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Apple Joins Alliance for Open Media

by Andrew Fenn

Apple has joined Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix, among others, in the Alliance for Open Media, the group of companies working together to develop the next-generation, open-source, royalty-free video format, AV1. …

Tags:Codecs| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OTT Video| Vol 25 - Issue 01

Asus Tones Down External GPU Design

by Bob Raikes

Asus has a new version of its external GPU (eGPU) box, called the XG Station Pro, that is designed to follow less the design language of previous versions, and fit better into professional environments. …

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Intel Stumbles as Samsung Dominates Worldwide Chip Revenue

by Steve Sechrist

For the first time in a quarter century, there is a new semiconductor chip leader according to market research firm, Gartner which recently announced Samsung has bested the 25 year long reign of Santa …

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Dell XPS13 Boosts Performance

by Bob Raikes

Dell has updated its XPS 13 notebook and will show the new version at the CES event. The new device will be smaller and lighter than the current model but is claimed to have …

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Select Hisense Smart TVs add Amazon Alexa for 2018

by Damir Lokas

Hisense, a global technology leader, announced that Alexa capabilities will be available on select models of Hisense 4K Smart TVs for the very first time. This is part of Hisense’s larger initiative to make …


Let’s Agree Not To Report Things Before They Happen

by Ken Werner

It was, I believe, early on September 18, 1961, when I remember reading a small article by a stringer in the morning edition of a distinguished U.S. newspaper. The below-the-fold* (as I remember it) …

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Lenovo Adds Two Monitors and Upgrades ThinkPads

by Bob Raikes

Lenovo plans to show a new UltraHD monitor at CES. The ThinkVision P32u monitor has Thunderbolt 3 and includes a TB3 output to allow daisy-chaining of devices and charging/power supply. There are also DisplayPort …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Large Display Monitor| Lenovo| Notebooks| Vol 25 - Issue 01

DisplayPort Cables for 8K at 60 FPS Now Available

by Andrew Fenn

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has announced that DP8K Certified DisplayPort cables—native DisplayPort cables that are guaranteed to support DisplayPort High Bit Rate 3 (HBR3)—are now available in the marketplace. HBR3 is the …

Tags:Cables| CES 2018| DisplayPort| Large Display Monitor| VESA| Vol 25 - Issue 01