The weird, fleshy Stem Projector is perfect for Cronenberg movie fans

Having ditched controversy magnet and former collaborator Kanye West, which it worked with on the bizarre-yet-loved Stem Player, Kano Computing has returned with an all-new, out-there device which this time allows you to remix video rather than music. Kano first came to prominence with its neat education-focused products, which included a build-it-yourself laptop that was designed to be put together by kids, and this DIY digital camera. The company went on to make headlines with its team-up with hip-hop star and occasional US Presidential candidate West for its Stem Player – a puck-shaped…

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Mini LED vs OLED: which TV technology is better?

Mini LED is the next big thing in TV technology. But how does it compare to the current king of premium TV sets, OLED?  Mini LED is the culmination of decades of development and advances, and the ultimate evolution in LCD display technology. Many of the major TV brands, including Hisense, LG, Samsung, Sony and TCL, are bringing out Mini LED TVs in 2022.  Confusingly, most have different names for their Mini LED ranges. For example, Samsung’s version is called Neo QLED, whereas LG labels its Mini LED TVs as…

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Samsung QN85A vs Q80A: QLED TVs that couldn’t be more different

If you’re after a new Samsung TV this year, there are plenty of options to choose from. That’s par for the course for Samsung, which, as the world’s biggest TV maker, has a wide variety of screens from low-spec 4K displays to dazzling 8K behemoths. But if you’re opting for a 4K QLED TV, there’s a chance you may not get what you’re after. The Samsung QN85A and Q80A QLED TVs are similar in name, but very distinct in their specification – and you’ll want to make sure you’re not…

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Ultra HD vs QLED TV: what’s the difference?

Should you buy a QLED TV or an Ultra HD TV? If you’re in the mood for buying a new television, you’ve likely come across both of these terms. What do they mean? Do you need them? Is it possible to get both? To start, most QLED TVs available today are 4K TVs. In fact, all QLED TVs on sale have a minimum 4K resolution, so, in practice, you can’t have the former without the latter. That said, it is possible to get a 4K Ultra HD TV without QLED…

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Google’s new Chromecast is ultra-cheap but cuts out support for 4K resolution

The rumors are true: Google launched a new, more affordable rendition of its Chromecast devices but it comes at the cost of a few features found in older models. Dubbed the Chromecast with Google TV (HD), inklings of this new device cropped up recently with some reports speculating the company is expanding support of hardware to non-4K TVs. And sure enough, that’s what’s happening. This new HD Chromecast is essentially a toned-down version of the 2020 model which supports 4K HDR streaming and several Dolby video formats.   On the…

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Samsung and Roku TV owners can now get free Apple TV Plus for three months

Proud Samsung smart TV and Roku device owners have an extra reason to feel chuffed, with the news that Apple is offering device owners three months of free access to Apple TV Plus.   A subscription to the iPhone maker’s streaming service normally costs $4.99 / £4.99 / AU$7.99 per month but from now through to November 28, Samsung Smart TV and Roku device owners can sign up for three months of free viewing. The offer for Samsung TVs is limited to 2018-2022 models, while Roku owners will need a recent…

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Latest AirPods Pro 2 rumors are all about that case

It’s no secret that the anticipated AirPods Pro 2 Bluetooth earbuds will look almost exactly like the current version, but, according to a new leak, the same might not be said for the charging case. Not only will it get relatively subtle design updates, but some impressive new audio features. According to 52Audio, which appears to be outlining a multitude of details from what might be Apple’s own internal, leaked documents, the AirPods Pro 2 will offer all the features of the current model, but add, as expected, more health-related…

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Philips’ new projector looks like one I’d actually want in my living room

Ultra short throw (UST) projectors are the way to go if you want a big image without taking up much room space, and you prefer not to buy a huge OLED or LCD TV. Philips has ventured into the UST arena before with its Screeneo U3 model, but the company’s new Screeneo U4 appears to strike a much better balance between budget and big picture concerns. Available exclusively for pre-order on  Indiegogo at the affordable introductory price of €599 / $620, the Screeneo U4, which ships in August, is priced…

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Apple TV 4K and HomePod owners should do this update right now

Great news, Apple TV 4K and HomePod owners: just days after rolling out an emergency patch for gaping security hole in Apple Macs and Watches and barely a week since the company unveiled tvOS 15.5 to us all, Tim Cook’s behemoth has yet further updates available for HomePod, HomePod mini and Apple TV 4K users. The company has now launched tvOS 15.5.1 – a minor update, but it addresses key issues that some Apple TV and HomePod users have noted since the release of tvOS 15.5. Crucially, Apple says tvOS 15.5.1 for…

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LG’s UST projector beams bright 120-inch images from 7 inches away

LG is getting ready to launch an addition to its family of 4K Laser TV ultra-short throw projectors. The forthcoming HU915QE is the company’s brightest offering yet, spec’d to produce a 120-inch image with 3,700 ANSI Lumens when placed 7.2 inches from a wall-mounted screen and a 90-inch image from 2.2 inches away. The projector’s prodigious light output makes it a compelling alternative to ultra-large 4K OLED and LED TVs, most of which top out at 88 inches before vaulting up to an astronomical price tier. The three-channel laser engine…

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