Shows and launches

Shows and launches

CES: Samsung hits 2010 with stylish TVs, 3D, apps, e-readers and more

Dominic Dawes Thu, 7 Jan 2010, 4:30pm

The Samsung press conference at CES 2010 began with the longest queue I've ever seen – by the time I'd reached the back of it I think I might have crossed the border into Utah. But by the time it ended I'd seen the launch of a new app store, the ...

Sharp QuadPixel: to its members it's the fourth primary colour

Simon Lucas Wed, 6 Jan 2010, 11:07pm

Are you tired by your TV’s inability to display more than a miserable billion colours? The good people at Sharp think you must be, which is why the company has chosen today at CES to unveil its proprietary QuadPixel technology.As the name ...

CES 2010: LG goes to Infinia and beyond

Andrew Everard Wed, 6 Jan 2010, 8:22pm

This just in from WHFSV's crack away team on the ground in Las Vegas; report filed by Rachael Prasher:LG played host to a global selection of bleary journalists at the first press conference of CES 2010 this morning, and in spite of an over-long ...

James Cameron's Avatar - World Premiere Impressions

Tom Parsons Fri, 11 Dec 2009, 1:58am

As the dust settles on Leicester Square and I nurse a nagging headache (not 3D related, I hasten to add), it's time to reflect on last night's Avatar World Premiere.Yes, that's right - yours truly joined James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Sam ...

HONG KONG: A final wrap-up of the Electronics Fair

Andrew Everard Fri, 16 Oct 2009, 2:56am

Time to call time on the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, with its usual mix of the totally weird and really rather wonderful, from our first experience of the Chinese NVD video format to a sneak preview of a classy-looking Heritage model from ...

HONG KONG: Blu-ray players - the Chinese are coming!

Andrew Everard Thu, 15 Oct 2009, 8:00am

Fine sunshine for the opening of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair's 2009 Autumn Edition, and while the show feels a little more compact than this time last year, there's a clear indication that the Hong Kong and mainland China- based companies ...

Sound & Vision, The Manchester Show 2009

Andy Clough Thu, 15 Oct 2009, 7:00am

The weekend of the 17th and 18th of October will see the cream of the AV industry making its way to Manchester for the biggest consumer electronics show this year. The Renaissance Hotel, Blackfriars Street, Manchester city centre, will be the ...

HONG KONG: an electric motorbike that sounds like a galloping horse? Whatever NXT?

Andrew Everard Wed, 14 Oct 2009, 9:37am

Interesting discussions with the guys from NXT here at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair: it seems every time I meet with them they have some new and exciting developments of their various technologies, and this trip is no exception.There's ...

CEATEC Japan 2009: high wind in Makuhari, more robots and a video wrap-up of our show coverage

Andrew Everard Thu, 8 Oct 2009, 2:09pm

Bit of a strange day here at CEATEC Japan 2009, and indeed a bit of a scary one in Japan as a whole: Typhoon Melor, predicted to be the biggest the country had experienced for a decade, hit Japan just before dawn, bringing torrential rain and ...

CEATEC Japan 2009: Sharp eyes the eco-future, and finds new uses for the TV

Andrew Everard Thu, 8 Oct 2009, 11:10am

The Sharp focus here at CEATEC is on a greener world, and the main platform of its stand is a demonstration of a Solar DC Eco-House concept: a house with an independent power supply, virtually zero carbon dioxide emissions and of course lots of ...