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Wacom Cintiq Pro hits back at Surface Studio with better pens

Wacom Cintiq Pro hits back at Surface Studio with better pens

Microsoft’s unveiling of the Surface Studio undoubtedly made an impression on Wacom, and maybe not in a good way. Microsoft has clearly been aiming at Wacom’s target audience ever since the Surface Pro tablets, but using N-Trig, a rival technology that Microsoft now owns. Still, Wacom has had a long head start in this market and is the household name when it comes to creativity devices. Now it wants to remind everyone about that with its new Cintiq Pro line, bringing pen and display in a somewhat more portable package.

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BenQ Zowie XL2540 e-Sports monitor has 240Hz refresh rate

BenQ Zowie XL2540 e-Sports monitor has 240Hz refresh rate

BenQ has announced a new computer monitor that is aimed directly at the e-Sports gamers out there called the Zowie XL2540. The monitor is designed to use a 240Hz refresh rate that BenQ says can be fully activated for different levels of gameplay experience if the computer it is attached to can generate over 240 frames per second.

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Apple discounts MacBook Pro-compatible LG 5K and 4K displays by 25%

Apple discounts MacBook Pro-compatible LG 5K and 4K displays by 25%

On Friday, Apple made a surprise move by cutting the prices of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 accessories and adapters in order to address the growing outcry over the new MacBook Pro's lack of legacy-compatible ports. Turns out, the company has another gift for early adopters of its latest laptops: a big discount on LG's new UltraFine 5K and 4K displays that were announced alongside the MacBook Pros.

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Vufine+ wearable display beams iPhone or drone to your eye

Vufine+ wearable display beams iPhone or drone to your eye

Google Glass, among its faults, pretty much killed off the head-mounted display segment, but Kickstarter success Vufine is hoping to reignite interest with its latest wearable. The Vufine+, launching on Kickstarter today, doesn't attempt to do all of the social networking, notification flagging, and voice-controlled interactions which Glass tried to persuade us we needed, and nor - vitally - does it have a camera. Instead, it brings video from your phone, laptop, drone, or pretty much anything else to your eye-line.

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SPUD lets you take a pop-up 24-inch screen on the road

SPUD lets you take a pop-up 24-inch screen on the road

The challenge with working from the road for many people is that even with a laptop, often the screen is too small to be truly productive. A new portable display called the SPUD has landed on Kickstarter and this gizmo will make it a snap to carry a large screen with you for all your devices wherever you go. SPUD is a collapsible, pop-up projection screen measuring 24-inches diagonally.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 reported to be 90% screen, almost no bezels

Samsung Galaxy S8 reported to be 90% screen, almost no bezels

Because of the sensational failure that was the Galaxy Note 7, every new rumored detail about the coming Galaxy S8 is put under a microscope. Of course, perhaps jokingly, the question is always “will it burn?” The latest tip might not have anything to do directly with batteries but might be just as hotly debated. A Samsung Display researcher has hinted that the company is investing heavily in research that would give the Galaxy S8 a near bezel-less display that will take up 90% of its face.

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iPhones to sport OLED displays soon, confirms Sharp president

iPhones to sport OLED displays soon, confirms Sharp president

If there were still any doubt that Apple will be ditching LCD for OLED for its future iPhones, then Tai Jeng-wu has just dispelled them. The man, after all, is the president of Sharp and an executive at Foxconn, who now owns Sharp, both companies deeply involved in the production of the iPhone. Apple’s transition in display technologies is just one of the expected strategies that will spark more interest, and therefore more sales, in the iPhone, after Apple reported its first ever sales slump since 2001.

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Apple implies it’s done making external monitors

Apple implies it’s done making external monitors

While expectations were high for the new MacBook Pros that were announced this week, among the other possible products that was anticipated was an update to the Thunderbolt Display, Apple's now-discontinued stand-alone monitor. There was no sign of such an Apple-branded display, but instead we were shown a new 27-inch 5K UltraFine Display from LG, co-designed by Apple to work with the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros.

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Eyes-on with the LG 5K display perfect for the new MacBook Pro

Eyes-on with the LG 5K display perfect for the new MacBook Pro

Apple may have delivered on a new MacBook Pro but desktop power-users didn't get the Apple Thunderbolt 3 Display they were hoping for at yesterday's event. Instead, we had the fruits of an unexpected collaboration with LG, in the shape of a co-created monitor that should have sufficient pixels to keep even demanding MacBook Pro owners happy. It's called the LG UltraFine 5K Display, and it looks pretty darn impressive in person.

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Loop aims to replace the kitchen TV with a streaming multimedia device

Loop aims to replace the kitchen TV with a streaming multimedia device

TVs have been in the kitchen for decades now to give people some entertainment while they gather to eat or hang out. A new device called Loop wants to re-imagine the kitchen TV with a retro styled device that can handle three needed family tasks with one screen. Loop is able to act as a communication tool for the family, media player, and a voice controlled smart screen for the home.

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JOLED: a floating “dot matrix” display made of tiny balls

JOLED: a floating “dot matrix” display made of tiny balls

Display makers might be obsessed with flexible and bendable screens, but such LCDs and OLEDs aren’t the only ways to make an interesting display. What about one that floats in mid air? That’s precisely what engineers from the University of Sussex have tried to accomplish and have succeeded at. Somewhat. While the display does seem magical, if not strange, for floating, it is one that is so low res that you can identify each single pixel, which can display at most only two colors each.

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Samsung slaps Tizen on standalone, premium signage displays

Samsung slaps Tizen on standalone, premium signage displays

Samsung already has Tizen running on almost all its “smart” consumer electronics, from smartwatches, to smartphones, to Smart TVs. But it could always do with more, which is why it has decided to inject the web-based OS into signage. It has just announced new members of its Samsung SMART Signage Platform, or SSSP, composed of large, premium screens that are meant to weather outdoor environments as well as operate without an external computer or “brain”, because it already has a Tizen-powered one inside.

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