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Acer Predator X27 4K, HDR, and G-Sync gaming monitor up for pre-order

Acer Predator X27 4K, HDR, and G-Sync gaming monitor up for pre-order

There's long been a market for gaming-focused PC monitors, with 4K models being the standard for some time now. But Acer's Predator line is here with a new flagship display that raises the bar: the X27 is the first gaming monitor to feature 4K, HDR, and Nvidia’s G-Sync technology. The Predator X27 was first unveiled almost a year and a half ago, and now it's finally available for pre-order, albeit at a wallet-busting price.

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With MicroLED, an Apple Watch could be a gateway drug for pricer iPhones

With MicroLED, an Apple Watch could be a gateway drug for pricer iPhones

Apple's manufacturing partners are gearing up for MicroLED production if news from Taiwan proves to be entirely accurate. According to sources close to the deal, Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology approved a PlayNitride application for a brand new $17-million USD (NT$500 million) manufacturing plant at Hsinchu Science Park. This is one of a couple companies rumored to be in talks with Apple for future MicroLED display panel production on devices of several sorts.

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Apple MicroLED Watch and AR smartglasses from 2019 tips report

Apple MicroLED Watch and AR smartglasses from 2019 tips report

Apple's efforts to commercialize MicroLED panels could hit stores from 2019, a new report claims, with the firm targeting displays for an upscale Apple Watch, AR glasses, and larger products like MacBooks. The new screen technology has distinct advantages over Apple's current LCD and OLED panels, including brighter screens, lower power consumption, and thinner assemblies.

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What is MicroLED: 5 key facts about Apple’s secret display tech

What is MicroLED: 5 key facts about Apple’s secret display tech

Apple is making its own displays, but just what is MicroLED and why is it better - and more problematic - than OLED and LCD? The revelation that Apple has been working on replacing another aspect of its problematic supply chain relationship with rivals such as Samsung and LG has sent ripples through the display industry, not to mention reawakened interest one of the more intriguing technologies out there. Question is: why is cracking the MicroLED problem such a big deal?

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Apple developing own MicroLED screens, says report

Apple developing own MicroLED screens, says report

If Apple had its way, it will have all its hardware designed and developed, but not manufactured, in-house. It has already done that with its own “A” processors and “M” co-processors, and it might soon be doing similarly with its display panels. Insider sources reveal that the company is secretly working on its own “MicroLED” display technology that it will use for future Apple Watches and, eventually, iPhones, freeing Apple from reliance on display makers, like its eternal frenemy Samsung.

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Philips Brilliance 492P8 49″ ultra-wide curved QHD monitor unveiled

Philips Brilliance 492P8 49″ ultra-wide curved QHD monitor unveiled

Philips is gearing up to launch a massive 49-inch curved monitor with an equally massive widescreen aspect ratio. The Brilliance 492P8 will be available in the United States starting in the fourth quarter of this year, giving gamers a new curved option that joins alternatives from companies like Lenovo. Given the monitor's huge size, the Brilliance 492P8 is a solid option for movie lovers, as well.

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Google’s new OLED VR display sounds intense

Google’s new OLED VR display sounds intense

Between Google Cardboard and Daydream VR, Google has done a pretty good job at making a splash in the entry-level virtual reality market. These days, however, it might looking at developing VR technology that's on the higher end of the spectrum. Though we don't have many details at the moment, it seems that Google is getting ready to demo a new VR display sporting some very impressive specifications.

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Galaxy S9 DisplayMate verdict: unsurprisingly A+

Galaxy S9 DisplayMate verdict: unsurprisingly A+

The Galaxy S9 looks almost identical to its Galaxy S8 predecessor, especially in its design and its front, that you might presume it reusing some things. That might seem especially true with the screen, which doesn’t seem to have changed that much except for the thinner bezels. But, as they say, looks can be deceiving and the experts at DisplayMate explain how those changes have improved the Galaxy S9’s display significantly that it is now its highest-rated OLED phone display. Which, of course, isn’t surprising to anyone who’s been following DisplayMate’s benchmarks.

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Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 gets slot-in Win 10 ‘Engine’ module

Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 gets slot-in Win 10 ‘Engine’ module

Wacom has a new pen-enabled display, the Cintiq Pro 24, a sizable digital art surface that can be turned into a standalone PC with a slot-in Windows 10 module. The Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 will be the largest model in the new Cintiq Pro line-up so far, at least until Wacom's 32-inch model arrives later in 2018.

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OpenAuto makes car smart with Raspberry Pi DIY hack

OpenAuto makes car smart with Raspberry Pi DIY hack

Android Auto can be installed on a Raspberry Pi unit with relative ease - and the results are pretty neat. Based on the DIY project we're having a peek at here today, the next generation in DIY automotive tech appears to be here. This system was made possible by XDA Developers user f1x, maker of an open source Android Auto head unit emulator.

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Samsung’s flying display drone is like a floating tablet

Samsung’s flying display drone is like a floating tablet

You can't have a good futuristic dystopian city without huge flying displays, and so thankfully Samsung is apparently working on just such an idea. The company's Samsung Display screen-focused arm is usually responsible for OLED panels on smartphones like the upcoming Galaxy S9 or curved screens for huge 4K TVs, but now it's looking to the skies.

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HP goes Thunderbolt 3 crazy with new laptops, displays and dock

HP goes Thunderbolt 3 crazy with new laptops, displays and dock

Hot on the heels of revealing new professional-grade VR hardware, HP is back today with a new round of announcements. Today the focus is again on professionals, with HP revealing a new line of displays and notebooks for the modern workforce. Essentially, this means that the hardware HP is revealing today is targeted at mainstream users, so if you're in the market for a new workstation, these might be worth a look.

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