George Stapleton

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Are Lifestyle Brands Squeezing Out Luxury?

When you picture your idealized self, what are you wearing in that picture?<p>That is the question retail companies need to answer in order to artfully craft a successful retail brand and, more pointedly, a successful lifestyle brand. A lifestyle brand answers that question for you, so that the “ideal …

Logitech's Harmony app brings smart home control to Android TV

Logitech's ill-fated Revue was one of the first devices with Google TV -- how could we forget that ad campaign -- and now it's back in the fold with an Android TV app. Compatible with hub-based Harmony remotes, it brings control of Harmony Activities to the big screen. Given enough home automation …

Android TV

World cup over, DTH brands acquire 4K shows

The recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup gave direct-to-home (DTH) operators an opportunity to launch their 4K technology, billed as the clarity …

Cricket World Cup

Philips Launches New Range of 4K UHD LED TVs in India

After being inconspicuous for some time, Philips has returned to the television market in India with a new range of TVs, including its …

‘Recommended by Netflix’ Smart TV logo

April 9, 2015<p>Netflix has initiated the “Netflix Recommended TV” program to aid Smart TV buyers. The company has already selected a number of TV sets …

Smart TV

John Lewis and LG reveal JL9100 4K TV for 2015

Exclusive: John Lewis to return to the TV world later this year with a 4K TV built by partner LG<p>High street retailer John lewis has revealed it is …

Soundbar

How Netflix is Making 4K Accessible with HDR and New UIs

At a private meeting with a small group of journalists, Netflix showed off some new beta UIs it plans to release in the coming months.<p>Coming soon to the TV app, when users select a show or movie to learn more about it, the content will automatically start playing, with information about the show …

Material Design

Like a geeky Illuminati, the UHD Alliance is deciding the future of TV today

Ask anyone who got stuck with a pile of useless HD DVDs back in 2008 what it’s like to pick the wrong dog in a tech fight, and they’ll tell you: It …

Here comes HDMI 2.0a, a specification update for HDR support in 4K UHD content

<b>Stephan Jukic – April 10, 2015</b><p>The HDMI Forum has very recently announced the specification for HDMI 2.0a and it’s designed to support the …

Amazon Ultra HD Instant Video Service Reviewed

Until Ultra HD Blu-ray arrives later this year, the primary way for early adopters to enjoy 4K content is through streaming and download services. On …

Smart TV

5 Reasons NOT To Buy a 4K UHD TV - Yet

Some of LG's OLED 4K UHDs.<p>Don't get me wrong. I positively drool whenever I see an Ultra High Definition (UHD) so-called 4K TV (technically, "UHD" isn't exactly "4K," but it's close enough; here's an excellent UHD primer). Over the last few weeks, Samsung, LG and, this week, Vizio, all presented …

4K Ultra HD

Beyond LCD: Which New 4K UHD TV Technology Is Best?

Apparently, HDTV is so last decade. Here in Las Vegas at CES, not only are all the major TV makers showing off (almost) nothing but 4K …

4K content guide: What to watch in 4K and HDR today

Looking forward to watching your favorite baseball team in 4K? Can't wait to TiVo HBO's 4K broadcasts of "Game of Thrones?" Excited to rebuy the "Lord of the Rings" (Extended Edition) box set on 4K Blu-ray?<p>Don't hold your breath. 4K TVs are falling in price with the speed of a runaway train, but 4K …

TV Tech In 2015: An Unholy HDR, 4K, UHD, 3D, OLED, LED And Quantum Dot Mess!

The dust has fully settled now on the latest edition of that arch destroyer of new year resolutions, the Consumer Electronics Show. The gamblers and quickie wedding hunters have reclaimed the Las Vegas Strip, while the electronics industry has sloped back to its various desks, factories and, …

4K content protection will frustrate consumers more than pirates: Meet HDCP 2.2

4K content streams are still little more than a trickle, but that’s not stopping the industry from launching a proactive defense to protect them. The …

High-dynamic-range imaging

"HDRI" redirects here. For the form of iron, see Direct reduced iron.<p><b>High-dynamic-range imaging</b> (<b>HDRI</b>) is a high dynamic range (HDR) technique used …

TCL Will Also Have a Quantum Dot 4K TV This Year

At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES), there were several companies showing off 4K Ultra HD TVs, with some even …

4K Ultra HD

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced updated core characteristics for Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs, monitors and projectors for the home*.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced updated core characteristics for Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs, monitors and projectors …

Future-proofing HTPCs for the 4K Era: HDMI, HDCP and HEVC

4K (Ultra High Definition / UHD) has matured far more rapidly compared to the transition from standard definition to HD (720p) / FHD (1080p). This …

Televisions

4K Ultra HD TVs – Experience 4x Definition

What is 4k?<p>A 4K TV provides rich colours, high contrast and exceptional detail to provide excellent home entertainment. Ultra High Definition (or …

7 Products Launched On Kickstarter That Prove You Can Access Just About Anything With Your Phone

From personal drones, to smart coffee-brewing machines, to data-focused sleep tracking systems, Kickstarter helps to fund creative, tech-savvy products that are changing the world every day.<p>Since launching in 2009, the crowdsourcing platform has persuaded 8.1 million people to pledge more than $1.6 …

The Internet Of Things Generates Trillions In Revenue By Connecting Billions Of Devices

Imagine an Internet that connects just about everything on the planet. Actually, there’s no need to imagine since such a network is already here. The Internet of Things represents a major departure in the World Wide Web’s development. Now it’s not just computers, smartphones and tablets that are …

Finally! A 4K TV You Should Own

The Samsung JS9500 has arrived just in time<p>Building a home entertainment center is a lot like building a house: You need a solid foundation--and that’s your television. If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll want a TV that will last more than five years, which means going with the …

4K Ultra HD

Microsoft Band coming to the UK on 15 April for £170

Launched in the US in October 2014, the Microsoft Band will finally make its UK debut on 15 April, with the cross-platform fitness tracker costing …

Bright Outlook? LG Strives To Switch On OLED Light Market

SEOUL – According to LG Chem, OLED is the best artificial lighting format in existence today – but before embracing it, the market is going to need a lot of persuasion.<p>Seoul-based LG Chem, which has been in OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) lighting since 2008, and which claims to be the world’s …

Reuters: Tag Heuer teams up with Intel to challenge the Apple Watch

Tag Heuer's all set to take on the Apple Watch, and it's slated to reveal the new device sometime today. If you recall, the Swiss company has said that it's also making a smartwatch shortly after Cupertino announced its own last year. According to <i>Reuters</i>, Tag Heuer's parent corporation LVMH has …

Huawei Watch vs. Moto 360

<b>Update 9/15</b>: <i>We've run an updated version of this comparison,</i> comparing the Huawei Watch's final specs to those of the 2nd-gen Moto 360.<p>Software<p>Both …

Podo’s a smartphone controlled camera that wants to kill the selfie stick

There’s only one aspect of modern tech culture I hate more than the shrugging kaomoji (¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) and that’s selfie sticks. Which is why I was delighted to hear about Podo – a smartphone-controlled camera that could kill the damn things off.<p>The brightly colored, remotely-activated camera can stick …

Gear & Gadgets

Xiaomi launches GoPro rival with a jaw-dropping price tag

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has brought its budget-friendly sensibilities to the action camera world, and the result is enough to make even the most ardent GoPro owner stop in their tracks. Xiaomi's Yi Action Camera is a compact action-travel camera made for the non-sedentary photographer.<p>Like …

Stratos' Bluetooth connected payment card works everywhere, available this April

Everyone wants a piece of the payments space and if the excitement for Coin proved anything, people want a single card that replaces all the separate ones they’ve already carrying around.<p>Stratos, launching today, is a new payments card that exists to replace every single plastic card in your …