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Netflix 4K streaming on the PC is here, but the hardware requirements are ridiculous

November 28th at 2:23 PM

Netflix 4K streaming on the PC is here, but the hardware requirements are ridiculous

The ability to stream 4K Netflix video on your PC is finally here, but the hardware requirements to take advantage of this compelling development are incredibly stringent. As we highlighted just a few days ago, 4K video on Netflix can only be streamed by users running Microsoft’s Edge browser on a Windows 10 PC housing Intel’s next-gen Kaby Lake processor.

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Netflix 4K streaming finally hits the PC, but there’s a big, annoying, Edge-shaped catch

November 26th at 9:55 AM

Netflix 4K streaming finally hits the PC, but there’s a big, annoying, Edge-shaped catch

By now, most of you have probably already seen the magical and jaw-dropping video quality that 4K content provides. Clearly representing the future of where TV is headed, the sad reality is that we’re still not living in a world overflowing with 4K content just yet. Still, progress is being made slowly but surely.

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Google Chromecast Ultra Leak

Leaked image gives us our first look at Google’s 4K Chromecast Ultra

September 26th at 2:33 PM

Leaked image gives us our first look at Google’s 4K Chromecast Ultra

Next Tuesday, Google is going to hold a massive launch event in San Francisco, where it is expected to debut two Android smartphones (Pixel and Pixel XL), the AI-powered Google Home personal assistant, the Google Wifi router, a Daydream VR headset and a 4K-capable streaming media player called the Chromecast Ultra.

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Why you should record in 4K even if you have a 1080p HD display

April 7th at 7:45 PM

Why you should record in 4K even if you have a 1080p HD display

The 4K revolution is happening a lot faster than most people initially anticipated. Not only are 4K HDTVs more affordable than ever before, smartphones have given millions of consumers the ability to record stunning 4K footage with a device that can fight right in their pocket.

Indeed, any smartphone worth its salt today is bound to have 4K recording functionality. Even the recently released iPhone SE, which can be picked up for free with contract, features a 4K camera.

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Stop the madness: We don’t need 4K smartphone displays

December 28th at 1:25 PM

Stop the madness: We don’t need 4K smartphone displays

There’s been a strange disconnect lately between what many smartphone users consistently say they want (i.e., better battery life) and what smartphone vendors are actually delivering. I’m already on the record saying that I don’t want Apple to even think about making the iPhone any thinner until it figures out a way to vastly improve the device’s mediocre battery life, but it looks like the company isn’t going to listen to me. However, Apple isn’t the only company that’s giving us something that we don’t need at the expense of better battery life, as Sony has recently embarked on an insane quest to push smartphones with 4K displays. More →

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DirecTV 4K

DirecTV to launch lineup of 4K channels in ‘early 2016’

December 1st at 10:45 PM

DirecTV to launch lineup of 4K channels in ‘early 2016’

While there’s no denying that the picture quality provided by 4K HDTVs is absolutely stunning, a longstanding impediment towards widespread adoption is that there remains a frustrating scarcity of true 4K content.

DirecTV, however, is planning to change that. Last week, DirecTV SVP of Video and Space Communications Phil Goswitz confirmed that the satellite TV provider is planning to launch an official 4K service sometime in early 2016.

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4K Video Space ISS Zero-gravity Water

Watch this now: This is why we need 4K iPhones and Android phones

October 12th at 3:51 PM

Watch this now: This is why we need 4K iPhones and Android phones

A lot of people probably aren’t recording a lot of 4K videos with their smartphones, particularly if they only have a measly 16GB of storage to work with. Yet, as the following video will show you, 4K video recording can be flat-out awesome.

In this particular case, we’re looking at a water droplet floating inside the International Space Station that then dissolves an effervescent tablet. More →

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720p vs 1080p vs 4K Resolution

720p vs. 1080p vs. 4K resolution: Does it really make a difference?

September 18th at 12:28 PM

720p vs. 1080p vs. 4K resolution: Does it really make a difference?

I know that many of you out there are shouting at your computer screens after reading that headline. “Of course it makes a difference!” And you’re right — there is a perceptible difference between the most common resolutions for TVs, smartphones and computer monitors. But your mileage will noticeably vary based on a few important factors. More →

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How many minutes of 4K video will it take to fill up your 16GB iPhone?

September 10th at 5:20 PM

How many minutes of 4K video will it take to fill up your 16GB iPhone?

Famed tech reviewer Marques Brownlee attended Apple’s special media event in San Francisco this week and managed to get little bit of hands-on time with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus following Wednesday’s presentation.

During the course of a quick video review which touched on some of the device’s upgraded specs and new capabilities, Brownlee shifted his focus to the iPhone’s new beefed up cameras. Now it goes without saying that the ability to shoot 4K video is one of the more intriguing and impressive camera features Apple managed to incorporate into its new iPhone models. Still, all of that high-resolution clarity comes at a high price as it pertains to storage, especially considering that the base model iPhone still checks in at a paltry 16GB.

This of course begs the question: How many minutes of 4K video can one shoot and store on a 16GB iPhone?

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