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Microsoft Display Dock turns Windows 10 phones into a desktop PC

Microsoft Display Dock turns Windows 10 phones into a desktop PC

Microsoft's event focusing on new Windows 10 hardware rolls on this morning, and along with revealing the two new Lumia 950 smartphones, the company announced an accessory that will let users pair them with a large display, keyboard, and mouse. The Microsoft Display Dock features three standard USB ports, a USB Type-C connector, a DisplayPort, and HDMI, essentially turning the Windows 10 phones into a desktop PC.

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Japan Display unveils a 17-inch 8K LCD panel

Japan Display unveils a 17-inch 8K LCD panel

It seems limits are just an afterthought when it comes to display resolution these days. Manufacturers are just now starting introduce more 8K-compatible screens, but at sizes like 85 inches. Japan Display has said "no, that is not adequate," and somehow managed to cram an 8K LCD module into a meager 17.3-inch screen. If you're already trying to do the math, we'll save you the time: the resolution measures 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, with a mind-boggling 510 pixels per inch.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium uses 4K only in media, 1080p elsewhere

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium uses 4K only in media, 1080p elsewhere

Sony might have struck gold when it announced the Xperia Z5 Premium, the world's first ever 4K smartphone, which also makes it the world's smallest 4K display, However, that adage about not judging books by covers might very well apply to screen resolutions as well. While the manufacturing feat of fitting a 4K display inside a 5.5 screen space is definitely laudable, its benefits apparently aren't as much. Sony has just confirmed that the smartphone only uses that 4K resolution when viewing images and videos.

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Raspberry Pi digital display launches with 800 x 480 resolution

Raspberry Pi digital display launches with 800 x 480 resolution

The little Raspberry Pi developer board is an item that tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts have been using for a long time to build up all sorts of projects that need electronics to work. One of the things that many fans of the Raspberry Pi have been anxiously waiting for was a display made specifically to support Raspberry Pi projects. That wait is finally over with the official Raspberry Pi touch display going on sale today.

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Oh good, Samsung is making a Surface clone now, too

Oh good, Samsung is making a Surface clone now, too

The Samsung Galaxy View has been teased by the company this week immediately after showing off their Gear S2 smartwatch in full. While we've gotten our Gear S2 hands-on experience up close and personal, this Galaxy View remains a bit of a mystery. With a kickstand at its back and a bit screen up front, we can't help but see similarities between this and Microsoft's leading piece of hardware - the Surface. Could this be Samsung's attempt at the crossover?

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AUO’s new displays include 4K smartphones, wearables

AUO’s new displays include 4K smartphones, wearables

AUO or AU Optronics isn't exactly a name you'll always hear thrown around when it comes to displays, compared with, say Sharp or even JDI, but the company has been steadily putting out screen after screen intended for a wide range of electronic devices, including smarpthones, tablets, TVs, in-vehicle systems, and even vending machines. Releasing a flood of new screens right before IFA 2015, AUO is once again trying to cover that large gamut of products, which now also include everyone's favorite eccentric gadget, the ever so loyal smartwatch.

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The Problem with Touch controls in the Automotive Industry

The Problem with Touch controls in the Automotive Industry

You don’t have to be an automotive expert to know that tech is coming to the automotive market in a huge way. Technology in cars is so pervasive these days that many tech firms like Google, Apple, and Microsoft are fighting to get their foot in the door first. One big byproduct of tech firms moving into the automotive industry is that they bring ideas about what works in the tech market with smartphones and tablets and try to apply that to the automotive market.

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Asus MG278Q 27-inch gaming monitor debuts with 144Hz refresh rate

Asus MG278Q 27-inch gaming monitor debuts with 144Hz refresh rate

PC gamers know that not all hardware is created equal and some is better for gaming than the masses. Asus has rolled out a new computer monitor that is designed specifically for the gamers out there and it has some features specifically designed to make it better for gaming. The monitor is called the MG278Q and it has a 27-inch screen size.

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Galaxy Note 5 has the best smartphone screen, says DisplayMate

Galaxy Note 5 has the best smartphone screen, says DisplayMate

It's that time again for assessing whether Samsung's newest flagships have what it takes to be on top. While we await some findings, like iFixit's repairability score or DxOMark's camera evaluation, we now have the results of DisplayMate's tests of, what else, the smartphones' screens. Almost unsurprisingly, just as it had done with the past Samsung smartphones, DisplayMate gives the crown to the Galaxy Note 5, and partially to the Galaxy S6 edge+, for having the best smartphone display in the market, particularly when it comes to OLED screens.

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Everdisplay shows off 6-inch AMOLED with 4K resolution

Everdisplay shows off 6-inch AMOLED with 4K resolution

Displays for mobile phones and tablets are constantly growing to higher resolution offerings. A Chinese firm called Everdisplay has unveiled a new screen aimed that is one of the first displays at 6-inches in size with a native 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Not only is the screen big and high resolution, it also has high pixel density.

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E-ink traffic signs debut in Australia

E-ink traffic signs debut in Australia

The same technology used on the display of your Amazon Kindle is now appearing in traffic signs in Sydney, Australia. While e-ink may not have the same visual punch as the OLED display on a smartphone, the technology is great for its low power consumption and easy visibility in various lighting conditions. That's probably the exact reason the Australian Road and Maritime Services (RMS) has gone with e-ink in traffic signs used for special events, which need to be updated frequently and easily seen by drivers.

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Samsung sets into motion 11K resolution mobile screens

Samsung sets into motion 11K resolution mobile screens

If there's one thing you can't say about Samsung, it's that the Korean manufacturer lacks ambition. Some might claim it even has too much of it. While there are still disbelievers of even just 2K, even more so 4K, resolutions on smartphones, Samsung is already ready to go the extra mile, or in this case extra light year. Korean media reports that it Samsung has just gotten the ball rolling to develop 11K resolution screens for mobile devices that will go out as early as 2018.

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