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Best HDMI 2.0 Cable for 4K in 2017

Recently, the latest version of HDMI was announced. HDMI 2.0 brings a plethora of changes including high frame rates, better support for 4K content, and a number of other features that are designed to make the format future proof. If you’ve purchased any HDMI gear in the last little while, you probably got HDMI 1.4 hardware. HDMI 2.0 doesn’t necessarily require new cables, but that’s …

Best LED Bias Lighting Backlight Kit

When I was a kid, my parents would always reprimand me for sitting too close to the TV. “Your eyes will turn square!” they’d tell me. While this obviously isn’t true, their heart was in the right place. Eyestrain is a very real concern. These days, we spend an awful lot of time staring at square rectangles. It’s not the shape of our screens that …

Reviews of the Best 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver for 2017

The receivers we have today are nothing like the ones our parents grew up with. Just think of the name. “Receiver” was used to describe a device that received radio signals and sent them to an amplifier. In the 70’s, this technology evolved to eventually combine the amplifier and the receiver. Today, receivers are the focal point of our home theater. They take both audio …

Best Touchscreen (Capacitive) Texting Gloves

Five years ago, the mobile devices we used were very different from the ones we had today. While there were many similarities (the ARM processor, the form factor, and many types of applications) there was one glaring difference. During the palm pilot era, mobile devices all used physical touchscreens. The display was made from two different sheets, the backs of which were coated with a …