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  • BBC to launch five new HD channels in 2014: BBC News, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies and CBBC [update]
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    BBC to launch five new HD channels in 2014: BBC News, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies and CBBC [update]

    By 16 July 2013

    The BBC has announced that it will be launching five new high-definition TV channels in the UK in 2014. New HD versions of BBC News, BBC Three, BBC Four, and kids' channels CBeebies and CBBC will join the existing BBC One HD and BBC Two HD in its line-up....

  • 10 new HD channels could launch on Freeview in 2014
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    10 new HD channels could launch on Freeview in 2014

    By 16 July 2013

    Ofcom, the UK's independent communications regulator, has announced that some of the bandwidth freed after the digital switchover was completed at the end of last year can now be allocated to new terrestrial high-definition TV channels. This means that...

  • Rovio's Angry Birds Space and HD version now free on App Store
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    Rovio's Angry Birds Space and HD version now free on App Store

    By 23 May 2013

    Rovio has updated its popular Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Space HD apps to fix some "minor issues" and made them free for a limited time.  For those who live under a rock: the Angry Birds are a colourful gang of birds that go intergalactic in...

  • The Masters 2013: Why this year's coverage will be Sky Sports' most advanced yet
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    The Masters 2013: Why this year's coverage will be Sky Sports' most advanced yet

    By 4 April 2013

    Sky is the first foreign broadcaster permitted to use hardware on the Augusta National course during this year's Masters Golf Tournament from 11 to 14 April. It will be placing ball flight-tracing cameras behind the tees on the 10th and 13th holes, next...

  • AT&T will be the third carrier to get HD Voice in the US
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    AT&T will be the third carrier to get HD Voice in the US

    By 2 April 2013

    AT&T has announced that it will improve calling on its network later this year with the introduction of HD Voice. The second-largest carrier stateside made the announcement at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit in California on Monday. AllThingsD reports...

  • Bye bye BBC HD, hello BBC Two HD
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    Bye bye BBC HD, hello BBC Two HD

    By 26 March 2013

    As Brian Cox's Wonders of the Solar System ended last night (25 March), BBC HD finished its five-plus years' run as part of the British TV channel line-up. In its place, having started at 6am this morning, is BBC Two HD, a simulcast station that apes...

  • Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook now available in Full HD 1080p
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    Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook now available in Full HD 1080p

    By 6 February 2013

    When we reviewed the Dell XPS 13 in April of last year, we were quite the fans. The now private company Dell wants to continue expanding on the powerful ultrabook by increasing the screen resolution for the pixel junkies in the crowd.  Announced at CES...

  • AOC's myStage iPhone docking display features 23-inch full HD display
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    AOC's myStage iPhone docking display features 23-inch full HD display

    By 17 August 2012

    Plug your iPhone or iPod device into the AOC myStage display dock and you’ll be able to beam your photos and videos on to its 23-inch full HD display.  The myStage dock (which also goes by the name AOC e2343Fi) display offers a 50,000,000:1 DCR contrast...

  • Motorola Droid RAZR HD specs revealed
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    Motorola Droid RAZR HD specs revealed

    By 18 April 2012

    The latest member of Motorola’s revitalised RAZR family looks set to get the High Definition treatment after an employee posted some specs on Picasa. The specs name the phone as the Motorola Droid RAZR HD, along with various camera credentials that...

  • James Bond catalogue coming to Sky HD on demand
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    James Bond catalogue coming to Sky HD on demand

    By 12 April 2012

    James Bond is getting the HD treatment as the entire catalogue of films is added to Sky Movies HD on demand service. From October, viewers will be able to watch the likes of Connery, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, Craig - even Lazenby - as they portray Ian Flemming’s...

  • Ofcom confirms more HD love for Freeview
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    Ofcom confirms more HD love for Freeview

    By 5 September 2011

    Ofcom has invited applications from commercial public service broadcasters for this fifth HD slot on Freeview. The move opens the door for Channel 5 to make the Freeview HD plunge, 18 months or so after it ballsed up its last attempt by not providing...

  • Freesat increases its high-def armoury with C4HD
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    Freesat increases its high-def armoury with C4HD

    By 2 February 2011

    Freesat has announced that it will be increasing its high-definition offerings to four channels by, ironically enough, adding Channel 4's HD platform - C4HD - to its line-up. Freesat managing director Emma Scott said: "This is fantastic news for Freesat....

  • 2011 Formula 1 to be shown in HD
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    2011 Formula 1 to be shown in HD

    By 12 January 2011

    Formula One Management (FOM) has confirmed that all races for next season's championship will be shot in HD with the feed being provided to all providers. And the good news is that the BBC has confirmed that its coverage will be available to UK race-fans...

  • Sky News gets shiny HD makeover for general election
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    Sky News gets shiny HD makeover for general election

    By 29 April 2010

    Sky News is to begin its HD service at 9pm 6 May to coincide with the forthcoming general election. The high definition channel, which had a solid trial with The Sky News Debate last week, will feature on Sky channel 517 and be simulcast alongside its...

  • Sky to give political leaders HD treatment
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    Sky to give political leaders HD treatment

    By 8 April 2010

    Sky News, which is expected to go HD by the end of the month, has said that it will be showing the prime ministerial debate in HD when it's its turn on 22 April. The 1.5-hour long debate between Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg and David Cameron will be on Sky...

  • Virgin Media announces V HD box
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    Virgin Media announces V HD box

    By 16 March 2010

    Virgin Media has announced that it's going to be launching a set-top box that's capable of accessing the six new HD channels that the broadcaster has announced this year. The V HD Box will be available without extra subscription fees. Instead, you'll...

  • Virgin Media to get Film4 in HD
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    Virgin Media to get Film4 in HD

    By 8 March 2010

    Telecoms provider Virgin Media has announced that its customers will be the first to get access to Film4 HD when it begins broadcast in summer 2010. The channel will be making the movie to HD alongside E4, which will also be coming to set-top boxes around...

  • Samsung expands H-series of camcorders
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    Samsung expands H-series of camcorders

    By 4 March 2010

    Samsung has announced that it's expanding its H-series lineup to include four new full HD camcorders. There's the  HMX-H200, HMX-203, HMX-H204, and HMX-H205. All of them include Samsung's new BSI CMOS imaging sensor, which it reckons excels in low...

  • Sanyo unveils VPC-GH2, VPC-CG102, and VPC-CG20 camcorders
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    Sanyo unveils VPC-GH2, VPC-CG102, and VPC-CG20 camcorders

    By 5 February 2010

    Sanyo has dropped word of a trio of camcorders that it'll soon be bringing to market. There's the VPC-GH2, VPC-CG102, and VPC-CG20. All three come with full 1080p video and up to 14-megapixel photo capability. All three record onto SD, SDHC cards, and...

  • Samsung intros Wi-Fi to S-Series camcorders
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    Samsung intros Wi-Fi to S-Series camcorders

    By 7 January 2010

    Samsung has pulled off a bit of a coup by introducing the world's first camcorders to offer built-in Wi-Fi and DLNA connectivity. The Samsung HMX-S15 and HMX-S16 both allow users to send recorded footage either wirelessly to DLNA compatible HDTVs or to...

  • LG unveils 3D 1080p CF3D projector
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    LG unveils 3D 1080p CF3D projector

    By 6 January 2010

    LG has unveiled what it claims is a world first - a 3D 1080p single-lens projector - at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The CF3D pumps out 2500 ANSI-lumens and has a contrast ratio of 7000:1. It runs at 120Hz in standard mode, which is then...

  • VIDEO: Asus reveals Eee Box 1501
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    VIDEO: Asus reveals Eee Box 1501

    By 26 November 2009

    Asus has dropped us word of its latest Eee Box, the 1501. The Eee box series are nettops - tiny, cheap, relatively low-power machines that are designed as secondary computers (perhaps for use in a media centre setup) or for those who don't use their machine...

  • VIDEO: YouTube gets 1080p HD functionality
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    VIDEO: YouTube gets 1080p HD functionality

    By 13 November 2009

    Google has announced that its YouTube video-sharing site is going 1080p. It's available to test right now on some videos, but will be going live for all users at some point next week. Until then, you can see some 1080p content by appending "&fmt=37" to...

  • ITV to show Star Wars I to VI in HD
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    ITV to show Star Wars I to VI in HD

    By 23 October 2009

    ITV has announced that it's going to be showing Star Wars episodes I to VI in high definition on its ITV HD service that's available on Freesat. It'll be starting on 24 October with Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Then the movies will run each weekend...

  • DDD reveals Yabazam 3D content store
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    DDD reveals Yabazam 3D content store

    By 20 October 2009

    DDD, the company behind forthcoming 3D laptops from the likes of Acer, Dell, HP and Sony, has told Pocket-lint that it'll soon be launching a content store for digital downloads of 3D movies and video. It'll be called "Yabazam", and should be open for...