For the time being, consumers have gotten a look at WiGig technology through select vendors, with the technology having begun to pick up speed in recent times as more devices are offered with it. That speed increase will be coming in a different way in the near future, however, with DisplayLink and Wilocity announcing that it will demonstrate 4K video delivery with the technology at the Intel Developer Forum.
IFA 2013 has come and gone, and with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, various super-sized (and often curved) TVs, and a number of superlative-toting smartphones, there was no shortage of geek appeal. As ever, the Berlin tech show saw a few key themes surface, and while not everybody is necessarily ready to snap a cellphone companion to their wrist, that didn't stop manufacturers from trying to push everything from wearables to Ultra HD. Read on, then, as we run through the best of IFA.
Twelve months ago Panasonic showed us a 4k display slotted into an oversized tablet and threatened to release it on the world; now, the Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB4 has been born. 20-inches and 3840 x 2560 resolution, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB4 isn't being targeted at your average iPad owner - not least because it's ten times the price - but instead at architects, artists, and design studios, though we must confess feeling some lust ourselves. Read on for our first-impressions.
Samsung's press conference at IFA 2013 is over and we have more details on the company's new line of televisions. One of the TVs it was unveiled during the conference was the new 55-inch Curved OLED TV. Samsung says that this new TV delivers an "unprecedented leap forward in picture quality and design" thanks to adding Ultra HD resolution.
Blackmagic has trimmed the price of its Cinema Camera range, cutting the 2.5K sensor cameras by a third as it ramps up for shipping the new Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. The $1k saving brings both the EF and Micro Four Thirds versions of the Cinema Camera to $1,995 apiece, while the new Pocket Cinema Camera - announced back in April - has begun shipping today. However, those who want its Production 4K sibling will have to wait a little longer.
Motorola is counting on three things to make the Moto X a success: Google Now, multiple colors, and its Clear Pixel camera, and now some extra details about the latter have emerged thanks to manufacturer OmniVision. The new OV10820 [pdf link] sensor may not have a snappy name, but it's a mighty capable chip, in fact able to capture 4k2k Ultra HD video.
It's no surprise that Android runs on all sorts of different resolutions, including small smartwatch displays, all the way up to the Nexus 10's better-than-Retina-quality screen. However, we could see Android devices in the future rocking 4K resolutions, thanks to an interesting piece of source code in Android 4.3.
A television with a 4K resolution is still pretty rare these days, and also still very expensive. However, that doesn't mean there can't be exceptions. Chinese television maker TCL just announced a new 50-inch 4K HDTV with a price tag of just a dollar shy of $1,000, which is less expensive than most other 1080p televisions on the market today.
Those who spend a lot of time on the computer usually find two or more monitors to be better than one, but there are some instances where a larger, high-resolution display works better than a set of dual monitors (or in addition to them). Such is a case where Dell's new ultra-high-definition UltraSharp 32 display comes in. The monitor is aimed at professionals who work with media.
LG has announced an expansion to its ultra high-definition 4K line of TVs, this time with full-backlit LED 55-inch and 65-inch models. In addition, there has also been unveiled an 84-inch UHD model, which is the first to be made available to buyers in the United States. If you're in the market for the 84-inch version, you'll need to shell out a whopping $20,000 and head to LG's Santa Monica retail store.
Samsung has unveiled the pricing and pre-order date for its Ultra High-Definition 4K TV F9000 series line of devices, which will start at $5,499 and will be available to pre-order on July 21. This follows in line with its S9 ultra high-definition TVs the Korean maker showed off earlier in 2013, and includes technology that will allow it to be compatible with new UHD standards that will come in the future.