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Philips Elevation Ambilight+Hue TV eyes-on

Philips Elevation Ambilight+Hue TV eyes-on

Given Philips' addiction to LED lighting on both its Ambilight TVs and its hue wireless lightbulbs, it's a surprise it took the company so long to cook up the Ambilight+hue system in the new Elevation TV. Announced back in July, the 60-inch Elevation builds on the existing Ambilight system by hooking in the rest of your living room smart lighting, matching all of the lamps to what's happening on-screen.

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Sony: Our 56-inch 4k OLED TV is biggest & brightest (we just can’t make it)

Sony: Our 56-inch 4k OLED TV is biggest & brightest (we just can’t make it)

Sony is showing off a new prototype 4k Ultra HD OLED TV at IFA 2013, and the company isn't short on hyperbole about the new set. The 56-inch panel is both brighter and more colorful than either of the OLED TVs on sale from Samsung and LG, Sony told us, as well as being bigger, at least by an inch. However, there's a hitch: right now, Sony isn't producing it, and it isn't quite sure whether it could.

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Google: Chromecast local streaming is coming (but you can’t have it yet)

Google: Chromecast local streaming is coming (but you can’t have it yet)

Google has responded to claims that it purposefully broke local streaming on the Chromecast dongle, hinting that the unofficial functionality was an accidental casualty as it works toward an official developer SDK. Concerns that Google was locking down the Chromecast streamer came after coder Koushik Dutta found his AllCast streaming service for the dongle was broken following a recent automatic update; however, a Google spokesperson told The Verge, in actual fact it's simply too early to give developers free-reign over the low-cost accessory.

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Pure Jongo T6 and T2 expand Sonos-rival range

Pure Jongo T6 and T2 expand Sonos-rival range

Streaming speaker company Pure has revealed the latest models in its assault on Sonos, with the Jongo T2 and Jongo T6 arriving ahead of the renamed Pure Connect Spotify rival due to hit the US in September. Slotting in as Pure's cheapest all-in-one streaming speaker, the $149 Jongo T2 has 3-inch drivers and a 20W Class D amp, while the $349 Jongo T6 sits at the top of the range with 100W split between two 5.25-inch drivers.

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Pandora 40hr mobile limit ends Sept 1st ahead of iTunes Radio debut

Pandora 40hr mobile limit ends Sept 1st ahead of iTunes Radio debut

Pandora will ditch its 40 hour limit on mobile streaming, the internet radio company has announced, raising its game ahead of Apple's iTunes Radio launch later this year. The decision, which was announced as part of Pandora's latest quarterly financial results, is possible thanks to the "rapid progress of its mobile advertising" the company says, which will offset royalty costs.

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