You Can Watch The Wire Remastered in HD on Amazon BUT SHOULD YOU

Like The Wire, but wish it was NOT filmed in standard definition with a 4:3 ratio? Enjoy streaming things on Amazon? Today is your day and no one can take that away from you, not even David Simon, creator of The Wire, who is decidedly ambivalent about the remastered HD version of The Wire that is now available for… » 1/22/15 10:14am 1/22/15 10:14am

How Much Better Is House of Cards in 4K?

Netflix announced at CES that it would begin shooting original series in ultra high-def 4K, and now British site HDTVtest has caught the first glimpse of the streaming giant's 4K content in the wild. How much more evil does Kevin Spacey look? » 4/08/14 10:15am 4/08/14 10:15am

Watching Planes Land From Space Is Like a Video Game Brought to Life

Ever wanted to watch the world—in real-time HD—from space? Well prepare to experience what it'd be life if the world was your very own video game and check out a few planes landing at the Bejiing airport. It'll be the coolest planespotting you've ever done. » 3/05/14 9:40am 3/05/14 9:40am

Video: The biggest fireworks in history were truly insane indeed

Dubai set the world record for the largest fireworks show in history on January 1, 2014. We saw a sample—taken at the Burj Khalifa—but that was nothing compared to this HD video, which shows the full scope of this titanic explosion chain from the air and different locations. The fireworks took over the entire country. » 1/07/14 1:19pm 1/07/14 1:19pm

Google Hangout video chats have been quietly upgrading to 720p HD, and the mothership says all users should have high definition soon. The quality boost is part of a long-term upgrade that has Hangout moving toward a system that won't require installing any plugins, but that's still down the road. [Gigaom] » 8/28/13 12:56pm 8/28/13 12:56pm

DNA vs Razr: What's Your Pick?

The HTC Droid DNA and Motorola's Droid RAZR HD/RAZR MAXX HD are all sweet handsets. The DNA of course has an edge in terms of screen and display while the RAZRs' battery lives are unmatched in the Android ecosystem. Sure the HTC One will be frickin' awesome when it does eventually show up but "later this spring" is… » 3/28/13 5:40pm 3/28/13 5:40pm

LG's 5.5-Inch Optimus Pro Has a 1080p IPS Screen (Hands On)

PPI might not matter much, but LG's new Optimus Pro, which we've seen in Korean form, has a 1080p screen, and it's pretty damn gorgeous. » 2/25/13 3:22am 2/25/13 3:22am

Amazon Really Does Lose Money on Every Kindle Fire HD (But Microsoft,…

Fresh on the heels of an iPad mini teardown that revealed $188 worth of components, IHS has pegged the Kindle Fire HD bill of materials at $165. That means that only about 20 bucks' worth of hardware separates devices with $130 price tag differential. Yeesh. » 11/04/12 3:30pm 11/04/12 3:30pm

How the iPad Mini Stacks Up to the Competition (Updated)

So, the iPad mini is here at last! Smaller tablets have already carved out a real niche for themselves, and if you've always wanted an iPad but were scared off by its size, then maybe this is the day you've been waiting for. » 10/23/12 2:28pm 10/23/12 2:28pm

How 4K TV Works

Imagine 80-inch screens with quadruple the image quality of Full HD, plus passive 3D content that you'd consider actually watchable. That's 4K TV technology. It could deliver a stunning home theater experience—just as soon as 4K-enabled TV's like Sony's latest begin to cost less than a Kia. » 9/18/12 5:00pm 9/18/12 5:00pm

Motorola Droid RAZR HD: Beauty in a Kevlar Coat

We haven't seen a flagship device from Verizon and Motorola since the last Droid RAZR was announced nearly a year ago. A case could be made for the RAZR MAXX, announced at CES, but Moto needed something new and splashy to compete with the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S III. » 9/05/12 2:25pm 9/05/12 2:25pm

See Gizmodo in Crisp, Beautiful HD

We've already discussed this. So why are you not looking at Gizmodo in HD? Just hit the HD view icon sitting to the right of the eyeball and magnifying glass on the top right, and you'll be instantly treated to big, crisp, beautiful Gizmodo in HD. » 7/09/12 11:59am 7/09/12 11:59am

Can Anyone Account for Alex's Misbehaving iTunes Movie Playback?

Gizmodo reader Alex W. wrote in with another bugging-out MacBook question, this time concerning iTunes and its (in)ability to play movies downloaded in HD/SD. Hive mind, can we help him? » 6/29/12 2:00am 6/29/12 2:00am

The First Wedding In the World Filmed With Ultra-High Definition 3D…

I always hated video in weddings. The quality always look so cheesy. But not this one. This one was filmed with RED Epic cameras on 5K resolution and 3D! These are the same cameras that Peter Jackson is using for The Hobbit or Ridley Scott used for Prometheus. » 6/20/12 9:40am 6/20/12 9:40am

Samsung Galaxy S III Review: A Great Phone That Tries Too Hard

Samsung's Galaxy S II was the king of Android in 2011. But now HTC is on top with the new One X. The Galaxy S III is the most anticipated spec-beast of the year (so far), but that doesn't necessarily mean it's the best. » 6/20/12 12:01am 6/20/12 12:01am

Panasonic VT50 Lightning Review: Do Your Eyeballs A Favor

The phrase, "holy shit, this is a fantastic television," is bandied about far too often. In the case of the Panasonic 55-inch VT50 Plasma, it's spot on. » 6/15/12 1:40pm 6/15/12 1:40pm

James Cameron Captured His Marianas Dive With Custom-Built HD…

Deepsea Challenger wasn't the only piece of custom hardware he took to the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Those stunning images he took were captured with dual HD cameras, no bigger than your thumb, in their own titanium Mini-Me sphere. » 4/16/12 11:00pm 4/16/12 11:00pm

All of YouTube's 1080p Videos Are Going 3D

For as much as everybody loves to hate 3D, there seems no end remakes and reboots touting it. Even YouTube is jumping on board, announcing today that all short-form videos uploaded in 1080p will automatically be converted to the 3D format. » 4/06/12 2:00am 4/06/12 2:00am