Space is undeniably cool, but you know what else is cool? Space gear. And taking a long, leisurely tour through the international space station in beautiful 4k with pristine focus is the best way to see all those wires, meters, monitors and control stations.
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]
NASA is finally pushing to bring space communication out of the dark ages by boosting their data transmission rates from dial-up speeds to broadband. And they're looking to do it with lasers.
Man, and the Drift HD was so close to being a super-stealthy altrernative to my GoPro. If only it would just stay on.
Kotaku noted earlier today that HD versions of several popular App Store games have started popping up in iTunes. We just heard from a developer that it's Apple's preferred nomenclature for distinguishing iPad games that aren't iPhone or iPod compatible.
If Nintendo's follow-up to the Wii is actually called the Zii, I think that's the first mistake right there. But could this mysterious trademark, filed in Japan in October, actually be for the Wii 2, or something else?
Super Mario Galaxy has incredible art design, but in standard def, the game can just be so visually disappointing compared to its potential hinted at onscreen. So what would it look like in 720P HD? Like this.
JVC latest projectors—one at 8K (8,192x4,320pixels) and the other at 4K (3,840x2,160pixels)—come with 10,000 lumens of brightness and produce a 5500:1 contrast ratio.
It looks like the lastest image from a NASA spacecraft, approaching the surface of a satellite on the outskirts of the Solar System. Or maybe one from the deepest underwater exploration voyage ever.
If you've ever wanted a closer look at the International Space Station, NASA Television will be airing a 35-minute HD tour today and tomorrow.
While HDMI may be the greatest home theater connection known to Man, there can be instances when it comes unplugged accidentally. The universal hd EZ lock was designed to prevent such travesties.
The high definition scientists over at HD Guru make a possibly obvious but nevertheless important point. You should not buy a DVD upscaler—though not for the reason you think. It's not because DVD upscaling doesn't bring some benefit to watching DVDs on HDTVs; it's because most TVs are upscaling already.
Imagine being able to install a skylight into your gloomy, windowless office—even if it is located on the 10th floor of a 20 story building. One way to achieve this would be to install faux skylights with LED backlighting—but stationary images take away from the illusion. On the other hand, SkyV skylights utilize high…
Way back in 2005, Samsung technically showed off a 40-inch OLED screen. We didn't want to be rude and say anything at the time, but it wasn't sporting HD resolution and the contrast ratio was a measly 5,000:1. Now Samsung is showing off their new 40-inch OLED (that's a mere 8.9mm thick), and needless to say, its specs…
While high HDTV prices may have made this day seem improbable, iSuppli is reporting that HDTV shipments have outpaced SDTV shipments in 2008. And iSuppli doesn't see HDTV growth slowing any time soon, ballooning by a compound annual growth rate of 20% through 2012 when an estimated 241.2 million HDTVs will ship. By…
Looks like LG wasn't kidding about its 2011 deadline to produce OLED TVs. At a recent tech conference in South Korea, the company revealed an ultra skinny 19-inch OLED panel, showing that it's well on the way to volume producing 32-inch screens before the next three years are up. Sure, it was a little upstaged by…
Last week, while visiting Criterion Collection headquarters to observe their transition to Blu-ray, I brought up the subject of digital downloads. To my surprise, they let slip a little detail that sheds light on how a master disc maker like Criterion will manage in an all-download future.As we've seen, even "HD"…