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YouTube to stream in 4K after demo at CES next week

YouTube to stream in 4K after demo at CES next week

By 3 January 2014

YouTube will show off 4K streaming at CES next week, using its own VP9 codec rather than the current H.265 commercial codec that most manufacturers use. This isn't a bad thing though. VP9 uses about half the data that H.265 needs so you should be able... >>

Polaroid announces affordable line of 4K televisions

Polaroid announces affordable line of 4K televisions

By 2 January 2014

Polaroid has announced a new line of 4K televisions, aimed to be on the more affordable side for customers. Details are slim, but the company plans to show off the 4K line further at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week. Polaroid plans to launch screen sizes... >>

Samsung's Smart Control remote to debut at CES 2014 with new design, smaller touchpad, and gesture control

Samsung's Smart Control remote to debut at CES 2014 with new design, smaller touchpad, and gesture control

By 2 January 2014

Samsung has introduced a new remote control, the Smart Control remote, that it will fully show off next week at the CES 2014 tradeshow in Las Vegas. The remote is actually a successor to last year's model. It brings two significant improvements, including... >>

CES 2014: What to expect at the world's largest consumer electronics trade show

CES 2014: What to expect at the world's largest consumer electronics trade show

By 2 January 2014

The world's largest consumer electronics trade show opens its doors on 7 January, less than a month away, and although we don't expect there to be any truly groundbreaking technology launches, there will still be plenty of cool kit unveiled for the very... >>

LG webOS TV with sleek Card based operating system leaks ahead of CES

LG webOS TV with sleek Card based operating system leaks ahead of CES

By 2 January 2014

We've seen more news from LG in the last week than anyone, but this leaked photo of its 2014 TV, with a sleek new webOS, still excites us the most. If this is accurate it could mean an entirely new operating system for LG Smart TVs that, in a TV first.... >>

Sony and Panasonic to abandon OLED in favour of 4K?

Sony and Panasonic to abandon OLED in favour of 4K?

By 31 December 2013

Panasonic has already pulled out of the plasma market and now there's rumour that it and Sony are giving up on OLED too. The new focus will be on 4K screens. But since this comes from hit-and-miss site DigiTimes we're taking it with a pinch of salt. But... >>

Hottest gadgets for 2014

Hottest gadgets for 2014

By 31 December 2013

The new year is almost upon us and with it comes a cyborg’s suitcase full of the gadgets vying for your body.  It’s the year of wearables, but that doesn’t mean smart homes, 4K TV, games, tablets, cars or laptops are not going to amaze. Here are... >>

Glasses-free 3D and 4K PS4 and Xbox One gaming to be shown by Stream TV next week

Glasses-free 3D and 4K PS4 and Xbox One gaming to be shown by Stream TV next week

By 30 December 2013

Stream TV, the company pushing glasses-free 3D that works from multiple viewing angles, will be showing off its latest screen and a 4K upscaling box at CES next week. Steam TV will show off its improved Ultra-D TV that offers an upgraded version of the... >>

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... >>