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  • Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 tablet hands-on: 20-inch pro-spec slate shows off 4K potential
    Tablets

    Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 tablet hands-on: 20-inch pro-spec slate shows off 4K potential

    By 7 September 2013

    We've seen Panasonic's 20-inch 4K tablet before, first at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, then at a Panasonic convention in France. Prototypes finished with the resulting Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 - a name that rolls off the tongue - will be ready...

  • Panasonic Viera WT600 pictures and eyes-on: top-spec 4K telly delivers the goods
    Televisions

    Panasonic Viera WT600 pictures and eyes-on: top-spec 4K telly delivers the goods

    By 7 September 2013

    Panasonic has revealed what could well be one of the hottest 4K TVs to arrive at this year's IFA electronics show in Berlin: introducing the Viera WT600. There's no monkeying around here, as the WT600 comes loaded with HDMI 2.0 for proper 50/60fps playback...

  • Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablet wows at IFA, but 20-incher just for professionals
    Tablets

    Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablet wows at IFA, but 20-incher just for professionals

    By 5 September 2013

    Panasonic used the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin as the ideal venue to launch its 20-inch behemoth of a tablet for sales, marketing and media professionals. The Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 has a pixel resolution of 3840 x 2560 and is rugged and...

  • Panasonic Viera WT600 offers HDMI 2.0, supports 60fps 4K input
    Home Cinema

    Panasonic Viera WT600 offers HDMI 2.0, supports 60fps 4K input

    By 5 September 2013

    Panasonic has announced the Viera WT600, a 4K television incorporating the HDMI 2.0 standard that was just announced. The inclusion of HDMI 2.0 compatibility means that the Panasonic set will accept a 4K 60fps input from 4K playback devices such as Blu-ray...

  • Panasonic officially ditches consumer smartphone business
    Phones

    Panasonic officially ditches consumer smartphone business

    By 4 September 2013

    Panasonic has officially withdrawn from the consumer smartphone market in Japan and the rest of the world. It will instead focus on key areas where the consumer technology giant has a stronger presence and will develop business phones that will be more...

  • Panasonic SC-HTE80 'alternative' speaker board offers wireless connectivity and centre-screen sound
    Audio

    Panasonic SC-HTE80 'alternative' speaker board offers wireless connectivity and centre-screen sound

    By 2 September 2013

    Panasonic on Monday announced a new audio product for the home, called SC-HTE80 Speaker Board, touting it as an "alternative to traditional Soundbar Home Theatre Systems". Although Panasonic is marketing the SC-HTE80 as something new and different, it...

  • Panasonic portable NA Wireless Speaker Systems charge your phone and pump out tunes for an impressive 20 hours
    Gadgets

    Panasonic portable NA Wireless Speaker Systems charge your phone and pump out tunes for an impressive 20 hours

    By 2 September 2013

    Panasonic wants you to play your music through a good quality portable speaker that doesn't compromise on battery life. It's new NA series claims to have the longest playback time currently available on the market, at up to 20 hours. Using the iPhone...

  • A week in reviews: 12 - 16 August
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 16 August

    By 17 August 2013

    It's been a mad week - by which we mean a mad-fun week, chock-full of review products from many corners of tech. From visiting Iceland to explore the landscape in which Joseph Kosinski's movie Oblivion was shot - with a Fujifilm X-M1 in tow, no less...

  • Panasonic Lumix GX7 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix GX7 review

    By 15 August 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix GX7 immediately took up the "most wanted" position in our desirable compact system cameras list when it was announced earlier this year. How's that for hype? But it's hype with reason: the GX7 comes complete with a brand new Micro...

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ72 hands-on: We go on safari
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix FZ72 hands-on: We go on safari

    By 1 August 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix FZ72 - better known as the Lumix FZ70 outside of Europe - is the company's latest superzoom, or bridge camera, model. It brings with it a DSLR-style design, but packs in a huge 60x optical zoom lens. This class of camera often appeals...

  • Panasonic Lumix GX7: Tiltable viewfinder, brand new 'best yet' sensor, premium build and much more
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix GX7: Tiltable viewfinder, brand new 'best yet' sensor, premium build and much more

    By 1 August 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix GX7 bypasses the typical upgrade cycle to deliver a wholly new premium compact system camera (CSC) experience two years on from the earlier GX1 model. And the jump from one to seven can be seen in an instant when looking through the...

  • Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GX7 review
    Cameras

    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GX7 review

    By 1 August 2013

    From one to seven: the Panasonic Lumix GX7 looks to turn up the dial on the premium yet small compact system camera (CSC) market thanks to a bulging feature set and build quality that will hold plenty of appeal for enthusiast photographers. Pocket-lint...

  • Panasonic GX7 specs and pictures leak out of Japan
    Cameras

    Panasonic GX7 specs and pictures leak out of Japan

    By 30 July 2013

    Images and specifications of what is alleged to be the Panasonic GX7 compact system camera have been posted on a Japanese website ahead of an expected announcement soon. Digital Camera Info claims that it was sent the pics and details from a "person who...

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ72: Superzoom delivers huge 60x optical zoom, 20-1200mm equivalent
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix FZ72: Superzoom delivers huge 60x optical zoom, 20-1200mm equivalent

    By 18 July 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix FZ72 looks as if it can show other superzooms a thing or two: certainly in the lens department, where this long-lens Lumix has a 60x optical zoom - that's a massive 20-1200mm equivalent. It wasn't so long ago that superzooms' top-end...

  • Panasonic induction hob senses when your pans go cold
    Home

    Panasonic induction hob senses when your pans go cold

    By 17 July 2013

    Panasonic has launched a new induction hob that features a sensor within the individual hobs to monitor the temperature of the pan on it. The new Opti Sensor Technology, as Panasonic calls it, works like cruise control on a car to make sure the pan is...

  • Panasonic Lumix G6 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix G6 review

    By 3 July 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix G6 - cue Far East Movement's "like a G6" lyric taking on yet another meaning - is the company's most tech-laden compact system camera to date. Much the previous Lumix G5 model with added pep, the G6 sports a new design, while squeezing...

  • A week in reviews: June 17 - 21
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    A week in reviews: June 17 - 21

    By 22 June 2013

    Another week of reviews, another crop of fascinating products. The big arrival of the week has to be the Apple MacBook Air, improved over the previous generation substantially once again, and with plenty of reasons to buy this laptop. It's still our go-to...

  • Panasonic Lumix LF1 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

    By 21 June 2013

    We first saw the Panasonic Lumix LF1 behind closed doors at a press conference and it got us rather excited. The small size, suitably wide-ranging zoom lens and a built-in electronic viewfinder appeared to be Panasonic's all-in-one - and more budget -...

  • A week in reviews: May 13 - May 17
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    A week in reviews: May 13 - May 17

    By 18 May 2013

    An interesting week in reviews again with cars, headphones and the mighty Popcorn Hour A-400. There was a time when the Popcorn Hour was the must-have gadget for the home cinema aficionado with a lot of video stored on computers, but these days, things...

  • Panasonic Lumix GF6 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix GF6 review

    By 14 May 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix GF6 is far from just a subtle upgrade to the series. Even though there's still no hotshoe or viewfinder - something we doubt will ever make it to the GF-series - it's otherwise just about the most feature-packed entry-level compact...

  • A week in reviews: April 29 - May 3
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    A week in reviews: April 29 - May 3

    By 4 May 2013

    After much waiting, the BlackBerry Q10 went on sale. To say that this is a make or break device for BlackBerry isn't overstating it. This is the product that will either save the firm, or push it further into the abyss. Why? Because this is its Qwerty...

  • Panasonic HX-A100 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Panasonic HX-A100 review

    By 1 May 2013

    Cameras for outdoor activities are all the rage these days. It's a segment that, while not invented by GoPro, has certainly been popularised by that company. These days though, the uses for rugged technology that can produce great quality pictures while...

  • Panasonic Lumix G6: Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC bring sharing to G-series
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix G6: Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC bring sharing to G-series

    By 24 April 2013

    Panasonic has unveiled its Lumix G6 compact system camera which will sit alongside 2012's G5 model. The latest model - dubbed a "DSLM" by the Japanese giant - comes complete with a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and all the bells and whistles you'd...

  • Panasonic Lumix LF1: High-end compact with electronic viewfinder due July
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix LF1: High-end compact with electronic viewfinder due July

    By 24 April 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix LF1 is a new high-end compact camera that sits just a peg below the established Lumix LX7 model. But the LF1 has one special trick up its sleeve: it comes with a built-in electronic viewfinder despite its small size. The slender compact...

  • Hands on: Panasonic Lumix LF1 review
    Cameras

    Hands on: Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

    By 24 April 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix LF1 is no ordinary high-spec compact camera: it comes complete with a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) the likes of which we've not seen in such a small compact camera before. As you can tell from our front-on lead picture it's...