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Smart home device shipments fell in 2022, but return to growth expected in 2023
Mon, 3rd Apr 2023
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Global smart home device shipments declined in 2022, with smart TVs experiencing the largest drop, according to IDC.
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Consumer electronics market to reach $17 billion by 2031
Thu, 13th Oct 2022
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Global consumer electronics market to reach $17 billion by 2031, driven by increasing disposable income and smartphone adoption in APAC.
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Hands-on review: Samsung QN90B QLED 4K Smart TV
Thu, 6th Oct 2022
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Samsung's flagship 4K TV for 2022, the QN90B, delivers superb performance and sets a high standard for competitors.
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Hands-on review: Panasonic 65' JZ980 OLED 4K Smart TV
Wed, 13th Apr 2022
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We got our hands on one of the most impressive Smart TV’s Panasonic has ever produced. Ever Kiwi household should take note.
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Samsung debuts new QLED technology in 2021 TV range launch
Thu, 15th Apr 2021
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At the centre of Samsung’s announcement is the unveiling of its new display technology for its flagship televisions: Neo QLED.
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Sony announces new Bravia range with cutting-edge processor
Tue, 12th Jan 2021
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Powered by the Cognitive Processor XR, the BRAVIA TV’s use a new processing method designed to replicate the ways humans see and hear.
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Samsung debuts the Neo QLED, an update to its flagship TV line
Mon, 11th Jan 2021
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Samsung has unveiled its 2021 TV lineup, featuring the new Neo QLED technology with enhanced picture quality and sustainability measures.
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Hands-on review: Samsung QLED 8K 950TS TV
Fri, 7th Aug 2020
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Samsung's new Q950TS TV provides an unparalleled home viewing experience, but with a hefty price tag of $15,000.
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Samsung launches new cutting-edge QLED TV range
Wed, 20th May 2020
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Samsung Electronics New Zealand has launched its 2020 QLED TV range, featuring AI upscaling and large-format panels over 75 inches.
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LG releases insane 88in 8K OLED TV
Mon, 30th Sep 2019
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It includes the LG Alpha 9 (α9) Gen 2 processor, Cinema HDR, and LG ThinQ AI with Google Assistant support built-in and Amazon Alexa on its way.
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Hands-on review: The impressive TCL C8 QUHD TV
Thu, 29th Aug 2019
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TCL's AI-equipped Series C TV dazzles NZ, promising to become a household hub with a $2499 price tag.
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Five ways smart TVs are at risk of cyber attacks
Wed, 14th Aug 2019
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Smart TVs at hacking risk, says expert; urges tighter security measures.
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Alexa to join the living room through LG TVs
Wed, 29th May 2019
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LG adds Alexa to 2019 AI TVs in Australia and NZ, enhancing the smart home experience with seamless voice control.
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Samsung first TV manufacturer to integrate Apple TV app
Wed, 15th May 2019
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It wouldn’t be unrealistic to think they only talk via lawyers regarding smartphone patent breaches, but Samsung has now made a big announcement.
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Freeview aims to transform how you watch TV
Fri, 8th Feb 2019
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The new Freeview recorder combines the entire suite of Freeview features with the added choice of apps and extra content available through Google Play.
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LG makes TVs smarter with new AI processors
Tue, 15th Jan 2019
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Latest TVs from LG use deep learning to enhance the video and audio output and introduces integration with Alexa.
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IDC - Smart speakers driving smart home device growth
Tue, 2nd Oct 2018
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Smart home device market set to surge by 31% in 2018, with smart speakers leading growth.
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New Zealand outpacing global smart TV adoption
Wed, 12th Sep 2018
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New Zealand is becoming a global leader in smart TV adoption, with a 44% adoption rate second only to South Korea, according to research firm IDC.
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IDC - Smart home device sales up with no sign of slowing
Tue, 3rd Apr 2018
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The new IDC smart home device tracker forecasts solid growth for connected devices in key smart home categories.
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The all-knowing Samsung TV can now tell you what song is playing on screen
Fri, 18th Aug 2017
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Samsung releases update for 2017 Smart TV platform to support Shazam, allowing users to identify songs playing on TV shows or films.
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FLocker malware targeting Android smart TVs
Tue, 21st Jun 2016
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FLocker is the latest a malicious ransomware agent that is targeting smart TVs running the Android operating system, Norton reports.
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LG's new slim range of 2016 4K UHD OLED TVs 'the perfect combination of technology'
Fri, 17th Jun 2016
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LG launches new range of 4K UHD OLED TVs in NZ, featuring Dolby Vision and slim designs. OLED and HDR technology improve picture quality.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Launch night of the Samsung 2016 SUHD TV range
Fri, 3rd Jun 2016
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Samsung recently announced the availability of their elegant new line-up of TVs at a celebratory event in Auckland - check out the pics here.
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Hands-on review: Sony Android Smart TV
Tue, 25th Aug 2015
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With competition escalating in an already tough market TV makers are striving to develop a compelling product that’ll give them a unique selling point.