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Game of Thrones was so popular it brutally slaughtered HBO Go

Fear not, UK readers! We won't give anything away about the premiere of season four, other than tell you that so many US fans tuned in to the first episode last night that they managed to crash HBO's streaming service. HBO charges its users about $20 a month to subscribe to its channel and its…

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Becca CaddyGame of Thrones was so popular it brutally slaughtered HBO Go
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HBO launches interactive Game of Thrones guide ahead of season 4

Any good GoT fan will know that the fourth season of the hit TV saga airs this weekend and to celebrate HBO has launched an interactive online guide designed to get us all up-to-date with what's been happening in Westeros (and not to mention even further afield). The site over at viewers-guide.hbo.com allows you to…

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Becca CaddyHBO launches interactive Game of Thrones guide ahead of season 4

Google's Photowall turns your TV into a huge photo frame

After launching its new Chromecast streaming dongle in the UK last week, Google has also unveiled a new app called Photowall, which turns a your TV into, you guessed it, a big wall of photos. Chromecast users will be able to send their photos to their screens via an iOS app and an Android version…

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Becca CaddyGoogle's Photowall turns your TV into a huge photo frame

Now Sky is going to take on Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Tesco in download and keep movies

Apple's iTunes Store, Netflix, Amazon and Tesco's Blinkbox will soon have a new rival. According to reports today Sky is planning to launch a new service that will enable customers to download and keep movie titles from its Sky Store. Up until now they have only been able to download them and keep them for…

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Ashley NorrisNow Sky is going to take on Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Tesco in download and keep movies

World left asking "Why?" as gadget giants reveal massive curved TVs

Have you ever sat watching your TV and thought "this is great... but it'd be better if the TV was inexplicably curved"? Me neither - but that doesn't seem to have stopped all of the big TV manufacturers, who at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, taking place in Las Vegas decided that "curved" was the…

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James O'MalleyWorld left asking "Why?" as gadget giants reveal massive curved TVs

How to watch BBC iPlayer on your TV

Back to basics: This is the first in a potential irregular series of posts helping you get up to speed with the latest tech. The BBC iPlayer has revolutionised the way we watch TV. No longer do we have to worry about having set the Sky+ (or even set the video recorder). We've been liberated…

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James O'MalleyHow to watch BBC iPlayer on your TV

Sky unveil 4 "designer" boxes

Good news for the fashion-conscious. No longer does the Sky box under your TV have to be a boring black box - instead it can be, umm, covered in pictures of Minnie Mouse. Sky have employed the skills of fashion designers Roland Mouret and Giles Deacon, "style icon" Sophie Dahl and "men's fashion rising star"…

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Massive BBC iPlayer expansion – new channels, exclusive online content, 30 days to watch programmes and more

Some seismic news from the BBC this morning. It has unveiled plans to develop its online iPlayer service taking it from broadcast TV catch-up to what the corporation says will be the BBC's primary digital entertainment destination. In what might be seen one day as watershed moment for the BBC is said that the revamped…

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Ashley NorrisMassive BBC iPlayer expansion – new channels, exclusive online content, 30 days to watch programmes and more

Sky adds Wi-Fi to Sky+HD and drops a new two terabyte Sky+HD 2TB boxes

As has been rumoured for a while now Sky has today confirmed that its next generation of Sky + boxes - namely the Sky+HD and Sky+HD 2TB will come with integrated wireless facilities. The built in Wi-Fi will enable them to be seamlessly integrated on to a wireless network to access Sky's On Demand service.…

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Ashley NorrisSky adds Wi-Fi to Sky+HD and drops a new two terabyte Sky+HD 2TB boxes

Onkyo drops trio of soundbars – LS-B40, LS-B50 and LS-T10

If you have a rubbish sounding TV - and a lot of sets aren't exactly high fidelity are they? then the easy way of upgrading is to add a soundbar systems. And if you are thinking of buying one then Onkyo has three new models for you to peruse. It has just introduced a pair…

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Ashley NorrisOnkyo drops trio of soundbars – LS-B40, LS-B50 and LS-T10

John Lewis to offer the UK's largest TV – Sharp's AQUOS LC-90LE757

Fancy a big TV, and we mean the biggest you can buy? Well John Lewis has announced that it has bagged the Sharp 90inch AQUOS LC-90LE757 LED TV and it will be on sale in the store in the next couple of weeks. The TV is, as you'd imagine, a bit of a monster that…

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Ashley NorrisJohn Lewis to offer the UK's largest TV – Sharp's AQUOS LC-90LE757

Sky adds new +HD box and £10 streaming gizmo

A couple of big-ish announcements this morning from Sky TV. The satellite TV broadcaster/broadband provider has announced the imminent arrival of a new Sky+HD box, with integrated wireless facilities and a Now TV £10 box that enables viewers to watch on demand services. The announcement of the new box was included in the company's financial…

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Ashley NorrisSky adds new +HD box and £10 streaming gizmo

Will you be buying the Google Chromecast?

It has been hailed as a smart move by Google, but will you be investing in one? The Google Chromecast, which debuted yesterday is a dongle that plugs into your TV's HDMI socket and enables you to stream video content from a number of devices to your screen. It is apparently compatible with Android and…

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Sharp unveils the 90inch Aquos LC-90LE757 – the biggest TV to go on sale in Europe ever

If you are lusting after a big TV and we mean really big then Sharp has some great news. It has just agreed to start selling the Aquos LC-90LE757, which has a screen size of a monstrously large 90inches, in the UK. Ideal for football player penthouses the set is a whole is six inches…

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Ashley NorrisSharp unveils the 90inch Aquos LC-90LE757 – the biggest TV to go on sale in Europe ever

John Lewis offers free six months broadband with your gadget

I'd always thought that one day soon hardware manufacturers would be giving their gadgets away with deals for broadband or subscriptions to services. Now it appears that I have got it wrong and the deals are the other way round. Retailer John Lewis has announced that if you buy an internet enabled product from the…

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Ashley NorrisJohn Lewis offers free six months broadband with your gadget

Ditch the cinema and bring it to your home with Sony's state of the art projectors

We all know attending the cinema is built up to be a truly magical experience, you get your favourite popcorn, rush excitedly into the theatre, sit down on comfy seats and stay there for two hours, completely transfixed by the movie in front of you. However we also all know (but forget at the crucial…

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Becca CaddyDitch the cinema and bring it to your home with Sony's state of the art projectors

TalkTalk launches (kinda) free YouView boxes & Joanna Lumley re-enacts famous TV moments

We're unsure as to how many launches digital terrestrial TV service YouView has had now, but at the latest 'official' launch Shiny Shiny and Tech Digest were treated to national treasure Joanna Lumley appearing to beat the hell out of the original Austin 1300 car used in the famous Fawlty Towers sketch (actually she wasn't…

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Becca CaddyTalkTalk launches (kinda) free YouView boxes & Joanna Lumley re-enacts famous TV moments