You may already have Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor

By Nick Pino Last week’s unveiling of Google Home, a smart device that embeds an artificial intelligence inside of a speaker, has left many wondering when Apple will announce an Amazon Echo clone of its own. Well, if one source close to VentureBeat is right, that device is already in the homes of hundreds of thousands of people already. “They want Apple TV to be just the hub of everything,”…

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Polaroid – yes, that Polaroid – is making a 4K smart TV

By Nick Pino Polaroid is getting into the smart TV market with a brand-new series of 4K Ultra HD TVs that will start – believe it or not – at only $499. Seriously. As incredulous as that sounds, it’s all thanks to a partnership with Google that was announced last week at Google’s I/O Developer Conference. The fruit of the pair’s partnership is that the new Polaroid 4K connected TV…

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Samsung new dongle turns its Super Ultra-HD TVs into the center of your smart home

By Kevin Lee and Nick Pino Samsung has been one of the biggest proponents of smart TVs and now it has introduced a new dongle, called extend that transforms them into the center of your home. The new dongle essentially ties the Smart Hub built into Samsung television set together with its smart things. Samsung announced the dongle will work with all Samsung 7-, 8- and 9-series smart TVs, allowing…

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Sky invests heavily in Asian Netflix competitor

By Patrick Goss European television giant Sky has invested $45 million in iflix, an Asian competitor to the streaming services like Amazon Prime Instant Video and market giant Netflix. Sky has long identified Netflix as a disruptor to its business, and the company’s investment in a burgeoning service that offers a huge package of shows and films to the Asian markets is an interesting one. The service currently runs across…

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Updated: The best movies on Netflix right now

By Stephen Lambrechts Best movies on Netflix If you’re new to Netflix and want to find the best movies to watch, or you’re tired of browsing the app for 30 minutes before finding something to watch, you’ve come to the right place. With thousands of movies at your disposal, it’s easy to get stuck in binge-watching mode, but finding the honest-to-goodness best films can be a bit of hassle. In…

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Freeview’s new app will put all your catch-up services in one place

By Stephen Lambrechts The TV catch-up experience is about to get much more streamlined, with the announcement of a new FreeviewPlus mobile app which will place all of Australia’s free-to-air catch-up services in one easy-to-reach place. The FreeviewPlus app is part of a new program of innovation and products from Freeview which promises an as-yet-undetermined range of new features and functionality, which will be revealed at a later date. Every…

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Online content earns a little respect from Hollywood

By Farrha Khan The next Emmy awards could see your favorite stars from YouTube Red, Maker Studios or Adult Swim take home an Emmy later this year, with new changes to the short-form category that make room for digital content. That isn’t to say the Emmys have snubbed internet content in the past, as it has included long-form series contenders from providers like Netflix, Hulu or Amazon. However, there were…

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Planet Earth II is coming to us in 4K – and with drones

By Hugh Langley Planet Earth was the most expensive show the BBC had ever commissioned when it aired in 2006, which is probably part of the reason we’ve had to wait ten years for a new series. But it’s finally happening. The BBC has confirmed that Planet Earth II will air later this year, and will be coming to us in glorious UHD 4K-o-vision. It will also be making use…

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UPDATED: The best superhero films of all time

By Stephen Lambrechts The best superhero films of all time UPDATE: Deadpool has made it onto our list of the best superhero films of all time – read on to find out more! Here at techradar, we love our superhero movies. When you look over the evolution of the superhero genre, from the first major Hollywood superhero film, Superman, to the multiplex-dominating films of today like Avengers: Age of Ultron…

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