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Gizmodo Smartphone Buying Guide 2014: Screen Size And Resolution Explained

Phones these days are big, and they’re only getting bigger. We’re on the precipice of both the Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung and the iPhone 6 from Apple: both of which will likely have bigger, brighter and better resolution screens. But what does that all mean? Let us explain why you should give the resolution of your screen serious thought.


Check Out The Whole History Of Display Resolutions In One Big Stack

Computer screens have come a long, long way in the past decade and a half. With all these retina-grade, impossible-to-decern-the-pixels resolutions floating around, it’s hard to believe we used to deal with displays as low as 640×480 back in the day. This is what all that resolution evolution looks like all in one place.


Hack The Nexus 7 To Shoot 720p Video

When you get a Nexus 7, the quality of the camera probably isn’t your top concern. But, if you want your device to be the best it can be, you’ll have to hack the camera to shoot at a higher resolution. The enterprising folk over at XDA Forums have made life a little easier in that department.


Sony Previews Xperia SL With A Screen That Might Beat The iPhone 4S

The Xperia S is a lovely handset, but it has the potential to be so much more. Thankfully, Sony has confirmed that the next generation isn’t far away in the Xperia SL — a 1.7Ghz smartphone with a killer 12-megapixel camera and a screen that may look better than the iPhone 4S’ Retina display.


Ultra-High Definition Displays Coming To Macs—More Proof

Screenshots of Mac OS X 10.7.3 developer builds have revealed what we already suspected: ultra-high definition Macs are coming. This Get Info window capture reveals a HIDPI (Hi-Dots-Per-Inch) mode checkbox that may come in the next update of Apple’s desktop OS.


Want 3DTV On A Big Screen Without Glasses? You're Going To Need (At Least) 2K Content...

One of the most striking things about pounding the show floor at CES this year was that the future of 3DTV in the home is inevitably going to be without glasses. Prototypes from LG, Toshiba and Sony all showed that glasses-less 3D is a possibility, and in some cases, it can even look pretty good. But you’re going to need to boost the resolution.


Giz Explains: The Ultimate HDTV Cheat Sheet

It’s truly the best time of year to buy an HDTV, and well, here’s every confusing TV term you might encounter, explained in one place.


iPod Touch And Classic Updates Actually Decreased Some Specs

Considering the iPod Touch and Classic both received modest (some would say boring) updates in the form of capacity bumps and a faster processor for the Touch, it’s surprising that in some ways, they’re actually worse than their predecessors.


JVC Introduces Their First 8K Projector

JVC latest projectors—one at 8K (8,192×4,320pixels) and the other at 4K (3,840×2,160pixels)—come with 10,000 lumens of brightness and produce a 5500:1 contrast ratio.


How To: Get Your 3 Internet Key Working With Low-Res Screened Netbooks

It’s a pretty big design flaw: 3′s Internet key software only works on monitors with a screen resolution greater than 800 x 600. So on netbooks like the HP Mini 2140, which boasts a 1024 x 576 screen, the software just doesn’t work. Fortunately for me (and now you), the guys at 3 are familiar with the problem and walked me through how to work around it*.