HDMI 2.1

The HDMI Forum (the group in charge of developing HDMI) has released a new version of the standard. Don’t let the point update fool you — HDMI 2.1 is a huge leap over HDMI 2.0, even if some of its advantages will take years to bring to market. In fact, HDMI 2.1 looks to pack every kind of visual improvement anyone could ask for. That’s a bold claim to make, so let’s break it down.

HDMI 2.1 enables and drives virtually every major improvement in display technology that we’ve discussed in the past five years. Dynamic range, DolbyVision HDR? You’ve got it. You want 8K video @ 60fps? No problem. Lower latency? It’s baked into the standard. FreeSync support (in concept, if not in name)? It’s there, too.

The one caveat to all this is that it’s going to be awhile before we see HDMI 2.1 hardware in market. With the standard out today, we’re probably 12-18 months from support in hardware, though Nvidia might pick it up faster. It depends on how well the specification release matches their own GPU release schedule. Sometimes AMD or NV leads with a GPU that supports a new standard in fairly short order, but sometimes it takes longer.

Even once HDMI 2.1 has been adopted in hardware, it’ll be quite some time before we see a dedicated content path for it. Studios and broadcast TV are still busy shifting to 4K. HDR support in broadcast and movies is coming along, but 4K and HDR are still major forward-looking features that aren’t integrated into many products today. 8K and 10K video, or content at the 60-120Hz that HDMI 2.1 can push, isn’t going to appear for quite some time unless you work in the AV business.

Wow, 10K! and I am still on 4K or 1920 with pro-color calibrate monitors. That’s 100 times more pixels than many current monitors on the markets, dudes! ;-)

Either way, HDMI 2.1 is a huge leap above previous standards. It shouldn’t put you off buying a 4K TV near-term, since we know the standard’s actual adoption is almost certainly at least a year away. But it’ll make a nice feature when you finally upgrade. If you are an AV nerd you can read more information on hdmi forum.

Linux on Galaxy

Linux on Galaxy enables developers to use Samsung smartphones for all their computing needs, even app development. Linux on Galaxy allows the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone users to run their preferred Linux distribution on their smartphones utilizing the same Linux kernel that powers the Android OS to ensure the best possible performance.

In addition to expanding the capabilities of the smartphone, the power of Samsung DeX to seamlessly transform mobile devices to a desktop environment has also taken the gaming experience to the next level. Samsung’s desire to redefine modern-day entertainment has led to key partnerships with major game developers, including Super Evil Megacorp’s Vainglory, Game Insight’s Survival Arena, Eric Froemling’s BombSquad and Netmarble’s Lineage 2 Revolution to give users the option to play their favorite mobile games in an immersive desktop setting. What’s more, Lingeage 2 Revolution and Nexon’s AxE are among the wide range of titles that are embracing Vulkan API, bringing more robust and responsive performance and power efficiency to mobile device gaming. Now that these games have become DeX-enabled, avid gamers can interact with the games in full screen mode on a larger display with full keyboard and mouse control, in addition to playing them on-the-go. Square Enix’s FINAL FANTASY XV POCKET EDITION will provide both Vulkan and DeX optimized gaming experience in coming months.

We hope that this absolutely awesome technology will be expand to all android mobile. Why the future isn’t now?

HP ZBOOK x2

HP is showcasing the world’s most powerful detachable PC1 designed to solve the performance and mobility needs of artists, designers and digital imaging professionals who need to push Adobe Creative Cloud® and other professional applications to the limit. The performance of the HP ZBook x2, the world’s first detachable workstation,15 increases productivity and allows digital creators and storytellers the freedom to work when and where inspiration strikes.

In laptop mode, the HP ZBook x2 is a powerful mobile workstation with a keyboard leveraged from the HP ZBook Studio. In detached mode, it allows users to create on the tablet with HP’s most accurate and expressive pen while still having full access to all of their shortcut keys with the Bluetooth®-enabled keyboard off to the side. In docked mode, the HP ZBook x2 can power two additional 4K displays or five total displays. In tablet mode, it maintains full graphics performance allowing users to capture ideas with powerful NVIDIA 3D graphics.

See more at HP website. Very interesting!

Hack the Panasonic GH5 to 8K HDR

GH5 was already intended/designed to be an “8K” HDR anamorphic capable camera with the latest firmware according to Mat Frazer of Panasonic!
His reasoning for not implementing this mode in firmware was due to YouTube not support 8K HDR yet. This world exclusive interview with Mat Frazer of Panasonic is completely focused on the new GH5 Firmware Update V2.0. We talk all-i, auto focus, 6K High Res Anamorphic, HLG/HDR workflow and more. It is NOT to be missed. Go to 9:27 of the following video.

Pixel2

Meet the Google Pixel 2. It has the world’s highest-rated smartphone camera. Again. An exclusive preview of Google Lens. A stunning OLED display with clear resolution and rich colors. A battery that charges up to 7 hours in 15 minutes, and lasts all day. And so much more. Video promo is very pretty, and check about the font, it’s the “product Sans”: The new Google logo and identity system was developed to respond and grow with the changing needs of our users. It is a system that takes into account scale, interaction, and legibility, giving users a consistent and beautiful experience of the Google brand, wherever they encounter it. To fully execute the brand system, we took the design a step further, by creating a custom, geometric sans serif called Product Sans. Simple, humble, and approachable, Product Sans was created from scratch to pair seamlessly with our logo in a variety of contexts and product lockups without overshadowing it. Additionally, it complements the new identity by introducing a primary branding typeface that is different in style and character from other interface text elements used in Material Design. With its careful weaving of form and function, it is an appropriate and essential component to the Google brand system.

More detail about pixel 2here!