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All posts tagged "4K"

  • 15 techy things we’re giving thanks for this Thanksgiving [Gallery]

    It’s Thanksgiving again after an exciting but long year in the tech sphere. Although down here in South Africa we love our turkey as much as any North American, we normally wait until 25 December to pop them on the “braais” and enjoy a family meal. However, we also know how to give thanks for the brilliant things and moments in life. This year has been particularly kind to the technology industry — journalists, consumers and companies alike. There have been landmark gadget releases, like Apple’s iPhone 6, Google’s next iteration of the Nexus series and Nvidia’s range of Tegra-based mobile devices....

  • Toshiba Satellite P55t world’s first 4K Ultra HD laptop

    The dawn of the true 4K laptop has arrived, courtesy of Toshiba’s pixel-mad scientists. The company’s latest aluminium model, the Satellite P55t, will feature the world’s first Ultra HD (UHD) screen shoved into a 15.6″ form factor, alongside a truckload of other sparkly electronic goodies. For a touted US$1499, users will get a screen “four times clearer than Full HD,” says Toshiba. Users may be wondering why this is special at all, as other manufacturers including Apple and Lenovo have bettered HD laptop screens before. But Toshiba plans to go one better by actually shipping its model featuring the current 4k...

  • Latest OS X update enables native 4K resolution

    Apple’s OS X update 10.9.3 was released to developers last week who have now revealed that it will enable scaling to accommodate 4K monitors by default. This means that viewers will have a similar resolution to Apple’s much-acclaimed Retina display, found in the iPad and iPhones, on a massive TV monitor. Given some technical knowhow, you’ll be able to simulate Retina display also known as HiDPI. With this latest update, however, it seems Apple is hoping to push 4K resolution output natively. Apple’s latest powerful Mac Pro can support up to three 4K monitors with the refresh rates being 30Hz or...

  • Sony announces Z1 Compact, Z1S, Core ‘fitness tracker’ and more [CES2014]

    Sony has just finished its press conference at this year’s CES and largely continued the overarching story, which, so far, has been all about 4K. The company harped on its “scene to screen” coverage of all things UHD, ranging from production to screening. Sony laid out its plans for this year and highlighted its TV, smartphone and camera lineup, and had something to say about wearables as well. TV Sony has been distributing 4K to Bravia TVs through its Video Unlimited service. Today, it expanded its online distribution with announcement of a Netflix partnership. Yup, it turns out LG wasn’t the only...

  • LG’s plans for 2014: smarter TV’s, texting your washing machine [CES2014]

    Lenovo had its moment in the sun last night and this morning it was LG’s chance to woo the press. A smarter TV A packed room watched as LG detailed its SmartTV line-up for 2014, 56% of which will have the fabled webOS at their core. From what we saw, webOS has been transformed into a polished, user-friendly TV interface and might be a much-needed breath of fresh air in a market that is saturated with an estimated 160 million SmartTVs — many of which contain complicated, tacky interfaces (Samsung, shame on you). A far cry from its Palm beginnings, webOS injects a...

  • Dell announces impressive 24″ and ‘world’s most affordable’ 4K Monitor

    While we all love seeing 4K display’s popping up from every corner over the last year or so, they all seem more like giant televisions than a crisp, clear desktop alternative. Anything past the 30″ mark should be considered television, living room material and not much else. Until now it seems as a very impressive 24″ UHD Monitor by Dell has been announced together with the “world’s most affordable” 28″ Ultra HD Monitor. The Ultra HD, slash 3840×2160, slash four times full HD monitor is Dell’s highest pixel density yet. Officially known as Dell’s UltraSharp 24 Monitor -– UP2414Q, it’s meant...

  • LG to roll out super high-def mobile displays [CES]

    LG Display is the world’s largest LCD panel maker, producing not just televisions but also displays for various mobile manufacturers like Apple. At CES 2013 it showed some of the new displays in its line, with a 12.9-inch display that holds a resolution of 2560 x 1700, a 7-inch crammed with 1920 x 1200 pixels, and a 5.5-inch model with full HD that delivers at 1920 x 1080 resolution. Using Advanced High Performance...

  • Sony unveil 84-inch Ultra High Def TV pre-loaded with 4K content

    Sony has just revealed its latest offering, the XBR-84X900 Ultra HDTV. Set to retail for a sizable US$25 000, it is a little more expensive than LG‘s 84-incher. The reason for the bigger price tag you might ask? The XBR-84X900 is said to arrive pre-loaded with 4K enabled content, which is the first of its kind. The Ultra HDTV market is fairly small, but Sony will be pinning its hopes on the added 4K delivery system, with the chance that it will entice users to opt for its product instead of the competitors. Other features include cinematic sound integration offering up...

  • GoPro Hero3 is the new camcorder of choice for action sport enthusiasts

    The Hero3 is the latest release from GoPro, unveiled by the manufacturer at a launch event in San Francisco. This is the company’s flagship device and makes improvements on its previous offering, the Hero2. Enhancements include the Hero3 being “30% smaller and 25% lighter” than its predecessor, according to GoPro. Another key feature includes the Hero3 being able to shoot in 4K resolution, quite the achievement considering its size. The increased resolution will however cause the users’ frame rate to drop to 15fps. Alternative resolution settings offer higher frame rates ranging from 48fps to 120fps for 1020p and 720p recording. A built-in Wi-Fi...

  • Keen on a 4K, 84-inch, $30 000 super TV? Sony’s got you covered

    Full HD or 1080p is so 2012. The new black is 4K, a resolution of 4096×3072 which Sony’s going to add to it’s new 84-inch mega TV. This is, if the rumours pan out. The 4K resolution is naturally four times the display power of 1080p. Sony is said to reveal this TV at IFA 2012, Germany’s biggest consumer electronics show. Here’s what we know about the 4K mega TV: It’s going to...

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