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Derek Malcolm

Derek Malcolm

Contributing Editor, A/V

Derek Malcolm is a Toronto-based technology journalist, editor, and content specialist whose work has appeared in publications such as Toronto Life, Canadian Business, The Globe and Mail, Business Insider, Today's Parent, and The Huffington Post. Derek has been covering the worlds of technology and entertainment for more than 20 years and is currently a Contributing Editor for the AV and Home Theater section at Digital Trends. When he's not obsessing over turntables, projectors, speakers, vintage audio gear, or what movies and shows to binge, Derek can be found at home spinning vinyl with his daughter.

Apple Music Browse screen.

How to add family members to your Apple Music subscription

A Family subscription is a great way to save money on Apple Music. Here’s how you can add family members to your Apple Music without getting a headache.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Apple TV+ home screen with an image from Invasion.

What is Apple TV+? Pricing, features, how to get it, and more

Apple TV+ isn't a household name like Netflix or Hulu, but high-quality, star-studded content makes it worth knowing. Here's everything you need to know.
Nakamichi Dragon Surround System Review

The best soundbars of 2023: a sound upgrade for your TV

These soundbars are guaranteed to give you way better TV sound, and some cost as little as $200. Stop listening to your TV's built-in speakers!
Cambridge Audio CXN network streamer.

Best network music streamers 2023: make your hi-fi smarter

Adding a capable network music streamer to your audio system is the best way to bring hi-quality digital sound to your home from your streaming services.
A hand holding an iPhone with the Apple TV+ and other services in a menu.

Apple TV+ and other Apple One services get a price hike

Apple, today, has quietly increased the price of its popular Apple TV+ streaming service from $7 to $10 per month.
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones: Earcup/logo close-up.

The best noise-canceling headphones of 2023: Bose, Sony, and more

It's a noisy world, but our picks of the best noise-canceling headphones will help hush it for you while making music, podcasts, and other sounds even sweeter.
A speaker being wiped with a microfiber cloth.

How to clean your speakers to keep them looking and sounding great

Making sure your precious speakers are clean and dust-free is one of the best ways to get the best out of them. Here's how to safely clean your speakers.
A set of banana plugs installed on speaker wire.

How to install banana plugs on speaker wire for easy connectivity

Upgrading your messy, raw speaker wire with clean, secure banana plugs is a great way to make for easy connectivity. Here's how to do it.
The Zygo Solo Underwater Streaming Headset.

The best headphones for swimming in 2023

Music is a must for any workout -- even swimming. Here, we've selected the best of the best watertight headphones.
Netflix Who's watching/manage profiles screen.

How much does Netflix cost? A breakdown of the streamer’s plans

Netflix has made some sweeping changes to its plans and pricing recently. Is it still worth it? Check out our guide to Netflix plans.
The Xgimi Horizon Ultra projector with the Andtoid TV remote.

Xgimi Horizon Ultra projector review: dazzling Dolby Vision for under $2,000

The Xgimi Horizon Ultra projector somehow packs a bright and beautiful Dolby Vision-backed picture and a ton of features into a sleek, sub-$2,000 package.
Spotify app library screen..

What is Spotify? Music, pricing, and features explained

Spotify is the most popular music and podcast streaming service today. Here's everything you need to know about it.
The Klipsch R-41PM Powered Bookshelf Speakers on a desk.

These fantastic Klipsch speakers are hugely discounted for Prime Day

Klipsch's excellent-sounding R-41PM powered bookshelf speakers and hefty R-120SW subwoofer are heavily discounted for Amazon's Prime Day Big Deal Days sale.
The front of the BenQ 4550i 4K LED projector.

The best projectors for 2023: Hisense, BenQ, Xgimi, and more

Home theater projectors can deliver an awesome big-screen experience, offering some of the most impressive visuals out there. Here, we've rounded up the best.
The Hisense PX1-PRO  projector.

The best ultra short throw projectors for 2023

Ultra short throw projectors are great for getting a big image if you don’t have the space for a standard projector. Here are some of the best available.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 and Sony WF-1000XM4

Best earbuds for making phone calls for 2023

Want to quickly narrow down the best earbuds for making and taking phone calls? We've rounded up a list of the top picks, with pros and cons for each.
The Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 bookshelf speaker on a speaker stand.

The best speakers for 2023: great hi-fi options for music and more

From critical music listening to furniture-shaking home theater, a great pair of speakers can make all the difference. We found the top picks on the market.
The main reference listening room of the McIntosh Group House of Sound townhouse.

McIntosh’s House of Sound is a five-story audio Eden in NYC

McIntosh Group's House of Sound is a custom towhnouse in Manhattan that offers personalized listening tours of some of the world's best-sounding audio gear.
The Amazon Echo Show 8 at the Devices Event 2023.

Everything announced at Amazon’s fall 2023 devices event

With a big focus on AI, Amazon's annual Devices and Services event brought a ton of new devices and features for its products. Here's everything it announced.
The House of Marley Stir It Up Lux Bluetooth turntable with the zoetrope slip mat.

House of Marley Stir It Up Lux review: the sweet sound of sustainability

The House of Marley Stir It Up Lux is a beautiful Bluetooth-capable turntable made with sustainable materials that's perfect for beginners.
The BenQ 4550i 4K projector with the Android TV remote.

BenQ HT4550i 4K projector review: an out-of-the-box stunner

The BenQ HT4550i is an amazingly bright and color accurate projector with amazing HDR support. It's great out of the box, but has tweakable settings for days!
EMBARGOED UNTIL AUG. 23 7AM: NTIL AUG. 23 7AM: The U-Turn Orbit Plus in oak.

U-Turn Audio launches the next generation of Orbit turntables

U-Turn Audio's popular line of Orbit turntables has gotten its first revamp in a decade. It includes an upgraded tonearm, automatic speed control, and more.
How to turn off YouTube search history – screen showing the history is off.

How to turn off and manage your YouTube history

Whether you watch a lot of YouTube or a little, sometimes you might just want to keep your watch history to yourself or tidy it up. It's easy. Here's how.
The Samsung Freestyle Gen 2 portable projector.

Samsung’s new Freestyle Gen 2 is now a cloud gaming projector

Samsung's updated Freestyle Gen 2 portable Full HD projector builds on its predecessor's popularity by adding cloud gaming with Samsung Gaming Hub.
Amazon Music

What is Amazon Music: everything you need to know

Don't overlook Amazon Music; it boasts a 100 million-song library, hi-res music, spatial audio, and plans to suit a wide range of users.
The revamped House of Marley Stir It Up Lux turntable with its zoetrope slip mat.

House of Marley goes Lux with its revamped Stir it Up turntable

House of Marley's popular sustainably made turntable has gotten a revamp. The Stir It Up Lux Bluetooth turntable has a new look and some upgraded parts.
The Fluance RT81+ turntable in walnut finish with the dust cover down.

Fluance RT81+ Elite turntable review: good today, better tomorrow

The Fluance RT81+ Elite turntable is a great-sounding entry-level turntable with lasting power that's easy to upgrade for even better performance down the road.
The Disney Plus app interface on a smart TV.

What is Disney Plus: plans, price, and everything else you should know

Disney Plus has rapidly become one of the most popular streaming platforms out there. Here's everything you need to know about Disney's streaming service.
On-screen volume adjustment for AirPods using Spotify.

How to make AirPods and AirPods Pro louder and adjust volume settings

Are your new AirPods too quiet for your liking? Here are the best ways to turn up that volume to ensure your AirPods or AirPods Pro are as loud as you want.
AirPods 3 on an athlete.

Are Apple AirPods waterproof? Everything you need to know

Apple has quite a few different AirPod models these days, and not all of them can stand getting wet. Here's how waterproof all AirPods are and what that means.