The full moon—like yesterday's glorious event—is a great show for us here on Earth. But for NASA, it also plays a critical role in keeping its Landsat 8 satellite working properly. How? By using the moon exactly like a photographer uses a light meter.
You probably know your battery is best served by shallow discharges and regular top-offs, but calibrating your battery occasionally is important too—otherwise the display that shows you how much charge is remaining can be wildly inaccurate.
While it may look great in the store, your new flat screen is going to need to be calibrated once you get it home to deliver the best viewing experience. While hardcore videophiles will want to invest in a professional service, this new calibration app from THX covers the basic adjustments that the rest of us actually…
This is the most expensive penny in the Universe. It's now on Mars, after an exciting $2.5 billion ride. Previously, the most expensive Lincoln penny in history was a 1943 copper-alloy cent that was sold for $1.7 million in a 1996 auction. That's peanuts compared to the cost of putting this coin up there, however.
Most HDTVs look perfectly fine straight out of the box these days, without any sort of professional or DIY calibration. But if you want to crank up the quality just a little bit more, it's much easier than you think.
Take everything you think you know about displays and throw it out the window. It's time for a clinic on what display specs really mean-brace yourself for the alarming truth
According to our recent poll, only 29% of respondents actually calibrated their HDTVs. That means as many as 70% of you might not have your settings optomized. Fortunately, that's not too difficult to change.
I'm curious to know—when you bought your HDTV, did you just plug and play or did you fine tune the settings?
Did our Listening Test week light up the fire inside to dust off some old records and whip a turntable back into shape to start enjoying them again? It's really easy, and cheap. Here's how.
We all know that Best Buy isn't above deceiving their customers into purchasing their pricey HDTV calibration service, but it looks like they have changed tactics by using different cables on side-by-side displays.
Confession: Until a few days ago, I'd never calibrated my TV. There are a couple reasons for this. First, and most simply, I'm not down with buying a calibration disc that I will likely use once then never touch again. And second, to me, HDTV calibration is the gadget geek's equivalent to chasing the dragon. I've seen…
The trouble with hunting for an HDTV is that the clerks at most retailers futz up the contrast and brightness and then show cartoons with unbearably saturated colors. Before you buy one, you'd better re-calibrate those suckers to see what they really look like. Trouble is, calibrating an HDTV requires serious…