2014, Comic-Con, Event, Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Software Programs, VR World

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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2014, Comic-Con, Event, Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

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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Entertainment, Gaming, Software Programs, VR World

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

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Android, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Reviews, Software Programs

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 MDP Benchmarked

We got a unique opportunity last week to benchmark Qualcomm’s latest SoC using their reference platform MDP (mobile development platform). The Snapdragon 805 MDP itself is basically how Qualcomm launches a new SoC by releasing a reference platform to allow developers and manufacturers to see the maximum capability of the SoC and then to build their hardware or apps based upon those possibilities. The Snapdragon 805 itself is Qualcomm’s latest and greatest SoC and is what they believe to be the premier ‘built for 4K’ SoC that we’ll likely see in smartphones and tablets later this year. We got a hands on with the Snapdragon

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Android, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Reviews, Software Programs

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 MDP Benchmarked

We got a unique opportunity last week to benchmark Qualcomm’s latest SoC using their reference platform MDP (mobile development platform). The Snapdragon 805 MDP itself is basically how Qualcomm launches a new SoC by releasing a reference platform to allow developers and manufacturers to see the maximum capability of the SoC and then to build their hardware or apps based upon those possibilities. The Snapdragon 805 itself is Qualcomm’s latest and greatest SoC and is what they believe to be the premier ‘built for 4K’ SoC that we’ll likely see in smartphones and tablets later this year. We got a hands on with the Snapdragon

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Android, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Xiaomi Launches 7.9" MiPad Tablet with Nvidia Tegra K1

MiPad Colors

Xiaomi today announced two products, one of which was the company’s first tablet powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 SoC. If you look at the Xiaomi MiPad there’s no denying that it looks a lot like something Apple would release, however they are doing it with their own touch and using Android and their own MIUI interface. Xiaomi is already a name that’s synonymous with good design, good build quality, and a bit of being a copycat. Even so, Xiaomi’s phones and other products have all been pretty well received by consumers and reviewers alike. However, it is still incredibly difficult to get ahold of any

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Android, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Xiaomi Launches 7.9" MiPad Tablet with Nvidia Tegra K1

MiPad Colors

Xiaomi today announced two products, one of which was the company’s first tablet powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 SoC. If you look at the Xiaomi MiPad there’s no denying that it looks a lot like something Apple would release, however they are doing it with their own touch and using Android and their own MIUI interface. Xiaomi is already a name that’s synonymous with good design, good build quality, and a bit of being a copycat. Even so, Xiaomi’s phones and other products have all been pretty well received by consumers and reviewers alike. However, it is still incredibly difficult to get ahold of any

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Audio/Video, Hardware, Rumors

GoPro Hero4 Coming This Summer?

GoPro Hero4

As many of you have probably been anticipating, GoPro’s Hero 4 is the much awaited update to the already wildly popular GoPro action camera that so many people already coveyt. The current iteration, the GoPro Hero3+ was what many expected could or should be the GoPro Hero4 solved many of the problems that the GoPro Hero3 had, however, it didn’t really improve the overall resolution or framerate of the camera. According to DGISE the new GoPro Hero4 will be released this summer using the already well-known Ambarella SoC that’s already been capable of 4K video encode and decode for quite some time. However, a lot

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Audio/Video, Graphics, Hardware, Opinion, VR World

Toshiba's P55t 4K Laptop is Awesome, Too Much for Current Apps

As someone that has spent the good part of the last 2 years with ultra-high resolution displays ranging from 13.3″ up to 36″ I can tell you that as an operating system, Windows is simply not ready for 4K. On a 31.5″ monitor you can still appreciate the pixels and not feel like you have to squint to see things. The truth is that when I’m using Adobe Photoshop CC on this Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (3200 x 1800 resolution) it is incredibly clear that the software is not ready for high resolution displays and that the operating system and the ISV are both to

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Hardware, Reviews

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review: The Definitive 4K Gaming Graphics Card

AMD has been teasing their Radeon R9 295X2 codenamed Vesuvius for quite some time now, including a lengthy ‘viral’ campaign that involved secret agents, semi-ambiguous packages of Volcanic Island water and chips as well as creepy photos of yours truly. Now that the secret is out of the case, we can finally tell you about AMD’s new card and exactly what it is intended to do. First and foremost, this card’s sole purpose is to deliver a single graphics card 4K gaming experience. Something that is currently impossible even with the latest crop of AMD’s Radeon R9 290X and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 780 Ti. In this

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Audio/Video, Entertainment, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

Sony's New A7s Compact Full Frame Camera Takes 12 MP Images and 4K Video

Sony has announced the update to their Alpha A7 full frame mirrorless camera, with the announcement of the Alpha A7s. This is not to be confused with the later released Alpha A7R, which sports an enormous 36.4 megapixel sensor, identical to that of the one in Nikon’s D800, but packed into a body less than half the size of the D800. The original A7 came with a 24 megapixel sensor, while the A7R comes with a 36 megapixel sensor, and now the A7s comes with a 12 megapixel sensor. All of this may seem a bit bizarre and confusing until you realize why the A7S

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Gaming, Software Programs

Sony demonstrates Gran Turismo 5 in 4K resolution

Past couple of weeks brought two big anniversaries. Gran Turismo dinged 10 years in October, and then Half Life celebrated its won 10 years. Both games changed the world of their respective platforms. Personally, I’ve stated numerous times that the only game I would play on PS3 was Gran Turismo series (borrowed PSOne to finish GT1 and GT2, bought/sold PS2 for GT3 and now considering getting that legacy-enabled PS3 for GT3, GT4, GTHD and GT5 ;-). During Downshift Session 2008 event, Polyphony Digital held an impressive demonstration, showing Gran Turismo 5 (I guess Prologue) in 4K resolution. Sony provided the SRX-S110 digital cinema projector, outputting

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3D, Hardware

RED announces 3D and 261 MPixel cameras, revolutionizes cinema production forever

Two days ago, I published a small piece about the announcement that RED will make on Thursday. Well, as it turns out, the announcement was bigger than anyone could have imagined, and without any doubt, this announcement was the biggest in history of digital cinema. What happened? For starters, Jim Jannard, founder of Oakley (and more importantly, RED) stated that all previous announcements were invalid, and that the company managed to create something “beyond the wildest dreams”. “Obsolescence Obsolete” is the new keyword for RED, since the company launched two bodies that aren’t going to become obsolete even 10 or 20 years in future. All

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Business

Jannard and RED team getting ready to K.O. Sony, JVC, Canon…

If you read my articles on TG Daily, then you probably know that RED One camera and I have a relationship. It’s not exactly that One sleeps over at my house (that’s reserved for one blondie 😉, but the camera is a part of visual production revolution (alongside Quadro SDI and GPU-accelerated Premiere Pro). The clock isn’t stopping there. In 10 hours time, Jim Jannard and RED team will announce more details about EPIC and Scarlet, 5K and 3K cameras that will set the world on fire in 2009. My assumption would be that RED will announce the availability dates and the performance of these

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