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Samsung's 4K SUHD TVs promise superior color and brightness

Samsung is expanding the already acronym-heavy TV arena at CES 2015 with its new SUHD TVs. Although the electronics giant hasn't revealed exactly what, if anything, the "S" stands for, the new line of LCD TVs pack a proprietary, eco-friendly nano-crystal technology that Samsung claims improves the color gamut, contrast and brightness to provide image quality comparable to the much more expensive OLED sets. Read More

Miyo designed to give your laptop audio a studio quality bump

Though many mobile workstation users will "make do" with less-than-satisfying audio output from the notebook's built-in amplifier, high res audioholics will likely seek the help of an external DAC headphone amp. Where once you could expect to shell out quite a tidy sum for a quality sonic massager, there are now a good number of affordable devices on the market, from desktop bricks like the Sound Blaster X7 to pocket-friendly beasts like the DacMagic. The creators of Miyo are promising world-class, studio quality sound in a small, portable and affordable package and believe their DAC to be a cut above the rest.Read More

LG announces new 4K TV with layer of quantum dots to boost color

As can be expected from TV manufacturers across the board, LG has announced that it will unveil a new 4K UHD TV at CES 2015 in January. What makes this (as yet nameless) model interesting is the fact that it will make use of quantum dot technology. In short, that means brighter, more colorful viewing.Read More

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Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon entered the battle for the living room when it launched its Fire TV set-top box earlier this year. More recently it expanded its attack with the launch of the Fire TV Stick that competes with the Chromecast and the Roku Streaming Stick. Here's our hands-on look at how it performs and how it stacks up against the competitors.Read More

Buttkicker lets San Jose Sharks fans feel the game, from the bottom up

Watching a professional-league hockey game from front-row seats can be fairly intense, particularly when players crash into the boards right in front of you. Watching games on your TV at home isn't quite as exciting, although the San Jose Sharks, Comcast SportsNet California and The Guitammer Company want to change that. Using Guitammer's existing Buttkicker kit, they want to let home-viewing Sharks fans feel all the board hits through their couches. Read More

Mars levitating Bluetooth speaker promises better sound all round

With the Bluetooth speaker marketplace becoming increasingly crowded, designers are looking at their products from new angles to gain an edge over the competition. For Honk Kong-based startup Crazybaby, this included the speaker's underside, with the team developing a levitating Bluetooth speaker that floats above its charging station to project sound from every surface. Read More

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