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Samsung The Frame smart TV (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's domination of the TV market reaches adulthood

Although brands like Sony and LG are not easy prey, Samsung made it look so by achieving a 30.1% share in the global TV market last year. Since 2006, Samsung managed to sell enough TV sets to get the golden crown every time. In 20...
Codrut Nistor, 22 Feb 2024 00:36
The Anker SOLIX F3800 Portable Power Station has a 6,000W output. (Image source: Anker)

Anker Solix F3800 gigantic 6,000W power station with up to 26.9kWh capacity launches

Anker is now selling its SOLIX F3800 Portable Power Station via its online store and Amazon following a crowdfunding campaign. The product can be used as a power backup or when camping, delivering up to 6,000W power to multiple de...
Polly Allcock, 20 Feb 2024 14:11
The TCL X955 Max is a 115-inch QD-Mini LED TV. (Image source: TCL)

TCL X955 Max gigantic 115-inch TV on show

The 115-inch TCL X955 Max TV is being shown at the KOOP trade fair. The larger QD-Mini LED model is similar to other models of the same size, which we have already seen from the brand. Features of the display include up to 5,000 n...
Polly Allcock, 19 Feb 2024 11:58
This isn't the first security breach from Wyze (Source: Wyze)

Wyze cameras slowly recovering from a widespread service outage

More than 24 hours later, not all users have their smart home devices back online. Wyze has blamed the outage on their AWS partner and insists the service outage has been resolved. But still, many users beg to differ.
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 18 Feb 2024 19:18
Epson has questioned the Dangbei Mars Pro projector’s brightness measurement. (Image source: Dangbei)

Epson settles projector brightness lawsuit with Dangbei

An agreement has been reached between Epson and Dangbei following a complaint relating to the brightness measurement provided for the Mars Pro projector. As part of the settlement, Dangbei has said it will adjust the figure provid...
Polly Allcock, 17 Feb 2024 12:08
The Philips 2024 Ambilight TV range includes the PUS8389 (above). (Image source: Philips)

Philips 2024 4K Ambilight TVs appear with new Titan OS

Five new Philips Ambilight TVs in the brand's 2024 range have appeared in product listings. There are many similarities between the 4K TVs with a direct LED backlight and the recently released Titan OS. The differences come in the...
Polly Allcock, 16 Feb 2024 17:04
The IKEA ORMANÄS LED lighting strip has been launched in more European countries. (Image source: IKEA)

IKEA ORMANÄS smart LED lighting strip launches in more countries

IKEA is rolling out its new ORMANÄS LED lighting strip to more European countries, including the UK, France and Sweden. The gadget launched last year, offering dimmable white and colored lighting. Plus, the bendable light strip wi...
Polly Allcock, 16 Feb 2024 13:24
The Husqvarna 310E Nera and 410XE Nera (above) will go on sale shortly. (Image source: Husqvarna)

Husqvarna unveils new Nera robot lawn mowers with EdgeCut technology

The Husqvarna Automower 310E Nera and the Automower 410XE Nera robot lawnmowers have been unveiled and will launch in the next few weeks. The new models have many similarities, with an optional upgrade for virtual rather than phys...
Polly Allcock, 16 Feb 2024 12:49
The Anker SOLIX Solarbank Dual System generates up to 2160W power. (Image source: Anker)

Anker launches new powerful Solix balcony power plants with discount

The Anker Solarbank Dual System balcony power plants are now on sale in the EU, with an introductory discount offering up to €1,110 off. Each kit includes four solar panels, a microinverter and two Solarbanks with a combined 3.2 k...
Polly Allcock, 15 Feb 2024 17:35
Samsung Odyssey G85SB (LS34BG850SNXZA) curved gaming monitor (Source: Samsung)

Deal | 34-inch Samsung Odyssey G85SB QD-OLED 175 Hz curved gaming monitor can be acquired for less than half the price via the Samsung Offer Program

Available on Amazon for both the $1,499.99 list price and the all-time low of $801.74 in the last month (according to Camelcamelcamel), the Samsung Odyssey G85SB curved gaming monitor is now 35% off for a still good price of $980....
Codrut Nistor, 15 Feb 2024 17:02
The Philips Hue Pendant light cord for filament bulbs has arrived in the EU. (Image source: Philips Hue)

Philips Hue's new pendant smart light product now available

Philips Hue has launched its Pendant light cord for filament bulbs in the EU, following its announcement earlier this year. The accessory is available in four variants and a wide range of kits, including suitable smart bulbs. The ...
Polly Allcock, 15 Feb 2024 12:48
The Philips Hue app has a new color selector. (Image source: Philips)

Philips Hue app gains new unannounced feature for customized lighting

A new smart lighting tool has been spotted in the Philips Hue app, which allows further customization of your smart lighting scenes. For some reason, Signify has not announced the feature yet. It appears that the tool arrived in t...
Polly Allcock, 14 Feb 2024 20:24
The new Dreame Mova G30 Pro comes with a large cleaning station. (Image: AliExpress)

Dreame presents new robot vacuum with hot water mopping, high suction power and comprehensive cleaning station

Dreame has a new vacuum and mopping robot in its portfolio, the Mova G30 Pro, that mops with hot water and a roller, and also offers high suction power and a comprehensive cleaning station.
Marcus Schwarten, 11 Feb 2024 23:07
The Xiaomi AX1500 router is getting a global launch. (Image: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi AX1500: Low-cost WiFi router with WiFi 6 and mesh gets a global launch

Xiaomi is launching its new AX1500 router onto the global market. The WiFi router, which has only been officially launched in China so far, supports WiFi 6 and mesh technology, offers four LAN ports and is likely to be sold at a r...
Marcus Schwarten, 11 Feb 2024 15:09
The Philips Hue Perifo Flexible Connector is now on sale. (Image source: Philips Hue)

Philips Hue launches new smart lighting product

Signify has launched a new accessory for Philips Hue smart lighting in the UK and the EU; the product is also expected to arrive in the US this April. The piece allows for more creative lighting designs on your ceiling or wall. Cu...
Polly Allcock, 10 Feb 2024 18:07
The latest Philips Hue app update brings a new tool for romantic lighting. (Image source: Philips Hue)

Philips Hue app update rolls out with new features

Signify has released a new update for the Philips Hue app. Version 5.10.0 is now available to download for Android and iOS devices, bringing two new features to your smart home gadgets. The first tool relates to the brand’s newer ...
Polly Allcock, 09 Feb 2024 11:59
iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, watchOS 10.3.1, tvOS 17.3.1 and macOS 14.3.1 are available for download. (Image: Apple)

Apple releases iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, watchOS 10.3.1, tvOS 17.3.1 and macOS 14.3.1

An update wave for Apple users: iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, watchOS 10.3.1, tvOS 17.3.1 and macOS 14.3.1 have just been released. This means new updates for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and the like.
Marcus Schwarten, 08 Feb 2024 23:48
The EcoFlow PowerStream balcony power plant is receiving a firmware upgrade. (Image source: EcoFlow)

EcoFlow announces PowerStream update and teases new storage solution

Several improvements are on the way to the EcoFlow PowerStream balcony solar system. The company is already rolling out a firmware update with Solar DualCharge technology and plans to increase the AC output limit for the microinve...
Polly Allcock, 08 Feb 2024 13:36
The Twinkly Matrix smart LED curtain supports various gaming integrations. (Image source: Twinkly)

Twinkly Matrix smart LED curtain with gaming integrations now available

The Twinkly Matrix, a smart LED curtain, is on sale in North America and the EU. The lighting solution could be used to decorate various rooms in your home, with a wide range of colors and effects offered in the company’s app. Plu...
Polly Allcock, 07 Feb 2024 18:35
LG has a new Apple TV+ deal. (Source: LG)

LG Smart TVs and monitors can unlock Apple TV+ free trial for limited time

LG has announced that its smart displays come with complimentary access to Apple's TV Plus (or TV+) content for a limited time. The offer is open to all new and existing owners of eligible 4K or 8K TVs released over the past seven...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 Feb 2024 21:56
Amazon's deleted job listing suggest the shift from Android-based Fire OS (Image source: Amazon)

Job listing hints at Amazon dropping its forked Android for Fire TV and Echo devices

Almost all Amazon Fire devices run on Fire OS. But that might change soon, as the company has recently listed a job for a role that's for the transition from the Android-based operating system to the new Vega OS that's reportedly ...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 06 Feb 2024 07:05
The Lenovo Lecoo LK210 projector has a brightness of 4,800 lumens. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo unveils new entry-level Lecoo LK210 projector

Lenovo has introduced its Lecoo LK210 projector, launching in China. The cheaper model has a native 1080p resolution and up to 4,800 lumens brightness from an LED light source. Other features include a built-in speaker, 64 GB stor...
Polly Allcock, 05 Feb 2024 13:14
The Nuki Plus smart lock has become smarter and even more secure. (Source: Ultion)

Ultion Nuki Plus smart lock finally embraces Matter

Ultion's award-winning Nuki Plus smart lock has now added Matter support, bringing added interoperability & security to one of the most secure locks on the market. However, owners of previous models will have to completely replace...
Sarfo Ashong-Listowell, 05 Feb 2024 11:20
A homemade NAS running TrueNAS or Unraid can offer a better experience than almost any off the shelf solution. (Source: EnricoF)

Upgraded to AM5 or Intel 14th Gen? Why not put that old hardware to use and build a NAS

CheckMag Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices will give you remote access to all your files from any device both at home and away. Just add your drives and off you go, but they aren’t cheap. However there are some compelling software sol...
David Devey, 03 Feb 2024 17:05
Samsung's smart TVs will offer only Alexa and Bixby as options for voice assistants (Image Source: Samsung - edited)

Samsung TVs to lose Google Assistant next month

Samsung has officially confirmed that Google Assistant will no longer be available on its smart TVs, including existing models. The voice assistant was added to Samsung’s Tizen TV platform in 2020, but the 2023 lineup of TVs came ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 03 Feb 2024 14:43
It's not just obvious cameras that observe more than perhaps they should. (Source: Pixabay/staffordgreen0)

Smartphone light sensor detects hands and movements - without any authorizations

Passwords are not at risk. Instead, researchers are showing what data sensors on cell phones and other smart devices can intentionally or unintentionally collect. Creepy at the very least or quite normal.
Mario Petzold, 02 Feb 2024 21:22
The Thunderobot Thor Bagel Civi projector is a cheaper model. (Image source: Thunderobot)

Thunderobot releases cheaper Thor Bagel Civi gaming projector

Thunderobot is now accepting pre-orders for its Thor Bagel Civi projector in China. The budget model is billed as suitable for gaming, with an HDMI 1.4 port to connect a game console. Other features of the new product include Andr...
Polly Allcock, 02 Feb 2024 16:16
The Dangbei Atom 1080p laser projector delivers a brightness of up to 1,200 ISO lumens. (Image source: Dangbei)

Dangbei Atom compact laser projector launches on Amazon with discount

Dangbei is now selling its new Atom laser projector via Amazon in the US and various European countries. Plus, the company offers an introductory offer of $150 off the retail price. Features of the 1080p model include Google TV wi...
Polly Allcock, 02 Feb 2024 12:02
Skylight packs a calendar app onto a 27-inch touchscreen. (Image: Skylight)

Skylight presents Calendar Max, a 27-inch touchscreen intended to simply life at home

Skylight aims to simplify the distribution of household chores, meal planning and the organisation of appointments by simply packing the family calendar onto a 27-inch touchscreen, which can also be managed via the corresponding s...
Hannes Brecher, 31 Jan 2024 22:40
The BenQ X300G is a 4K portable projector designed for gaming. (Image source: BenQ)

BenQ X300G 4K gaming projector now available with free game

The BenQ X300G 4K short-throw gaming projector is now on sale in the US. Plus, customers who purchase the new model before January 31st can receive one of several free games. Features of the portable projector include a peak brigh...
Polly Allcock, 27 Jan 2024 10:38
The Philips OLED+959 Ambilight TV has a peak brightness of 3,000 nits. (Image source: Philips)

Philips OLED+959 Ambilight TV unveiled as new brighter flagship model

TP Vision has revealed its flagship OLED+959 Ambilight TV. The 2024 model offers up to 3,000 nits brightness, reduced latency for gaming and a new Game Bar. Several differences exist from the new OLED+909 model, such as upgraded A...
Polly Allcock, 25 Jan 2024 10:34
Take a last look at this logo, you may never see it again. (Source: Gigaset)

VTech to absorb Gigaset as acquisition agreement reached

Gigaset accounts itself Europe's "market leader" in DECT products - however, it is also in dire financial straits and in need of a life-line. Fortunately, it has now secured one in the form of a buy-out agreement with VTech, a big...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 24 Jan 2024 22:52
The Philips Hue app version 5.9 is now available for iOS and Android. (Image source: Philips Hue)

Philips Hue releases new tool for smart lights in update

The Philips Hue app has been updated to version 5.9, now available to download for iOS and Android devices. The software brings a new tool for a smart lighting accessory, allowing greater control over your connected devices at the...
Polly Allcock, 24 Jan 2024 20:01
The 2024 Philips OLED+909 Ambilight TV has up to 3,000 nits brightness. (Image source: TP Vision)

Philips reveals 2024 OLED+909 Ambilight TV with up to 3,000 nits brightness

The 2024 Philips OLED+909 Ambilight TV has been revealed, with an expected launch date later this year. The new model has up to 3,000 nits brightness, runs on Google OS and is Matter compatible. Other features include a new Game B...
Polly Allcock, 24 Jan 2024 13:24
The Philips Hue Secure floodlight camera has up to 2,250 lumens brightness. (Image source: Philips Hue)

Philips Hue launches new Secure floodlight camera with up to 2,250 lumens brightness

Signify has announced the release of the Secure floodlight camera in Europe, with a launch in North America in the near future. The two-in-one smart home device combines a 1080p camera with a flashlight for white or colored light ...
Polly Allcock, 23 Jan 2024 15:56
The TCL FFALCON Thunderbird Crane 7 TV has a MiniLED display. (Image source: FFALCON)

TCL FFALCON Thunderbird Crane 7 TV new MiniLED model unveiled

TCL sub-brand FFALCON has revealed the Thunderbird Crane 7 2024 TV in China. The new 4K model has a MiniLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and support for Dolby VisionIQ. Gaming features include 240Hz MEMC and Dolby Gaming. Plu...
Polly Allcock, 23 Jan 2024 15:07
The Philips Hue Secure starter kit includes two contact sensors and two smart bulbs. (Image source: Philips Hue)

Philips Hue's new Secure starter kit with camera, bulbs and contact sensors now available

The Philips Hue Secure starter kit has arrived in Europe and North America. The bundle includes a 1080p camera, contact sensors, light bulbs and the Bridge for a wide range of features via the Philips Hue app. These include push n...
Polly Allcock, 23 Jan 2024 15:07
The SRS-XV500. (Source: Sony)

Sony SRS-XV500 launches as portable speaker touted to power partying for longer

Sony asserts that its latest X-Series portable speaker packs all you need to hold a social event - one that might run extra-long, moreover, thanks to potentially improved battery life. The SRS-XV500 boasts X-Balanced Speaker Unit ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 22 Jan 2024 18:52
The 27-inch MyView monitor. (Source: LG)

LG MyView Smart Monitors hit the US market starting at $199.99

LG has just announced new pricing and availability details for its latest range of smart monitors. The MyView range for the United States includes an entry-level 27-inch variant as well as the series' 32-inch 4K flagship. All thre...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 22 Jan 2024 18:11
The  DELTA Pro Ultra and Smart Home Panel 2 combo. (Source: EcoFlow)

EcoFlow DELTA Pro Ultra and Smart Home Panel 2 bundle unleashed with introductory discount

EcoFlow asserts that its DELTA Pro Ultra is its "most powerful whole-house backup solution to date". It can be solar-powered, or act as a residential storage solution with a capacity that can be scaled up to 90 kilowatt-hours (kWh...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 22 Jan 2024 16:24
The Philips Hue Dymera has independently controllable LED light sources at the top and bottom. (Image source: Philips Hue)

Philips Hue reveals new Dymera indoor and outdoor wall light

Philips Hue has unveiled the Dymera, a smart indoor and outdoor wall light. The new product features two light sources which can be controlled independently, shining white or colored light from the top and bottom. The device can b...
Polly Allcock, 22 Jan 2024 15:25
The Xiaomi Smart Multifunctional Rice Cooker can be controlled via the brand’s app. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi smart kitchen gadget with app-based controls launching soon

Xiaomi will shortly launch the Smart Multifunctional Rice Cooker in countries globally. The 8-in-1 kitchen appliance can be remotely controlled via the app, allowing you to customize how your rice is cooked. Other features include...
Polly Allcock, 22 Jan 2024 12:20
Top 4 innovations from CES 2024 (Source: CSEED)

Best of CES 2024: From Rabbit R1 to LG transparent TV

CheckMag CES 2024 featured a range of innovative products that are shaping the future of consumer technology. Below are the top 4 standout products from the event. While these innovations might not be immediately available for purchase, th...
Triet Le, 21 Jan 2024 21:40
According to a leak, Amazon hopes to earn a lot of money with a new super Alexa in its subscription model.

Leak: Amazon is planning a super Alexa and hopes to earn good money with Alexa Plus

Amazon's AI and voice assistant Alexa is still in financial difficulties. As leaked information from internal Amazon documents suggests, Amazon is revamping its Alexa voice assistant into super Alexa, while Alexa Plus is set to la...
Ronald Matta, 18 Jan 2024 23:09
The Philips Hue Italia Instagram account shared an image of an unreleased floor lamp. (Image source: Philips Hue Italia via Hueblog)

Unreleased Philips Hue smart floor lamp appears in new image

Philips Hue has released an image on social media showing a previously unreleased smart floor lamp. The device has an LED ring at the top projecting both colored and white lighting. It appears that this model was first seen severa...
Polly Allcock, 18 Jan 2024 16:26
The Xiaomi Robot Vacuum T12 is a budget model. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi launches new cheaper Robot Vacuum T12 with mop function

The Xiaomi Robot Vacuum T12 is now available in some European countries. The budget model has a basic feature set, which includes mopping with a smart water tank. Other typical tools include LDS navigation, obstacle avoidance, cli...
Polly Allcock, 18 Jan 2024 15:14
The Tineco FLOOR ONE SWITCH S7 has a self-cleaning dock. (Image source: Tineco)

Tineco launches new FLOOR ONE SWITCH S7 multifunctional wet and dry floor cleaner

The Tineco FLOOR ONE SWITCH S7 has been revealed as a multipurpose floor cleaning device. The new model can vacuum and mop floors, with various attachments for the handheld cleaner. Other features of the award-winning product incl...
Polly Allcock, 18 Jan 2024 14:25
The Philips Hue app version 5.8.0 brings features for lights and switches. (Image source: Signify)

Philips Hue app update brings new features to smart lights

The Philips Hue app for iOS and Android has been updated to v5.8.0. The new version brings improvements for users of the company's smart lights, wall switches or cameras. The latest software includes security-related features, org...
Polly Allcock, 17 Jan 2024 18:06
The Anfuote Balcony Solar Energy Storage System is modular. (Image source: Anfuote)

New Balcony Solar Energy Storage System with up to 21.6kWh battery arrives at initially reduced price

Anfuote has revealed its Balcony Solar Energy Storage System for the US and the EU. The modular solution offers an up to 21.6kWh LiFePO4 battery with a maximum power of 2,400W. Various kits are included at an introductory price, o...
Polly Allcock, 17 Jan 2024 14:29
The Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X20 can sweep, mop and vacuum. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X20 revealed as new 4-in-1 device

Xiaomi has unveiled the Robot Vacuum X20, which is already on sale in some Asian countries. The four-in-one device can vacuum, mop and sweep your floors with up to 5,000 Pa suction power. Other features include automatic mop washi...
Polly Allcock, 16 Jan 2024 20:41


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