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Skyworth launches an ‘AI TV’ and we’re not convinced

Today Chinese TV maker Skyworth announced it’s launching a new range of Android TV-powered televisions in South Africa that it says include AI.

Samsung’s 8K QLED TVs have come from the future to show us what it looks like, today

Samsung’s smart TVs have been awfully smart for an awfully long time, but now it’s time for something new and different: Samsung’s 8K QLED TVs.

This is the worst timeline: Samsung’s got a vertical TV, called the Sero, on the way

Okay, okay, we're totally having a go at Samsung here. The Korean company has a new TV on the way, called the Sero. It's not quite as apocalyptic as we're making out, either. It's just got one little feature that, honestly, makes it stand out. Or up.

LG’s Signature OLED R rollable TV will go on sale to the masses this year

In addition to trotting out a couple of monster 8K TVs, LG has also revealed their Signature OLED R at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This is the company’s rollable TV and one of Stuff‘s highlights of CES 2018, where the prototype was first shown off. Now, LG Display is bringing the finished product to market. And they’ve given it a few improvements to boot. L...[Read More]

LG and Sony show off 8K TVs at CES 2019

If you haven’t jumped onto the 4K bandwagon, your time might be running short. LG and Sony have taken some time at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to show off their spiffiest 8K TV sets. But, in contrast to the fact that that many pixels on a smaller screen is kinda pointless, all of these super-high res TVs are also pretty super-sized. As will be, we expect, their prices w...[Read More]

Facebook has its sights on a camera-equipped TV and in-home augmented reality tech

Facebook might have more than just serving ads to WhatsApp users and launching video-calling systems on their minds. The social network is reportedly working on a couple of unannounced projects — one of which may be a camera setup designed to be connected to a TV screen. The point? To turn it into a gigantic Portal, obviously, but we reckon there are a few other applications for it as well. ...[Read More]

DStv Now now available on Apple TV devices

In addition to being available on Samsung smart TVs and Android TV boxes, DStv Now can now be streamed in HD on Apple TV boxes. The app is only available on 4th generation (and newer) Apple TV devices, and if you’re still stuck with your 3rd gen box, don’t fret. Apple South Africa is playing the nice guy, because you can trade in your old box and receive R500 back. Then you’ve got a new TV box wit...[Read More]

Seven shows you can only catch first on Showmax

Some TV shows are available everywhere. You know the ones – they don’t have to advertise them because you can’t throw a rock without hitting the latest episode. But then there are others which are a little more… exclusive. If you want Naruto or JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, you head to Crunchyroll. If you want Stranger Things or Orange is the New Black, you head to Netflix. And if you want HBO and con...[Read More]

Samsung’s 2018 QLED displays go on sale today, starting at R22k

Samsung has unveiled its 2018 range of QLED TVs at an event in Johannesburg today. The company will be bringing nine models into South Africa, divided into 7,8, and 9 Series. Screen sizes start at 55in, but the company says its expecting the 65in models to be the best performers. Pricing starts form R22,000 for the entry-level 55in, and climbs to well over R100,000 for the gigantic 82in models. Wa...[Read More]

Netflix’s new satirical advert pokes fun at archaic installations

By now, we all know that there’s tension between the local paid-TV broadcaster (DStv parent Multichoice) and the international video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, Netflix. There’s no love lost, and Netflix has just released a very South African-flavoured ad that takes a not-so-gentle dig at its satellite-focused competitor. Netflix published a video on Twitter this week that pokes fun a...[Read More]

Apple rumoured to be working on a bundled service of video, music and magazines

Apple has been a busy little corporation, and is rumoured to be plotting sneaky acquisitions and service bundle schemes behind the scenes. The planned streaming service could bundle streaming video with a subscription to magazines, Apple Music, and iCloud storage. According to multiple sources, Apple wants to create a single subscription offering that would encompass its original TV shows, music s...[Read More]

Screen therapy: the best TVs of CES 2018

We may not have qualified this time around but a whole lot of football teams are going to be kicking balls in the 2018 World Cup this year and that means only one thing in the world of tech: loads of people are about to get a new TV. So CES 2018 has delivered in a big way with a slew of 4K, HDR sets from the likes of Sony, LG, Samsung and plenty of others. As anyone who’s got themselves a bargain ...[Read More]

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