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  • Samsung and LG go head-to-head with online game streaming for their TVs
    Gaming

    Samsung and LG go head-to-head with online game streaming for their TVs

    By 6 June 2012

    Samsung and LG have revealed their own online gaming-streaming services that require no console, just one of the manufacturers’ high-end televisions. Samsung has joined forces with cloud gaming service Gaikai for what it’s calling Samsung Cloud Gaming,...

  • BBC iPlayer app more popular than ever as consumers turn to mobile TV
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    BBC iPlayer app more popular than ever as consumers turn to mobile TV

    By 1 June 2012

    More people are tuning into BBC iPlayer via their mobile device than ever before with 15 pr cent of all programme requests being made via smartphones and tablets - be it through a dedicated app or browser. The BBC has unveiled its figures for Q1 of 2012...

  • Netflix vs Lovefilm
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    Netflix vs Lovefilm

    By 31 May 2012

    Netflix has landed and immediately gone for the jugular of the most popular movie streaming service in the UK - Lovefilm. Netflix are pushing out an immense amount of content at launch and, like its rival, granting new users a month's free trial to check...

  • LG launches all-in-one 3D TV and monitor
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    LG launches all-in-one 3D TV and monitor

    By 29 May 2012

    LG has revealed a new series of TVs that double up as a computer monitor, with the option of watching both television and working on your computer at the same time.  In a time when the ability to multitask has become crucial to everyday life, both the...

  • LG OLED: The future of television?
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    LG OLED: The future of television?

    By 25 May 2012

    Every year display technology tags an extra medal to its trophy. Since HD went mainstream we’ve seen 3D, faster refresh rates and a variety of display technologies that have added to the upward curve of what’s possible in the home. For 2012 it looks...

  • LG 55-inch OLED TV: Price and availability
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    LG 55-inch OLED TV: Price and availability

    By 24 May 2012

    When we first saw the LG 55EM9600 - back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas - we were more than impressed. At its European launch tonight LG has given more insight into the telly, including its price and availability. Touted as...

  • Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough: The secrets behind the series
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    Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough: The secrets behind the series

    By 23 May 2012

    With the first episode from Sir David Attenborough’s Kingdom of Plants 3D series airing on Sky 3D this weekend, Pocket-lint got to meet the living legend in person, and to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the programme was recorded in 3D. As Sir...

  • Sir David Attenborough: 3D is better suited to plants than animals
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    Sir David Attenborough: 3D is better suited to plants than animals

    By 21 May 2012

    Meeting television royalty such as Sir David Attenborough can do funny things to a person. Profuse sweating. Trembling hands. Stuttering words. Obviously, being the seasoned hacks that we are, we didn’t suffer anything other than a mere feeling of admiration....

  • Is China the new Japan?
    Phones

    Is China the new Japan?

    By 17 May 2012

    "By 2015 China will have more than 650 million people connected and online.”  These were the words of HP's CEO Meg Whitman at the company’s recent conference in Shanghai. “China is just below the worldwide average at about 200 PCs per 1000,”...

  • ITV Digital website offers split screen Euro 2012 experience
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    ITV Digital website offers split screen Euro 2012 experience

    By 16 May 2012

    Football fans will be able to enjoy (or commiserate as the case made be) this summer's European Championship via a split-screen facility on ITV Digital’s dedicated Euro 2012 website. Optimised for both smartphones and tablets, the site will broadcast...

  • Panasonic Viera TX-L55WT50B review
    Televisions 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Viera TX-L55WT50B review

    By 16 May 2012

    Panasonic’s top of the range LED LCD TV – the Panasonic TX-L55WT50B 55-inch Smart Viera LED-backlit LCD TV to give its name the full dues – is one grand home cinema screen. And by grand we mean it looks a treat; price wise you’ll need to multiply...

  • Panasonic TX-L32E5 review
    Televisions 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-L32E5 review

    By 15 May 2012

    It might not manage three dimensions, but this 32-inch LED edge-lit LCD telly boasts both decent smart TV antics and digital file networking – all wrapped-up in a slinky chassis. Entry-level it may be, but this particular Panasonic helps redefine the...

  • Apple rumoured to be buying German TV manufacturer Loewe
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    Apple rumoured to be buying German TV manufacturer Loewe

    By 13 May 2012

    News that Apple is about to buy German TV maker Loewe has appeared on the internet over the weekend, with unnamed sources claiming the deal will happen as early as next week. According to AppleInsider.com: "Word of the negotiations was exclusively revealed...

  • Sony conjures up magic with a Doll for UK HX8 Bravia TV launch
    Home Cinema

    Sony conjures up magic with a Doll for UK HX8 Bravia TV launch

    By 11 May 2012

    Ex-Pussycat Doll and Got to Dance judge Kimberley Wyatt and world famous magician Drummond Money Coutts have been drafted in to help Sony put across the message that its HX8 Bravia edge-lit LED TV offers pictures as good as the real thing. The set,...

  • The death of plasma? Panasonic sales drop by 41 per cent
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    The death of plasma? Panasonic sales drop by 41 per cent

    By 11 May 2012

    Panasonic has posted its annual financial results and, like many other Japanese consumer electronics brands, the last fiscal year has not been kind. The firm has posted a loss of 812.8 billion Yen (£6.3 billion). In addition, the results show an alarming...

  • Britain's Got Talent final to have Shazam-enabled adverts
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    Britain's Got Talent final to have Shazam-enabled adverts

    By 10 May 2012

    Britain’s Got Talent fans will be able to use music tagging app Shazam during the advert breaks for the series final for a chance to win a selection of prizes.  By tagging the Pepsi Max and Cadbury Unwrap Gold advertisements with the Shazam app, users...

  • Samsung OLED TV here before the end of 2012, but you better start saving now
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    Samsung OLED TV here before the end of 2012, but you better start saving now

    By 10 May 2012

    Samsung’s revolutionary OLED TV’s are to become available before the end of the year, but they sure aren’t cheap Pocket-lint was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the 55-inch uber-skinny TV at CES and we were blown away, claiming it was...

  • Orange TVcheck app auto recognises programmes, makes TV social
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    Orange TVcheck app auto recognises programmes, makes TV social

    By 9 May 2012

    The Orange TVcheck app has landed in the UK, with the aim of making the "second screen" (that's your phone) an interactive TV partner.  After a successful launch of the app in France in September 2011, the TVcheck app will automatically detect which...

  • ESPN could quit UK
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    ESPN could quit UK

    By 9 May 2012

    ESPN is considering its position internationally and could even withdraw from certain markets if it cannot be profitable in those areas, Disney chairman and chief executive Bob Iger told investors. That includes the UK, where the broadcaster holds rights...

  • Major League Baseball games now available through Xbox Live in UK
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    Major League Baseball games now available through Xbox Live in UK

    By 9 May 2012

    High-definition footage of every game of the regular Major League Baseball season is now available to be streamed either live or on catch-up through Xbox Live in the UK, as MLB.TV Premium launches today. The service, which has been available on the Xbox...

  • Apple HDTV to have FaceTime and Siri?
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    Apple HDTV to have FaceTime and Siri?

    By 8 May 2012

    An Apple HDTV will have a built-in camera for FaceTime video calls as well as Siri for voice commands, according to a source that claims to have seen a prototype. Cultofmac.com quotes the “anonymous” source as saying the TV resembles Apple’s LED-backlit...

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay V1 pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay V1 pictures and hands-on

    By 4 May 2012

    Bang & Olufsen TVs is usually at the higher end of pricing - the much higher end. However, the company has, perhaps, surprised us all with its BeoPlay V1 TV. It sports the same design and aesthetic flair as a normal B&O product, but weighs in at a much...

  • Britain's Got Talent fans can vote through iPad and iPhone for first time this weekend
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    Britain's Got Talent fans can vote through iPad and iPhone for first time this weekend

    By 4 May 2012

    Viewers of Britain's Got Talent will be able to submit votes for their favourite acts via iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for the first time this weekend, as the live semi-finals, start on Sunday, work in conjunction with the BGT iOS application. The app...

  • Bang & Olufsen's reasonably priced BeoPlay V1 TV with Apple TV slot leads strong 2012 line-up
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    Bang & Olufsen's reasonably priced BeoPlay V1 TV with Apple TV slot leads strong 2012 line-up

    By 2 May 2012

    Bang & Olufsen has unveiled not one but two new products and two modified versions of existing kit under its BeoPlay branding. And its new TV, the BeoPlay V1, will come as a relative surprise to B&O fans - it's purposely designed to be affordable. Described...

  • LG beats Samsung to the punch in announcing multiple screen cloud service
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    LG beats Samsung to the punch in announcing multiple screen cloud service

    By 30 April 2012

    It is widely expected that Samsung will launch its own cloud service, S-Cloud, alongside the Galaxy S3 during its Samsung Mobile Unpacked event on Thursday 3 May. However, LG has beaten its South Korean rival by announcing its own cloud solution a full...