Audio player loading… The Samsung TV Gaming Hub just got an upgrade; with the Amazon Luna game streaming service finally launching on the platform. Previously the only way to play Amazon Luna games on a TV was with a Fire TV device, such as the Fire TV Stick (2020) , Fire TV Stick 4K , or Fire TV Cube . Now, anyone who owns a 2022 Samsung TV with the Samsung Gaming Hub can access Luna’s games (opens in new tab) (assuming you’re also subscribed to the service). Luna joins the Xbox TV app (which is also currently exclusive to Samsung’s 2022 smart TVs ), as well as Google Stadia and GeForce Now . With the addition of Amazon Luna, Samsung’s Gaming Hub now gives players easy access to over 1,000 different cloud-based games. What is Amazon Luna? Amazon Luna shares a lot of similarities with other game streaming services. Rather than games running on a local console like a PS5 or Xbox Series X they’re instead handled by external servers and … [Read more...] about Samsung’s 2022 QLED TVs just became an even better pick for gamers
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Amazon Alexa devices are everywhere. Since 2014, with the release of the original Echo smart speaker, the tech giant has been at the forefront of smart home innovation with over 100 million devices sold . Alexa is the premier voice assistant that runs smart home automation, and Amazon has steadily introduced more of these devices with simple voice commands that will turn off lights, play music , start the coffee maker , schedule a doctor's appointment and more. Sounds great, right? Well, turning your home into an Alexa-run smart home will cost you. Since Alexa pricing varies, the total amount will depend on the number and type of devices you want. One Echo Dot will cost you just $50 , but a sprawling ecosystem of Echo Dots, Echo Show smart displays , smart plugs , smart lights and security devices could add up to thousands of dollars. You might not be in the market for every type of Alexa-compatible device -- though don't let me stop you if … [Read more...] about What Is the Real Cost of Setting Up an Amazon Alexa Smart Home?
Plus d'une douzaine de campagnes publicitaires ont été mises en lumière sur Facebook, campagnes qui auraient engagé plus de sept millions de téléchargements d’applications mobiles malveillantes. Les chercheurs de McAfee ont repéré ce système de promotions abusives, avant d’avertir les utilisateurs ciblés par ce type de campagnes. Celles-ci promettaient, entre autres, aux publics ciblés de les aider à se débarrasser de tout spyware, adware et malware en téléchargeant une application redoutable. Loin de répondre à sa promesse, le programme diffuse en réalité divers flux de publicités - tout en changeant fréquemment de nom et d'icône afin de rester le plus longtemps possible sur l'appareil de la victime. Y compris en se faisant passer pour le Google Play Store. Un parasite difficile à supprimer Un piège rendu possible via l’abus du composant Android Contact Provider. Lorsque la victime installe une nouvelle application, le logiciel publicitaire utilise ce sous-système et lance le … [Read more...] about Facebook fait (malencontreusement) de la pub pour des applications Android trompeuses, voire dangereuses
Audio player loading… Last year, HBO and BBC combined forces to bring Philip Pullman's epic trilogy of fantasy novels, His Dark Materials, to life in spectacular fashion. Fans thought this might not be possible, but what we were treated to on our screens was every bit as intense and thrilling as the books - and season 2 is no different! So whether you've been counting down the days to the new season's release date or are completely new to the show, read on as we explain how to watch His Dark Materials season 2 online right now, including for free in some places! In case you haven't seen the first season of His Dark Materials, we won't dwell on it too much, as we hate spoilers. Instead, we'll get straight to season 2, which is largely based on the second book in Pullman's His Darkest Materials series, The Subtle Knife. Watch His Dark Materials season 2 free His Dark Materials season 2 goes out on Sundays (from November 8) on BBC One at 8.10pm. Straight after that, they'll … [Read more...] about How to watch His Dark Materials season 2 online from anywhere in the world right now
The best TVs of 2022 have arrived, with the newest smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony and TCL at our reviewers' doorsteps. In the last two months, we've been able to go eyes-on with LG's new flagship OLED and Samsung's 8K QLED, and have even seen both Samsung and Sony's QD-OLED models. While we're still waiting for the last of those models to come in for review, we now have a pretty comprehensive list of the best TVs for 2022, all of which come with built-in smart TVs that offer great on-board streaming services. If money is tight for you at the moment due to the financial strain of the Covid-19 pandemic, it's worth looking a bit further down on our list where we still have a few remaining 2021 models. These TV deals have really come down in price since launch and it's now possible to find some of the larger 75-inch or 85-inch screen sizes at half the cost now. Why should you pick one of these TVs? The selections you'll find below represent the absolute pinnacle of what's … [Read more...] about Best TV 2022 in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar: our top smart TVs
Audio player loading… Remember TiVo? Back in the pre-cord-cutting days, the company’s DVRs were omnipresent – so much so that the phrase “TiVo it” was used interchangeably to mean recording a TV show. Now, the company is bouncing back as a third-party smart interface alternative to Google, Amazon, and Roku on the best 4K TVs , with the first TiVo-powered sets expected to arrive sometime in mid-2023 in both Europe and the US. That information comes from streaming business publication Next TV , which, directly quoting TiVo parent Xperi CEO Jon Kirchner, also dropped news that the company’s TiVo Stream platform will appear in sets from a "leading tier 2 provider that makes multiple TV sets under multiple brands." Making TiVo Stream a widely available smart TV interface option pits the company against Google, Amazon, and Roku, all of which have been regularly tapped by tier-2 TV brands to run their respective Google and Android TV, Fire TV , and Roku TV OS platforms. … [Read more...] about Step aside Google, Amazon, Roku: TiVo is coming to smart TVs
Rating Critic 4 Sony ’s heritage of making TVs go back to almost 60 years. That’s huge compared to the brands that have recently entered the TV space. Also, the company has always been known for making premium and high-quality TVs, which by the way stands true to date. The company recently introduced its 2022 range of premium TVs which includes a range of OLED and QLED TVs, including the X80K which we are reviewing today. The Sony X80K is the updated model of the last year’s X80J and it brings several new improvements and enhancements over the predecessor. The X80K is a mid-range model in its latest portfolio. Despite that, the company has equipped it with almost all the latest and greatest technologies which can be found in the television space. , This includes the Google TV operating system, X1 4K HDR processor, Triluminous Pro panel, X-balanced speakers, Dolby ATMOS , Dolby Vision , Google Assistant support and the list can go on. … [Read more...] about sony: Sony X80K 65-inch Google TV review: Picture perfect
Audio player loading… Just days after Warner Bros. Discovery sounded the death knell for HBO Max as a standalone streaming service, the platform has been given a major design overhaul on desktop, Android, and iOS devices. The update (opens in new tab) , which began rolling out to the HBO Max app on Roku streaming sticks , PlayStation consoles and other TV-adjacent devices in September 2021, brings improved navigation and a more refined visual style to those versions of the streamer that hadn’t yet benefited from the facelift. Additionally, the HBO Max app on desktop, Android, and iOS devices will now feature a shuffle button, split-screen functionality, and support for both landscape and portrait orientation. SharePlay support has also been added for iPhone and iPad users in the US. Given Warner Bros. Discovery’s intention to combine HBO Max and Discovery Plus into a new super streamer by 2023, the timing for a major design update to the former is a … [Read more...] about HBO Max just got its biggest update in months – but why now?
Are you looking for the best gaming consoles available right now? You've come to the right place. The landscape has changed significantly since the early days of console gaming. Where once there were only a couple of consoles to choose from, now there are plenty, each with different capabilities, features, and games – not to mention price tags. Choice is great since you can get a console that perfectly suits your budget and gaming tastes, but it can make the search more difficult. Sure, exclusive games that might seal the deal but these days, most upcoming games in 2022 are multi-platform anyway. There's also resolution and frame rate capabilities to consider as well, not to mention portability. All in all, it’s not always a straightforward pick. That's why we've put together this list of the best gaming consoles available right now, alongside explainers on what you can expect from each to make your choice easier. So whether you want a gaming console that doubles as a … [Read more...] about Best gaming console: PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch and more
8.0 Netgear R6700AX Wi-Fi 6 router $85 at Amazon Like Provides a stable, reliable connection to both current- and previous-gen Wi-Fi devices Stronger average upload speeds than comparable Wi-Fi 6 routers Easy, app-based setup takes less than 10 minutes Support for next-gen Wi-Fi 6 features and WPA3 security Don't Like Slightly higher latency than comparable AX1800 routers App has annoying ads for security and tech support services No USB jack Just as 5G ushered in next-gen cellular connections, 802.11ax -- aka Wi-Fi 6 -- is the latest generation of Wi-Fi, with improved transmissions that are about 30% faster than before . If you've picked up a new laptop or phone recently, there's a good chance it supports the standard, but you'll need a Wi-Fi 6 router running your home network in order to take full advantage of those faster speeds at home. You're in luck. Though it initially hit … [Read more...] about Netgear R6700AX Review: Sturdy Speeds From This Affordable Wi-Fi 6 Router