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Samsung’s new Smart Hub, Control remote is all about unity

Samsung’s new Smart Hub, Control remote is all about unity

A tech savvy homeowner would probably 2 to 3 sources of video content attached to their smart TVs. Plus one more if she or he happens to be a gamer as well. Surfing between these different sources and controlling these different devices can be an exercise not only in patience but also in memory and finger calisthenics. But we live in a modern world where the problem of too many devices can be solved by yet another device or app. Which is why Samsung is coming to the rescue with the new Smart Hub interface and Smart Control remote for its smart TVs to have one platform, or device, to rule them all.

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Vinli Home Connect bridges smart homes and smart cars

Vinli Home Connect bridges smart homes and smart cars

Our homes are getting smarter and so are our cars. But more often than not, they aren't getting smarter at the same time. At least not enough to talk with each other. Like the problem with the Internet of Things in general, smart devices and vehicles are like isolated island paradises that offer their own luxury often without awareness of or cooperation with others. Vinli is trying to build bridges but with a different twist. Instead of just orchestrating IoT devices inside the house, it actually connects those with your very own smart car, opening up new ways to automate your life.

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Lenovo ushers in CES 2016 with a dozen new devices

Lenovo ushers in CES 2016 with a dozen new devices

Lenovo is getting CES 2016 off to quite a start, taking the wraps off a dozen new devices, most of which are laptops and hybrids. Tossed in among the new PCs is a charging station, though, and a mobile projector, as well as another ThinkVision display described as a “pro monitor.” Lenovo will be rolling out the devices in future months, and ahead of the launch has given us all the details.

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Lenovo’s X1 PC line scores new Thinkpads and more

Lenovo’s X1 PC line scores new Thinkpads and more

Lenovo’s popular X1 product lineup is getting a big expansion in coming weeks, not the least of which is the addition of yet another ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Joining the new Carbon model will be a more flexible alternative, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. For those who prefer more portability, the line is also getting the X1 Tablet, and it is catering to more traditional needs with the ThinkCentre X1 all-in-one desktop and the ThinkVision X1 monitor.

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Lenovo X1 gear collection brings earbuds, dock, BT mouse

Lenovo X1 gear collection brings earbuds, dock, BT mouse

As revealed today, Lenovo has added a slew of new laptops and other PCs to its X1 lineup, and joining them are some similarly-designed accessories to make the business life a little easier. Included among the accessories is a wireless mouse and a pair of earbuds, as well as a WiGig Dock and a 65 watt micro adapter for Lenovo's X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga machines. They’ll all arrive this month except the adapter, which launches in April.

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LG Display brings rollable OLED newspaper to CES 2016

LG Display brings rollable OLED newspaper to CES 2016

LG Display said it was pumping $8.7bn into OLED development, and some of the early fruits of that investment at showing up at CES this week. The company might not have a wide range of products commercially available with the prototype and proof-of-concept screens, but it is looking across more than just living rooms and smartphones for where the panels will be used.

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Samsung squeezes Dolby Atmos into slim CES soundbar

Samsung squeezes Dolby Atmos into slim CES soundbar

Samsung has baked Dolby Atmos into its latest soundbar, kicking off CES 2016 with a fresh batch of music and movie focused audio tech. The HW-K950 Soundbar is Samsung's first model to include the Dolby "overhead surround" system, not to mention the first soundbar on the market to include a set of Atmos-compatible wireless rear speakers.

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Livestream Movi takes Periscope-style streaming pro

Livestream Movi takes Periscope-style streaming pro

Livestream wants to max out live-streaming, with the Movi connected camera promising a palm-sized virtual studio for the Periscope set. Streaming in HD over a WiFi or LTE connection - the latter courtesy of a paired iPhone or iPad - the battery-powered Movi can do more than your average smartphone running Periscope, Meerkat, or Facebook Live Video.

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LG starts CES 2016 big with 98-inch 8K TV and more

LG starts CES 2016 big with 98-inch 8K TV and more

Picked up a 4K television yet? If not, you're now even further behind the curve, with LG bringing a 98-inch 8K TV to CES this year. Billed by the company has its first production-ready 98-inch 8K SUPER UHD TV, the unnamed set isn't actually scheduled to hit stores until the second half of this year - presumably to give you time to save up - but there are plenty of Ultra HD models to tide you over.

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BoomStick Review: $99 headphone upgrade

BoomStick Review: $99 headphone upgrade

For a while, it seemed like the bitrate war might prove some sort of salvation for audio quality. Turns out, though, that the average listener can't actually hear much difference beyond a certain point, and that's even if they're willing to pay for higher quality downloads and streams.

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Qualcomm Flight teases smart drones from cellphone chips

Qualcomm Flight teases smart drones from cellphone chips

Qualcomm wasn't kidding around when it said it wanted to break its Snapdragon chips out of phones and into drones, and now we know what that looks like. The company is teasing its UAV news for CES 2016 next week with a demo of Snapdragon Flight powered drones, complete with advanced features like autopilot.

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Faraday Future teases EV shake-up with CES concept car

Faraday Future teases EV shake-up with CES concept car

Mysterious electric car company and would-be transportation disruptor Faraday Future just can't stop teasing ahead of CES next week. The clandestine start-up - which has been snagging auto-industry experts for some time now - isn't due to properly launch its car until 2017, but the supposed Tesla rival will be preceded by a big concept reveal at the upcoming electronics show.

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