Why Is Filmmaker Mode a Big Deal? Filmmaker Mode isn’t a proprietary technology. It’s being introduced by the UHD Alliance, a group that consists of some of the largest players in the film and technology industries. Display manufacturers Samsung, LG, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, and Panasonic, are all members. Amazon, Nvidia, Dell, Google, Dolby, Intel, and Asus are also part of the alliance. … [Read more...] about What Is Filmmaker Mode on a TV, and Why Will You Want It?
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In addition to solid-state MOSFET-based signal amplifiers, self-powered speakers also contain transformers, which are made of solid cores of metal wound with fine conductive wire. Updates to transformer technology in recent years include Gallium Nitride (GaN), which reduces heat and overall footprint. These components, particularly MOSFETs do not "go bad" unless they are abused, such as being subjected to high temperatures or very high voltages or transient power spikes, which can be mitigated by a simple surge suppressor or power conditioner. … [Read more...] about So long, Sonos: Meet the open-source audio system that will never die
Action Launcher has garnered a fair bit of praise from us at Android Central. Some love Quickdrawer and being able to ditch the traditional app drawer. Some love the Covers and Shades, which free up space and get us into apps faster. But as a themer, Action Launcher's got a great trick that can make your home screen feel completely new with one easy step. … [Read more...] about Action Launcher Quicktheme: One touch customization for your Android phone
Dom Hofmann grew up in an earlier era of software development, and spent his youth cobbling together creative projects using the tools of the day. There was Visual Basic for beginner-level programming, Dreamweaver for web publishing, and Mario Paint on the Super Nintendo for drawing and making music. Tools like these encouraged a certain kind of aimless hacking, and Hofmann embraced it when he began making software of his own. The result was Vine, an app for recording looping, 6-second videos that he built with Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll. Twitter executives liked it so much they bought it for a reported $30 million before it even left beta. … [Read more...] about Byte is a wild new creative tool from the founder of Vine
Earlier today, we found out that the U.S. Commerce Department had put forth a ruling that would further limit the sale of U.S. technology to Huawei. Now, it turns out, the Commerce Department has pulled the ruling, citing disagreements from within the Pentagon. According to Reuters, Pentagon officials are siding with some U.S. businesses that don't want the government to regulate the sale of U.S. products to Huawei. … [Read more...] about New U.S. Huawei ban pulled amid Pentagon disagreement