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Planet Earth II is coming to the BBC and it will be in 4K

Planet Earth II is coming to the BBC and it will be in 4K

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The BBC has announced that it is currently filming a sequel to its most successful nature documentary series, Planet Earth.Due to air later this year, the cunningly titled Planet Earth II will once again be narrated by Sir David Attenborough, but this... >>

Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more

Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more

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Philips TVs have returned with a new, varied range.The new range includes sizes going from 24-inches to 75-inches and include sFull HD TVs as well as Ultra HD 4K sets. The 4K TVs run the latest version of Android TV OS, and some of them support high dynamic... >>

Microsoft made a new Chromecast-like Wireless Display Adapter

Microsoft made a new Chromecast-like Wireless Display Adapter

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Not to be outdone by the recent update to Google Chromecast, Microsoft has decided to refresh its own Chromecast-like device, called the Wireless Display Adapter, making it both smaller and cheaper than the original version.Microsoft first launched the... >>

Get a free Chromecast by trying out Spotify Premium

Get a free Chromecast by trying out Spotify Premium

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Spotify has just announced that it will be giving away Google Chromecast devices to users who sign up to its Spotify Premium subscription.According to the music streaming company, Spotify on Chromecast was one of the most requested features by users.... >>

What is NBCUniversal Hayu and will it launch in the UK?

What is NBCUniversal Hayu and will it launch in the UK?

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One of the world's leading entertainment companies has announced a new streaming video service that's all about reality TV - and it's intended audiences are in the UK, Ireland, and Australia.Called Hayu, NBCUniversal has described its initiative as... >>

Demand 5 is dead, My5 is Channel 5’s new catch-up service

Demand 5 is dead, My5 is Channel 5’s new catch-up service

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UK broadcaster Channel 5 has followed Channel 4 and ITV by rebranding its on demand service. Demand 5 will now be called My5 going forward.Apps have already started to update, with iOS and Android devices already getting the new My5 portal. Other places... >>

Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

Apple TV subscription streaming service: What's the story so far?

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Sometimes there are so many Apple rumours they're difficult to keep straight, like the latest information surrounding Apple's TV streaming service.The Apple TV was just updated, despite reports from analysts, who repeatedly claim Apple will abandon the... >>

Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music

Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music

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Netflix has announced a new show for children that is set to premiere this summer - and what makes it unique is that the whole thing revolves around covers of iconic songs by The Beatles.The upcoming show, called Beat Bugs, includes 11-minute episodes... >>

Funny or Die got Johnny Depp to star in this epic 50-min spoof on Trump

Funny or Die got Johnny Depp to star in this epic 50-min spoof on Trump

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Donald J Trump doesn't seem to be going away -  so it's finally time for you to learn all you can about the guy who could be calling the shots from the Oval Office come January. But instead of going to Wikipedia, just watch his new biography starring... >>

Star Trek TV series for 2017 will make it great again

Star Trek TV series for 2017 will make it great again

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Following the popularity of the new Star Trek movies, the almost defunct TV series has been given a green light to start a new run.The last Star Trek series, Enterprise, lasted just four seasons and ever since Star Trek for TV has been left on the shelf.... >>

The 90s are back: Netflix's Fuller House has its first full trailer, watch here

The 90s are back: Netflix's Fuller House has its first full trailer, watch here

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America has a few national treasures. Full House is most definitely one of them. And so Netflix's first full trailer for the upcoming reboot is nothing short of perfection. It's also amazing in that it is brimming with 90s nostalgia.Netflixannounced last... >>

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

Voice dictation coming to Apple TV, you'll be able to speak your username and password

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Apple will introduce voice dictation to its 2015 Apple TV set-top-boxes in the near future, with beta software users already getting that function.The company has been trialling and adding new features to tvOS 9.2, which is hotly tipped to be announced... >>

Philips PUS8601 4K TV with 4-sided Ambilight review: Colour us impressed
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Philips PUS8601 4K TV with 4-sided Ambilight review: Colour us impressed

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It can take quite a lot for a TV to stand-out from the crowd. Philips' approach? Plonk some LED lights around all four sides of its rear - aka Ambilight, used to real-time project coloured lighting in sync with the image on screen - and, no doubt, you've... >>

4K Blu-ray is here, Samsung player on sale today with UHD movie

4K Blu-ray is here, Samsung player on sale today with UHD movie

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It's been a long time since we wrote with excitement about a Blu-ray player, but that time is here once more with the first 4K Blu-ray player going on sale today.Samsung has beaten the other manufacturers to the punch with the release of its UBD-K8500... >>

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

Sky Q goes on sale, from £42 a month and £99 one-off fee

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Sky's all-new, all-singing and dancing TV entertainment system is now available. Sky Q can be bought from the company's own dedicated online store from today, 9 February.The Sky Q packages start at £42 a month, although there will also be set-up costs... >>

3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs won’t even support it

3D is officially dead, future Samsung and LG TVs won’t even support it

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It's been expected for quite a while but 3D in the home is officially kaput. Both Samsung and LG are phasing out the technology when it comes to new TVs and that will put the final nail in the format's coffin.It was telling for us that very few companies... >>

New Honor phones will come with Deezer preloaded

New Honor phones will come with Deezer preloaded

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Deezer and Huawei have partnered to pre-install the music streaming service on all Honor smartphones, such as the new Honor 5X, going forward.It is a first of its kind global partnership, with all new Honor phones having a Deezer app available to customers... >>

YouTube tipped to start live streaming 360-degree VR videos

YouTube tipped to start live streaming 360-degree VR videos

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One of the big tech trends of 2016 is thought to be virtual reality. Not only has Google sold plenty of its Cardboard headsets and Oculus and Samsung had great success with the consumer version of Gear VR, but we'll soon see Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive... >>

Sony won't be using Ultra HD Premium labelling, but it will launch Ultra HD Blu-ray in 2016

Sony won't be using Ultra HD Premium labelling, but it will launch Ultra HD Blu-ray in 2016

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Sony today confirmed to Pocket-lint that it isn't going to be using the new Ultra HD Premium labelling, recently launched by the UHD Alliance to make sure you know which TVs adhere to the latest and greatest standards.Announced at the start of 2016,... >>

Star Wars IX to be filmed in space? Hollywood's love of realism is out of this world

Star Wars IX to be filmed in space? Hollywood's love of realism is out of this world

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The next instalment of Star Wars could actually be filmed, at least in part, in space.The most recent Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, featured lots of realism with as few visual effects as possible, as was the vision of its director J.J. Abrams. Apparently... >>

Sky Kids app will let your children watch TV without adverts

Sky Kids app will let your children watch TV without adverts

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Sky has announced it is launching a dedicated Kids app, called Sky Kids, for parents keen to let their children watch TV without the adverts.The new app, has according to Sky, been specially designed for kids, and includes the ability to select age appropriate... >>

New, more advanced Now TV box coming soon - 4K anyone?

New, more advanced Now TV box coming soon - 4K anyone?

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A new Now TV box has been announced that will sit alongside the existing model.It will be coming later this year and although Sky has been light on details, the fact the box looks similar to the 4K Roku 4 recently launched in the States, rumours point... >>

The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today

The Chickening film remix is the craziest thing you'll see today

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Video effects artist Nick DenBoer has created possibly one of the weirdest, most disturbing remixes of a famous film yet. The Chickening is his own adaptation of Stanley Kubrik's The Shining and, while stunningly, maddeningly brilliant, once seen it'll... >>

Sundance 2016: 17 most anticipated indie films premiering at the festival

Sundance 2016: 17 most anticipated indie films premiering at the festival

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If you're in the mood to scope out some exceptional, upcoming independent films, you have come to the right place.The Sundance Film Festival, which is organised by the Sundance Institute, is the largest independent film festival in the US. It takes place... >>

BBC Three Online takes over from broadcast on 16 February, here's what's available

BBC Three Online takes over from broadcast on 16 February, here's what's available

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It has been known for more than a year that the BBC planned to change BBC Three from a broadcast channel into a zone on BBC iPlayer, but the BBC Trust would always have the final say.Now it has approved the proposal and the changeover from a broadcast... >>

New Apple TV: Here's how to finally get the Apple Podcasts app on your box

New Apple TV: Here's how to finally get the Apple Podcasts app on your box

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You can now use the new Apple TV to listen to people talk for hours.When Apple released its more expensive, more powerful Apple TV late last year, the company for whatever reason didn't ready a new version of its podcast app for the set-top box - which... >>

How many movies can you name in this Lego celebration of 2015?

How many movies can you name in this Lego celebration of 2015?

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Toscano Bricks has been remaking movie trailers using Lego for years, which are then posted to the dedicated YouTube Channel, but we feel that the latest video is its most ambitious yet. It has recreated scenes from a large number of the biggest movies... >>

iPhone 7 display could be made by Foxconn as it lodges £3.8 billion bid for Sharp

iPhone 7 display could be made by Foxconn as it lodges £3.8 billion bid for Sharp

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Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly willing to pay out 625 billion yen (£3.8 billion) for troubled Japanese consumer electronics brand Sharp. The offer far exceeds a 300 yen bid previously made for the company by a Japanese government-sponsored... >>

Disney just delayed the 2017 release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII

Disney just delayed the 2017 release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII

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We have some good news and some bad news for Star Wars fans.Naturally, we'll start with the bad news: Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII, which was originally scheduled for release in May 2017, will now debut on 15 December... >>

Sky Go refreshed with new design, additional features to follow

Sky Go refreshed with new design, additional features to follow

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Sky has started to roll-out a redesigned Sky Go experience that will eventually reach all devices and be the de facto standard going forward.Starting with the online browser and Android versions, the new Sky Go has a brand new home page and look. The... >>

The new Suicide Squad trailer looks and sounds totally epic - watch it here

The new Suicide Squad trailer looks and sounds totally epic - watch it here

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OMGOMGOMG.Warner Bros' YouTube channel has posted a new trailer for Suicide Squad, an upcoming film based on the DC Comics supervillain team of the same name. It'll premiere in cinemas this August, but while we patiently wait for the next 8 months to... >>

Netflix crossed 75 million subscribers worldwide on New Year's Day

Netflix crossed 75 million subscribers worldwide on New Year's Day

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Netflix has posted its fourth-quarter results, and the most interesting takeaway is that it managed to add enough subscribers just a few hours after the quarter closed on 1 January to hit 75 million members.The streaming giant added 5.59 million members... >>

Best hoverboard fails: Mini-Segway accidents, spills and idiots ahoy

Best hoverboard fails: Mini-Segway accidents, spills and idiots ahoy

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Hoverboards, mini-segways, self-balancing scooters, idiotmobiles, call them what you will, there's no denying that the two-wheeled electric boards have taken the world by storm.They have sold in their thousands and while it's not technically legal to... >>

HBO screens 7-and-a-half hour long The Godfather Epic with unseen footage

HBO screens 7-and-a-half hour long The Godfather Epic with unseen footage

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HBO has started to screen an illusive cut of The Godfather that adds a new dimension to the craze of binge TV; it is seven-and-a-half hours long without adverts.The Godfather Epic is made up of The Godfather Parts I and II, re-cut chronologically and... >>

Print porn is dead: Penthouse ditches mag after Playboy scraps nudes

Print porn is dead: Penthouse ditches mag after Playboy scraps nudes

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The days of finding random pages of porn magazines in park bushes are almost over. Like Playboy, Penthouse has decided to focus its mucky mind on the internet instead.But while Playboy is to continue to publish a print magazine after March, except without... >>

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

10 best comedy streaming services: Funny cat clips, dangerous stunts, stand-up and more

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As streaming video becomes more popular and conventional TV takes a back seat, growing amounts of online channels and apps emerge hoping to grab your attention with a TV show, movie or even short clip or two. How then can you sort out the wheat from the... >>

This spoiler-riddled The Force Awakens video shows exactly how the film was made

This spoiler-riddled The Force Awakens video shows exactly how the film was made

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We are going to come right off the bat here and say that if you haven't seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet look away now. Go immediately elsewhere as the following video is so full of spoilers you could technically save yourself a trip to the cinema... >>

Amazon Original Mozart in the Jungle free to watch this weekend after winning Golden Globes

Amazon Original Mozart in the Jungle free to watch this weekend after winning Golden Globes

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After scooping two Golden Globes at the recent awards ceremony, Amazon Original series Mozart in the Jungle will be free to watch this weekend, starting at 9pm on Friday 15 January and running until midnight on Sunday.All you have to do is spark up the... >>

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

Oculus: We'll have Star Trek Holodeck VR experience in 15 years

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One of the things often associated with modern virtual reality headsets and the experiences they provide is the Star Trek Holodeck; the fictional room on board the Starship Enterprise that retains its dimensions yet gives a totally different virtual experience... >>

You’ll never guess how much UHD Blu-ray discs cost (Hint: Ouch!)

You’ll never guess how much UHD Blu-ray discs cost (Hint: Ouch!)

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Better start pinching now, because if you want the latest films in UHD Blu-ray, you're going to need to pay up big time.With 4K ultra-high definition televisions beginning to become the norm, it's been a long and winding road for the physical format,... >>

Robot Wars returning to the BBC after 12-year absence

Robot Wars returning to the BBC after 12-year absence

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Robot Wars, the competitive TV show about battling bots, is returning to UK screens with a new series and new, improved remote-controlled metallic monsters of mayhem.The BBC has confirmed that it has commissioned one of the original production companies... >>

All Virgin Media TiVo customers now have free access to Vevo music videos

All Virgin Media TiVo customers now have free access to Vevo music videos

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Virgin Media has added the Vevo music video streaming service to all TiVo boxes. That means subscribers to its TiVo television service can now access any of the 250,000 plus music videos available on the online platform.The app also enables those with... >>

Hisense 43H7C preview: 4K HDR TV thrills for less than $400

Hisense 43H7C preview: 4K HDR TV thrills for less than $400

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There's no doubt that we are in the midst of a technological revolution when it comes to televisions. Not only is 4K finally coming of age, but HDR (High Dynamic Range) video takes video presentation to an all-new level.Sadly, if you've already bought... >>

What is 4K UHD? Ultra-High Definition explained, and why it matters for your next TV

What is 4K UHD? Ultra-High Definition explained, and why it matters for your next TV

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The term Ultra-High Definition - also known as Ultra HD or UHD - has been kicking around for a couple of years now. But what does it actually mean and why does it matter if you're looking to buy a new TV?Just as we've got used to the "Full HD" term, along... >>

Amazing Samsung Modular TV concept rips apart what you expect a television to look like

Amazing Samsung Modular TV concept rips apart what you expect a television to look like

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Samsung has demoed a modular TV concept at CES that could mean the end to those annoying black bars when you watch widescreen content.Rather than your standard television screen, the Samsung modular TV is made up of a number of screens that can be joined... >>

Philips Fidelio Soundbar crams Dolby Atmos overhead audio into one unit

Philips Fidelio Soundbar crams Dolby Atmos overhead audio into one unit

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Philips has managed to cram the overhead surround sound supremacy of Dolby Atmos into a wire-mess-free soundbar.The Philips Fidelio Soundbar was announced at CES 2016. Samsung also announced a Dolby Atmos soundbar but its unit requires two wireless rear... >>

Sony FDR-AX53 offers pro quality 4K video recording for a consumer price

Sony FDR-AX53 offers pro quality 4K video recording for a consumer price

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As part of its annual camcorder line-up refresh, Sony has introduced a powerhouse 4K Handycam that brings professional standard features to the consumer field. And it won't be priced in loopyville neither, as it comes in at the same price as last year's... >>

Sony's new players omit Ultra HD Blu-ray support

Sony's new players omit Ultra HD Blu-ray support

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Sony has announced two new players at CES 2016, but neither offer support for Ultra HD Blu-ray, the latest high-def video format being pushed by Samsung and Panasonic at the show.The first is pitched as a "high resolution premium audio and video player",... >>