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New MacBooks may drive device displays mini, then micro

New MacBooks may drive device displays mini, then micro

As is occasionally the case, it's expected that the next wave of Apple products will drive change in the industry. Per analysis from Apple-focused analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next MacBook (and indeed MacBooks, plural,) will push the industry toward adoption of Mini LED panels. This will likely be positive for more companies than just Apple, as other companies will eventually take advantage of investments made by manufacturers to enable higher production of this next-gen technology.

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Samsung’s new smart headlamp tech just leaves me angrier

Samsung’s new smart headlamp tech just leaves me angrier

You might not associate Samsung with car parts, but the company has revealed new smart LED headlamp clusters that could bring active lights to a much broader range of vehicles - though for the moment it looks like American drivers will miss out. The Samsung PixCell LEDs aren't just one light source but in fact a whole cluster of more than 100 ultra-small segments, built into a single LED chip.

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iPad Pro announcement still on track despite Mini-LED shortage

iPad Pro announcement still on track despite Mini-LED shortage

There has been a global shortage of chips due to the combination of several factors, some going as far back as last year. Those pieces of silicon, however, might not be the only ones in short supply. Production of Mini-LED displays are said to be yielding low volumes and that, in turn, might affect companies that rely on these panels for their products. One of those is reportedly Apple but insider reports now claim that the debut of the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro will still push through this month despite that situation.

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LG QNED TVs put 30,000 Mini LEDs behind an LCD screen

LG QNED TVs put 30,000 Mini LEDs behind an LCD screen

You might think that OLED is practically the endgame of displays and you might be mostly correct. But while OLEDs often offer the best features, those also come at a higher price than LCD-based panels. LCDs might not all be that bad, especially with some recent innovations in the market. At least that's what LG is implying with its newest TV series with a new marketing buzzword. Called LG QNED, perhaps to contrast with rival Samsung's QLED, the new Mini LED TVs are boasting the highest number of backlighting LEDs added to LG's other TV buzzwords.

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The first iPad of the year tipped for 2021

The first iPad of the year tipped for 2021

News of the first iPad release of the year for 2021 was revealed over the weekend. This first Apple tablet of the year is tipped to be an iPad Pro of the 12.9-inch variety. This might well be the first iPad Pro with a mini-LED display, delivering a very early high point in the year's offerings from Apple.

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iPad Pro could switch to OLED screens in late 2021

iPad Pro could switch to OLED screens in late 2021

The tablet market has seen consistently positive figures, mostly in thanks to Apple and the iPad Pro's rapid development pace. The company's prosumer tablet seems to undergo big changes every iteration, even when those changes aren't exactly visible to the naked eye. Case in point will be the iPad Pros coming next year which have already been rumored to be moving to mini-LED displays. That might be a short-lived change, however, as there are now reports that Apple will again switch display technologies before 2021 is over.

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Razer Chroma refresh: All your gamer gifts and a new controller

Razer Chroma refresh: All your gamer gifts and a new controller

Today we're taking a peek at all the new Razer Chroma devices the company's revealed at once. Everything shown today is either a refresh of a device that's been available before, with better specs, or an entirely new device. This includes the Razer Mouse Dock Chroma, Mouse Bungee V3 Chroma, Bungee V3 (no Chroma), Charging Pad Chroma, Base Station 2 Chroma, Base Station 2 Chroma (Mercury / Quartz), and a completely new Razer Chroma Addressable RGB Controller.

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Peopoly Phenom XXL is far, far larger than your 3D printer

Peopoly Phenom XXL is far, far larger than your 3D printer

This week's most massive 3D printer made for consumers is the Peopoly Phenom XXL. Much like Phenom printers released in the last few years, this printer is large - but this one's even bigger than the most massive printer Phenom's made before. Peopoly saw that people enjoyed being able to 3D print objects on a large scale... so they dared to go bigger!

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Razer Huntsman Mini Review: Onboard storage and tiny size for the win

Razer Huntsman Mini Review: Onboard storage and tiny size for the win

Today we're looking at the brand new Razer Huntsman Mini, the first 60% keyboard from Razer. This keyboard rolls with official Razer Optical Switches, Doubleshot PBT Keycaps, and its own onboard memory. It's also lit up with Razer Chroma RGB rainbow brightness, of course.

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HP OMEN gear for Fall diversifies gamer hardware aesthetic

HP OMEN gear for Fall diversifies gamer hardware aesthetic

The next generation of products from HP aimed at gamers uses both HP's brand power and their ability to release relatively large arrays of products all in a short period of time. While smaller gaming companies release a single sort of device, HP's able to release three, and where one company can manage to hold down a single product line, HP is large enough to go in several directions at once. Case in point: HP for business, students, the average working person, HP for hardcore gamers with OMEN and even more hardcore with OMEN X, and products like the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop, which is sort of a bridge between worlds.

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LUMO Jacket Review – Fall and Spring warmth in LED lights

LUMO Jacket Review – Fall and Spring warmth in LED lights

LED lights ride the front zipper cover and the rear rump area of the LUMO Herne Hill Harrington jacket. This is the latest in an expanding line of designs from LUMO, a company that makes all manner of activities safer for pedestrians in darkness. This jacket is made for biking - and for that it's certainly made fit. Up front is a line of white LED lights and along around back is a line of red LEDs, the lot of which blink in a variety of patterns when the wearer presses a button hidden within.

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DIY liquid cooled 72k lumen LED flashlight will melt your soul

DIY liquid cooled 72k lumen LED flashlight will melt your soul

There are flashlights and then there are FLASHLIGHTS and this DIY 72,000 lumen bad boy is definitely the latter type of flashlight. It was made by a guy called Samm Sheperd and it uses eight 100w LED chips that generate a huge amount of heat when turned on. In fact, the thing generates so much heat that it has to be water-cooled to prevent it from catching fire.

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