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DisplayPort standard updated for 4K monitors

DisplayPort standard updated for 4K monitors

As monitors continue to get more pixel-dense, one well-heeled standard is being scaled equally to remain pertinent. The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is announcing the DisplayPort 1.3 audio/visual standard, which brings in more bandwidth to help you push pixels along without lag or degradation.

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Panasonic adds 4K Photo extraction to GH4 and FZ1000

Panasonic adds 4K Photo extraction to GH4 and FZ1000

Panasonic has a new set of firmware updates for the GH4 and FZ1000, bringing higher quality 4K video recording as well as the company's new "4K Photo" mode for grabbing a still out of Ultra HD footage. The updates, which will be released in October 2014, also bring USB tethered shooting to the GH4.

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Panasonic LX100 Micro 4/3rds records Ultra HD 4K

Panasonic LX100 Micro 4/3rds records Ultra HD 4K

4K video recording looks to be the must-have feature for compact cameras in 2014, and the Panasonic DMC-LX100 ticks that box and more, replacing the LX7 in the process. While its 12.8-megapixel sensor may seem low, Panasonic argues that it's actually all by design: the signal to noise ratio is kept down, with the LX100 capturing more light.

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Samsung NX1 SMART Camera gets 28MP and 4K video

Samsung NX1 SMART Camera gets 28MP and 4K video

Samsung keeps pushing photographers toward a smarter breed of camera, and the Samsung NX1 SMART Camera is the latest attempt, complete with 4K video recording and a new 50-150mm f/2.8 S lens. Packing g 28-megapixel, BSI CMOS sensor with, so Samsung claims, the company's fastest autofocus to-date, the NX1 packs in a new NX AF System III with a whopping 205 phase-detection autofocus points.

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Apple approves first 4K iPhone video app: $999 and it’s yours

Apple approves first 4K iPhone video app: $999 and it’s yours

Yes, that isn't a typo. It's actually $999.99, which practically makes it $1,000. Granted, the app's purpose is quite noble and the results it gives might very well justify the costs. i4software's Vizzywig 4K lets you produce and distribute 4K videos from your iPhone 5s. A complete 4K video workflow all from the convenience of your 2013 iPhone model Unfortunately, for now, it will have to be only that model and only on iOS 7. If you want to keep on using this app, you shouldn't upgrade to iOS 8 until further notice.

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Nokia Denim update incoming with 4K camera boost

Nokia Denim update incoming with 4K camera boost

Nokia has long been known for great cameras, and Microsoft seems eager not to let that reputation slide, promising a new update for Lumia Windows Phones that puts photography front and center. Lumia Denim builds on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 version with some Lumia-specific exclusive features, most notably the new Lumia Camera.

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LG launches huge curved 4K OLED TV for the mass market

LG launches huge curved 4K OLED TV for the mass market

At IFA 2014 next week, LG will be on a roll not just with mobile devices but with its TV and display business. Following the announcements of several of its new units over the past few weeks, the manufacturer has just announced the start of pre-orders for its newest pair of curved OLED TVs, claimed to be the first in the market to sport 4K resolutions using this display technology.

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Acer Aspire V Nitro gaming notebooks arrive alongside 4K2K LCDs

Acer Aspire V Nitro gaming notebooks arrive alongside 4K2K LCDs

Acer has taken the wraps off of its latest gaming notebooks, the Aspire V Nitro series, along with a clutch of new 4K2K and WQHD displays for those who demand extra pixels. Powered by a choice of 4th- or 5th-gen Intel Core processors paired with NVIDIA GeForce graphics up to GTX 860M, the Aspire V Nitro range will be offered in 15- and 17-inch sizes, with the range topped by the Aspire V Nitro-Black Edition.

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Sony BRAVIA S90 UHD TVs: company’s first curved line

Sony BRAVIA S90 UHD TVs: company’s first curved line

You may be already familiar with the curved TV rat race between LG and Samsung, but that other key player in the TV industry won't be content to take that status quo sitting down. Sony will soon be launching its own curved TV line, starting with this new S90 series. Boasting of 4K resolution, a subtler curve, and better sound quality, these 65 and 75 inch UHD TV sets are poised to become Sony's champions in the hectic contest for the world's best curved living room screen.

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Philips 28-inch 4K monitor goes low-cost, high-def

Philips 28-inch 4K monitor goes low-cost, high-def

While there are monitors on the market with similar specifications and a similar price, Philips’ new UltraClear Display makes a point of aiming to undercut the market. This device will roll out with 4K definition - that’s Ultra-HD, four times as sharp as 1080p, all on a 28-inch monitor. That’s 3840 x 2160 pixels across 28-inches diagonally, or 157.35 PPI (Pixels Per Inch).

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LG’s 65-inch 4K TV gets a price tag, and you probably can’t afford it

LG’s 65-inch 4K TV gets a price tag, and you probably can’t afford it

If you’re in the market for a 4K TV, the options are likely too pricey for your taste. Samsung’s massive offering runs a lot more than most people make in a year, but LG’s newest TV may be something worth checking out. At 65-inches, it’s also probably big enough to round out your home theater.

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4K iMac or Thunderbolt Display tipped for Yosemite debut

4K iMac or Thunderbolt Display tipped for Yosemite debut

Apple's desktop Mac line may finally be getting the Retina update OS X users have been hoping for, with chatter of a 4K model headed to stores around October. Although Retina display technology is already offered on the MacBook Pro and across Apple's iPhone and iPad line, so far the Mac Pro and iMac have stuck with their lower pixel-density panels, despite both computers being easily capable of driving significantly higher resolutions.

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