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Oct 26, 2010

Breaking: Apple to buy Sony

Posted by in Coming Soon, News, Rumours
Aplpe and Sony

Whoa, now here’s news! Reuters are reporting that Apple has Sony in its sights and are looking to buy the faltering Japanese giant. If true, it’ll be sign of a concerted push by Apple into the homes of us all, and signals that the next great tech battle will be fought around the smart TV. […]


Oct 22, 2010

Samsung develops its own rival to Google TV and Apple TV

Posted by in Coming Soon, Internet TV, Rumours, Video and TV
Samsung Bada TV

Smart TVs have suddenly become very big news, with both Google and Apple slugging it out to be the king of the app-enabled Web TV. But they won’t have it all their own way, though – not if Samsung has anything to do with it. The South Korean electronics giant is working on bringing its […]


Oct 8, 2010

Logitech Revue Review – 9 things you need to know before you buy it

Posted by in Featured, Gadgets, Internet TV, Media Center, Music, Video and TV
Google TV and the Logitech Revue

The Logitech Revue is the first Set Top Box (STB) to feature the wonderful new Google TV. But does it work as well as the hype suggests it does? Can you really install Android apps from the Android marketplace on your TV, and can you control your TV with your Android phone? More importantly, will […]


Oct 6, 2010

Deal of the Day: save a bundle on Sonos and the Kymera Magic Wand

Posted by in Deals, Music
Sonos Bundle 150

Looking to save a few quid on the latest Sonos wireless music system, or the Dragons’ own Kymera Magic Wand? Then check out these deals, and save yourself a bundle! Kymera Magic Wand IR Remote Control (As seen on Dragons’ Den) The Kymera is a unique blend of Wiimote-style motion controller and Harry Potter wizardry! […]


Oct 5, 2010

Leaked pictures of Sony’s Google TV – the Sony Bravia NSX-46GT1

Posted by in Coming Soon, Gadgets, HDTV, Internet TV, Sony, Video and TV
Sony Bravia NSX-46GT1 with Google TV

This is the first picture of the Sony Bravia GT1, the first HDTV with Google TV built-in. Sony will officially launch the TV next week, but Best Buy managed to inadvertently show it off through a demo they were doing during a press event last week. We know a fair bit about Google TV – […]


Oct 5, 2010

QNAP NMP-1000P media player offers a geeky alternative to Google TV

Posted by in Ethernet, Flickr Gadget, Gadgets, Media Receiver, Photos, Technology
QNAP NMP-1000p Network Media Player

Media streamers are funny things. So many features to offer, so many files to store, and so many different formats to support. Luckily, QNAP has launched the new QNAP NMP-1000P Network Media Player, which can support pretty much every kind of video and audio format you’ll ever come across, and decode it using a super-quick […]


Sep 29, 2010

Denon RCD-N7: The iPhone-controllable Wi-Fi Hi-Fi with AirPlay support

Posted by in Apple iTunes, Audio, Music Services, Wireless Stereo Systems
Denon RCD-N7 CD receiver

Denon, the Japanese purveyors of fine hi-fi, have just announced the Denon RCD-N7 “Network CD Receiver”, a name which does nothing to reveal the glorious Appley nature that underlies this beast of a music system. At first glance, it seems to be just a normal CD player and amp, albeit with an iPod dock on […]


Sep 28, 2010

Apple TV, Google TV and 6 other Internet TV players compared: which should you buy?

Posted by in Featured, Internet TV, Media Center, Video and TV
Apple TV Internet TV player

There’s a revolution in TV brewing, with Apple, Google, Boxee, Roku, Sony, TiVo and Western Digital all selling new set top boxes that combine the best features of your HDTV (namely, its screen) with the best features of the Web – plus your own pictures and videos thrown in for good measure. But which system […]


Sep 27, 2010

Nvidia tips smartphones to replace set top boxes

Posted by in Coming Soon, News
Nvidia's Jen-Hsun Huang

Nvidia chief Jen-Hsun Huang has been peerin ginto his crystal ball, and one thing he tips is the smartphone of the future replacing your set to box. “It’s a foregone conclusion that the personal computer of the future is this size,” said Huang, holding up his smartphone. “You could add wireless HDMI to it someday, […]


Jun 21, 2009

Freshen up your Friday nights with Spotify and YouTube

Posted by in Music, Music Services, Social Media, Spotify

I suppose I of all people, being the publisher of this blog, should have realised this some time ago, but the Web is really making a huge difference to people’s viewing habits – including the classic end-of-the-night ‘back to mine’ ad-hoc party. I was at a friend’s house the other weekend, who’d suggested we all […]