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Hulu Live TV Service Launches on Amazon Fire Devices

Hulu Live TV (currently a beta) launched in early May of this year, and immediately put competition like SlingTV, DirecTV Now, and others to shame. Boasting 50-plus channels, multiple accounts and DVR for $40 sounds like a Cord cutter’s dream. And starting today if you have an Amazon Fire TV, you can experience it for yourself. Initially, when launched, the…

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Amazon Echo Adds SiriusXM Streaming Skill

Amazon just added a Sirius XM skill allowing users (All Access or Streaming Subscription required) to listen to SiriusXM channels on any of their Amazon Echo devices. SiriusXM joins existing music services Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Tunein Radio as music integrations that work on Amazon Echo devices.


The ZAGG Rugged Messenger for the 2017 9.7″ iPad Is Serious About iPad-Computing

In fall of 2014, I published a review of the ZAGG Rugged Folio Keyboard Case for the iPad Air. It was serious protection for a serious tablet. Now that Apple offers an affordable 9.7” iPad more people will likely be taking iPads more places. Thankfully, ZAGG has released the Rugged Messenger for the latest 9.7″ iPad in Apple’s lineup.


Pioneer Rayz Rally: A Tiny Yet Powerful Conference Call Speaker

If you have to take conference calls regularly — even when you’re traveling — then you know that it can be a pain to carry a portable speaker with you. The Pioneer Rayz Rally is a powerful, portable conference call speaker that is so small it can fit in the palm of your hand with plenty of room to spare.


Focal Adds New Headphones to Their Already Fab Lineup

Last year, I reviewed the Focal Listen Headphones; even though they were wired, I thought they were excellent. It was only a matter of time before Focal introduced a Listen wireless version, and now it is here. They’ve also added two in-ear headphones to their line-up: Spark and Spark Wireless.


Oppermann Rebrands as Carl Friedrik, Announces Their Collection 3 Bags

As a huge fan of backpacks, it’s no surprise I’ve had my eyes on Oppermann London’s collection of products. This year the company revealed its name change by rebranding as Carl Friedrik, and what better way to make a statement than releasing awesome accessories. This month the company released their Collection 3, inspired by the company’s new identity.


ZTE’s Axon 7 Mini (Finally) Gets Android N!

ZTE Announced today that their Axon 7 Mini Smartphone will be receiving the Android 7.1.1 update that many expected it to get after only receiving a preview of Android’s Nougat 7.1.1 earlier this year.




The M3 Soundbar by Q Acoustics: A Quality Sound with a Modest Price

One of the best accessories that you can purchase for your living room is obviously a television. But if you want to mix it up and have even better audio for your entertainment system, look no further than Q Acoustic’s M3 soundbar with built-in subwoofer. The company sent us over a model to review, so let’s dive right into it.


HTC U11 Now Shipping: Their New Flagship Phone Has a Plethora of Features

Last month, HTC announced their new HTC U11 Flagship device; it has a Liquid Surface design with squeezable Edge Sense interaction, along with USonic noise canceling headphones, an industry-best 16-megapixel camera (according to DxOmark it’s the best they’ve ever tested, beating the Google Pixel), and it can work with multiple AI assistants including Alexa.


ZTE MAX XL and Two More Mobile Options Now Available from Sprint

I recently reviewed the ZTE MAX XL, and I found it to be a much better than expected phablet for anyone who needs a good phone but doesn’t necessarily want to spend $600 or more on their mobile device. Originally only available from Boost Mobile, Sprint will also begin selling this phone for $192.