If you followed the news out of CES closely you probably heard the word HDR tossed around a lot. This coming year we'll see TVs for under $700 with the feature, and fancy monitors for over $1300. But what does HDR even mean?
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Every year at CES, LG gives us a look at its craziest ideas for the future of display technology. At a press conference earlier yesterday, the company showed off its refreshed OLED televisions, regarded by many as the best on the market. In a private briefing at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Gizmodo was shown LG's bold concepts for the future of displays, which are (unbelievably) getting thinner and brighter. They are among the most lifelike displays I've ever seen.
Personal computers were supposed to all but eliminate the need for paper, but one look at your sticky-note-covered screen tells a different story. Researcher Tobias Große-Puppendahl may have created the perfect compromise, however: An electronic sticky note that can replace all of your little yellow reminders.
It's an unfortunate irony that the device we now rely on so heavily is also so incredibly fragile. Your smartphone's big, beautiful touchscreen is an accident waiting to happen, but Corning continues its magnanimous efforts to improve the survival rate of your hardware, and its latest creation, Gorilla Glass 5, should help your phone survive even nastier tumbles.
You probably take the DisplayPort on your laptop for granted, but the folks that develop the standard have been working hard to make it perform way better — and the next version will allow you to drive an 8K display with HDR video, if you ever happen to own one.
Apple has opened a secretive laboratory in Taiwan to develop new LCD and OLED screen technologies for its devices, according to a report by Bloomberg.
When people think of tablets, they think of iPads. To some people, the word "tablet" basically means "iPad." So it's a big deal when Apple creates a new one. With the new iPad Pro, Apple's finally created a tablet that's supposed to be professional grade, but does that self-imposed accolade stand up under extensive testing?
What's most impressive about this touchscreen that knows the exact angle of the finger touching it is that it's the same display hardware found in every smartphone on the market right now. Its special abilities are all enabled through software, meaning your own phone is already capable of this.
Microsoft's Surface Pro series has now had four chances to iron out all the wrinkles in its ambitious tablet/laptop hybrid. Although its still striving to be an all-around laptop killer, it seems Microsoft got one thing very right with the new Pro 4 — it has one of the most accurate displays ever created.
The Mac Pro is a beast, but to the chagrin of some hardcore panel lovers, it only has the grunt to support three 4K displays. That's no slouch, but of course, someone on YouTube had to see just how far it could go. The result? Six 4K screens attached to a powerful custom setup that can be replicated for your MacBook Pro or even a MacBook Air.
The world's best — and most expensive — watches all have a sapphire crystal, because sapphire is incredibly hard, making them extremely scratch resistant and almost scratch-proof under normal use. But sapphire is expensive, so most watches instead have a glass crystal, which isn't as hard or scratch resistant as sapphire, but still holds up.