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The new Hobbit movie saw Weta Digital make Smaug larger than a 747 in one scene yet use GoPros in another

The new Hobbit movie saw Weta Digital make Smaug larger than a 747 in one scene yet use GoPros in another

By 30 December 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug saw some of the best special effects to date. If you haven’t seen it be warned, this will have spoilers. That said, the scene where Smaug chases Bilbo about the mountain of treasure is jaw-dropping and obviously took... >>

Samsung shows off the world’s largest 110-inch Ultra HD TV due to go on sale on  Monday

Samsung shows off the world’s largest 110-inch Ultra HD TV due to go on sale on Monday

By 30 December 2013

Samsung has just taken the wraps off the world’s largest UHD TV which it will be showing off at CES next week. The 110-inch Ultra HDTV goes on sale on Monday. Samsung’s 110-inch UHDTV will be the next step in size from its 85-inch model that Sammy... >>

Your Samsung Smart TV could soon control your lighting, air conditioning and fridge

Your Samsung Smart TV could soon control your lighting, air conditioning and fridge

By 27 December 2013

Samsung has released a new version of its development kit for its Smart TV platform that includes an expansion of the devices that are compatible with the system. This essentially enables developers to create applications that can control other home appliances,... >>

Samsung Smart TVs get finger gesture and improved voice controls

Samsung Smart TVs get finger gesture and improved voice controls

By 23 December 2013

The new range of Smart TVs from Samsung for 2014 will be coming with a host of improvements to gesture and voice controls. All will be unveiled at CES in January, but for now we've been told what to expect. Waving your arms about for gesture controls... >>

4K UHD streaming to begin on Netflix in 2014 with House of Cards

4K UHD streaming to begin on Netflix in 2014 with House of Cards

By 19 December 2013

Netflix has announced that it will begin streaming in 4K UHD as soon as 2014, starting with the next series of its Emmy awards-winning House of Cards. Several of the next-generation 4K TVs will be capable of streaming Netflix directly in 4K, via the app.... >>

LG's first webOS smart TV to be shown at CES

LG's first webOS smart TV to be shown at CES

By 19 December 2013

LG will unveil its first webOS television at CES from 7 January. It will be a debut for the operating system it purchased from HP in an LG smart TV. Company researcher Hong Sung-pyo revealed the news during a semiconductor event in Seoul. He also announced... >>

105-inch Ultra HD 21:9 curved HDTVs to rule CES, from LG and Samsung

105-inch Ultra HD 21:9 curved HDTVs to rule CES, from LG and Samsung

By 19 December 2013

LG and Samsung have announced similar 105-inch curved Ultra HDTVs ahead of CES in Las Vegas in January, each a major step up from the 55-inch televisions announced this year.  LG's 105UB9 monster boasts a 21:9 super widescreen aspect ratio and 11 million... >>

Amazon to shoot all 2014 original shows in 4K UHD for Lovefilm

Amazon to shoot all 2014 original shows in 4K UHD for Lovefilm

By 16 December 2013

Amazon Studios plans to shoot all its original shows made next year in 4K UHD resolution for Lovefilm and Prime Instant. That means all Amazon’s original series, including comedies and dramas, will be shot at 3840 x 2160 resolution - four times that... >>

LG Smart TVs get free Spotify app in time for Christmas

LG Smart TVs get free Spotify app in time for Christmas

By 16 December 2013

LG has announced that Spotify will be coming to its Smart TVs just in time for Christmas. All those Christmas knock-off songs are ready to be played from your big screen to drown out the din of Christmas cheer this year. The app arrives at a strange time,... >>

Nominate a loved one to win an Asus Transformer AiO P1801 #lovefromasus

Nominate a loved one to win an Asus Transformer AiO P1801 #lovefromasus

By 16 December 2013

Pocket-lint has teamed up with Asus (#LoveFromAsus) to give you the chance to win an Asus Transformer AiO P1801 A Windows 8 PC & Android Tablet All-in-One computer.  With a unique form factor the Asus Transformer AiO creates brand new possibilities... >>