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Panasonic TV lineup 2019: all the OLED and LCD televisions coming this year

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Want to know all the Panasonic TVs coming your way in 2019? Look no further, as TechRadar has your exhaustive, definitive, all-round perfect round-up of this year's Panasonic TVs – now that several OLED and LCD televisions have been announced for release in the coming months.

Panasonic unveiled its first 2019 TV at CES, the massive Las Vegas expo for all things consumer tech. Panasonic showed up with a new range of 4K Blu-ray players and audio gadgets, but in terms of televisions, the company is focusing attention on the GZ2000 – what Panasonic is calling 'the world's most cinematic TV' – an OLED TV with color tuning straight out of Hollywood.… Read the full article

Panasonic announces double the OLED TVs for 2019

By | February 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Panasonic has announced its full range of OLED televisions for 2019, and they don’t slack on third-party support.

After showing only a single television at the CES 2019 expo back in January, Panasonic used its own annual convention on February 18 to pull back the curtain on the other TVs it's releasing in 2019. Including these new sets, it's due to launch a total of four OLED displays – twice as many as it released last year.

Alongside the already-announced flagship GZ2000 OLED, viewers will have the chance to nab the GZ1500, GZ1000 and GZ950.… Read the full article

VR needs to be led by creatives, not hardware cycles

By | February 16th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Virtual reality is the technology of the moment. Since Oculus first appeared on the scene in 2012, the market has filled with VR headsets and visors on an immense – and perhaps unjustified – wave of hype.

Whether you’re looking to play VR video games, watch 360-degree documentaries, or just watch films really close up (for some reason), there are now a host of hardware options you can buy: the Oculus Go, HTC Vive, Samsung HMD Odyssey, and Google Daydream, to name but a few.… Read the full article

Nintendo Switch Online: price, NES games list, and online play

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Update: Nintendo Switch Online has added a further two NES games to its retro games emulator: Kirby's Adventure (1993) and Super Mario Bros 2 (1988). Check below for the full list of NES games available, and where we think the online service could be going next…

The Nintendo Switch Online service was a new move for Nintendo: a paid subscription service in the vein of Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus, which offers a host of online benefits for those who sign up to the service.… Read the full article

NHS will use smart speakers to identify at-risk patients

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The UK's National Health Service will leverage smart speaker technology to identify patients at risk of self-harm or suicide, according to a report published today (February 11).

Commissioned by the NHS, Dr Eric Topol's report pointed to the inevitable implementation of digital technologies in the health service, such as AI medical scanners and even forms of therapy hosted in virtual reality – and signalled the use of voice assistants to enhance the amount of patient support available.

The report also clarified that London hospices were already laying the groundwork for AI-based patient support.… Read the full article

Switch multiplayer games are up to 70% off right now

By | February 7th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Europeans, rejoice! Nintendo Europe has seen fit to slash prices on Nintendo Switch party games.

If you head to the Nintendo eShop on your Switch console, you'll find discounts on a number of co-op and competitive titles like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Diablo III, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Pocket Rumble, Super Meat Boy, Windjammers, or FIFA 19 – with some titles like Crypt of the NecroDancer seeing as much as 80% off their initial retail prices. 

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New Alexa audiobooks let you choose your own adventure

By | February 7th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Owners of Amazon Alexa devices now have a new skill to try out: Choose Your Own Adventure audiobooks.

Choose Your Own Adventure was a wildly successful genre in children's books, starting in the 1970s. Instead of reading a linear narrative, readers would be prompted to make key decisions throughout the book and jump to respective pages to see what endings their choices led to.

Now, publisher Chooseco has adapted two of its Choose Your Own Adventure stories – The Abominable Snowman and Journey Under the Sea, both by R.A.… Read the full article

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WhatsApp adds biometric ID for more secure messaging

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

WhatsApp users just got a little safer, with a new privacy option that requires biometric identification to log into the app.

The feature is currently only on the iOS app, and adds a new feature to the Privacy menu in users' settings. You can now select either 'Require Face ID' or 'Require Touch ID' to turn on facial recognition or fingerprint scanning, meaning you'll be asked for biometric authentication each time you try logging into the WhatsApp iOS app.

Not all smartphones or tablets will support the feature either.… Read the full article

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Sony is lining up more 4K HDR TVs for 2019

By | February 1st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

January blues are officially over. Sony is ploughing ahead with its range of 4K HDR Smart TVs, after announcing a number of new televisions on February 1. 

The new list consists of the XG83 (43", 49"), the XG81 (43”, 49”, 55”, 65”), the XG80 (43”, 49”, 55”, 65”, 75”), and the XG70 (43”, 49”, 55”, 65”). While the XG81 appears to be a new model entirely, the other three are all upgrades to models seen last year: the XF83, XF80, and UK-exclusive XF70.… Read the full article

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Criterion’s streaming service for film buffs is relaunching in April

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Who needs new content? Criterion, the online streaming service for classic films, is relaunching in the US and Canada on April 8.

Criterion offers a curated library of over 1,000 classic movies – including the works of Hitchcock, Bergman, and Jean-Luc Gogard, among many others – for $10.99 a month, or $100 for the year.

The select few of you with a Charter Pay TV subscription, however, will still be able to view one free movie each week offered through the Criterion platform.… Read the full article

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