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  • CES 2012 record breakers
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    CES 2012 record breakers

    By 19 January 2012

    CES wouldn't be CES if there weren’t companies out there breaking records. If corporations weren't lauching the biggest, fastest, thinnest or simply the first, then they wouldn't be happy. As it goes, neither would we. With all the claims and counter...

  • Shazam-style audio recognition for TV shows coming to Zeebox
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    Shazam-style audio recognition for TV shows coming to Zeebox

    By 19 January 2012

    Audible Magic has told Pocket-lint that it is talking to the maker of Zeebox, the UK social TV application, to bring its Shazam-style audio recognition software, Live TViD, to the platform. Live TViD is a digital fingerprinting technology that listens...

  • Brian Cox Stargazing Live boosts telescope sales by almost 500 per cent
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    Brian Cox Stargazing Live boosts telescope sales by almost 500 per cent

    By 18 January 2012

    Brian Cox is the cleverest man in the world. It's true. We would say look it up on Wikipedia but it has gone down for the day in protest against Dove, or something like that. And before Brian Cox hit our telly-boxes to tell us all about the solar system...

  • Philips 46PFL9706 review
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    Philips 46PFL9706 review

    By 18 January 2012

    Is your living room ready for an insect invasion? Hugely expensive and boasting some unique tech, the headline act on this 46-inch 3D LED backlit LCD TV from Philips’ 9000 Series is undoubtedly its Moth Eye filter. The whatnow? The Moth Eye - a reflection-dampening...

  • 2012 Gadget Calendar: When you can get that new device from CES?
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    2012 Gadget Calendar: When you can get that new device from CES?

    By 16 January 2012

    With so much announced at CES 2012, making sense of exactly when all of that gadgetry will arrive for the good people of the world to enjoy is a bit of a mess. So, we've created a master calendar for you - a bit like a Cliff Richard one we were given...

  • Is this picture taken in real life, or is it just a picture on a TV?
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    Is this picture taken in real life, or is it just a picture on a TV?

    By 16 January 2012

    So here's the question: Is the picture above taken by us in Washington, DC, or did we take it merely watching a television 2400 miles away in Las Vegas? The answer amazingly it is the latter. It is just a picture on a TV at the world's largest consumer...

  • Hottest gadgets at CES 2012
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    Hottest gadgets at CES 2012

    By 12 January 2012

    The very best gadgets of CES 2012 is what we bring you at Pocket-lint, but this page right here is even better. It's the best of the best, the best-est, the tip top, the A-No.1 As far as the hottest gadgets of world's largest consumer electronics trade...

  • The Samsung Transparent Smart Window makes sci-fi movies a reality
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    The Samsung Transparent Smart Window makes sci-fi movies a reality

    By 12 January 2012

    Imagine a world of see-through monitors, windows that are interactive, and car windscreens that relay all the information on the screen rather than the dashboard beneath it. Now imagine that, rather than being the stuff of science fiction movies and pipe...

  • Panasonic Viera Touch Pad Controller pictures and hands-on
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    Panasonic Viera Touch Pad Controller pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2012

    When you buy a new shiny Panasonic VT50 plasma, the company's new flagship television, you also get the new "touch pad controller", but what's it like? We tracked down the new remote control on the Panasonic stand at CES in Las Vegas to find out for...

  • Samsung 55-inch Super OLED TV pictures and hands-on
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    Samsung 55-inch Super OLED TV pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2012

    Like LG, Samsung has used CES to unveil a 55-inch OLED TV, to similarly awestruck eyes. Pocket-lint managed to get some time with the set and we can safely say that this is the future of television technology. The Super OLED TV has an amazingly thin bezel...

  • Samsung 55ES8000 LED TV pictures and hands-on
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    Samsung 55ES8000 LED TV pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2012

    Samsung's 55-inch Super OLED TV quite rightly grabbed the CES headlines but the Korean company also used this year's Vegas expo to go live with its "ultra-slim bezel" range with the Samsung UNES8000 leading the way. The edge lit LED line ranges in size...

  • LG Magic Remote and Kinect-type sensor pictures and hands-on
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    LG Magic Remote and Kinect-type sensor pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2012

    The 2012 TV line up from LG isn't just about screen technology. One of the most interesting things that the company is up to in the AV space is in developing how we might want to control our sets from now on. Like Samsung, LG is now all about gesture,...

  • Ubuntu TV pictures and hands-on
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    Ubuntu TV pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2012

    It was only back at the end of October 2011 that Canonical's founder, Mark Shuttleworth, outlined his plans to stretch the Ubuntu ecosystem out beyond just computers and onto screens everywhere. We've already seen this in action on mobile phones with...

  • Panasonic announces the new VT50 flagship plasma
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    Panasonic announces the new VT50 flagship plasma

    By 10 January 2012

    CES is always the time when Panasonic announces its new, top of the range plasma TV. And this year, the screen it's promoting is the VT50. There are two possible models, one is the 55-inch P55VT50 and the other is the 65-inch P65VT50. Both sets will have...

  • Sony HX8 Bravia TV tops 2012 range with massive Gorilla Glass screen
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    Sony HX8 Bravia TV tops 2012 range with massive Gorilla Glass screen

    By 10 January 2012

    Sony has launched its 2012 Bravia lineup which delivers four new TVs; not only do they feature Sony's X-Reality, X-Reality PRO and 3D technology for some pretty detailed pictures, but the HX8 model gets a huge sheet of Gorilla Glass for a bezel-less look....

  • Sony Google TV plans include NSZ-GS7 network media player and NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray deck
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    Sony Google TV plans include NSZ-GS7 network media player and NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray deck

    By 10 January 2012

    Sony has, as expected, announced some new Google TV-enabled products, but not an integrated television like the one available in the US last year. The two devices, one a network media player, the other a Blu-ray deck, each include a remote control that...

  • Samsung adds Kinect-style features and upgradeability to its 2012 TVs
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    Samsung adds Kinect-style features and upgradeability to its 2012 TVs

    By 10 January 2012

    The Samsung ES8000 LED Smart TV, which will be available in screen sizes up to 75-inches, has a raft of new features that the consumer electronics manufacturer believes will revolutionise the way people interact with their televisions. Coming with an...

  • Angry Birds coming to Samsung Smart TVs
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    Angry Birds coming to Samsung Smart TVs

    By 9 January 2012

    Angry Birds is coming to Samsung Smart TVs soon. The games of the world-renowned and hugely successful casual game franchise will be available to download through the company's Smart Hub and rendered in Full HD. The announcement was made by Tim Baxter,...

  • Samsung 55-inch Super OLED TV coming this year
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    Samsung 55-inch Super OLED TV coming this year

    By 9 January 2012

    Samsung has unveiled what it claims to be "the world's largest commercialised OLED TV". The 55-inch Super OLED display was wheeled out during the company's CES press conference in Las Vegas, and we have to admit that it looks simply stunning. As well...

  • Sharp goes big on TVs at CES
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    Sharp goes big on TVs at CES

    By 9 January 2012

    Sharp has gone super size with its screen technology at this year's CES announcing displays that go all the way up to 85-inches and boast 8k resolution. Sure they might not be aimed at the average consumer, but judging from Sharp's press conference the...

  • LG 3D Ultra Definition TV pictures and hands-on
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    LG 3D Ultra Definition TV pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2012

    LG has unveiled its Ultra Definition 3D TV at CES 2012 which the company claims is the world's largest 4K2K set around in the added dimension. At 84 inches, it's actually smaller than Sharp's 8K4K monster from IFA and features a lower pixel count (with...

  • LG 55EM9600 OLED TV pictures and hands-on
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    LG 55EM9600 OLED TV pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2012

    While there were TVs a-plenty and a few fridge freezers thrown in too, it was the 55-inch OLED TV that was the star of the LG press conference at CES 2012. The officially titled LG 55EM9600 OLED TV was swarming with international press the minute the...

  • LG goes big on OLED with 55-inch TV
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    LG goes big on OLED with 55-inch TV

    By 9 January 2012

    LG has gone and scaled up its OLED television experiment announcing a beefy 55-inch display at this year's CES. According to LG it is set to be the thinnest, largest and brightest television on offer.  The display was shown off as a final reveal during...

  • Netflix UK pictures and hands-on
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    Netflix UK pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2012

    Netflix has sent its services live in the UK this morning bringing with it the largest online video streaming library currently available. Priced in at £5.99 per month, it means unlimited access to a vast selection of content ranging from everything...

  • Samsung InTouch brings Skype and Internet to your TV
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    Samsung InTouch brings Skype and Internet to your TV

    By 9 January 2012

    Fancy Skype on your TV? Well come March you could have just that with the Samsung inTouch TV accessory. Basically it'll sit on top of any HDTV you might have lying around and enable you to view and be viewed by your Skype buddies. And it's not only Skype...