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Windows 10 2004 20H1 brings in much-needed improvements to the DWM. (Image Source: Fossbytes)

Windows 10 2004 20H1 finally gets multi-monitor refresh rates right

After nearly 13 years, Microsoft seems to have addressed an oft-ignored issue when it comes to how Windows deals with multi-monitor refresh rates. Till now, Windows 10's Desktop Window Manager (DWM) caused stutters and frame-skips...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:46:00 +0100
A first glimpse of the Canon EOS R5. (Source: Canon)

Canon confirms the existence of the EOS R5

Canon has teased the EOS R5 by affirming that this next-generation full-frame camera is indeed in development. The OEM now asserts that it will be the "most advanced" model in its category on its launch. It also plans to release n...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 17 Feb 2020 20:12:00 +0100
The new Canon EOS Rebel T8i. (Source: Canon)

Canon launches the EOS Rebel T8i DSLR

The T8i is the latest in the EOS Rebel series made by Canon. It has a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor with a 45-point all-cross form of auto-focus (AF) with Face Detect. This Rebel is also the first of its line to feature vertical video fo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:36:00 +0100
NVIDIA posts its latest financial results. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA announces its latest financial performance results

NVIDIA has now completed its fiscal 2020, which ended on January 26 this year. It has reported revenues of just over US$3 billion for its last quarter (4FQ2020), or 41% greater compared to 4FQ2019. The company's CEO has attributed...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 22:27:00 +0100
The CP+ 2020 conference has been axed. (Source: CIPA)

The Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2020 has been cancelled

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 has been cancelled in an effort to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus worldwide. Now, a prominent imaging hardware show, CP+ (or the Camera and Photo Imaging Show) 2020, has follo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 21:39:00 +0100
A render of an upcoming Sony mobile rear camera set-up. (Source: Android Next)

MWC 2020 | No-show for Sony; TCL cancels its press conference

Sony has announced that it must withdraw its entire presence from the Mobile World Congress this year. This includes its scheduled press conference and its product showcases on the floor during the event. Meanwhile, TCL has announ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:46:00 +0100
The Wall for Business gets even bigger at ISE 2020. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung unveils a huge 583-inch enterprise-grade LED display

Samsung has announced that the business-grade versions of its bezel-free and ultra-thin Wall TV series now go up to 583 inches diagonally. This latest word in large-scale displays - which also has an 8K resolution - has been launc...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:30:00 +0100
The new Ricoh WG-70. (Source: Ricoh)

Ricoh announces the WG-70, a new rugged camera with a "microscope" function

Ricoh - which currently markets the cameras formerly known under the PENTAX brand - has launched a new camera with a durable, waterproof casing. The WG-70 also has a "digital microscope mode", which enables effective close-ups tha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 21:34:00 +0100
Realme is to launch its first smart TV soon. (Source: Realme)

Realme will unveil its first TV at MWC 2020

A Realme executive has revealed that this brand is working on its own smart TV, and that more details will be available at the next Mobile World Congress (MWC). To date, no specs or features for this upcoming product are known for...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 03 Feb 2020 18:27:00 +0100
Transparent displays may become more of a feature of lfe in the future. (Source: YouTube)

The transparent display market may be worth billions by 2024

Transparent displays may become a commonplace backdrop for the future of technology. They can show colored images and videos, while allowing whatever's behind them to remain visible. A new research report indicates that their mark...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 30 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +0100
The TV is still the most popular platform for videos. (Source: Philips)

The TV is still the preferred device for content consumption: new report

Today, the world seems filled with screens of high enough resolutions to consume the content they can show regardless of their size or portability. However, a new report shows that TVs have still managed to retain the greatest sha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:48:00 +0100
The new Spectrum monitor. (Source: Eve)

Eve says the Spectrum’s reservation price is a time-sensitive discount

Today, (January 28, 2020) Eve has finally launched the Spectrum, its crowd-developed 27-inch monitor which, as it turns out, has a 240Hz/QHD option. The company has also announced that its current pricing online applies to the fir...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:47:00 +0100
The Eve Spectrum. All images via Eve.

Eve announces Spectrum, the world's first 1440p 240 Hz IPS gaming monitor

Eve, the company behind the Eve V 2-in-1, has just announced a crowd-sourced gaming monitor. The 27-inch display will come in three variants: a 1440p display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, a 4K model with a 144 Hz refresh rate, and t...
Sam Medley, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0100
The ROG Bezel-Free Kit makes your bezels seemingly disappear like magic. (Source: ROG)

Asus ROG Bezel-Free Kit will make your gaming monitor bezels disappear like magic

Gamers who have dual or triple monitor gaming rigs will be keen to check out the latest accessory from the Asus ROG gaming team. The new ROG Bezel-Free Kit (ABF01) is designed to be placed at the corners of one of more monitors to...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 02:04:00 +0100
Smart TVs will continue to grow as a market until 2025. (Source: Wikipedia)

Smart TV shipments may grow by about 57 million until 2025

Smart TVs are already popular purchases, and may become more so in the future due to their role as smart-home hubs. The latest analysis of their market has found that their shipments may number about 266 million over the next 5 ye...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:36:00 +0100
Austere's new 8K HDMI 2.1 Cable. (Source: Austere)

Austere releases an HDMI 2.1 cable for 8K UHD content

8K is the next up-and-coming thing in display-tech standards. However, devices that support it may only be so effective at showing it without compatible, high-quality cables. The company Austere has put just such a product on the ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:25:00 +0100
The new PNY NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 Passive. (Source: PNY)

PNY releases a passively-cooled version of its Quadro RTX 8000 card

PNY has launched a new version of its 48GB NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 graphics card. This one, however, lacks a fan of any kind. Nevertheless, the OEM asserts that it is still capable of a memory bandwidth of 624 gigabytes per second ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:23:00 +0100
The Inkplate 6 could become any kind of display missing from a creator's life. (Source: CrowdSupply)

The Inkplate 6: a new platform for fans of Arduino programming, e-paper and custom design

The Inkplate 6 is a new product directed at those who like to make custom electronics from (nearly) scratch. It is a display that offers all the advantages of e-paper, as well as support for the hardware and software to customize ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:51:00 +0100
ASRock's new ITX board. (Source: Twitter)

ASRock has a new Gemini Lake Refresh-compatible ITX board

ASRock has a new mini-PC board ready to go. As it appears to be designed for the Intel Pentium Silver J5040 chipset, it may be pitched at the lower end of this market. It can drive up to 3 displays and has an HDMI port that suppor...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:27:00 +0100
Asus introduced a 360Hz G-SYNC display at CES 2020 (Source: Asus)

Are high refresh rate displays worth your money?

With the incredibly wide range of refresh rate displays available, 60Hz is starting to look like a thing of the past. While high refresh rate displays have numerous benefits, is it really worth it in the long run?
Loki Rautio, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:31:00 +0100
Do you really need a 240 Hz or 300 Hz laptop display? The common misconception about high refresh rate monitors

Update | Do you really need a 240 Hz or 300 Hz laptop display? The common misconception about high refresh rate monitors

No, you don't need a stable 144 FPS to take advantage of a 144 Hz display. For gaming laptops in particular where CPU and GPU power are limited, these 240 Hz and 300 Hz high refresh rate panels are more useful for their wide range...
Allen Ngo, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:51:00 +0100
All images via Lenovo

CES 2020 | Lenovo wants to help you frame your memories with the 21.5-inch Smart Frame

Lenovo's new Smart Frame is a digital photo frame with an A.I. twist. The frame runs Android 10.0 and can connect to a user's Google Photos account to display their snapshots and movies. Some A.I. software in the background helps ...
Sam Medley, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 20:30:00 +0100
NVIDIA's latest Game Ready driver brings in many new features. (Source: Forbes)

CES 2020 | NVIDIA announces new Game Ready driver with VRSS, Wolfenstein: Youngblood to receive a major RTX update

NVIDIA has announced the release of a new Game Ready driver at CES 2020. The new driver brings support for variable rate supersampling (VRSS), Freestyle splitscreen, updates to image sharpening, and frame rate limiting among other...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +0100
NVIDIA feels 360 Hz is the refresh rate needed for ultra-competitive gaming. (Source: NVIDIA)

CES 2020 | Asus and NVIDIA team-up to showcase the ROG Swift 360 — the world's first 360 Hz G-Sync display

NVIDIA is demoing the world's first 360 Hz G-Sync display at CES 2020. Built in collaboration with Asus, the ROG Swift 360 is a 24.5-inch FHD display that supports G-Sync VRR and offers a 360 Hz refresh rate with extremely low lat...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 03:00:00 +0100
Upcoming HP Envy 32 All-in-One treads a thin line between multimedia and professional

CES 2020 | HP Envy 32 All-in-One treads a thin line between multimedia and professional

Though HP is marketing the Envy 32 AiO to general consumers and multimedia users, its fast Core i7 CPU, GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, and large 31.5-inch DCI-P3 HDR600 display can also appeal to content creators, power users, and som...
Allen Ngo, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 02:00:00 +0100
Acer Preadtor CG552K is a 55-inch 4K OLED display with a 144 Hz refresh rate and 0.5 ms response time. (Source: Acer)

CES 2020 | Acer's new pricey Predator monitors seem droolworthy for both gamers and creatives alike

At CES 2020, Acer introduced three new monitors to its Predator lineup. These include the 55-inch Predator CG552K 4K OLED display, the Predator X32 that is DisplayHDR 1400-certified, and the Predator X38 UWQHD+ panel with a 175 Hz...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 05 Jan 2020 23:00:00 +0100
The Lenovo Y25-25 monitor. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2020 | Lenovo's new gaming monitors have near-edgeless displays, high refresh rates and FreeSync support

Lenovo has brought 3 new gaming-focused monitors to CES this year. The Y25-25, G27c-10 and G32qc-10 are 24.5-, 27- and 31.5-inch devices respectively. The former stands out with its 240Hz spec, although the other 2 have relatively...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 05 Jan 2020 21:00:00 +0100
The Samsung Odyssey 49-inch monitor features a striking 1000R curve. (Source: Samsung)

CES 2020 | Samsung Odyssey unveils G9, G7 QLED gaming monitors with unique 1000R curve

Samsung has revealed its latest gaming monitors and will have them on display at CES 2020 when it commences on January 7. The new Odyssey G9 and G7 range are the world’s first to feature a dramatic 1000R curve designed to fit with...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 10:18:00 +0100
Image via LG

CES 2020 | LG announces eight "Real 8K" TVs

LG today announced eight new 8K-certified TVs. The televisions are defined as "Real 8K" sets according to the Consumer Technology Association's definition of 8K. The two OLED and six LCD TVs can display 8K content at 60 fps and ha...
Sam Medley, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 06:10:00 +0100
All image via Lenovo.

CES 2020 | Lenovo unveils ThinkCentre M90a AIO, a more secure all-in-one desktop

Lenovo's new ThinkCentre M90a AIO adds some security features to a sleek all-in-one form factor PC. The M90a uses Lenovo's Blur Screen Software and IR sensors to protect user privacy. The AIO can be configured with a 10th generati...
Sam Medley, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0100
The ThinkVision Creator Extreme 4K professional monitor. All images via Lenovo.

CES 2020 | Lenovo announces four new ThinkVision monitors, including professional-grade Creator Extreme

Lenovo showed off four new monitors at CES today. The star of the display show is the ThinkVision Creator Extreme, a professional-grade mini-LED monitor that boasts 1000 nits of brightness and is HDR1000 certified. The Creator Ext...
Sam Medley, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0100
Image via NEC

CES 2020 | NEC's Lavie Home AIO is a sleek Comet Lake-powered All-in-One with Wake on Voice functionality

NEC's latest All-in-One, the Lavie Home AIO, is targeted directly at families. The AIO sports a Core i7 Comet Lake-U CPU and a 27-inch FHD display. The Home AIO pumps sound through screen-mounted speakers thanks to LG's Crystal So...
Sam Medley, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0100
View input from up to 4 devices with the Dell UltraSharp 43 4K. (Source: Dell)

CES 2020 | Dell's 2020 UltraSharp monitors have USB type-C inputs, PBP and high color accuracy

Dell's new line-up of UltraSharp monitors are all USB type-C this year. They are headlinded by the 43-inch U4320Q, a 4K panel that can be split between up to 4 separate devices via the OEM's Picture-by-Picture (PBP) feature. There...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 02 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0100
All images via Alienware

CES 2020 | Alienware unveils Alienware 25, a 25-inch 240 Hz gaming monitor with a 1 ms response time

The Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor sports a 25-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS display with a 240 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time. The panel covers 99% of the sRGB color gamut and is compatible with AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync. Th...
Sam Medley, Thu, 02 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0100
All images via Dell

CES 2020 | Dell announces massive 86-inch 4K interactive touch monitor

The Dell 86 4K Interactive Touch Monitor is a monster 85.6-inch touch display targeted at boardrooms and collaborative workspaces. The monitor supports 20-point multitouch, allowing multiple people to work at the board at once. It...
Sam Medley, Thu, 02 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0100
Auzai ME16Z01 Portable Monitor Review: Lightweight and Flexible

Auzai ME16Z01 Portable Monitor Review: Lightweight and Flexible

Convenient on-the-go monitor. The 15.6-inch Auzai monitor is easy to carry around, but it doesn't take much to damage the unprotected matte screen and flexible plastic case.
15.6" | 650 g
Allen Ngo, Wed, 01 Jan 2020 18:59:00 +0100
C-Force CF016xT USB-C 144 Hz Portable Monitor Review: Convenient when it Works

C-Force CF016xT USB-C 144 Hz Portable Monitor Review: Convenient when it Works

No power cable required... sometimes. It's awesome when it works, but some iffy flickering behavior and power issues make it unreliable for specific scenarios. Why an AC adapter for power is not included in the box is particularly bewildering.
16.1" | 990 g
Allen Ngo, Tue, 31 Dec 2019 18:26:00 +0100
XPG Xenia, ADATA's upcoming gaming laptop (Image source: ADATA)

ADATA expands XPG portfolio with new laptops, desktops, and monitors

SSD and RAM maker ADATA is expanding their XPG lineup with the Photon monitor, Gaia desktop, and Xenia laptop. Detailed information about the new products will be announced at CES 2020.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 06:46:00 +0100
TCL will be at CES 2020. (Source: TCL)

TCL's CES 2020 showcase will be based on mini-LED

TCL has announced that the new displays to be shown off at the next CES by this company will feature mini-LED technology. This next-gen form of backlight may prove a viable alternative to OLED. TCL asserts that its version are cap...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 29 Dec 2019 21:23:00 +0100
LG will showcase its new soundbars at CES 2020. (Source: LG)

LG's 2020 premium soundbars will be able to adapt to a room using AI

LG's upcoming line of soundbars will be unveiled at CES 2020. However, the OEM has offered some details on these new products ahead of this event. They have been developed with Meridian Audio, while also supporting Dolby Atmos, DT...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 28 Dec 2019 19:10:00 +0100
Nest Hello video doorbell data on a DISH-connected TV. (Source: DISH)

DISH integrates Google Nest's doorbell into its TV receiver platform

DISH, a source of paid TV that also integrates apps such as Netflix, has announced that some Google Nest products can now co-ordinate with its "Hopper" or "Wally" receivers. As a result, users of both products will gain the abilty...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 23 Dec 2019 19:45:00 +0100
The cast icon in the YouTube app may lead to new options soon. (Source: Google)

YouTube on smart TVs to gain voice-control support

YouTube has developed a panel of controls that come into effect when it is being used on a smart TV or Chromecast-enabled device. Now, it may have also added voice commands and new remote-style buttons in this menu. They have been...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 22 Dec 2019 20:06:00 +0100
A GoPro HERO8 Black with a Light Mod. (Source: GoPro)

GoPro launches the Light Mod for the HERO8 Black

GoPro has released a new product that is compatible with its pre-existing mounts. However, it is not an action-cam: it is instead a mini LED floodlight intended to be used with one of them, the HERO8 Black. It can also clip onto t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Dec 2019 20:19:00 +0100
LG's new UltraWide monitors are the world's first 144 Hz 21:9 displays. (Image via LG)

LG announces new 38-inch UltraWide with Thunderbolt 3

LG unveiled several new monitors today. The flagship is a 38-inch UltraWide that boasts a 3840x1600 resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate, and a 1 ms response time. The UltraWide connects via Thunderbolt 3 and covers 98% of the P3 col...
Sam Medley, Thu, 19 Dec 2019 16:26:00 +0100
The Nikon Z 7 can now film in RAW and use some CFexpress cards. (Source: Nikon)

Nikon updates the Z 7 and Z 6 with CFexpress card and RAW video output support

The latest firmware update for Nikon Z-series cameras allows them to use CFexpress, a new memory-card format associated with faster transfers compared to XQD. This new software also allows the Z 6 or Z 7 to record 4K UHD or full-H...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Dec 2019 21:19:00 +0100
An LG 8K Signature OLED TV. (Source: LG)

Some of LG's 2020 TVs are set to go beyond the 8K Ultra HD criteria

LG has announced that the next generation of Signature OLED and NanoCell TVs have "exceeded" the requirements for the 8K Ultra HD designation. This new spec has been developed by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in order ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Dec 2019 21:38:00 +0100
The new Mac Pro: all the jokes have already been made. (Source: B&H)

The new Apple Mac Pro is now on sale

Get ready for what could be the most expensive cheesegrater in your life: the new Mac Pro is here. It is now available to pre-order from Apple.com and retailers such as B&H. This new PC has configurations that go from 4- to 6-figu...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 11 Dec 2019 23:28:00 +0100
The Eco Capture SDI 4K Plus M.2. (Source: Magewell)

The Magewell Eco Capture SDI 4K Plus M.2 can bring high-res video to the PCIe-less boards of the future

Magewell is a company that makes the components that connect video and audio output with the applicable software. Its latest M.2 video capture card is of its 'Eco' line-up, and is capable of single-channel operation at up to 4096x...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:54:00 +0100
The new OnePlus TV remote control. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus announces a new, Netflix-buttoned remote for its smart TV

OnePlus released its first smart TV series (the Q1 and Q1 Pro) this year. Now, it has unveiled a new accessory for it: an alternate remote control with a Netflix-branded button. However, existing customers can get it for free.
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:45:00 +0100
A Vizio smart TV. (Source: Vizio)

Vizio sold 80% more 4K smart TVs over the 2019 Black Friday event compared to 2018

The panel-maker Vizio has reported that it "exceeded expectations" over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday period just gone, having sold 500,000 or more units of its smart TVs between these days in 2019. For example, it sold 87% more p...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 19:09:00 +0100

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