The next big thing

The next big thing

Why curved phones make more sense than curved TVs

Joe Cox Mon, 11 Nov 2013, 6:39pm

It looks like OLED displays will literally shape the future of our technology products. And for now, the future looks curved.Curved OLED TVs came as something of a curveball when they emerged at CES 2013, with even people close to both LG and ...

Are we heading for an all-out tablet war?

Andy Clough Tue, 30 Oct 2012, 11:32am

iPad Mini from £269 (16GB)If anyone ever doubted that Apple had kicked off a revolution with the launch of the original iPad, this week has proved that the tablet market is coming of age.In the run-up to the critical pre-Christmas sales period, ...

Can the web take our hunger for streaming?

Joe Cox Fri, 30 Mar 2012, 6:17pm

Of all the facts and figures in this article on the rise of streaming and the death of discs, one is scarier than all the others. No, I’m not referring to all those stats – though they’re admittedly frightening – that track in gory detail the ...

Glasses-free 3D: sideshow or solution?

Andy Clough Fri, 30 Mar 2012, 11:00am

Can glasses-free 3D TV succeed where existing technologies have struggled? Indeed, will TVs able to deliver stereoscopic images without eyewear take off as viable consumer products, or are they destined to remain as attention-grabbing ...

JAPAN: Drive your home entertainment system from anywhere in the world with iRemocon

Andrew Everard Tue, 5 Jul 2011, 12:49pm

Products to turn your smartphone into controls for all sorts of things are all the go at the moment: not only can you turn it into a home remote with the likes of ThinkFlood's RedEye or Gear4's UnityRemote, it can also become a security device ...

New 4K2K monitor launched in Japan: gonna need a bigger wallet

Andrew Everard Mon, 20 Jun 2011, 10:27am

With the first receivers arriving with 4K2K upscaling, we're already getting questions about whether now's the time to buy a TV, or if it's worth holding off until 4K2K screens, able to deliver 4096x2160-pixel resolution, hit the shops. No, ...

Hands-on with WiFi2HiFi

Andrew Everard Sun, 20 Feb 2011, 6:21pm

There's no shortage of ways to get your music from Point A to Point B on a home network, from UPNP/DLNA server software and suitable clients to proprietary solutions such as Apple's AirPlay. I’ve had good results using Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil ...

Hands-on with Gear4's UnityRemote

Andrew Everard Fri, 14 Jan 2011, 4:36pm

A bit over a month back, we ran a news story about Gear4's UnityRemote, a £99 package designed to turn your Apple iThingy into a universal remote control handset.At first glance it looked similar to the ThinkFlood RedEye system I'd written about ...

Music around the house? Or wireless surround? The answer could be a Rocketfish…

Andrew Everard Fri, 3 Dec 2010, 9:52pm

Let's get the obvious out of the way right at the start: yes, it is a very silly name.Rocketfish is a house-brand of Best Buy, the massive US-based electrical/consumer electronics retailer with big blue stores all over the States – and in Canada, ...

A first look at Virgin Media's new Tivo-powered TV service

Andrew Everard Wed, 1 Dec 2010, 11:50am

Just announced this morning is Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo, which brings together live TV with catch-up, on-demand programming and web-based applications, all bundled with a 1TB personal video recorder able to store up to 500 hours of ...