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Hype around affortable mobile display 'Gemini' on Kickstarter

Hype around affortable mobile display 'Gemini' on Kickstarter

Anyone who travels frequently and would like to have a second mobile display should be interested in the new Kickstarter campaign by the Chinese company Taihe, which is currently experiencing a small hype. The company is planning ...
The smart TV market will continue to grow over the next 4 years. (Source: Multichannel)

The smart TV market will be worth more than US$250 billion in 2023: new report

The smart TV market was worth US$143 billion by the end of 2017. However, a new report has indicated that this value will grow by $110 billion in the next four years. This rate will be driven by a sustained downward trend in smart...
The new Panasonic TV. (Source: Panasonic)

CES 2019 | Panasonic unveils the GZ2000, the "world's most cinematic TV"

Panasonic has launched its new GZ2000 TV at CES 2019. The company calls this product "the world's most cinematic TV" as it has been tuned by Hollywood colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld. Panasonic also claims that the GZ2000 is the world'...
G-Sync will be available to non-certified monitors too, but Game Ready drivers will only be optimized for those monitors that NVIDIA has certified as being G-Sync Compatible. (Image source: NVIDIA)

CES 2019: NVIDIA is bringing G-Sync to FreeSync monitors and rebrands G-Sync HDR

NVIDIA is expanding its G-Sync technology to more monitors, the company has announced at CES in Las Vegas. NVIDIA has already certified 12 AMD FreeSync monitors as being "G-Sync Compatible" and will roll out the functionality for ...
The Legion Y44w is a massive 43.6-inch Ultrawide with a 144 Hz refresh rate. (All images via Lenovo)

CES 2019 | Lenovo's Legion Y44w and Legion Y27gq monitors boast 144 Hz and 240 Hz refresh rates, respectively

Lenovo's latest gaming monitors are beasts that boast high refresh rates. The Legion Y44w is a massive 43.6-inch Ultrawide (3840x1200, 32:10) FreeSync monitor with a 144 Hz refresh rate. The Legion Y27gq is a 27-inch QHD (2560x144...
Image via Samsung

CES 2019 | Samsung's Micro LED display tech allows you to build a TV that may rival OLED with none of the drawbacks

Samsung's Micro LED TVs made another appearance at CES 2019. The technology has come far enough to allow for various display sizes thanks to the modular panels housing the Micro LEDs. Additionally, Samsung is claiming that Micro L...
The LG Rollable TV has a product name and model number for its third run at CES. (Source: LG)

CES 2019 | LG's rollable TVs are here again, but they're close to retail this time

TVs that can curl up and store themselves in a box are becoming a staple of CES. This technology, introduced by its maker LG in 2017, has yet to appear in stores. However, this year, the company has brought them to the event again...
All images via Razer

CES 2019 | Razer unveils the Raptor 27, a near-bezeless 27-inch 144 Hz monitor

The Razer Raptor 27 is the gaming company's entry into the gaming laptop market. The 27-inch 1440p monitor boasts a quick 144 Hz refresh rate, response times as low as 1 ms, and a bright (420 nit) HDR400 certified IPS panel. The m...
JOLED is a joint venture created by Sony and Panasonic. (Source: Anandtech)

Sony and Panasonic working on OLED monitors for gamers

Right now, the only way to benefit from OLED displays as a gamer is to buy a TV that has at least a 55-inch diagonal. This could prove to be quite the investment, and gamers have been looking forward to OLED monitors in the 20/30-...
LG's take on surface sound display technology is also out there; now, Samsung may put its own version on the global stage. (Source: LG)

Samsung may bring Sound on Display to CES

Sound on Display is a technology by which the audio associated with a display emanates from the screen itself, thus eliminating the need for inbuilt speakers. LG has demonstrated this innovation in TVs; now, Samsung appears poised...
The purported webcam may bring biometric authentication back to the Xbox One. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft may be readying 4K webcams for Windows and Xbox One

Microsoft is now rumored to be working on 4K webcams. These accessories, which are likely to go under the Surface brand, will be compatible with Windows 10-powered devices and the Xbox One. The new webcams, which may also support ...
Eye health in the electronic age

Eye health in the electronic age

In the modern world, our eyes are constantly bombarded with information from displays. Whether it be from a laptop, smartphone, or some other device, many of us spend a significant portion of our day staring at some kind of display. As such, it is paramount that we should understand the strain placed on our vision and some steps we can take to improve and protect the health of our eyes.
Manufacturers are selling more gaming monitors than ever this year

Manufacturers are selling more gaming monitors than ever this year

Worldwide sales are expected to more than double YoY. Top manufacturers like Asus continue to push the boundaries of gaming monitors by offering 4K UHD 144 Hz HDR options to attract more gamers. Curved gaming monitors will also ma...
Samsung notebook screen options will see an upgrade soon. (Source: Digital Trends)

Samsung to bring 4K OLED laptops to CES 2019

The Korean electronics giant Samsung will reportedly debut a line of notebooks with 4K OLED panels at CES 2019. These devices will come in 13.3 inch, 14 inch, and 15.6 inch variants. However, don't expect the consumer models of th...
source: acerjapan

Acer: New monitor with 240 Hz and 0.5 ms response time introduced

In Japan, Acer has introduced seven new monitors with frame rates of up to 240 Hertz and response times of up to 0.5 milliseconds.
Image via Wccftech (w/ edits)

Beleaguered Windows 10 1809 update breaks audio playback for some Intel display drivers

The latest issue in the growing string of problems with the Windows 10 1809 update affects devices using certain versions of Intel's display drivers. The Windows 10 October update breaks audio playback through monitors or TVs conn...
Xiaomi is an increasingly well-recognized brand outside China. (Source: GizChina)

A "beyond imaginable" 44% of Xiaomi's revenue so far this year came from outside China

Lei Jun, Xiaomi's CEO, announced at a press conference that 43.9% of the company's revenues in the third quarter of 2018 had come from international markets. These overseas earnings had increased by over 100% compared to last year...
Samsung may be working on a completely wrap-around display. (Source: IceUniverse)

Samsung's most futuristic display yet may have been leaked

Samsung is one of the world leaders in curved display technology, and is to take flexible OLEDs even further with its upcoming foldable phone range. However, IceUniverse believes that the company has even more of the same up its s...
HDR may help reproduce all the detail in shots like this. (Source: Flickr)

Red Dead Redemption 2 appears not to support HDR on XBox One

A Eurogamer analyst has reported that Red Dead Redemption 2, a fresh release from RockStar Games, seems to have failed his test for high dynamic range (HDR) support while running on the XBox One. If these results are valid, the g...
An example of what the Companion App looks like on iOS. (Source: Rockstar Games)

Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App will put your game's map on your phone

Rockstar Games has announced the Companion App for its upcoming release, Red Dead Redemption 2. This app connects an Android or iOS device to the console in question, and allows the player to view maps, stats and progress on their...
Smartphone manufacturers need to stop marketing inaccurate product renders

Smartphone manufacturers need to stop marketing inaccurate product renders

Narrow bezels are all the rage these days—so much so that some OEMs have been overtly exaggerating their claims through marketing material. We want users to be aware of deceiving product shots that are seemingly becoming more comm...
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K may be intended to take the new Chromecast on. (Source: IoTGadgets)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: this affordable streaming device may challenge new Chromecast

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has just been announced. It may be able to deliver HDR10+, as well as Dolby Vision, in order to stream content. Amazon has also included object-based Dolby Atmos surround sound, for material that suppor...
The Gen 11 iGPU in the upcoming Intel 'Ice Lake' CPUs will support DP 1.4a and DSC. (Source: XDC 2018)

Intel 'Ice Lake' Gen 11 iGPU will support DisplayPort 1.4a and Display Stream Compression for [email protected]

At the recently concluded XDC 2018 conference, Intel's Linux graphics kernel developer, Manasi Navare touched upon the support for DisplayPort 1.4a and Display Stream Compression capabilities of the upcoming generation of Intel in...
Alienware flagship store in Chengdu, China (Source: Retail Design Blog)

Alienware opening a new flagship store in China this weekend

Back in 2009, Alienware opened up the gates of its first retail store in the US. In the meantime, the brand's network of brick-and-mortar locations expanded all over the world and even got to China. Now, the time has come for a ne...
Dell "would love" to make more OLED laptops, but supply is limited (Image source: Dell)

Dell "would love" to make more OLED laptops, but supply is limited

OLED offers an unbeatable experience when it comes to response times, viewing angles, and contrast ratio. After making a very brief appearance on the Alienware 13 R3 and Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga last year, the technology has been lyin...
Samsung CJ79 34-inch curved QLED monitor. (Source: Samsung)

IFA 2018 | Samsung launches the 34-inch 21:9 C34J791 Thunderbolt 3 QLED ultra-wide curved monitor

Samsung announced the new CJ79 monitor at IFA 2018 yesterday. The CJ79 is a 34-inch ultra-wide QLED monitor with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The display features a VA panel that offers a 3000:1 contrast ratio and comes with suppor...
The Samsung CJG5 is the company's latest monitor directed at gamers. (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Gamescom 2018 | Samsung announce new, 'budget-friendly' curved 144Hz monitor

Samsung has launched its new, 144Hz monitor in 32- and 27-inch variants. They claim that the new product, the CJG5, will be "reasonably" priced while offering decent specs and features. While there is no information on when it wil...
The new JapanNext curved gaming monitor is among the first to feature 200 Hz refresh rates at an affordable price. (Source: JapanNext)

JapanNext launches affordable curved 35-inch gaming monitor with 200 Hz refresh rate

The new JN-35VCG200UWHD gaming monitor is among the first to support 200 Hz refresh rates for ultra-wide resolutions. It might not be 4K and HDR-capable, but its AMVA panel with 180R curvature provides 3 ms response times, 300 nit...
The Samsung C43J89 is a 3840x1200 32:10 curved monitor with a 120 Hz refresh rate. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung announces the C43J89 — a 43-inch 32:10 ultra-wide curved gaming monitor

The C43J89 is Samsung's new ultra-wide monitor that boasts a resolution of 3840x1200 in a 120Hz 43-inch VA panel. Coming in both business and gaming variants, the C43J89 supports a host of connectivity options, offers a 99% FOV, a...
The Xbox One X will support certain HDMI 2.1 features without requiring re-certification. (Source: Xbox Enthusiast)

The Xbox One X is the first device to support HDMI 2.1

At Computex 2018, HDMI showed off some new features of the HDMI 2.1 specification on the Xbox One X. The Xbox One X will be the first device to support HDMI 2.1 features such as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mod...
The Galaxy Tab S4 is expected to bring dual-screen capabilities to Samsung DeX. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung DeX will reportedly receive dual-screen capabilities

Dual-screen support is reportedly coming to Samsung DeX with the release of the Galaxy Tab S4 later this year. DeX has previously allowed the phone's screen to be used as a touchpad for controlling the mouse, but displaying conten...
Play Overwatch on your Asus touchpad powered by the GTX 1050 Ti

Asus' experimental trackpad display is more useful than the Apple Touch Bar - albeit with a notable flaw

Carry a 5.5-inch 1080p secondary display with you wherever you go with the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580. On paper, the concept of having the trackpad be a second display would be immensely useful for multimedia and productivity purpo...
Apple iMac Pro (Xeon W-2140B, Radeon Pro Vega 56) Review

87% Apple iMac Pro (Xeon W-2140B, Radeon Pro Vega 56) Review

iMac for professionals!? Apple's iMac is a popular all-in-one system in two different sizes, but it is primarily designed for private users. Professionals only got the Mac Pro so far, but Apple now sells a pro version of the iMac with Intel Xeon CPU and AMD Radeon Pro GPU. We review the entry-level model for almost 5,500 Euros (~$6359).
Intel Xeon W-2145 | AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 | 27" | 9.8 kg
Are some QHD monitors actually UHD panels in disguise? (Source: Newegg)

Your 1440p QHD monitor might be actually housing a 4K UHD panel

Surprising as it may seem, there is every possibility that the QHD monitor that you are using right now might in fact be a 4K panel. Supply shortages mean that OEMs could simply install a 4K panel, which are now almost as expensiv...
Remember to switch off Intel Display Power Saving Technology for maximum display brightness (Source: Own)

Disable Intel Display Power Saving Technology to increase maximum display brightness

Most Windows laptops prioritize battery life at the cost of a dimmer display. If you frequently find yourself squinting at washed out content when using your glossy laptop or Windows tablet outdoors, then disabling this automatic ...
The MSI Pro 24X AiO boasts a super-thin design with narrow bezels (Source: MSI)

The MSI Pro 24X AiO boasts a super-thin design with narrow bezels

MSI wants to bring style to the seemingly stale world of business PCs with its latest AiO. The 23.6-inch Pro 24X has bezels just 2.2 mm narrow and a thickness of only 6.5 mm along the top. Internally, however, it's a bit disappoin...
Image: Asus

Asus' new ROG Swift PG27UQ is the first 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 1000 certificationr

The ROG Swift PG27UQ from Asus packs in almost everything anyone could want in a monitor: 4K, HDR, G-Sync, and a 144 Hz refresh rate. Asus will also sell the monitor pre-calibrated to professional-grade standards with excellent co...
Lenovo Legion is the official PC and monitor sponsor for the Ubisoft Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six eSports events. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo inks pact with Ubisoft to furnish Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro eSports events with Legion gear

Lenovo has partnered with Ubisoft to furnish the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Pro League and Majors eSports events with Legion hardware including desktop PCs, laptops, and monitors. The partnership extends from Spring 2018 to Sp...
Lenovo V330-15IKB (i3-7130U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

80% Lenovo V330-15IKB (i3-7130U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Ultrabay reloaded. The 15.6-incher from Lenovo features a Kaby Lake processor, an SSD, and 8 GB of (dual-channel) RAM. Windows 10 Pro serves as the OS. The battery life fails to impress. However, you can put a secondary battery inside the device.
Intel Core i3-7130U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Dell P2719H 27-inch productivity monitor. (Source: Dell)

A bevy of new Dell productivity monitors that include USB-C connections and 65 W power delivery

Dell has been number one in monitor sales for 17 straight quarters, and they are looking to continue this trend with the announcement of seven new and refreshed monitors. Three of the new models stand out because of their USB-C co...
Panama City has great nightlife, incredible historical sites, and this amazing hotel gaming room to offer. (Source: Engadget)

Alienware creates the perfect hotel room for gamers

Gamers planning a trip to Panama City may just want to book a stay at the local Hilton hotel. Alienware has teamed up with the hotel’s management to create a gaming-themed room that is awesome enough to bring tears to the eyes of ...
Dell Inspiron 27 7000 All-In-One. (Source: Dell)

Dell's new Inspiron all-in-ones feature InfinityEdge displays, dedicated GPUs, and a focus on the cinema experience

Dell has announced refreshes of the Inspiron 24 5000 AIO and Inspiron 27 7000 AIO bringing Intel 8th Gen processors and Nvidia 10-series graphics. Display options include matte touch screens and 4k UHD. Dell is placing an emphasis...
The Mi TV 4S. (Source: Gizmochina)

The Mi TV 4S is a 55-inch 4K HDR TV with a sub-US$500 price tag

Xiaomi's new Mi TV 4S will be an improved refresh of the Mi TV 4 that was launched last year. The TV features a 55-inch 4K HDR display, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, a quad-core Cortex A53 SoC clocked at 1.5 GHz, a Mali-450 MP5 GP...
Asus ROG Strix GL703VM Scar Edition (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD 120 Hz) Laptop Review

84% Asus ROG Strix GL703VM Scar Edition (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD 120 Hz) Laptop Review

Hotter, Louder, Faster, Stronger. The Asus ROG Strix GL703VM is a more powerful version of the GL703VD, which we reviewed back in October. In addition to a faster GPU, the GL703VM brings a 120 Hz display, but fan noise and temperatures leave room for improvement.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
HP has announced a number of new 4K displays with support for USB-C. (Photo: HP EliteDisplay S270n)

HP announces 4K displays with USB-C and thin bezels

HP has announced a number of new EliteDisplay monitors with 4K IPS panels and support for USB-C. The displays will launch in sizes of 27, 32 and 43 inches.
CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018 has come and gone, and we have witnessed OEMs showcasing the best of their innovations. While we had some noteworthy announcements that will shape the tech industry for years to come, there were also a lot of me-too products on display as well. We recap the event to look at some of the products that were show-stoppers and discuss what they may indicate for the overall tech landscape this year.
No more new OLED laptops: LCD technology continued to dominate the market

CES 2018 | No more OLED laptops: LCD technology continues to dominate the market

There were many new laptops at CES. Not a part of any new announcement: Laptops with OLED displays. It seems that most manufacturers will instead continue to stick with IPS LCDs – a situation that can by explained with multiple re...
Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard. (Source: Asus)

CES 2018 | Asus ROG Strix Flare is a mechanical keyboard with flair, and the Asus Bezel-Free Kit makes multi-monitor seamless

With the ROG Strix Flare, Asus has added on-board programmability and moved some of the media control keys to improve reachability. Their Bezel-Free Kit is in the concept stage, but uses optical tricks to hide the bezels in multi-...
Image: Liliputing

CES 2018 | The eOneBook is an expensive dual-E ink display device that can only be used to read one manga

Do you have $300 burning a hole in your pocket and really like the manga Fist of the North Star? The eOneBook by Progress Technologies may be the device for you. Featuring two E ink displays that fold out like a book, the device c...
HP Omen X 65 Big Format Gaming Display. (Source: HP)

CES 2018 | HP introduces Omen Game Streaming service to create your own Geforce Now style server, and the 65-inch Omen X 65 display

HP announces the 65-inch 120 Hz Omen X Big Format Gaming Display with G-sync, and the Omen Game Streaming service that is similar to Steam in-home streaming but can stream to remote locations over the internet.

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