Dabby TV streaming box may have cracked the voice control problem

Voice control was meant to save us from the TV remote, but even with heavy-hitters like Amazon and Apple in the living room, we’re still not quite there yet. That’s a problem startup Dabkick believes it can fix, with its Dabby streaming entertainment system. Pairing a flexible dedicated tablet with an unexpectedly capable AI-powered search, it promises voice access to … Continue reading

Samsung’s striking The Serif 2019 TV finally goes on sale

Samsung’s 2019 version of its The Serif TV has finally arrived on shelves, offering a combination of the company’s latest QLED display tech and a stylish design. Announced late last year, the updated The Serif revamps the original model launched all the way back in 2016. It’s the handiwork of Samsung and designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, a simple frame … Continue reading

Amazon unveils its first 4K Fire TV Edition smart TV with Dolby Vision

Amazon has announced the first Fire TV Edition smart TV that features Dolby Vision HDR, offering consumers what Amazon calls ‘ultra-vivid’ image quality. As with existing Fire TV Edition smart TVs, the new 4K model offers the Fire TV experience without the need for a separate stick or box, as well as integration with over-the-air television. The Amazon Fire TV … Continue reading

Plynth scans album art to kick off Spotify playback

Plynth's camera scans the album cover, searches for a match and then plays the music via ...

There are occasions when you might want to listen to some music but can't be bothered – or are not able – to power up the turntable and break out the vinyl. Product developer Jono Matusky wanted a way to play his albums while working in his studio, without needing to keep popping into another room to change sides or set up multi-room streaming. The Plynth is the result.

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ROLI LUMI is a modular light-up keyboard for learners and pros

ROLI’s flexible modular musical instruments are great if you’re a musician that loves tinkering, but now there’s an option if you’re trying to learn, too. ROLI LUMI combines a portable keyboard with illuminated keys and a companion app, with the lights guiding new players through which key to hit from a database of songs. Light-up keyboards aren’t new, of course, … Continue reading

ROLI LUMI is a modular light-up keyboard for learners and pros

ROLI’s flexible modular musical instruments are great if you’re a musician that loves tinkering, but now there’s an option if you’re trying to learn, too. ROLI LUMI combines a portable keyboard with illuminated keys and a companion app, with the lights guiding new players through which key to hit from a database of songs. Light-up keyboards aren’t new, of course, … Continue reading

Comcast’s eye tracking remote makes cable TV more accessible

Comcast today announced the roll out of new eye control remote that makes it easier for those with disabilities to change channels or set recordings using only their eye movement. Dubbed simply Xfinity X1 eye control, the system seems pretty straightforward, as it work with existing eye gaze systems and only requires pairing with your Xfinity account and set top … Continue reading

Samsung goes big and goes home with massive 292-inch The Wall Luxury TV

Samsung's The Wall Luxury Micro LED TV will be available in sizes up to 292 inches ...

Since 2018, Samsung has been grabbing eyeballs at various conferences around the world with its massive modular display dubbed The Wall. Starting out with a 146-inch model at CES last year, Samsung upped its game at CES this year with a 219-inch version before outdoing itself just a month later at Integrated Systems Europe with a 292-inch behemoth. Now you'll be able put one of those 292-in monsters in your living room, providing you've got a wall big enough to accommodate it.

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