Sound Advice: A budget-friendly camera for travel

Q. I need a new camera for traveling and my primary interest is good picture quality. I would also like something that does not focus as slowly as my old point and shoot. My budget is $250, maybe $300 max. I don't want a big SLR or interchangeable...

Sound Advice: Poor flat-panel TV sound

Q. It seems that the sound I get from my TVs is not very good, at least to my ears. We have two TVs, both flat panels. One is a smart TV while the other is not.

I have been told that the speakers on flat screen TVs are often directed toward the ...