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Apple is offering gift cards or discounts with its Black Friday through Cyber Monday event. (Image source: Apple)

Deal | Apple gift card giveaway Black Friday through Cyber Monday: US$150/£120/€150 with a MacBook Pro 16 purchase or US$50/£40/€50 with an iPhone 11

Apple is running a gift card giveaway Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Qualifying purchases will see the buyer rewarded with a card worth from US$25/£20/€25 up to US$150/£120/€150. The deal includes many major Apple products suc...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 28 Nov 2020 07:44:00 +0100
Nokia's new flagship TV. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia launches Android TVs in Europe through Streamview

Streamview is an Austrian-based retailer specializing in TVs and streaming boxes. Its latest launch is for new Nokia TVs for the European market. They have 32- to 75-inch screens, most of which are also 4K and support Dolby Vision...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:26:00 +0100
The new Cosmos Max home theater projector. (Source: Nebula)

Nebula announces new Cosmos and Cosmos Max home projectors

Nebula is a brand that has seen success on crowdfunding websites for its portable, compact projectors. Now, it is back with a more conventional launch for its new Cosmos and Cosmos Max products. They are rated for 1080p and 4K res...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:23:00 +0100
Invisible light beams can be used to transmit and receive data at 20 Gbps+ speeds. (image Source: TeleGeography)

Google is introducing 20 Gbps Internet connections over "beams of light" for Sub-Saharan countries

If satellites and atmospheric balloons are simply too expensive to boost Internet signals across the world, Google now plans to use light beams to connect underdeveloped areas. The first country to benefit from wireless optical ne...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 14:00:00 +0100
The new HU85LA CineBeam Laser Projector. (Source: LG)

Disney+ is now compatible with 4K LG CineBeam projectors

LG recently added 4K or 4K/UHD LED and laser variants to its high-end CineBeam projector line-up. Now, the OEM has announced that they can now access the Disney+ app directly from their smart-TV-like interface. This means it will ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 18:36:00 +0100
The Amazon Echo Studio contains five carefully positioned speakers and costs from US$199.99/£189.99/€199.99. (Image source: Amazon)

Amazon Echo Studio and Harman Kardon Citation 200 top DxOMark's new speaker evaluation charts

The noted smartphone camera ranking specialist DxOMark has moved into rating wireless speakers and has now published a couple of charts showing the devices that have impressed the most. Topping the Essential chart is the Amazon Ec...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 16:32:00 +0100
Currently SpaceX launches new Starlink satellites every two weeks (image: SpaceX)

Starlink: SpaceX triples download speed in just two months

After the first download benchmarks were leaked just a few months ago, the latest confirmed speed tests show that Starlinks satellite based internet has tripled its download speeds in that period. This makes SpaceX a serious compe...
Cornelius Wolff, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 12:38:00 +0100
A smart doorbell. (Source: Ring)

61% of US households with smart home devices polled plan to buy a smart doorbell in the next 12 months

Video doorbells enable the user to see who is at their door on their smart screens or mobile devices. A recent study indicates that 10% of US households with high-speed internet surveyed owned one of these devices in the second qu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 01 Nov 2020 19:31:00 +0100
Samsung SmartThings Find service now live (Source: Samsung)

Samsung SmartThings Find gets launched globally

Introduced as a new part of the SmartThings app, SmartThings Find is now available for all Samsung users worldwide. This is a new way to locate a range of select Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and earbuds at once thank...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 11:24:00 +0100
The interest in smart home devices among different household types. (Source: Parks Associates)

Having a home security system may make it more likely for you to buy a smart home device

A new research report has concluded that 63% of households with residential security equipment in the US are now considering buying a smart home device in the next 12 months compared to 40% of broadband internet-using households. ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 25 Oct 2020 23:17:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5's Media Remote. (Source: Sony)

These are the entertainment apps to be available on the PlayStation 5 from launch

A Sony executive's latest blog post has revealed that 6 different major content-streaming platforms will be compatible with the PlayStation 5 from day 1. They include Spotify, YouTube, Disney Plus and Netflix, which will get their...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:48:00 +0200
AirTags may go places you might not expect. (Source: USPTO via PatentlyApple)

A new leak may reveal the full potential of Apple's upcoming AirTags

Apple is now slated to finally unleash its long-awaited AirTags in 2021. These new products are currently widely accepted to be this OEM's answer to products such as Tile anti-loss wireless accessories. However, according to leaks...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:09:00 +0200
The FreeBuds Studio are official. (Source: YouTube)

Huawei introduces its FreeBuds Studio headphones and Sound speaker

Huawei's major product launch of today (October 22, 2020) served to announce the Mate 40 phablet series and also several "companion" devices for it. They include the rumored FreeBuds Studio, the first ANC headphones from this line...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:20:00 +0200
The successor to the Redmi Note 9 is coming. (Souce: Xiaomi)

Redmi Note X or Redmi Note 10: Specs of the Redmi Note 9's successor start to surface

Six months after the release of the Redmi Note 9, Xiaomi is set to launch a direct successor. Apparently, though, the new phone may not be named the Redmi Note 10 at all and could opt for something a bit...grand to go with the imp...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:08:00 +0200
The EZVIZ C3X camera. (Source: EZVIZ)

EZVIZ releases the C3X night-vision security camera in the UK

The C3X is an external home-security camera of the type that integrates AI so as to distinguish potentially dangerous moving objects such as people and cars in the vicinity from others such as animals. Its maker EZVIZ also claims ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Oct 2020 18:54:00 +0200
LG's rollable 65-inch Signature OLED R TV has gone on sale in Korea for around US$87,000. (Image: LG)

LG's cutting edge rollable TV hits the market for US$87,000, hints at future smartphone or tablet applications

LG has finally released its Signature OLED R rollable television. The device uses a 65-inch flexible OLED panel that can roll out of sight into its base, which is designed to look like a piece of furniture when not in use. It also...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:06:00 +0200
The new OPPO S1. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO launches its first-ever TVs with a 65-inch QLED flagship model

OPPO unveiled products new to this OEM during its October 19, 2020 Wisdom Life conference in China. They include its first-ever TVs, which run on a version of ColorOS developed specially for this new category. They have 4K panels,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 19 Oct 2020 19:23:00 +0200
The TCL 4 series. (Source: TCL)

TCL launches its 4K Android TVs in the US

TCL now sells its 4-series smart TVs in the US. These 4K Android devices support Google's Assistant and have Chromecast functionality. They are available in 50-, 55- and 75-inch variants, some of which are already on sale for 2020...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 17 Oct 2020 00:42:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker. (Source: WinFuture)

Rumor | Xiaomi will launch the Mi Smart Speaker in Europe soon

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker is a Google Assistant-enabled device that was launched in India recently alongside the Mi Band 5 and Mi Watch Revolve. It has a 63.5 millimeter (mm) driver rated for 12 watt (W) audio and has an LED acc...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:28:00 +0200
The new Homepod Mini. Image via Apple

Apple announces Homepod Mini, a tiny smart speaker with a big feature set

Apple announced the new Homepod Mini, a tiny smart speaker. The device features a single high-range driver and two subwoofers, as well as plenty of software smarts. Key features include Apple's trademark ecosystem integration, inc...
Sam Medley, Tue, 13 Oct 2020 19:26:00 +0200
A "white HomePod Mini". Source: Voice

The iPhone 12 series and HomePod Mini are leaked in full color ahead of their launch

The next Apple Special Event is scheduled for today (October 13, 2020) - the same day on which Evan Blass has decided to leak high-quality renders of the products thought to be involved in all their new colors. They comprise all 4...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 13 Oct 2020 18:53:00 +0200
Nokia launches 6 new Android TVs via Flipkart

Nokia launches 6 new Android TVs via Flipkart

Nokia has added updated models to its range of smart TVs sold through Flipkart in India. They include 2 new 43-inch units as well as the 2 new 32- and 50-inch sizes hinted at in an earlier leak. This new series has speakers tuned ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 08 Oct 2020 00:19:00 +0200
The US Senate releases its report on digital markets. (Source: Flickr)

A US Senate Subcommittee report concludes that Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon "abuse" their positions in their markets

The United States Senate had earlier commissioned an investigation into claims that the "Big Four" tech companies - Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google - exert monopolies on the main sectors in which they operate, and, furthermore,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 07 Oct 2020 23:40:00 +0200
Realme SLED 4K 55-inch Android TV comes with a new RGB backlighting technology. (Image Source: Realme)

Realme launches the world's first SLED 4K 55-inch Android TV with a 108% NTSC color gamut coverage

Realme has announced a new Android smart TV with a unique display technology it called Spectral Power Distribution. The Realme SLED 4K 55-inch Android TV uses RGB light in the initial stage of picture formation, which the company ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 07 Oct 2020 16:08:00 +0200
Nokia hypes its new TVs. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia teases a new smart TV launch

Nokia started selling its Android-powered TVs in the Indian market earlier in 2020. Now, its website is building hype for two new models for this series, one of which may be more wallet-friendly than its predecessors. They are to ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 04 Oct 2020 18:47:00 +0200
Samsung is expected to integrate Mini-LED backlighting with future QLED TVs. (Image source: Samsung - Q8CN QLED)

Samsung wants to take charge of the Mini-LED TV market in 2021 by shipping over two million units

Samsung appears to be targeting the Mini-LED TV market according to a new report from market analyst TrendForce. Apparently, the South Korean OEM is aiming to ship over two million Mini-LED TVs worldwide in 2021, with potential cu...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 02 Oct 2020 10:59:00 +0200
The new Mobvoi Home Treadmill. (Source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi breaks into the smart home-gym market with its new treadmill

Mobvoi is an OEM perhaps best known for its TicWatch line of wearables. However, it has branched out into other device classes as of late. The latest example of this diversification is the Home Treadmill, a new piece of remote gym...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:02:00 +0200
Xiaomi has launched two new 82-inch smart TVs. (Image source: Xiaomi TV)

Xiaomi launches two 82-inch Mi Master Series TVs: 4K model for 9,999 yuan (US$1,466) or 8K mini-LED variant for 49,999 yuan (US$7,326)

Xiaomi has launched two new 82-inch Mi Master Series smart TVs in China. The 4K model is priced at 9,999 yuan (US$1,466) and comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate and MEMC. The 8K “Extreme Anniversary Edition” utilizes a mini-LED panel...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:21:00 +0200
lHuawei has a plan for its "AI Life" strategy. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei may release HarmonyOS in 2020, but only to developers

The latest word on HarmonyOS, Huawei's alternative to Google's AOSP-based Android, was that it would not be available until 2021 at the earliest. Now, a new report claims that the OEM will release the software to developers as ear...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 26 Sep 2020 19:45:00 +0200
The new Echo Dot Show. (Source: Amazon)

The new Amazon Echo Dot Show 10's display can follow the user around the room

Amazon has made the latest generations of its Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show smart speakers official. The latter still has an in-built screen; however, this one can swivel around on its base so as to keep a user in the "eyeline" of ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 26 Sep 2020 18:58:00 +0200
The new Mi TV Master Ultra Edition features a narrow bezel design. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi TV Master Ultra Edition promo teasers confirm imminent launch for the 82-inch 8K mini-LED TV with 5G connectivity

Xiaomi has a special launch coming up in a few days, with the unveiling of the 82-inch Mi TV Master Ultra Edition 8K mini-LED TV with 5G connectivity. It’s claimed this will be the world’s first mass-produced 5G/8K mini-LED TV, an...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:12:00 +0200
The Ring Always Home Cam brings an autonomous drone into your house for home security. (Image: Ring)

Ring teases home security drone straight out of a dystopian nightmare, due 2021

Amazon-owned connected home security brand Ring has raised eyebrows with the launch of the Ring Always Home Cam. The device combines a charging base with an in-door camera drone that will activate on the detection of movement and ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:11:00 +0200
MIUI for TV 3.0 brings numerous visual enhancements for current Xiaomi TVs. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi's MIUI for TV 3.0 starts rolling out bringing a clearer UI layout and nifty dynamic animations with it

Xiaomi announced MIUI for TV 3.0 back in July and now it seems some users in China have started receiving the update. MIUI for TV 3.0 offers a new refined layout for the user interface, a selection of viewing modes, and dynamic an...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:59:00 +0200
TV Plus: now on premium smartphones. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung ports its free TV Plus app to newer Galaxy S- and Note-series smartphones

Samsung US has announced that the OEM's TV Plus app is coming to smartphones. This means the 2020 and 2019 Galaxy Note and S flagships will be able to access this service, whereas it had only been available on smart screens prior ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:27:00 +0200
The latest Chromecast device, according to a new leak. (Source: WinFuture)

Google's upcoming smart speaker and Chromecast device are allegedly leaked in full ahead of their launch

Google has indicated that it will launch new smart home products alongside the Pixels 5 and 4a (5G) at these smartphones' launch at the end of September. However, a leaks site may have spoiled any surprise left in conjunction with...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:56:00 +0200
The 55-inch model of the Redmi TV A Series is the first to be launched. (Image source: Redmi)

Redmi Smart TV A55 launched at an attractive price of 1,777 yuan (US$262) as the first of a series of five new smart TVs

Redmi has announced its new A Series of smart TVs for the Chinese market. The series will initially consist of five different-sized devices, with the Redmi Smart TV A55 being the first one to launch. Xiaomi is offering this 55-inc...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:36:00 +0200
Connected health in the home is on the rise. (Source: Parks Associates)

42% of US households with broadband internet now own at least one health-related device

Connected health devices are electronics that can provide links to organizations such as the Mayo Clinic or Electronic Caregiver so as to help monitor or even treat a patient in their own home. A new survey indicates that their ad...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:36:00 +0200
The Pixel 5, according to a new leak. (Source: Twitter)

Google sets a date for the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G launch

The Pixel 5 - not to mention the 5G variant of the 4a - have been anticipated for quite some time. Now, Google has finally confirmed a date for the launch of these new smartphones. This event will also see the debut of the latest ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:09:00 +0200
Autonomous vehicles may be better and safer with network slicing. (Source: Ericsson)

The network slicing market may surpass US$600 million in 6 years

Network slicing refers to the process of sharing a single network (usually for mobile data) between different use-cases (e.g. IoT or VR) in a way that renders the same connectivity optimal for each one. Therefore, its market is li...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 13 Sep 2020 16:55:00 +0200
Google Duo and Meet move to bigger screens. (Source: Google)

Google Duo and Meet are coming to Android TVs

2020 may go down as the year of truly everyday video-calling and video-conferencing. Google has decided to facilitate this by adding support for its Meet and Duo apps to Android TVs. Therefore, these smart screens will be able to ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 12 Sep 2020 18:58:00 +0200
Xiaomi has already been promoting the benefits of transparency with its Mi TV Lux. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Rumor | Xiaomi Mi Display monitor with 27-inch transparent OLED from Samsung supposedly in the works

A report out of China has claimed that Xiaomi is planning on adding more transparent products to its range, with a 27-inch Mi Display monitor that utilizes an OLED panel from Samsung possibly being the next device in line. The Chi...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 13:16:00 +0200
Gaming on the Redmi Max 98 offers a whole new level of immersive experiences. (Image source: Xiaomi)

98-inch Redmi Smart TV Max goes on flash sale once again for 19,999 yuan (US$2,924) but still no sign of Xiaomi bringing it to international markets

Xiaomi has announced that the 98-inch Redmi Smart TV Max will soon be available in yet another flash sale for the immensely popular big television. However, it seems yet again that it will be buyers in China that will be getting g...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:21:00 +0200
The Premiere LSP9T is the first laser project to achieve a HDR10+ rating. (Image: Samsung)

The Premiere is a new ultra short-throw 4K laser projector range from Samsung

Samsung has debuted a new ultra short throw laser projector range it is calling The Premiere. The new devices can project in 4K and are designed to integrate with contemporary house design.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:59:00 +0200
The Lenovo Smart Home Essential is a clock with the Google Assistant. Image via Lenovo.

Lenovo announces Smart Clock Essential, a Google Assistant-equipped digital clock

Lenovo announced a new smart clock, the Smart Clock Essential. The device is basically a trimmed down version of last year's Smart Clock, featuring a simple LED display for showing the time and some other tidbits of info. The Smar...
Sam Medley, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0200
These new 82-inch TVs will be positioned under the 65-inch Mi TV Master Series. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi set to build on recent TV sales successes with the launch of two 82-inch smart TVs

Xiaomi has seen major success with its recent TV releases. The 98-inch Redmi Smart TV Max, for example, has racked up impressive numbers every time it's been put on sale. It's no surprise, then, that Xiaomi is looking to build on ...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 30 Aug 2020 20:57:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Compact Projector appears to be getting a successor. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mijia Projector Youth Edition 2 launching soon with new smart abilities

Xiaomi has been teasing a new product in its extensive home projector lineup: the Xiaomi Mijia Projector Youth Edition 2. Few details have been revealed about the Mijia Projector so far, but it is scheduled for launch on September...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 29 Aug 2020 21:43:00 +0200
The D-Link DIR-X5460 router. (Source: D-Link)

The EXO AX5400 is D-Link's latest premium mesh Wi-Fi 6 router

D-Link has released its latest AX5400 mesh router on Amazon. This device is rated for up to 6 continuous 4K content streams. Its maker claims that its speeds and bandwidth is due to its "prosumer" build and 160MHz channel.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 29 Aug 2020 00:04:00 +0200
The Hachi Infinite M1. (Source: Hachi)

The Hachi Infinite M1 is a projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen and is now available on Amazon

Hachi's Infinite M1 is an AI-powered projector that can throw a working interface onto the desk or wall in front of it. Its maker originally launched it at CES 2020, and is now prepared to ship it from Amazon or its own website. I...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 22:46:00 +0200
New products such as the Mi 10 Ultra and Mi TV LUX have boosted Xiaomi's lineup. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)

Xiaomi quarterly infographics portray a company taking the world by storm thanks to products such as the Mi 10 lineup and Mi TV Master Series

Xiaomi has published some infographics to amply portray just how successful the Chinese OEM has been over the last few months. The company is now in the top four places globally for smartphone shipments and in the top five for sma...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 26 Aug 2020 23:47:00 +0200
A Huawei smart TV with a floating full-screen would make the X65's slender bezels look chunky. (Image source: Huawei)

Rumor | Huawei MateBook X Pro laptop's floating screen technology will soon feature in a Huawei TV

A noted tipster has reported that Huawei will be using the “floating screen technology” that is expected to feature with the upcoming Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 laptop in a cutting-edge smart TV that will be unveiled by the end of...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 18 Aug 2020 23:41:00 +0200

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