Another year, another tonne of TV announcements at CES 2017 - but what were the best screens out there in Vegas? I found out and wrote a feature for BBC's Science Focus Magazine!Read More
We have waited two long years for the return of Sherlock, which reinvented the classic stories of old for the 21st century. Does The Abominable Bride hold up to the genius that has come before it?Read More
It was way back in 2002 when Firefly lived it's relatively short lifespan with Fox. Now Alan Tudyk, who played "Wash" in the series, has hinted that perhaps they just might. Maybe.
Figures released today by the TV Licensing authority show more than 13,000 households across the UK are still using black and white television sets.Read More
It seems a week doesn’t go by without another doomer-and-gloomer reporting facts and figures that try to infer console gaming is dying a slow death. There’s no denying the popularity of touch-screen gaming and the like has exploded in recent years, while services like OnLive remove our reliance on consoles in favour of cloud computing. Start-up Green Throttle Games, meanwhile, hopes a console-less future will come in another form: namely, our smartphones and tablets.
A fan of Robot Wars as a kid? Syfy might have you covered. According to Entertainment Weekly, US cable TV channel SyFy has already green-lit and shot the entire first season of a new show entitled 'Robot Combat League' in which eight-foot-tall humanoid robots battle it out in the ring until one is 'defeated'. Presumably meaning when all that is left in the ring is a pile of contorted metal, electronic innards and pools of hydraulic fluid...
Let's address the elephant in the room. There is a vast plethora of TV content beyond our grasp in the UK: either available to us many months later, or via the many illegal streaming sites which have sprouted to tackle the issue. The amount of location content locks we come across can become a little more than annoying. It's at this point that I introduce you to UnoTelly.
A survey conducted by Accenture has identified that a third of Americans have used social media as a result of TV adverts. This has definitely surprised us to say the least.Read More
Weighing in at a whopping 600kg and with a screen the same size as nine 50” screens stacked in three rows, Panasonic's 152” full HD, 3D plasma display is a TV of magnificent proportions. On sale within Harrods' new technology department, which launched March 16 to coincide with the new iPad launch, the monster plasma will set you back a cool £600,000.
Wii U. To you and I, Wii U may just appear to be two meaningless, mono-syllabic terms seemingly conjured up from the most uncreative product marketers and head honchos at the games industry's most cherished company.Read More
Geographically close to one of the gaming industry's iconic public stages – E3's LA Convention Center – the Spike TV VGA Awards has been building quite the name for itself over the past few years. Once just another 'me-too' award show (albeit one with more T & A and ill-conceived humour than your average affair), the annual show, shown live on Spike TV, is now one of the most hyped events in the industry's calendar. What with a host of exclusive worldwide reveals (Mass Effect 3, Batman: Arkham City), Spike TV has built the VGA's into quite the spectacle – a show that celebrates games, gamers and gaming with a menagerie of celebrity guests, worldwide reveals, exclusive debut trailers and, of course, the awards themselves. This year might have struggled to break free from its immature roots, for many, including Jason Schreier, still a worrying trend, but that didn't mean we weren't treated to some truly spectacular glimpses at upcoming titles. So, without further adieu, here are our picks of the very best moments of the Spike TV VGA Awards 2011...
Having shifted the portable music player market with the iPod, shaking up the smart-phone with the iPhone and dominating the tablet PC market ever since the launch of the iPad in early 2010, Apple is now rumoured to be on the verge of starting commercial production of its own line of TVs for an estimated late-2012 launch, according to a report by analyst Peter Misek from US bank Jeffries.