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
Mere hours after a mass shooting at an office complex in Middleton, Wis., and another one in Masontown, Penn., law enforcement officials confirm that three people are dead after a shooting by a woman at a Rite Aid facility near Aberdeen, Md., a village about two hours northeast of Washington, D.C. According to a source who spoke to CNN, the alleged shooter was a disgruntled employee of the drugstore chain who shot herself in the head in an apparent suicide attempt but was unsuccessful and shot herself again. She is now in custody and in critical condition at a local hospital. The woman, who is not yet identified, reportedly used a single handgun. CNN reports that Henderson County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene at 9:09 a.m. ET. They were on the scene in five minutes and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sent agents from Baltimore, about 30 miles northeast of the area. The FBI’s Baltimore office is also assisting. “We are … [Read more...] about 3 Dead, Shooter in Critical Condition, at Rite Aid Distribution Center in Maryland
The brand new Galaxy Note 9 and 10-month-old iPhone X have a lot in common -- especially when it comes to photography. Both have dual rear cameras, portrait mode, dual optical stabilization and cost $1,000 in the US. As such, photos and videos from the two phones are fantastic.Yet, with so many similarities I was interested in the differences. So I took them around San Francisco to see how they compared in their varying apertures, photo rendering and video processing and "Pro Mode" options.And yes, before you mention it: We know newer iPhones are expected as soon as later this month. We'll compare those to the Galaxy Note 9 as soon as they're released. In the meantime, we're using the most current iPhone available to us. Galaxy Note 9 has the S9 Plus' cameras but adds scene optimizationsThe Note 9 has the same cameras as the S9 Plus, which includes a nifty dual-aperture that can open or close to change the amount of light the camera gets. Samsung is the only phone maker today to … [Read more...] about iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 9 dual camera comparison
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?