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CES 2020 is currently underway, which means that there are thousands of companies that have descend upon Las Vegas to show off their latest and greatest gadgets. We're expecting to see some great technology breakthroughs from companies both big and small, but there are a number of themes that will be pervasive throughout the week. Folding Smartphones and PCs Folding smartphones first made their big debut last year with the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X. We expect that trend to continue this year, and we're bound to see some new entries from smaller players at CES this week (along with some hands-on time with the recently announced Motorola RAZR). But it's not just smartphones that... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas officially kicks off Monday, January, 7, and it appears Samsung is champing at the bit to introduce some new display products. One of them is its Q950TS 8K OLED TV with a design that virtually "eliminates the screen bezel," as was the subject of a recent rumor. Looking over a translated press release that went live today, 99 percent of the 8K QLED TV's front construction belongs to the actual screen. Samsung calls this an "infinity design," and says it offers "outstanding immersion" and "sets a new standard for TV screens." It is also incredibly thin at just 15mm, with a completely flat surface. Check out this side view... It certainly looks gorgeous,... Read more...
Whoever opined that money does not buy happiness has never ridden on a jet ski or dined on a seafood feast at an expensive restaurant. If anything might change that person's mind, however, it could be LG's new 8K OLED TV. I mean, just look at how happy those people are in the press image above! Sure, it's totally staged, but the specs on this thing are beastly. For one, it's the world's first 8K OLED TV (88Z9), according to LG. That works out to a delightful 7680x4320 resolution, or 33 million self-emitting pixels. For comparison, that is a whopping 16 times pixels than a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) TV, and four times higher than a 4K (3840x2160) display. Sure, there's a definite lack of 4K content,... Read more...
It's been three years since the DisplayPort standard was last updated, so a replacement has been a long time coming. This week, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) officially announced the DisplayPort 2.0 specification, and it brings some key advantages over the current DisplayPort 1.4a standard. For starters, DisplayPort 2.0 triples the amount of available bandwidth compared to DisplayPort 1.4a. The current spec uses 8b/10b channel coding making for maximum bandwidth of 25.92 Gbps. DisplayPort 2.0, on the other hand, boosts the link rate to 20 Gbps/lane and uses 128b/132b channel encoding to deliver maxim bandwidth of 77.37 Gbps. What does this all mean in the real world? For... Read more...
Samsung has announced that the biggest TV it has offered will go on sale starting next month. The TV is called The Wall Luxury, and it promises a new user interface and experience for users. The large TV has a customizable decor frame that enhances the display and ensures that it will fit in any space. The self-emitting diodes that the giant TV uses are good for up to 100,000 hours. Samsung also has a standard "The Wall" TV, and it is designed never to turn off. When the user isn't watching TV on the massive screen, which is configurable and customizable, it can display images. Ambient Mode is for when the TV isn't being used, and it can show a variety of curated art from paintings and video... Read more...
Huawei is a Chinese company mostly known for smartphones and networking hardware that aren't widely available in the U.S. The reason that Huawei products aren't offered here has to do with an ongoing feud between Huawei and the U.S. government over Huawei's close ties to the Chinese government, something Huawei has denied. However, a major telecommunications company recently found hidden backdoors in Huawei's networking hardware, which basically proves-out the U.S. government's claims. Despite not being available in the States, Huawei has done well in the smartphone market globally, muscling past Apple to become the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Today we learn... Read more...
Can you remember the last time you bought a PC built by Sharp? For many of you reading this, the answer is probably "never," though Sharp is indeed in the PC business, having purchased Toshiba's PC division last year for four billion yen (~$36 million). Sharp apparently plans to make a splash—at a recent press event in Tokyo, Sharp unveiled an all-in-one desktop PC with an 8K resolution display. The new Dynabook system wields a large 31-5-inch display with an IGZO panel sporting a 7680x4320 resolution and fast 120Hz refresh rate. It also supports HDR visuals. It doesn't quite reach the 1,000 nits brightness level that is ideal for HDR content, but gets fairly close at 800 nits, which is... Read more...
Samsung announced that the 2019 models of its 4K and 8K QLED Smart TVs are now available for purchase. In addition to their high resolution, these TVs also feature a number of other improvements to help enhance image processing and picture quality. "Our 2019 QLED line is designed for users who want the best combination of picture quality, smart TV capabilities and design," said Andrew Sivori, VP, TV Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America. "This year's lineup represents our largest screen size offering ever. It brings together innovative feature enhancements and exciting content and service partnerships to deliver a truly groundbreaking viewing experience and unprecedented value." In total... Read more...
You've gotta pay to play, and that is readily apparent with Samsung's top shelf 85-inch QLED 8K TV. Samsung announced the Q900R Series last month, and it is available in 65-, 75-, 82-, and 85-inch sizes. Today, pricing has been released for the largest model, and it comes in at a staggering $15,000. One of the headlining features of the Q900R Series is support for the 8K resolution, although such content will be incredibly hard to find. It's highly likely that we won't see 8K content arrive for mainstream markets for many years to come, but Samsung obviously feels that it's worth getting the hardware out there now for early adopters. The Q900R Series can display content in native 8K resolutions,... Read more...
Progress never stops in the video and TV world with resolutions creeping ever higher. It took a while for us to finally get 1080p programming to support the TVs that had been around for years. Further infrastructure advances took us to 4K resolution TVs, and while there aren't any 4K resolution primetime shows from major networks, owners of those TVs can get their fix with movies, Netflix, streaming content, and digital rentals. Samsung and many other TV makers are looking past 4K TVs into the 8K resolution future. As with any new video resolution technology, we are currently in a chicken or the egg situation with there being no 8K content despite Samsung having unveiled its Q900R QLED 8K TVs. Broadcasters... Read more...
4K panels have pretty much taken over the big-screen television market, and 4K PC gaming was brought to the forefront thanks in part to the GeForce GTX 10 series over two years ago. But what about 8K? It will still be many years before the leap to 8K become mainstream, but that isn't stopping AU Optronics (AUO) from whetting out appetites with a gigantic 85-inch 8K television -- we're talking a 7690x4320 resolution here. Oh, and did we mention that it has a 120Hz refresh rate? We don't think that we've seen so much "win" in one place, but here we are. The television features a High Dynamic Resolution (HDR) panel that uses Quantum Dot technology and features peak brightness of 1200 nits... Read more...
LG has announced that it will have a gigantic 8K display on hand at CES 2018 and the display will be a world's first. The 88-inch 8K OLED display will be on hand at the LG booth and shows what we might have in our living room years down the road when 8K content is readily available. The native resolution of the gigantic display is 7680 x 4320 giving it 16 times more resolution than full HD (1920 x 1080). Most people are just now adopting 4K TVs that pack a resolution of 3840 x 2160.  LG Display says that this massive screen is part of its commitment to lead the high-end premium TV market, and notes that this product reaches the 8K resolution without having to compromise in... Read more...
Those rapscallions over at Sharp have gone and made the shiny new 4K TV in your living room obsolete with the launch of its new 8K TV set. The AQUOS 8K TV is the first 8K resolution TV in the world, with some caveats, and you can't even buy it in the U.S. The TV is only to be offered in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Europe. Chinese hi-res TV fans can buy the set in October. In Japan, the AQUOS 8K Series 8k compatible TVs will land in December and Taiwan gets them in February of 2018. European fans will need to wait until March 2018. Sharp says that the 8K TV has 16 times the resolution of Full HD images. Sharp writes in the press release, "It [8K TV] reproduces images at ultimate reality, with ultra-fine... Read more...
On the CPU side, AMD is back in the game with its Ryzen architecture. But when it comes to graphics, AMD is still serving the entry-level and mid-range markets with Polaris. Even its recent refresh with the Radeon RX 500 series does not offer anything competitive with NVIDIA's Pascal parts, such as its GeForce GTX 1080, 1080 Ti, or Titan Xp. That is where Vega will come into play, and apparently we will see graphics cards based on Vega sometime this quarter.A Facebook user flat out asked AMD when Vega will be ready, to which AMD replied, "When it is ready... and it will be this quarter." While that is not quite an exact release date, it is a general time frame that confirms Vega will be shipping... Read more...
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