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If you’re serious about PC gaming, you can always use a bigger, wider display as far as I’m concerned. It just makes things more immersive than playing on a small screen, when the image takes up a big chunk of your field of vision.
If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to a 4K HDR display, there’s no better time than the present – especially now that Vizio has launched their new 2017 models. I’ve been a big fan of Vizio’s displays for years, and I have the first-generation P-Series 4K display in my living room.
Not too long ago, VIZIO revealed its updated P-Series displays, which offer some of the best image quality you can get on a big screen these days. Now, some of the tech that was previously limited to top-of-the-line models has trickled down to VIZIO’s entry-level and mid-range displays.
The new 2016 M-Series displays not only feature 4K UHD, but get a 64-zone full-array LED backlight for optimal contrast, along with support for Dolby Vision HDR content.
A couple of years ago we checked out the Popslate, an iPhone 5 case with an E-ink screen. Turns out it can only display images, which while still cool doesn’t make it that useful. The inkCase for the iPhone 6 on the other hand promises to display a variety of information on its E-ink screen.
The inkCase has a 4.3″
Last year we heard about the YotaPhone, a smartphone that has two screens – the usual full color touchscreen and an E-ink screen. A small company has come up with a case for the iPhone 5 that gives Apple’s smartphone a similar set up to the YotaPhone.
We saw a couple of dual-screen smartphones from major electronics companies last year, but neither are as practical as the YotaPhone, a prototype smartphone from Russian company Yota Devices. Instead of having two colored touchscreens, the Android phone has an LCD touchscreen on front and an E-ink display at the back.
There are times when our mobile devices reduce our face-to-face interaction with people. A new mobile interface called ‘Pinch’ could change that. It lets multiple mobile devices link their screens together to form a larger display.
It’s one thing to stick an LED in a prosthetic eye, but to place it in a contact lens and then place the lens in your still working eye? Gross. Also not as impressive. But YouTuber/tinkerer/proto-Adam Jensen Ben Krasnow did it nonetheless.
I guess someone was bound to come up with a product like this sooner or later. Invented by Joe Graley, the Nu-Screen HD is a rub-on substance that supposedly keeps gadget screens clean and shiny. It’s mostly made up of carnauba wax, which is also used in car waxes, surfboard waxes, floor and furniture waxes, shoe polishes… you get the idea.
The Kindle and other reading devices make use of E Ink Corporation‘s ePaper, which not only displays text almost like it appears on paper, it also consumes low power and it has zero glare. But because nothing in perfect in this world, ePaper can only output black and white.
Back in the day, LCD monitors were known for their flicker and image tearing issues as a result of abysmally slow response times. Decent quality gaming and television was a rarity on LCD screens. Well how times have changed…
Hyundai has now shown off their new S90D 19-inch LCD TFT monitor which claims an astounding 1 millisecond seponse time.