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Wi-Fi speakers are the building blocks for wireless multi-room audio systems from Sonos, Bose, and many other brands. Learn how to choose the best system for your home.

In this article, we'll show you how to locate the TV transmitters serving your area. Then we'll look at the different types of antennas and help you choose. If you live within a few miles of the local transmitters, a small indoor antenna should work well. If not, you'll need an outdoor antenna.

HDMI cables buying guide
by Steve Kindig

Choosing the right HDMI cables can be tricky. Older cables don't support the latest features. To support 4K TV and HDR (High Dynamic Range) you'll need the latest HDMI 2.0 cables. We'll explain the different versions of HDMI, and we'll offer solutions to some common HDMI hookup problems.

Studies have shown that certain kinds of music have a calming effect on dogs and cats. You'll find music composed for dogs or cats on CDs and streaming services like Spotify. There are portable pet speakers pre-loaded with relaxing music. And there's a musical dog collar that plays soothing tunes.

We humans use GPS to find our way, and activity monitors to optimize our daily health routines. Now, we can do the same for our beloved pets. Learn about wearable technology that can track how much your pet eats, when and how often she exercises, and help you reunite if you get separated.

Wireless router buying guide
by Eric Angevine

How a new Wi-Fi router supports bandwidth-hungry activities like HD video streaming, audio streaming, online gaming, and video chat.

TV wall mount buying guide
by Steve Kindig

Which kind of wall mount should you buy for your flat-panel TV? Do you want to be able to tilt or swivel your TV? Is your TV going to be mounted above your fireplace or in a corner? Learn about the different types: fixed mount, tilt mount, full-motion, mantel mount, and ceiling mount.

Want home theater without all the wires? Learn about the latest wireless surround sound systems from Sonos, Polk Audio, and more.

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