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The Google Pixel 4 isn’t real yet, but it already supports Netflix HDR

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

Netflix has just added another crop of phones to its list of HDR-supported devices – i.e. phones and tablets that can stream shows and movies in HDR10.

Phones getting brighter, more colorful video support include the Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Sony Xperia 1 and LG G6. Oh, and the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL … which is weird because neither had been officially announced by Google until hours after Netflix's news (the tech giant did send out invites shortly thereafter).… Read the full article

Google Nest Hub Max vs Amazon Echo Show: which smart display is better?

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

In the on-going war between Amazon and Google to win your smart home, the companies have released a number of products to keep you connected, entertained and now, keep you safe as well. 

If you want all of the above in a single device, however, your best bets are the latest Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) and the Google Nest Hub Max, both of which have a built-in camera that allow you to keep tabs on your home while you’re away through their respective apps and a number of compatible streaming services.… Read the full article

LG’s new 140-inch 4K laser projector is actually cheaper than its OLED TVs

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

For folks who want the biggest screen for the least amount of money, HD projectors have always offered a cost-effective solution – they offer a lot of screen real estate for not a lot of money. 

Unfortunately the same hasn’t been true for 4K projectors that, until very recently, have cost significantly more than their television counterparts. 

But LG could change that with its new 4K HDR projector that will retail for less than the cost of its 65-inch OLED TV. 

The new projector – the LG HU70LA – promises a picture up to 140 inches plus HDR support, WebOS 4.5, and TruMotion, LG’s motion control technology, all for $1,799 (around £1,440, AU$2,600). 

To put that number in perspective, LG’s new 65-inch C9 OLED costs $2,499 (£2,799, AU$5,589), which means the HU70LA will offer 75-inches more screen for around $700 less.… Read the full article

Dolby Atmos comes to iPhone 11: here’s why that’s good and bad

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

If you haven’t heard the news yet, there’s a brand-new iPhone coming this year that will sport dual cameras with an ultra-wide lens, a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and, for audio fans, spatial audio support through Dolby Atmos

For some, this will be their first introduction to the world beyond traditional surround sound where there’s very few limits on the number of channels and every sound becomes mapped to a location in space (hence the name spatial audio).

For others, especially folks who follow the TV tech space, however, neither spatial audio or Dolby Atmos are new.… Read the full article

This app helped me get front-row sound from the back of a festival

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

For years, musicians Mike Einziger and Ann Marie Calhoun wanted to provide music fans a better sound experience when they were on tour. Sure, fans who got front-row seats had a great experience, but what about the fans who sat behind the speakers or those sitting in the back? Most of the time all those folks can hear is the people around them.

It was a problem that plagued Calhoun and Einziger when they were on tour with Hans Zimmer, and one that didn’t seem to have a good universal solution that could work in every venue around the world.… Read the full article

TCL has not one, but two new ridiculous 8K TVs at IFA this year

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In an overcrowded category like high-end TVs, some companies will do anything to stand out. Case in point: TCL’s new X-Series TV that has an 8K resolution, uses AI learning, has a retractable camera and supports augmented reality content. 

Oh, and it has a ‘duo-display design’ that ‘allows viewers to enjoy a mini-screen independently’. Let that all just sink in for a minute. 

Done? OK if the X-Series sounds a little too over-the-top for you, TCL also announced another TV today that seems a bit more pragmatic.… Read the full article

Warner Bros. films and TV shows will be streamable on Plex for free

By | August 29th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Plex may have built its reputation on DIY streaming software, but now it's taking another big step in the direction of being a traditional media streaming service: the company just announced a new deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution that will bring AVOD shows and movies to all of its users.

According to Plex, the shows and movies will be available for free (with ads) and won’t require you to be a premium Plex Pass holder to watch it. The shows will appear inside the Plex app – likely in a different place than the rest of your content – and will likely be joined by content from other studios in the future.… Read the full article

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New Rise of Skywalker trailer, Marvel TV shows headline Disney’s D23 expo

By | August 26th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The Disney D23 Expo has become a font of information for breaking Disney news, and this year’s event – which took place over the weekend – was no different. 

In fact, D23 2019 might’ve been one of the biggest ever in the company’s history as it brought us new trailers for Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian and tons of Marvel shows, plus new details on Disney Plus, the company’s streaming service that launches on November 12.… Read the full article

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The Morning Show trailer, cast, release date and where to stream

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

When Apple announced its plans for a new streaming service called Apple TV Plus, The Morning Show was one of the first titles it announced. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon it promises to be one of the biggest draws of the new service and, now that we have the first teaser trailers available on YouTube, the hype has never been higher.

So what, exactly, can we expect from the new drama? We know Apple has already ordered two seasons of the show and will draw – at least partially – from Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.… Read the full article

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Disney will bundle Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ together for the same price as Netflix

By | August 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Disney CEO Bob Iger announced a new bundle offer that will include the company’s three main streaming services – ESPN+, Hulu and the upcoming Disney+ – all for the same price as a standard Netflix subscription ($12.99 per month in the US).

Iger made the announcement during a call with investors today, and was picked up quickly by The Verge.

The bundle, which is only available in the US, will almost certainly put pressure on Netflix and Amazon who have similarly priced services – and could be a key strategy in getting folks to ditch those services for ones offered by Disney.… Read the full article

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