24i supports Philips Hue-owner Signify with new app

Video streaming technology outfit 24i has revealed it has supported Signify, the owner of the Philips Hue brand, with the creation of its new Philips Hue Sync TV App, which launched at CES 2023.  The Philips Hue Sync TV App synchronizes the colour of the lighting in a consumer’s room with the content they are […]

Roku hits 70 million active account globally, streaming hours also up

Having just announced it is to make its own smart TVs, streaming platform Roku has revealed that it now has 70 million active accounts globally. This figure represents a 4.6 million increase on the figure cited during its Q3 2022 financial results in November. Roku also released some details on its streaming hours, which hit […]

CES 2022 cut down by a day as Omicron spreads across US

The 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will close a day early, the event organisers have confirmed. The event, which takes place as the Omicron Covid-19 variant spreads across the US, has been significantly impacted by major exhibitor withdrawals. More than 150 companies – ranging from tech giants Google and Microsoft to automakers like Volvo and […]

Covid-19 vaccination required for CES 2022 entry, CTA confirms

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced that attendance to the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination. The event, which has not taken place since 2020, will be staged as per usual in Las Vegas on January 5-8 2022. The CTA said that it will run a digital event in […]

Broadband TV moves into original games, mobile apps

RTL-owned multi-channel network Broadband TV has launched a new business division that will build original games and mobile apps. BBTV Interactive will create multi-platform games and apps to connect digital talent with their fans, in a move that is designed to expand revenue streams and was announced at CES in Las Vegas. “We’re placing an […]

Lenovo launches first standalone Daydream VR headset

Lenovo has unveiled the first standalone virtual reality (VR) headset to run on Google’s Daydream VR platform at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream is an all-in-one headset that does not need to be tethered to wires, PCs or phones. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 […]

CES: Samsung unveils 146-inch TV called ‘The Wall’

Samsung has unveiled a 146-inch modular MicroLED TV, dubbed ‘The Wall’ at its annual first look event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Samsung said The Wall is a self-emitting TV with micrometer (µm) scale LEDs – which are much smaller than current LEDs and serve as their own source of light. […]

LG unveils 88-inch 8K TV ahead of CES

LG has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED display as the company affirmed its commitment to the high-end TV market. LG will showcase the 8K display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week and said that the 8K panel offers higher resolution without compromising brightness. The OLED […]

VR Industry Forum to publish guidelines at CES

The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) is due to make its first set of VR Industry Guidelines generally available at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. It will outline its 2018 roadmap during a two-hour masterclass at the trade show and showcase VR demonstrations from Fraunhofer and Qualcomm. Featured speakers at the CES event […]

Disney refutes streaming set-top deal rumours

Disney has refuted rumours that it officially licensed a German company’s TV streaming box. This follows reports from the Las Vegas CES show that Snakebyte’s new streaming set top box will carry Disney branding. The TV box, which is a rough prototype costing US$99, allows consumers to play pre-recorded media, connect external storage sources and listen to music. Reports […]

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