly $200 to your annual energy bill. So says the National Resources Defense Council, a …