LG isn’t waiting until CES to reveal one of its high-end living room gadgets for 2018: it’s a 4K HDR projector. LG claims the new UHD projector is roughly half the size of competing 4K options on the market, many of which are “heavy, expensive, and difficult to install” according to the company.
The HU80KA, by contrast, is being pitched as an “affordable yet premium device” that can output a 150-inch picture in any room of your house. That picture can get awfully bright, too; LG says it tops out at 2,500 lumens, which makes it the company’s brightest projector yet and puts it on par with what’s on the market today.
On top of the 4K resolution, you also get support for HDR video with HDR10. (There’s no mention of Dolby Vision, sadly.)…
Every once in a while, you want to make sure that your opinion on a subject is perfectly clear. Pins have long been used for protests, elections, and other favored causes. The idea might not be for everyone, but I’m sure we’re all familiar with the concept, at least. And now a company called BEAM Authentic has released a self-titled product that lets you broadcast anything from a customized message or logo to an endless stream of cat GIFs from a battery-powered AMOLED screen on your chest.
With the launch of Live TV and DVR in June, Plex took a big step toward becoming an all-round media replacement. Since then, it's wasted no time in introducing the feature to more platforms, including Android and Apple TV. Not to be left behind, Roku… Engadget RSS Feed
They’re calling it laser streaming. No, it’s not a new sport or some Netflix-like pastime. Instead it’s a new observable phenomenon involving fluids and laser beams. Thanks to engineers from the University of Houston (UH) in Texas, we’ve now realized that it’s possible for highly focused, beams of light — aka lasers — to transfer its momentum to create a stream of liquid.
“Transforming a laser beam into a mass flow has been a challenge both scientifically and technologically,” the researchers, led by UH engineer Jiming Bao, wrote in a study published online. Usually, light simply passes through water, unless forced to interact with another medium it could “push” — like air.
“Here we report the discovery of a new optofluidics principle and demonstrate the generation of a steady-state water flow by a pulsed laser beam through a glass window.” In short, they were able to use a laser beam to generate liquid streams inside a fluid.
You may recall that Microsoft purchased Beam, a live streaming company, back in August of 2016. The Windows 10 Creators Update, which was released not too long ago, includes Beam support for streaming games without having to install additional software. Today Microsoft has renamed the service to ‘Mixer,’ and released a beta of the Android app.
Mixer’s unique feature that sets it apart from competitors, like Twitch and YouTube, is that live streams have a very low latency.