Colour management specialist Datacolor has refreshed its Spyder series of calibration devices with a new model, the SpyderX.Said to be the company's fastest, most accurate and easiest to use device yet, the SpyderX boasts a redesigned colour engine, which allows for calibration in less than two minutes. This lens-based engine is also claimed to deliver a significant benefit in accuracy over previous versions, in addition to better low-light capabilities.Suitable for use with a wide range of desktop and laptop displays, the SpyderX allows users to calibrate their devices in both easy and comprehensive ways, depending on their needs and technical know-how.Other features include ambient light monitoring, before-and-after views and support for multiple monitors.The SpyderX is available in Pro and Elite versions, and while the hardware between the two appears to be the same, the latter version offers a number of more advanced settings. These include advanced display mapping and analysis … [Read more...] about Datacolor’s SpyderX is its “most accurate” monitor calibrator yet
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This is part of our Road Trip 2018 summer series "Taking It to Extremes," which looks at what happens when people mix everyday tech with insane situations.This weekend all eyes are on the UFC. On Saturday night, the UFC's biggest attraction Conor McGregor will face off against one of the scariest fighters on the planet Khabib Nurmagamedov. It is a fight that has everything: drama, stakes. It's a fight between two athletes at the peak of their careers, at the peak of their powers. Some believe it will be the fight of the year.But it'll have a hard time beating the incredible fight that went down on June 9, 2018. On June 9, Robert Whittaker found himself in a similar fight, with similar stakes, in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's caged octagon, where for 23 years combatants have fought by mixing techniques from jiujitsu, kickboxing, wrestling and any other martial art that actually works.Whittaker, the UFC's 27-year-old middleweight champion, is at the … [Read more...] about Meet the UFC champ who uses Microsoft Excel to smash opponents
You might know comedian, actor and writer Paul Scheer for his award-winning role on HBO's series, Veep. Or maybe you know him as Dr. Andre Nowzick in FX's The League about fantasy football fans. But as I listen to the New York native's rapid-fire take on his latest flick Slice, I can only think about his job co-hosting the podcast How Did This Get Made?, which pays homage to bad movies that are fun to watch. That's because it's easy to imagine Slice, which co-stars Chance The Rapper, getting its own episode of HDTGM based on Scheer's two-minute long recap of the movie plot. I haven't seen the film yet -- it's being released this week-- but can't stop laughing at the fun and weird plot that even Scheer says is the hardest movie ever to describe. (Think Tim Burton meets John Waters, he says.) Long story short, the comedy-horror thriller is about someone or something killing pizza delivery people. Here's just a taste of how Scheer described Slice during a [email protected] Q&A at … [Read more...] about Paul Scheer says his new movie, Slice, is the hardest to describe
This is part of our Road Trip 2018 summer series "Taking It to Extremes," which looks at what happens when people mix everyday tech with insane situations.Boss fights are the hardest part of a video game, or at least they're meant to be.You, the hero, have to face a bigger, stronger opponent with almost unlimited stamina. Each blow is devastating. Technique and tenacity are the only tools you have to chip away at your rival's health bar. Bit. By. Bit.On June 9, Robert Whittaker found himself in a boss fight, only it wasn't in a video game. It was in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's caged octagon, where for 23 years combatants have fought by mixing techniques from jiujitsu, kickboxing, wrestling and any other martial art that actually works. Whittaker, the UFC's 27-year-old middleweight champion, is at the sharpest edge of arguably the world's most extreme sport. On that night in Chicago at UFC 225, a show that raked in a live gate of $2.5 million and had 250,000 others … [Read more...] about UFC champ Robert Whittaker uses Excel, gaming to get into shape
Designer, gamer, animator – wherever your primary use for a monitor comes from, getting the best 4K monitor is essential. While games and movies can look superb in 1080p, a 4K image ends up being somewhat mind-blowing. There are plenty of options out there claiming to the best 4K monitor, but some are clearly better than others. Whichever one of these professions you call your own, and whether you’re seeking a magnificent screen for work or play, we’ve put together a list of our picks for the best 4K monitor you can buy right now. Come see! Choosing the best 4K monitor for you Monitors and other kinds of computer displays have all sorts of fancy tech designed for specific uses these days. All this new technology gives us a huge range of options when it comes to picking a brand new PC monitor. Alongside 4K monitors which prioritise resolution, you can also get ultra-wide (21:9) monitors which are ideal for video editors, displays with high refresh rates … [Read more...] about Best 4K monitor in 2018: is a UHD monitor worth it?