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A week in reviews: 23 - 27 June

A week in reviews: 23 - 27 June

By 28 June 2014

Summer solstice has seen the peak of daytime hours come and go and we've been most of those hours to bring you the latest tech reviews. In addition to the latest Nikon D810 full-frame DSLR camera announced this week, we've seen plenty of other top kit... >>

BBC to broadcast Commonwealth Games in 4K Ultra HD

BBC to broadcast Commonwealth Games in 4K Ultra HD

By 26 June 2014

The BBC is to follow up its World Cup in 4K broadcast trials with further tests of Ultra HD transmission, except this time publicly during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Its World Cup trials, which are still ongoing as the last match to be shot and... >>

Google Chromecast update to offer screen mirroring and intelligent Backdrop

Google Chromecast update to offer screen mirroring and intelligent Backdrop

By 25 June 2014

An update to Google's Chromecast has been announced at Google I/O, bringing screen mirroring to Android devices as well as a Backdrop mode. Android mobile and tablet owners will now be able to mirror live to their TV with a connected Chromecast. This... >>

Android TV replaces Google TV, as living room gets more attention

Android TV replaces Google TV, as living room gets more attention

By 25 June 2014

Android is heading to the living room, as Google looks to rebrand its failed Google TV service with Android TV. Accusing smart TVs of being pretty dumb, Google is planning on reinventing its Google TV offering as it attempts to beat devices like Apple... >>

Amazon Fire TV review
4 out of 5

Amazon Fire TV review

By 25 June 2014

Amazon is an interesting company. It's an online retail giant. It's an ebook king. It wants to be a bit of everything. And now thanks to Amazon Fire TV - and, more recently, the Fire Phone - it's a hardware company too. There's a lot going on with Fire... >>

YouView extra channels explored: Getting more from your box

YouView extra channels explored: Getting more from your box

By 24 June 2014

One of the appealing things about the YouView platform is the range of options it offers you. Not only do you have regular free-to-air HD broadcast channels, you get the corresponding catch-up and red button services, as well as upgrades to enable more... >>

Dead Rising zombies set to invade your living room next, with full-length film for Crackle

Dead Rising zombies set to invade your living room next, with full-length film for Crackle

By 20 June 2014

If you love zombies and video games, then you will love what Sony's Crackle streaming service has in the works. Variety has reported that production company Legendary Digital Media has green-lit the Dead Rising videogame franchise by developer Capcom.... >>

BBC experiments with virtual reality 360-degree Oculus Rift style TV

BBC experiments with virtual reality 360-degree Oculus Rift style TV

By 20 June 2014

The BBC has filmed a news bulletin in 360-degrees that can be viewed on Oculus Rift. The experiment is part of the BBC's tests of potential new ways of broadcasting. It's already working on 4K broadcasting, after abandoning 3D last year. A Fiona Bruce... >>

This streaming TV platform will force you to bin your PVR

This streaming TV platform will force you to bin your PVR

By 19 June 2014

You won't have heard of Perception before. And you probably won't in future either. Yet you will likely use it and love it. Perception from Vision247, you see, is television streaming platform that is being offered to mobile operators and other television... >>

Game of Thrones season 4 piracy records prompt quick digital release? Now on Google Play, Amazon, etc

Game of Thrones season 4 piracy records prompt quick digital release? Now on Google Play, Amazon, etc

By 19 June 2014

Not only was the first episode of Game of Thrones season four revealed to be the most pirated series of a TV show ever, but it is surely the fastest to hit the streets after its broadcast run. The last episode of the season, The Children, screened in... >>