Next Big Thing
It's an easy sell: Four times the resolution of HD. The numbers are easy to understand, 2160p easily identifiable as more than 1080p. Every manufacturer is pushing their top-of-the-line 4K TVs as the next generation of superlative picture quality. But resolution is just one aspect of picture quality. Is it possible that by focusing so intently on this one, easily marketed, improvement, that other aspects are getting neglected, or worse, diminished? The short answer? Yep. Here's how.
CEA says "Ultra HD" or "UHD." Sony, and pith, says "4K." What do you prefer?
In the A-Class concept vehicle, smartphones are tightly integrated with the vehicle entertainment system, and social media apps are the main attraction.
The technology for live-streaming gameplay is still imperfect, but the era of physical media is ending.
Remember those fancy Core CPUs that debuted last year – y'know, the Core i3, i5 and i7 range? Intel's knocked together a set of second-generation Core chips for 2011.
Graphics-chip supplier Nvidia says demand for its chips will be healthy in 2011, right alongside Intel's newest "Sandy Bridge" processor.
Will the PlayStation 4 have 4K resolution? It probably doesn't matter.
How inexpensive can an ultrabook get? For HP, today's answer is $749 -- or, if you're considering an AMD "sleekbook," $599.
Will we wait three years for the next-gen Xbox to drop or will Microsoft chuck us an Xbox Lite tidbit? Here's our rumour mill round-up.
Looking for a next-gen laptop? Toshiba's are coming soon, but you won't see many differences on the outside.