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Yesterday   Dell has introduced its first ever monitor that meets the HDR10 standard: the Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor model UP2718Q. The monitor has UHD Alliance Premium Certification and has 100-percent Adobe color, as well as an Ultra HD 4K resolution and 1.07 billion colors.

Yesterday   Canon has detailed a new bug that is affecting its EOS C300 Mark II cinema camera: those who update to firmware 1.0.6.1.00 may discover the camera experiences a problem if a VPG130 CFast card is used at the same time as a different type of CFast card.

Yesterday   Google Pixel owners have taken to the company’s Product Forums to complain about a new software issue: the phone isn’t backing up properly, in some cases failing to backup everything including call history, text messages, and app data, among other things.

Yesterday   343 Industries has announced that the DLC for Halo Wars 2 that was supposed to go live in recent days has been delayed due to a ‘game-breaking’ bug.

Yesterday   Yet another Motorola smartphone has leaked, this time the Moto Z2 Play. The handset has been shown front, side, and back in what appears to be a trio of press photos, all three of them laying bare everything the phone has to offer (as far as aesthetics are concerned).

Yesterday   The second notable meteor shower of 2017 is kicking off tonight, and it’ll be your best chance of seeing the celestial event. The Lyrid Meteor Shower will be happening on both April 22 and 23, but if you can’t catch it tonight, tomorrow’s viewing will be less notable, so take note.

Yesterday   Legend, the company that dazzles up smartphones with a large dose of luxury, has taken the wraps off its new 24k gold and crocodile leather versions of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus.

Yesterday   It’s the Samsung Galaxy S8‘s big day, and that means there are deals for the taking. If you haven’t already preordered the phone, now is your chance to jump on one of several promotions being offered by a handful of carriers, including things like a free handset, a buy-one-get-one deal, and/or low down payments.

3 Days Ago   Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is now available on the Google Play Store, iTunes, and for console gamers with either an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4.

3 Days Ago   Google is planning to add a built-in ad-blocker to Chrome, according to sources, and it will target the Internet’s most obnoxious types of advertisements. These sub-standard advertisements include things like videos that automatically start playing and advertisements that won’t disappear until a long countdown timer is finished.

3 Days Ago   Psychedelics — those who have tried them have a hard time describing what they’re like, and those who haven’t tried them have no idea what they’re missing.

3 Days Ago   Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi 6, a sleek Android smartphone with a bunch of high-end features, including USB-C, a ceramic back (with the Exclusive Edition), 3D curved glass, optical image stabilization, dual rear cameras, and more.

3 Days Ago   Sony has officially introduced its anticipated A9 camera, and with it comes a bunch of features packed into a compact, relatively speaking, body. This model is the latest addition to Sony’s massively successful interchangeable camera lineup, and it brings with it a huge array of features — ones that far eclipse the smartphones that are otherwise dominating the camera industry.

3 Days Ago   Master & Dynamic has introduced its new MA770 Wireless Speaker, a model that is made out of a concrete composite. The speaker was made in partnership with Sir David Adjaye, an architect, and it is intended for consumers who need a home speaker.

3 Days Ago   Instagram is introducing offline features in its Android app that will enable users to in some way utilize the service without an Internet connection. The same features may make their way to the iOS version eventually, but that rollout hasn’t taken place yet.

3 Days Ago   Electric vehicles are only as great as the charging network available to those who buy them. We’ve seen different companies roll out charging stations at destinations all over the U.S., and now BMW is adding its name to the list (again) with plans to launch 100 electric vehicle charging stations at National Parks throughout the nation.

4 Days Ago   Lenovo has announced the new Flex 11, a 2-in-1 Chromebook with a 360-degree hinge that allows the display to fold all the way back or at any angle in-between.

4 Days Ago   Joining its newly unveiled Lumix camera is a new lens from Panasonic, its Leica-branded DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH. This lens offers a 16-36mm 35mm camera equivalent, and is the newest model in Panasonic’s Leica DG Vario-Elmarit F2.8-4.0 Series.

4 Days Ago   Panasonic has launched a new camera in its Travel Zoom ZS Series lineup: the Lumix DC-ZS70. Despite its compact size, this camera packs a bunch of features into its small body, including a 20.3-megapixel sensor and a large 30x optical zoom rate, the equivalent of 24-720mm.

4 Days Ago   News of the camera industry’s troubles is everywhere you look, and some companies have buckled under the weight. Mobile photography, on the other hand, is thriving as mobile cameras increase in quality and more consumers upgrade their handsets to better models.

4 Days Ago   AMD has announced the launch of its new Radeon RX 500 Series, a lineup of graphic cards that, at the highest end, offer buyers AAA and VR gaming at a budget-friendly price.

4 Days Ago   A handset said to be the upcoming iteration of the Samsung Galaxy J5 has leaked in a pair of phones, one showing the back of the handset and the other showing the rear of the phone with the panel removed.

4 Days Ago   If you’ve purchased an iOS or Mac device at any point in the relatively recent past, you likely already have access to iMovie, iWork, and GarageBand for free.

4 Days Ago   Lutron has announced that its connected lighting systems now work with Google Assistant, enabling users to control their home’s lights using voice commands. The new Google Assistant integration works with the company’s HomeWork QS, Caseta Wireless, and RadioRA 2; homeowners can control the system using the Google Home device or one of the Android smartphones that offers Google Assistant.

4 Days Ago   Google has made its Cloud Speech API generally available to developers following its successful open beta last year. This Automatic Speech Recognition service is built upon the same foundation that powers Google Assistant and Google Now’s speech recognition abilities, and it aims to solve the speech-to-text needs of Google Cloud customers, the company says.

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