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Google Chromecast Ultra Leak

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

September 26th, 2016

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.

4K Video

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

April 7th, 2016

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 …

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 4K Display

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

December 28th, 2015

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 …

DirecTV 4K

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

December 1st, 2015

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 …

4K Video Space ISS Zero-gravity Water

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

October 12th, 2015

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 …

720p vs 1080p vs 4K Resolution

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

September 18th, 2015

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.

NASA 4K TV Channel

NASA just announced a 4K TV channel

September 11th, 2015

Because there weren’t enough bombshell announcements this week already, NASA revealed on Friday that it is planning to launch an Ultra HD TV channel in North America. The agency is partnering with video delivery infrastructure company Harmonic to make the channel a reality later this fall.

iPhone 6s 4K Camera

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

September 10th, 2015

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 …