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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HP’s 27-inch Omen gaming monitor boasts a crisp and fluid display that’s clearly designed (and is especially great) for gaming. It delivers an impressive 1-millisecond response time and a 144Hz refresh rate that can be overclocked to 165Hz. Even if there’s a ton of action, you won’t miss a thing with this display and there aren’t any discernible issues.It’s also G-Sync enabled, which works with any computer equipped with an Nvidia graphics card with G-Sync capabilities to maintain a consistent refresh rate and prevent screen tearing. Plus, it has a number of available options for different settings like color, brightness, contrast, and response time, making it fairly customizable.All that, coupled with its sturdy design and subtle gaming look, might make it a good choice for your gaming display needs. But at a little less than $500 bucks, it’s definitely not an impulse buy. Let’s dig in deeper to see if it’s worth the price.Price … [Read more...] about HP Omen 27 Gaming Monitor review
I have had the misfortune to experience the results of two leaks inside my home. Trust me when I tell you that if you haven't gone through this, you really have no idea how bad it can get. The first occurred quite some time ago. I went to work in the morning, worked a long day, and came home... to my basement apartment filled with five inches of water. My cat was cowering on my bed, clearly quite freaked out. As it turns out, one of the hoses to the washer had split. Water from the hose flooded into my apartment for hours. Later, I was told by the insurance adjuster that the top source of in-home flooding is broken washer lines, and the best way to prevent that from happening is to spend a few bucks and upgrade to metal lines. Let that be a hint to you. I've always upgraded my washer lines since that day.Read more: CNET lab tests the Flo It took more than two months for my life to go back to normal. Thankfully, most of the expense was covered by the apartment management and … [Read more...] about Can the Flo smart water monitor save you big bucks?
SK Telecom and its affiliate SK Networks have teamed up to apply an Internet of Things (IoT) network into the latter's car rental service, the companies have announced. The South Korean telco will provide its LTE Cat M1 network to allow its affiliate to check the status of its cars in real time. The network, which was commercialised in April, is low power and has a data transfer rate of 300Kbps. SK Networks said it will use the network to check the engine status, usage, and malfunction codes of the cars that it lends out. The two also plan to develop a service where they will measure the driving habits of customers, and can give them as scores for discounts. The car tracking service will be developed into an integrated car monitoring and management solution at a later date, the companies said. SK Telecom will apply its Smart Fleet connected car platform. The South Korean telco has been using its IoT network for various services; in August, it launched a children and … [Read more...] about SK Telecom uses IoT network for rental car service
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?