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Review
Hands-on review: Panasonic 65" JZ980 OLED 4K Smart TV
We got our hands on one of the most impressive Smart TV’s Panasonic has ever produced. Ever Kiwi household should take note.
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Cloud
Samsung debuts new QLED technology in 2021 TV range launch
At the centre of Samsung’s announcement is the unveiling of its new display technology for its flagship televisions: Neo QLED.
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Apple
Sony announces new Bravia range with cutting-edge processor
Powered by the Cognitive Processor XR, the BRAVIA TV’s use a new processing method designed to replicate the ways humans see and hear.
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Cloud
Samsung debuts the Neo QLED, an update to its flagship TV line
With the new Neo QLED TV, luminance scale has been increased to 12-bit with 4096 steps, making dark areas darker and bright areas brighter, according to Samsung.
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Samsung
Hands-on review: Samsung QLED 8K 950TS TV
As a person who has mostly only interacted with mid-range televisions throughout the years, the features of this TV have combined to create a home viewing experience that knocks every other TV I’ve watched out of the park.
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Cloud
Samsung launches new cutting-edge QLED TV range
“This year we are going bigger than before with the launch of our widest range of TVs that feature the very best in immersive visual and audio innovation."
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Smart TV
LG releases insane 88in 8K OLED TV
It includes the LG Alpha 9 (α9) Gen 2 processor, Cinema HDR, and LG ThinQ AI with Google Assistant support built-in and Amazon Alexa on its way.
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Smart TV
Hands-on review: The impressive TCL C8 QUHD TV
This TV will appeal to those who want an all-encompassing experience, from gaming through to watching your favourite movie, or following the World Tiddlywinks Cup live.
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Cybersecurity
Five ways smart TVs are at risk of cyber attacks
Android TV is the most popular operating system for TVs – but it’s also vulnerable to many malware strains that affect other Android devices, because it shares the same base architecture.
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Smart TV
Alexa to join the living room through LG TVs
The update will be implemented through the Alexa app on 2019 TVs featuring ThinQ AI.
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Cloud
Samsung first TV manufacturer to integrate Apple TV app
It wouldn’t be unrealistic to think they only talk via lawyers regarding smartphone patent breaches, but Samsung has now made a big announcement.
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Smart TV
Freeview aims to transform how you watch TV
The new Freeview recorder combines the entire suite of Freeview features with the added choice of apps and extra content available through Google Play.
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Smart TV
LG makes TVs smarter with new AI processors
Latest TVs from LG use deep learning to enhance the video and audio output and introduces integration with Alexa.
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Internet of Things
IDC - Smart speakers driving smart home device growth
All categories of smart home devices forecast to deliver double-digit growth through 2022, Says IDC.
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IDC
New Zealand outpacing global smart TV adoption
"Hardware vendors can get ahead by articulating the value of connectivity between their televisions and other smart devices to their potential customers."
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Internet of Things
IDC - Smart home device sales up with no sign of slowing
The new IDC smart home device tracker forecasts solid growth for connected devices in key smart home categories.
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Samsung
The all-knowing Samsung TV can now tell you what song is playing on screen
“Smart TVs felt like a natural evolution for the Shazam experience..."
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Ransomware
FLocker malware targeting Android smart TVs
FLocker is the latest a malicious ransomware agent that is targeting smart TVs running the Android operating system, Norton reports.
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Smart TV
LG's new slim range of 2016 4K UHD OLED TVs "the perfect combination of technology"
Yesterday LG launched its new 2016 range of 4K UHD OLED TVs featuring Dolby Vision technology, described as "the perfect combination of technology".
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Samsung
PHOTO GALLERY: Launch night of the Samsung 2016 SUHD TV range
Samsung recently announced the availability of their elegant new line-up of TVs at a celebratory event in Auckland - check out the pics here.
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Smartphone
Hands-on review: Sony Android Smart TV
With competition escalating in an already tough market TV makers are striving to develop a compelling product that’ll give them a unique selling point
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Gaming
First 'Netflix Recommended' TVs revealed
Netflix reveals the first batch of TVs with the Netflix Recommended TV designation. Each will bear a Netflix Recommended TV logo in retail stores.
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Cybersecurity
Hackers target your fridge and TV
Who wouldn't want a smart fridge? You can check how much milk is left while you're out and if your cheese is going mouldy. You could even tweet from the panel if you phone or tablet is dead.
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TVNZ
Samsung signs exclusive deal with TVNZ Ondemand
Deal aims to bring broadcaster's on demand content to customers via the new TVNZ Ondemand app for Samsung Smart TV’s.