This weekend we set out to get your thoughts on the hottest products from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas and now that we have the results it’s time to see what you guys liked and what disappointed you.
While the overall tone remained excited there were things you guys weren’t really thrilled about. This year’s CES brought the first real non-compromises mini smartphone from the Android camp, some exciting slates from Samsung, a new take at smartwatch design by Pebble and more. Read more »
Sony has launched a new ultra short throw projector that is able to produce a 4K resolution image at up to 147-inches.
The projector features both powered focus and powered zoom at up to 1.6x, has 4 HDMI inputs, as well as ethernet, IR, and USB inputs. Read more »
Philips has officially announced that it will be coming up with Android-powered Smart TVs later this year. The company has also confirmed that its new television sets, which will be named Ambilight TVs, will have full access to Google Play Store as well as the firm’s own Smart TV apps.
The upcoming TVs from Philips are said to be powered by a quad-core chips that can handle intensive HD games without any hassle. Read more »
Samsung’s new line of Ultra HD TVs will offer more than just higher resolution; they will also come with the ability to stream 4K video from various online services.
So far Amazon, Netflix, Comcast/Xfinity, M-Go, and DirecTV are all on board and cooperating with Samsung to allow their high-res content to stream through the Smart Hub app: the built-in software on the Korean manufacturer’s televisions. Read more »
Qualcomm has officially taken wraps of its Snapdragon 802 processor that is designed exclusively for streaming 4K content on your televisions. The semi-conductor giant also introduced its Snapdragon 602A chipset to improve the infotainment in cars.
The Snapdragon 802 is a SoC with quad-core CPU that shares a lot with the company’s Snapdragon 800 and 805 mobile processors. Read more »
LG has kicked things off at this year’s CES with its latest 4K OLED TVs. Part of the EC9800 series, the company has 55″, 65″ and a 77″ panels for visitors of the show to ogle.
As you’d imagine, the most interesting of the new family is the 77EC9800, which with its huge 77″ screen diagonal and 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution should be a welcome guest in any living room. All of the models also feature a slight curve of their OLED panels, which helps reduce reflections. Read more »
Last year, after doing pretty much nothing with it, HP decided to sell the rights to WebOS to LG, who did something completely unexpected and decided to put it in its TVs instead.
Now, eleven months since that happened, we are finally getting a first glimpse at LG’s first TV running WebOS. Courtesy of evleaks, the image shows a gorgeous looking panel with an integrated stand and nearly nonexistent bezel around the screen. Read more »
After showcasing the massive 85-inch 4K or UHDTV earlier this year, Samsung is upping the ante with a positively gargantuan 110-inch version. Featuring the same framed floating panel design, the new 110-inch model goes on sale today in China, Middle East and a few European countries.
The 110-inch behemoth is the largest of its kind and at 2.6m width and 1.8m height, it’s bigger than a king-size bed. The 110-inch model will have all the features of the (comparatively) smaller 85-inch model. Read more »
Sony and Panasonic will be terminating their joint venture for developing OLED television screens. The farewell decision comes on the back of some poor financial quarters for both the firms in the recent times.
Both Japanese manufacturers will now focus on building their own conventional liquid crystal display, which will be used for the increasingly popular 4K ultra high definition televisions. Read more »
LG has announced that the popular music streaming service Spotify will soon be coming to its Smart TVs. The app will be compatible will all the 2013 models and the service is expected to go live in the next couple of days.
However, you would require a premium Spotify subscription to stream the music. The paid membership gives you access to use the service across smartphones, tablets and other platforms such as TV’s and connected devices. Read more »
Google in association with HBO has brought a couple of popular TV shows to the Play Store. The new deal has allowed the search engine giant to include Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, Girls and Veep on the Google Play service for the first time.
The Play Store will also stream a couple of older shows such as The Wire, The Sopranos and Band of Brothers in the coming week. Read more »
Panasonic has officially announced that it will no longer produce plasma display panels. The decision has been expected and it was motivated with the desire to help the growth of company in other segments of the market.
As a result of the new strategy, Panasonic will stop the production of the plasma display panels from December 2013. Read more »
Samsung and Sony have dominated this year’s prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association awards getting five winners each. It was HTC that won in the arguably most important category, though – Advanced smartphone. The EISA awards recognize the best equipment across a range of technology categories and the winners are picked based on the judgement from 50 specialized magazines, which are based across 20 countries in Europe.
Samsung has managed to bag the Smart TV, Photo Innovation, Compact System Camera, Social Media Phone and Green Phone awards. Sony on the other hand grabbed TV, Advanced camera , Compact camera, HT Receiver and Tablet awards. Read more »
Google unveiled a smart HDMI stick for TVs – unlike most sticks we’ve seen so far, Chromecast runs a simplified version of Chrome OS rather than Android. It integrates with Google services like YouTube, Google Play Music, Google Play Video and the Chrome app (on a phone, tablet or laptop). Long story short, it’s the Nexus Q done right.
How does Chromecast work? Say you’re viewing a YouTube video on your phone (Android or iOS) and hit the Chromecast button. The device will switch on your TV if it’s off, change the input so that the TV displays that feed and start playing. Read more »
Microsoft officially took the wraps off its latest gaming console dubbed Xbox One. The console will be available later this year for a yet to be revealed price tag.
Together with the Xbox One, Microsoft also released a new game controller and Kinect motion camera. With the three new components together, the Redmond giant aims to completely take over the living room entertainment by putting it all in one box. Read more »