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Technics launches a more affordable version of its iconic table: the SL-1200GR

Technics launches a more affordable version of its iconic table: the SL-1200GR

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Technics was talk of the town at CES 2016 with the revival of the iconic SL-1200G turntable and at this year's show, the company is back with an updated model, the SL-1200GR. CES 2017: All the announcements that matter from LG, Samsung, Panasonic and... >>

Panasonic gets you into the action with Lumix FZ82's 60x zoom

Panasonic gets you into the action with Lumix FZ82's 60x zoom

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The Panasonic Lumix FZ82's main feature is the huge 60x zoom lens on the front. Ranging from 20-1200mm, it will quickly get you up close and personal, no matter how far away your subject is. Unveiled at CES 2017, the new model replaces the Lumix FZ72.... >>

Panasonic Lumix GX800 is the cutest, most compact, G series camera around

Panasonic Lumix GX800 is the cutest, most compact, G series camera around

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Panasonic is launching a number of cameras fresh for 2017, with the new Lumix GH5 leading the charge and this, the GX800, winning the prize for the cutest interchangeable lens camera around.Announced at CES 2017, the new GX800 sits in the same sort of... >>

Panasonic Lumix GH5 supercharges 4K capture with serious updates

Panasonic Lumix GH5 supercharges 4K capture with serious updates

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Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix GH5, first teased at Photokina 2016. Using CES 2017 as the launch platform, the new camera is claimed to be the highest quality Lumix G camera yet. Rather than replacing the existing and very popular Lumix GH4, the new... >>

BlackBerry DTEK70/Mercury: Release date, specs and what we know so far

BlackBerry DTEK70/Mercury: Release date, specs and what we know so far

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Almost as soon as the BlackBerry Priv - the company's first Android phone - launched in 2015, there were rumours circulating about another Android-powered smartphone. At the time it was codenamed Vienna, which made complete sense following on from the... >>

LG's Hub Robot will be your home's new best friend

LG's Hub Robot will be your home's new best friend

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LG already produces a mass of connected devices, from refrigerators to washing machines, but now it's created the Hub Robot to control all of them for you, making your life even easier.The Hub Robot is powered by Amazon Alexa and be used to complete simple... >>

LG's 2017 OLED TVs are brighter than ever before and support Dolby Atmos

LG's 2017 OLED TVs are brighter than ever before and support Dolby Atmos

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LG has taken to CES to introduce its new range of OLED TVs for 2017. Following from the 6-series of screens from 2016, the 10 new models are split between four ranges: the G7 (77in/65in), E7 (65in/55in), C7 (65in/55in) and B7 (65in/55in). LG also announced... >>

LG Signature OLED W TV attaches to your wall using magnets and is just 2.5mm thick

LG Signature OLED W TV attaches to your wall using magnets and is just 2.5mm thick

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LG used its CES 2017 press conference to unveil a new range of OLED TVs with new high dynamic range (HDR) standards support and Dolby Atmos audio, but the star of the show was undoubtedly the LG Signature OLED W - a TV so thin the company tags it as a... >>

LG's UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports Dolby Vision, for HDR like no other

LG's UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports Dolby Vision, for HDR like no other

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LG has unveiled the Ultra HD Blu-ray player that many have been waiting for, offering support for Dolby Vision, as well as other HDR formats.Joining the 4K disc market that's slowly been gaining traction since the first unveilings in 2016, LG used its... >>

LG has an Alexa-powered fridge, move over Family Hub

LG has an Alexa-powered fridge, move over Family Hub

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LG has unveiled its own version of the Family Hub fridge.The LG Smart Instaview Refrigerator has a webOS-powered 29-inch Full HD touch panel in the right-hand door, which offers all manner of apps and gestures to leave notes, see what's inside the appliance... >>

You can watch LG's CES 2017 press conference live right here

You can watch LG's CES 2017 press conference live right here

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LG is kicking off a busy day of press conferences at CES 2017, promising the chance to "see the next". LG has already made a number of announcements in the run up to CES 2017, including some mid-range smartphones, a levitating 360 degree speaker, an... >>

AKG reaches out to the frequent flyers with noise-cancelling headphones

AKG reaches out to the frequent flyers with noise-cancelling headphones

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The flyers and commuters among you will know that noises can get interfere with your music, when all you want to do is sit back and listen to your favourite album in peace. CES 2017: All the announcements, TVs, laptops and more from the show AKG is all... >>

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

What is QLED? Samsung's new TV tech explained

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Samsung used CES 2017 to introduce a new type of TV technology that could prove to be a major leap forward in picture quality. It's called QLED, which you may think is incredibly similar to OLED. You'd be right, and there's a good reason for it, because... >>

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II looks great, but has a surprising omission

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II looks great, but has a surprising omission

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Canon has taken the wraps off the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, updating the 2015 forebear, but keeping the same retro good looks. The big focus of this compact camera - which remains properly pocketable - is the 1-in type sensor at its heart, larger than... >>

Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes

Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes

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Garmin has unveiled a new range of three Fenix smartwatches. For the first time, the Fenix 5 series offers three unique styles and sizes without compromising on the tech and capabilities. The Fenix 5 has a 47mm case, but a new design that makes it more... >>

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

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Chinese manufacturer Honor announced at CES 2017 that it would be bringing its 6X smartphone to the US and Europe. The device arrives in early January for £225 and it brings with it some pretty impressive specs for the cash.Here is how the Honor 6X compares... >>

2017 flagship smartphones can be thinner but more powerful, says Qualcomm

2017 flagship smartphones can be thinner but more powerful, says Qualcomm

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Qualcomm has announced its latest processor at CES 2017 that is likely to become the beating heart of many of the new smartphones expected to launch this year.With devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Huawei P10, and the HTC 11 on the horizon, we've... >>

Audio Technica goes hi-res audio crazy with barrage of new headphones

Audio Technica goes hi-res audio crazy with barrage of new headphones

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Audio Technica is no stranger to headphones and at CES 2017 the company has introduced what it considers to be some of its best pairs to date. Chief among Audio Technica's announcements are the ATH-DSR9BT and ATH-DSR7BT, the first Bluetooth headphones... >>

Netatmo takes on Nest Protect with its own Smart Smoke Alarm

Netatmo takes on Nest Protect with its own Smart Smoke Alarm

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Netatmo is rapidly building a full range of smart home devices, looking to connect-up many aspects of your home. Joining this list of sensors and home smarts is the Smart Smoke Alarm, which does exactly what it says on the tin.The Netatmo Smart Smoke... >>

Asus Chromebook Flip is now a 12.5-inch awesome machine

Asus Chromebook Flip is now a 12.5-inch awesome machine

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Asus has followed up on its popular Chromebook Flip with a brand new model. It comes with a refreshed design, more powerful components and a much higher price point. While the previous Chromebook Flip was an affordable mini tablet-sized slim Chromebook... >>

Velux Active windows achieve peak smart home with Netatmo sensor integration, smartphone control

Velux Active windows achieve peak smart home with Netatmo sensor integration, smartphone control

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With the launch of the Velux Active, we've reached peak smart home in 2017. Announced at CES 2017, the Velux Active smart windows can be automated to work in cahoots with a range of home environment sensors, as well as offering iPhone and Android control. That... >>

Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017

Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017

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Panasonic has used CES 2017 to launch a trio of new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players at the more affordable end of the budget spectrum. The DMP-UB400, UB310 and UB300 all promise to deliver a super-sharp 4K Blu-ray image thanks to the company's Hollywood Cinema... >>

Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills

Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills

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At CES 2017 it's all about the tellies. And Panasonic is looking to make its mark in TV this year with a brand new Ultra HD 4K OLED, the EZ1002.But this is no ordinary OLED: the EZ1002 is said to produce nearly double the brightness of a normal OLED panel... >>

Samsung enters the era of QLED TV, amazing 2017 models revealed

Samsung enters the era of QLED TV, amazing 2017 models revealed

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Samsung has continued to develop its Quantum Dot technology for its 2017 TV range rather than compete in the OLED sector, highlighting the 100 per cent colour volume of its new picture tech - a first for the manufacturer's televisions - and significantly... >>

Swarovski to launch its own Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

Swarovski to launch its own Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

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Jewellery brand Swarovski will announce its own Android Wear smartwatch during BaselWorld in March. And it will have Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset inside, as revealed by the chip manufacturer at CES 2017.Swarovski has long been associated with tech, with... >>