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Onkyo LS-B50 sound bar review: An underwhelming home-theater effort

Feb. 27, 2015 | CHRISTOPHER NULL

Onkyo's LS-B50 sound bar system didn't arrive quite in time for our recent story comparing sound bars from TV manufacturers to their cousins produced by audio companies (Onkyo, of course, falls into the latter camp), but we wanted to consider it nonetheless. Like those systems, the LS-B50 includes a wireless subwoofer that communicates automatically with the 36-inch soundbar. Just plug both units into AC outlets, connect the sound bar to your TV, and the Onkyo is ready to rock.

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Review: LastPass for Mac protects your passwords but needs polish

Feb. 27, 2015 | GLENN FLEISHMAN

The gold standard for password vaults on the Mac is 1Password. Now in its fifth major release, 1Password has matured along with its userbase. One of its most stalwart longtime competitors, LastPass, has had an iOS version, but OS X customers have had to work through browser plug-ins or its website, putting it at a disadvantage.

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Nyrius Aries Home+ review: Now you can cut the HDMI cord, too

Feb. 26, 2015 | MICHAEL BROWN

There are few things I like better than discovering simple, easy, and inexpensive ways to get things done. Asking your cable or satellite-TV service provider to set you up with a means of streaming video from your set-top box in one room to a TV in another fits the first two criteria, but they'll stick you with a monthly service charge and equipment-rental fees. Here's a solution you'll need to pay for just once: the Nyrius Aries Home+ Wireless HD Transmitter.

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