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DirecTV to Deliver 4K Content to Samsung Customers

Samsung Curved 4K TV

DirecTV has launched their new 4K content delivery service through their Geniue HD DVR service allowing Samsung owners to watch some 4K content over DirecTV


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Japan’s ‘Battleship Island’ Soon to be Viewable in 4K HD


Japan’s famous ‘Battleship Island’ has just been swarmed by an army of 4K HD recording drones, all in the name of historical documentation.


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Nvidia In Discussions with 'Many' GPU Licensees

Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang talked about Nvidia’s GPU technology licensing discussions and possibilities during their latest earnings call with analysts.


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Asustor Unveils the AS7004T NAS with Support for 24 TB Storage

Asustor AS7004T

With ability to stream 4K content and support for up to 24 TB storage, the AS7004T is a future proof NAS.


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Nvidia's GTX 980 and GTX 970 Launch, One Month Later

ATTO Disk Benchmark D3 Station

It has been a month since Nvidia launched their Maxwell GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs and we are taking a look at how well they have or haven’t sold.


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Qualcomm Wants to Lead Us to 4K

Hayden Planetarium Qualcomm 4K

Last week, Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) held a press and analyst event in New York City, spread across the Plaza Hotel and the Hayden Planetarium. It was a combination of a wireless modem workshop with a 4K content push. The day began with presentations from Verizon, Ovum, JPR and Qualcomm. These presentations were followed up by a demo session showing off Qualcomm’s various wireless technological capabilities including their LTE Broadcast capabilities as well as WiGig, which was one of the focal technologies of the day. Later in the evening, Qualcomm held a press event with film makers to talk about 4K as well as the CTO of


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SanDisk Reports Lukewarm Earnings for Q3 2014

SanDisk 512GB

SanDisk reported record revenues for the third quarter of 2014, but disappointed on profit, showing a quarterly and year over year decrease.


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Futuremark Releases Fire Strike Ultra 4K Gaming Benchmark

3DMark Fire Strike Ultra

Futuremark has released a new 4K gaming benchmark based on their popular Fire Strike test inside of their 3DMark graphics benchmark suite.


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DivX Gets Freed, Breaks off From Rovi and Goes Private


DivX, the popular media player and codec company of the 2000’s is coming back as a private independent entity and is looking to start expanding with 4K


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Watch GoPro's New Hero4 in Action in 4K

GoPro Be A Hero4

GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) today announced its GoPro Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver as well as its new Hero budget camera. However, the big deal was that GoPro had finally released a camera that could really do 4K video at 30 FPS and that’s exactly what the GoPro Hero4 is capable of. And in typical GoPro fashion, the company already has a promotional video showing you, in 4K, what this new camera footage looks like. The great thing is that GoPro has uploaded this footage in 4K, so if you’ve got a 4K TV or a 4K monitor you should be able to view it in its full 4K


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GoPro Hero4 to Launch October 8th This Year?

GoPro Hero 4

Remember all of those rumors of the imminent GoPro Hero4 with the 4K capability? Well, it looks like the guys at Petapixel were able to get a scoop from a source that has given the world the full specifications of GoPro’s (NASDAQ:GPRO), newest camera. GoPro, as many of you know recently became a publicly traded company with its IPO launching at $30 and now sits at over $80 a share without any new product announcements. Obviously, GoPro was going to wait until after it went public with its IPO in order to launch the GoPro Hero4 with 4K capability (30 FPS). The previous versions of GoPro’s cameras did do


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GeForce GTX 980 Review: More Performance at Lower Power

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 is Nvidia’s latest and greatest graphics card featuring the company’s new Maxwell GPU architecture. Nvidia claims that Maxwell is able to maintain performance while delivering better power efficiency. Sure, the Kepler architecture brought some amazing improvements when compared to the infamous Fermi architecture, but it was less revolutionary than the Maxwell architecture which debuted last year in the GTX 750 Ti. Below, you can see a single SMM block diagram of the Maxwell architecture, followed by the full GM-204 architecture. Keep in mind that this is not the full-blown version of Maxwell. The GeForce GTX 980 is based upon Nvidia’s GM-204 GPU


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Samsung Outs Amazon 4K UHD Video Service

Amazon Logo

In an announcement for next month’s for IFA Berlin, Samsung [KRX:005930]  has unveiled a slew of 4K UHD streaming video content partners to strengthen its 4K UHD content offerings. As of right now, if you buy a Samsung 4K TV that isn’t one of the curved displays, you won’t get any 4K content at all with your TV. However, if you do buy one of Samsung’s new curved 4K TVs then you get a $300 1TB hard drive filled with 4K content containing five movies. In the announcement, the company announced multiple partners to help expand its 4K content library through streaming capabilities. The services include: Amazon, Netflix, maxdome,, and


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Samsung's Curved 105" UHD TV is $120,000

Samsung Curved 4K TV

No, we didn’t make a typo. Samsung has actually released a 105″ curved UHD TV that will retail for $120,000. This enormous curved UHD TV set is actually not a standard aspect ratio as it actually has a higher resolution than cinematic 4K. Currently, most ‘4K’ TVs are really UltraHD or QuadHD (3840 x 2160 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio). Cinematic 4K, also known as true 4K is 4096×2160 (1.9:1) which is what many in the film industry believe to truly be 4K. However, this new Samsung Smart UN105S9 TV has an astounding resolution of 5,120 x 2,160 which has an aspect ratio of 2.39:1. In addition to


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Qualcomm Buys Wilocity, Adds WiGig to Snapdragon 810

Cat9 LTE Qualcomm

WiGig is a technology that has been developed by Wilocity with the help of various industry partners, including Cisco, Marvell and Qualcomm. We’ve been following the company for years and have been able to see their technology develop little by little into a truly mobile technology. They’ve moved from a proof of concept all the way to integrating their technology into laptops and smartphones. From our experience, their laptop technology is far more mature than their mobile technology, however they have made significant strides in terms of improving the technology’s performance and usability. They already have their WiGig technology working in some of Dell’s laptops


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Nikon Releases The D810, A Mediocre Upgrade

Nikon D810

You know, I was worried that Nikon was going to release the Nikon D810 and render my D800 irrelevant or unimportant, but if anything, they’ve done the exact opposite. I know that it isn’t easy trying to improve upon a camera when the sensor you’re working with is near or at the pinnacle of where sensor technology currently sits. However, if you look at what Sony has done with the very same 36.3 Megapixel sensors, it seems like a tale of two worlds. With Sony, you’ve got the a7, a7R and the a7S, all of which have a lot of unique features and encourage you


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Panasonic Does 4K Video for Under $900 with Lumix DMC-FZ1000

4K FZ1000

It appears as though Panasonic wasn’t done when they released the Panasonic DMC-GH4 which was already one of the cheapest 4K cameras available in the world at $1,600, until today. Panasonic has just opened up the world of 4K to basically anyone that finds it be a valuable resource to have (especially if they already have a 4K TV). Cameras like this one are going to be what leads the 4K content explosion that drives people towards 4K TVs because unfortunately, the studios are deciding to sit on their hands until the time is right for them. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is currently for sale on


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Videos: AMD FreeSync and 4K Laptop at Computex 2014

FreeSync On FreeSync Off

This year at Computex 2014, AMD had a lot to show consumers including their new Kaveri mobile chip, FreeSync and the Toshiba 4K laptop running Battlefield 4 in 4K. Those three things were without a doubt AMD’s biggest announcements this week at Computex and we’ve got you covered with all the information about them, including videos and photos to simplify the explanation. We’ll be following up this article with another talking about Kaveri mobile, so most of the focus here will be on FreeSync and the Toshiba 4K laptop playing Battlefield 4. At the beginning of Computex, AMD had a press conference where they talked


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Nvidia Throws Gamer's Day at Computex 2014

Today, the day before Computex 2014 officially starts, Nvidia held their very first Gamer’s Day across the street from Taipei’s famous Taipei 101 at ATT 4 Fun’s 7th floor Show Box. The company had trucks driving around the area making the public and Computex attendees alike aware of the all-day festivities which started at 11 am and went til 7 pm. While we didn’t get a chance to stay for the whole event, we did spend quite a bit of time walking around the venue and watching the festivities unfold, mostly in Mandarin. The focal point of the event was the professional League of Legends


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Star Citizen's Arena Commander Module Delayed Due to Bugs

Star Citizen

Star Citizen’s Arena Commander dogfighting module was due to be out today, but was delayed due to bugs, making some gamers uneasy about their backing of the game. Star Citizen is a project of Chris Roberts of Wing Commander fame and has managed to gain over $44 million in funding from backers of the game, making it the biggest crowd funded game, ever. Here’s a short video that explains the game and what they’re trying to accomplish by creating this game. their development path essentially releases the game in modules, moving from one aspect of the game to another, ultimately building up to the final