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An Apple Thunderbolt 5K Display? Don’t hold your breath

An Apple Thunderbolt 5K Display? Don’t hold your breath

First reaction among those setting eyes on Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K Display after it was announced yesterday was typically along the lines of "Wow": even Tim Cook couldn't resist the charms of the 14.7m pixel all-in-one, and he knew it was coming. The second, though, from a few laterally-thinkers in the crowd, was to ask whether the iMac would support Target Display mode, and thus turn into a standalone 5K monitor for a plugged-in MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, that's just not the case, and in fact some big changes need to take place before we can even get a standalone 5K update for the aging Thunderbolt Display.

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Netflix’s 4k streaming prices climb for new users

Netflix’s 4k streaming prices climb for new users

Netflix has busied itself with a myriad of projects, many of the most recent ones revolving around theatrical movies that will either exclusively appear on the video service, or will launch on the service at the same time as traditional cinemas. That hasn't sat well with many in the industry, but consumers have expressed excitement about the shift in how entertainment is delivered. What consumers might be less excited about, however, is the newest change that Netflix has been very quiet about.

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GoPro HERO4 revealed with 4K recording

GoPro HERO4 revealed with 4K recording

It’s finally time for GoPro to go 4K with the GoPro HERO4. This device is able to capture 4K video at 30 fps - a high jump from the 1080p resolution of the past. You’ll also now be able to capture 1080p video at 120 frames per second.

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Vizio attempts to make 4K TVs affordable

Vizio attempts to make 4K TVs affordable

Several 4K TVs have been made available this week by Vizio. Introduced earlier this year in preparation for the market, Vizio brought the P-Series 4K TVs with a number of smart features that set them above the pack. But what’s most important is their pricing structure - starting at $999.99 USD.

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DSR: NVIDIA down-scales 4K for all displays

DSR: NVIDIA down-scales 4K for all displays

NVIDIA is preparing for the near future in which 4K graphics appear well before the average gamer has a 4K display. Dynamic Super Resolution is the rendering of a game at 4K, then downsampling to the screen you’re working with. Instead of attempting to fit a curved line inside a grid of boxes, NVIDIA works with a filter.

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Vizio’s P-Series 4k TVs surface ahead of debut

Vizio’s P-Series 4k TVs surface ahead of debut

Vizio is set to jump into the Ultra HD television market with new sets in its P-Series, which will be officially unveiled at an event next week in New York. Ahead of this, certain 4k TVs from the maker have begun appearing on Amazon, giving us a look at what's in store.

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Joey brings 360-degree 4K video to your desktop

Joey brings 360-degree 4K video to your desktop

Panorama video is a neat concept that you find utilized in the sneakiest of places. Sporting events such as Formula 1 often have a camera mounted on the top that swivels to catch action, but doesn’t quite give a sharp 360-degree experience. A new Kickstarter campaign could change that, aiming to bring 4K shooting to your entire field of view.

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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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