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
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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
What is cyberwar? At its core, cyberwarfare refers the use of digital attacks by one country or nation to disrupt the computer systems of another with the aim of create significant damage, death or destruction. Perhaps unsurprisingly - considering that cyberwarfare involves spies, hackers and top secret digital weapons projects - it's a still a shadowy and ill-defined area of conflict, but one that is increasingly important and dangerous.Cyberwar: What happens when a nation-state cyber attack kills? What does cyberwarfare look like?Like traditional conflicts, cyberwarfare comes in many shapes and sizes, but it is increasingly clear that cyberwarfare is going to be a significant component of pretty much every present and future conflict. Future wars will also be fought by hackers using computer code to attack an enemy's infrastructure, as well as troops using conventional weapons like guns and missiles. Governments and nation states are now officially training for cyberwarfare: An … [Read more...] about What is cyberwar? Everything you need to know about the frightening future of digital conflict
Some may find it odd that Sony has given an LCD TV shared Master Series billing alongside an OLED. But the two technologies are finding different buyers and could potentially allow Sony to beat both Samsung and LG at their own game.In case you missed the memo, LED-LCD TVs have an edge over OLED models in that they go brighter with HDR, and offer more color vibrancy. If you tend to watch movies in bright viewing conditions (not everyone binges in a darkened theatre), they could well be your best option.That's where the Sony Z9F comes in. As the follow-up to Sony's highly regarded Z9D that screen won universal acclaim for the precision of its HDR presentation and its superior full array backlighting system, the Z9F could turn out to be the best HDR TV of 2018. We had a chance to check the TV out for ourselves at a high-profile launch event held recently in New York City where the Z9F debuted alongside the new A9F OLED.We went along, spending the best part of a day taking a closer … [Read more...] about Hands on: Sony Bravia Z9F (XBR-65Z9F) review
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?