HDR

  • The marketplace for streaming TV dongles looks pretty crowded, with solid offerings such as Google's Chromecast Amazon's Fire TV Stick and Roku's Streaming Stick. Is there room for one more? With the launch of its 4K HDR AirTV Mini this week, Dish obviously thinks so.
  • As ubiquitous as IPS LCD screens have become, its main disadvantage so far has been a slower response time, but now LG claims to have fixed that problem. At the E3 expo this week, the company has unveiled two new gaming monitors with a zippy one-millisecond response time.
  • Dell has pulled the wraps off a shiny new monitor at IFA in Berlin this week. The 27-in display is designed to be crisp and bright, with an ultra-thin profile. Dell calls it the “world’s brightest in its class,” but there’s a few caveats to that claim.
  • Parrot says that the Anafi drone has been 2 years in the making, and has looked to insects to inform its design. Two rotor -packing arms fold out on each side of its thorax, its head is home to the camera and gimbal and the abdomen contains the drone's battery.
  • ​At CES 2017, Nividia promised its G-Sync technology would be making its way to UHD HDR gaming monitors from the likes of Acer and Asus. Acer's Predator X27 went up for pre-order earlier in the week, and now Asus has announced its contender for the money's-no-object gamer – the ROG Swift PG27UQ.​
  • Way back at CES 2017, Nvidia announced that its G-Sync technology was about to make its way to UHD HDR gaming monitors. A few months later Acer revealed the Predator X27, but availability and pricing was unknown. Now we know it will be landing next month, and that will retail at just under $2,000.
  • If you use your PC or laptop as an entertainment or gaming center, then the biggest, brightest and best resolution monitor you can get your hands on is likely a must. Philips has just announced a huge display that should tick all those boxes, and can be had for just shy of a thousand bucks.
  • LG has unveiled its crop of premium TVs for 2018, which includes 10 OLED models and nine so-called “Super UHD” LCD models. All 19 of these TVs have been smartened up with the company’s Alpha processors to render images faster, and the ThinQ AI system to enable voice commands.
  • ​Less than a year ago, Samsung unveiled a cinema-sized LED screen capable of 4K resolution, and followed this in July with its first commercial installation at a theater in Seoul, South Korea. Now the company has revealed a 3D version at the Integrated Systems Europe 2018 expo in Amsterdam.​
  • LG is heading to CES with two new monitors. A 34-inch UltraWide model pops 5,120 x 2,160 pixels while the second monitor flings 4K resolution across 32 diagonal inches.​ Both debut Nano IPS, where nano-sized particles on the LED promise premium picture quality and more life-like viewing.
  • The iPhone X was the main draw in Apple’s press conference today, but the tech giant is refreshing some of its other devices too. Among those is the first hardware upgrade to the Apple TV in two years, improving the visuals of the little streaming box with 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR).
  • 4K projectors are usually prohibitively expensive, but Sony is making strides to bring prices down. At the CEDIA 2017 exhibition this week, the company is expanding its home theater range with two new 4K, High Dynamic Range (HDR) projectors – including an entry-level model for under US$5,000.