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Live from the ISE show in Amsterdam

By Dominic Dawes | Wed, 1 Feb 2012, 3:17pm

So, here we are – 'we' being myself and features editor Simon Lucas –  at the ISE show in Amsterdam.The great and the good of custom installation have been coming here for many years to show off their latest tech, do deals and generally sing ...

Interview with Sonos founder and CEO John MacFarlane

By Dominic Dawes | Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 3:03pm

Regular readers will have seen us announce the news of the new Sonos Play 3, the aggressively priced new addition to the company’s range of ‘wireless hi-fi’ products.And in the September issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, on sale today, our ...

CHINA: Behind the scenes at IAG

By Dominic Dawes | Thu, 19 May 2011, 2:09pm

Folk are often heard to proclaim that, with huge increases in international travel and telecommunications, it’s a ‘small world’ – and getting smaller. But if there’s one thing that can convince you of the hugeness and human diversity of life on ...

Samsung's 2011 TV range revealed in all its glory

By Dominic Dawes | Wed, 23 Feb 2011, 6:03pm

 I’ve just returned from Budapest, where I attended the Samsung Forum, the big European launch event for the company’s 2011 products. Now, touchy-tiddly-tablets notwithstanding, I’ve a feeling that what you are all waiting for is a complete ...

IFA 2010: Sony's 3D world just got bigger

By Dominic Dawes | Fri, 3 Sep 2010, 6:01am

Yesterday’s Sony press conference was so full of enthusiasm for all things 3D, you’d be forgiven for thinking the third dimension had just been invented. On the upside, it did mean the announcement of some tantalising new products, as well as ...

Welcome to the magazine's 2010 redesign

By Dominic Dawes | Fri, 20 Aug 2010, 3:39pm

Wow – it’s been quite a journey from the moment, several months ago, when I sat down with our art director Paul Mitchell, and we asked ourselves ‘how can we make this magazine better?’Today, if you’re a subscriber, you get to see the answer – if ...

A day spent at Arcam

By Dominic Dawes | Tue, 8 Jun 2010, 11:44am

It was a sunny day in Cambridgeshire, and I was on my way to visiting British hi-fi stalwart Arcam. The company had invited me to its lair, to see its research and UK manufacturing in action, as well as fill me in on the new raft of products with ...

Philips 2010 product round-up

By Dominic Dawes | Wed, 24 Feb 2010, 2:08pm

There were oodles of new products at the Philips 2010 launch in Barcelona: the TVs were the main event, especially as the company has decided to  make its new 8000 and flagship 9000 Series TVs ‘3D-ready’. This means they are compatible with ...

Sky 3D TV: is it any good?

By Dominic Dawes | Tue, 2 Feb 2010, 10:00am

I was at the Emirates yesterday as a guest of Sky, and watched the first half in 3D with the rest of the assembled tech media throng. Interestingly, some of the journalists there hadn't seen any kind of 3D demo before, and were pretty excited ...

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

By 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 ...