Panasonic Develops IPS Panel with 1,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1000 Nits Brightness

Panasonic Develops IPS Panel with 1,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1000 Nits Brightness

Panasonic has developed a new type of IPS liquid crystal panel that has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, as well as a peak brightness of up to 1000 nits. Many LCD displays often advertise such contrast ratios which are measured against a dynamic backlight and are essentially meaningless, but in this case Panasonic is talking about the static contrast ratio of the display,

NVIDIA Releases 375.86 WHQL Driver Update

NVIDIA Releases 375.86 WHQL Driver Update

Two more weeks after NVIDIA’s last hotfix we have another WHQL update to cement those fixes, optimize more games, and prepare for more releases. Releases and updates have been coming swiftly, so let’s see what release 375.89 brings us. Most of the fixes this week are moving from the 375.76 Hot Fix to this 375.86 WHQL release. Included in the hotfix were fixes for

MediaTek adds Helio x23 and x27 chipsets to its portfolio

MediaTek adds Helio x23 and x27 chipsets to its portfolio

MediaTek has definitely been keeping busy lately and thankfully so, since the Chinese company’s chips play a huge part in powering much of the diverse Android device realm. The company now has two new interesting offers in its deca-core lineup – the Helio X23 and X27. While there might not be quite as exciting as the recently announced 10nm Helio X30, they do fit nicely into the existing X20 and X25 family line and

Reliance Jio extends free 4G data till March 2017

Reliance Jio extends free 4G data till March 2017

Indian carrier Reliance Jio has announced that it will be extending its free 4G data and Jio services offer till March 2017. Reliance is calling this the Jio Happy New Year Offer, under which all existing as well as new customers will be eligible for free data until this period. The important thing to note here is that while until now the free data limit per day was 4GB, it will be reduced to 1GB under the new offer. Post 1GB, the

Intel vs AMD: which chipmaker does processors better?

Intel vs AMD: which chipmaker does processors better?

Building – or simply buying – a PC isn’t an easy task. With a seemingly endless list of components to consider, there is evidently a lot standing in the way between you and powering on that hardy rig for the first time. Among these necessities is the CPU, the central processing unit, or just the processor for short. The processor is an integral part of your computer, so much so that it’s often referred to as the brains

LG Introduces New UltraFine 4K and 5K Monitors

LG Introduces New UltraFine 4K and 5K Monitors

Today LG and Apple made a joint product announcement of sorts. Apple announced their new MacBook Pro, which uses four Thunderbolt 3 ports for IO. During the launch event, Apple also noted that LG would be launching a new pair of monitors to go along with the MacBook Pro. These new monitors are branded as LG UltraFine, and LG is advertising them as monitors designed to seamlessly integrate

OxygenOS 3.5.5 Open Beta 6 released for OnePlus 3

OxygenOS 3.5.5 Open Beta 6 released for OnePlus 3

OnePlus has dropped the latest beta for the OnePlus 3. This is the OxygenOS 3.5.5 Open Beta 6 that is based on Marshmallow and available for download now. The list of changes in this version include: Added OnePlus FileDash functionality for convenient file transfersAdded ability to switch launcher layoutsIntegration of Google Map to share locational information in messagesRedesign of the phone calling UIAdded

NVIDIA Releases 375.63 WHQL Driver update

NVIDIA Releases 375.63 WHQL Driver update

Update 10/23: NVIDIA has yanked the 375.57 drivers this weekend and replaced them with a new build, 375.63. The updated driver set fixes an especially annoying bug with tiles on Windows 10 that the previous driver introduced. They can be downloaded here. Following suit as this fall’s major games hit the (virtual) store shelves, NVIDIA has packaged another bundle of

iOS 10.2 beta with Unicode 9.0 emoji set

iOS 10.2 beta with Unicode 9.0 emoji set

Apple released a new beta of iOS 10.1 to developers yesterday. It features a bunch of additions and improvements, but probably the biggest one for most users is going to be the new emoji. For starters, iOS finally added support for the Unicode 9.0 emoji set. This includes some new emoji, such as shrug, facepalm, rolling on the floor laughing, selfie, bacon, and a whole bunch of other food and animal emoji. Apple