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ZeniMax targeting Oculus VR over Carmack tech

ZeniMax, owner of gaming legend id Software, is chasing former employee John Carmack over claims that he has taken intellectual property across to his new employer – the Facebook-owned virtual reality specialist Oculus VR. Carmack is best known as the technical genius behind some of the most iconic games of the last few decades, from […]

AU Optronics announces 144Hz IPS-style panel

AU Optronics has announced the release of a new display panel, claimed to be the first to be based around an in-plane switching (IPS)-style technology while offering a 144Hz refresh rate. Typically, buyers of liquid-crystal flat-panel displays need to make a tough choice: the classic twisted-nematic (TN) panels offer extremely high refresh rates at a […]

Dell, Alienware announce Ryzen, Threadripper gaming systems

Alienware has announced that it is redoubling its efforts in the high-performance gaming and virtual reality markets, including the impending launch of gaming PCs based on AMD’s Threadripper chips, while corporate overlord Dell has announced an own-brand gaming desktop with liquid-cooling as standard. Announced during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Alienware’s message to gamers is […]

Dell teases 27″ 5K UltraSharp monitor

Dell has confirmed that its curved display isn’t the only interesting monitor it plans to release this year, teasing an ultra-high definition panel with a 5,120×2,880 resolution. The push towards 4K resolutions and its consumer-facing variant Ultra HD is plain to see, with everyone from monitor makers and microconsole manufacturers to system builders heralding the […]

Samsung partners with AMD for FreeSync UHD monitors

AMD has announced that it has partnered with Samsung to launch Ultra HD (4K) monitors featuring the company’s FreeSync technology in 2015, with plans to eventually include the feature in Samsung’s entire Ultra HD product line. Announced back in January as an open alternative to Nvidia’s proprietary G-Sync technology, FreeSync allows display panels to alter […]

LG announces 21:9 monitors, including FreeSync model

LG Electronics has announced plans to launch new 21:9 aspect ratio monitors at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, including a gaming monitor featuring AMD’s FreeSync technology. LG has long been a proponent of the 21:9 aspect ratio, which it markets under the name UltraWide. Compared to traditional 16:9 TVs and 16:10 monitors, a […]

Asus announces MG278Q FreeSync gaming monitor

Asus has announced the impending launch of a new gaming monitor, featuring AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh rate technology and a wide WQHD 2,560×1,440 resolution. Dubbed the Asus MG278Q, the company’s latest monitor offers a 27″ diagonal display panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms grey-to-grey response time, and a 2,560×1,440 WQHD resolution. Designed, the company […]

Microsoft unveils Surface DisplayCover prototype

Microsoft’s research division has unveiled a prototype add-on for the Surface tablet family, a keyboard cover which includes an integrated e-ink electrophoretic display and touchpad area. The idea of integrated displays into keyboards isn’t new: early portable microcomputers such as the Cambridge Computers Z88, TRS80 Model 100, and the Epson HX-20 frequently included a small […]

BenQ Zowie XL2411 Review

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HDMI 2.1 introduces 8K60, 4K120, and ‘dynamic HDR’ support

The HDMI Forum has announced version 2.1 of its eponymous specification, introducing support for 8K resolution at 60Hz, 4K at 120Hz, and the somewhat confusingly named ‘dynamic high dynamic range (HDR).‘ Designed to take over from HDMI 2.0b, and offering full backwards compatibility with older devices, the new HDMI 2.1 specification is filled with improvements […]