The guy next to me huffed loudly—an explosive grunt of displeasure that had me halfway between amusement and horror. We were in a meeting room at the Hilton in Newark, NJ, seated in front of a giant TV with a giant sound system, and we’d just seen footage on Panasonic’s UB900 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray player. Compared to…
The same soap bubbles that fascinated you as a toddler can be just as engaging when you’re all grown up. They just need to be super-sized, filmed in glorious 4K, and then manipulated in post-production with a mirror effect that turns them into undulating alien-like blobs. Cue up some Led Zeppelin and let your mind go…
This side-by-side comparison video of 4K HDR Ultra HD and Blu-Ray doesn’t show the true technological difference between the two (because things get lost in translation when it ends up as a video on YouTube) but it does illustrate how there is a visual difference between the two that go beyond just more resolution. 4K…
Queue up that 2001 soundtrack, baby! Following up on the incredible Aurora Borealis and Australis footage that Nasa posted a few days ago, we can now marvel at crystal clear 4K footage of our home sweet home, covered in white clouds and blue sky. Now that Nasa and the astronauts on the ISS are shooting and sharing…
If you’re ready to step up to 4K, you won’t find a better deal than this 48" Samsung Smart TV for $500. For reference, that’s $100 less than its Black Friday pricing, and $200-$300 less than usual. In fact, it’s almost $180 cheaper than the 40" model of the same set.
You may have a 4K camera in your pocket right now without even realizing it. Even if you don’t have a 4K TV to watch those videos on, you can use that camera to make even better 1080p videos right now.
You could say that, historically, televisions are the star of CES. After all, it was at CES in 1998 that the world saw the first ever high-definition TVs. Plasma TVs debuted at CES in 2001, and OLEDs appeared in 2008. This year, however, everything was pretty damn boring. That’s not a bad thing.
2016 might be the year of VR headsets and all, but some people still enjoy looking at regular screens. And the 30-inch, pro-level 4K OLED display Dell just announced looks like one hell of an upgrade.
Today, Samsung is showing off its newest line of SUHD TVs. If you can believe it, they’re outrageously beautiful. They’ve got some performance improvements and new blah blah connectivity features, but what’s most striking is the way that Samsung’s creeping towards that platonic ideal of a bezel-less design: A…
Instead of forcing your family to endure a grueling slideshow of your vacation photos, Panasonic wants you to treat them to stunning 4K videos of your hotel room, random meals, and various takeoffs with its new Lumix DMC-Zs100—a compact shooter with a hefty one-inch sensor.
That silly sci-fi dream of invisible screens that magically display graphics is inching towards reality. Thanks to LG, the world can now lust after a television that looks like it’s nothing more than a pane of translucent glass—and a very thin pane of glass at that.
One of our favorite Windows machines from last year was HP’s incredibly limber Spectre x360, a 13-inch laptop that could backflip into a tablet. Now HP’s expanding on the idea, literally, with an all new 15-inch Spectre just announced at CES in Las Vegas.
Ready your passports.
At CES 2015, Samsung introduced the ATIV Book 9 laptop, carrying a Core M chip within a super thin, light chassis. Now, Samsung is upgrading with the ATIV Book 9 Pro, and as the “pro” name suggests, it’s got all the hardware goodies, including new sixth-generation Intel processors at a crazy, pixel-filled 4K display.
From amateur to professional, insane amounts of time and effort are spent trying to achieve smooth and steady video footage. DJI’s new Osmo handheld gimbal and 4K camera is meant to be the easiest and quickest path to gorgeous, silky-smooth shots.
“We decided not to mess with what’s working,” says Amazon devices VP Peter Larsen. That’s why his new Fire TV looks exactly the same. But inside this tiny box, you’ll find components powerful enough to stream 4K movies. It’s one more impulse buy from the kings of online shopping.
You can’t buy a single camera that does it all, no matter how much you spend. The most expensive DSLR or mirrorless offerings will give you top-notch photos or great video—not both in a single package. But Sony’s A7r Mark II is tantalizingly close to being that do-it-all camera.
I’ve been pondering Apple’s addition of 4K video recording on the new iPhone 6s and 6s plus. My feeling is simple, and applies to many facets of any new Apple product. Please, oh please. Do not let yourself be roofied by Apple ads and marketing-speak that will attempt to sell 4K as magical rainbow juice from above. Do…