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Off-Topic / Re: Starting a new job next week
« Last post by Jumpman on January 19, 2020, 08:33:28 AM »
It's been rough so far.

I feel like Ive forgotten everything I learned in training class.

But I'm gonna stick with it. The pay is too good!

Researchers led by Monash University in Australia have developed what they say is the 'most efficient' version of a lithium-sulfur battery; one capable of powering a smartphone for five full days of continuous use. The team has filed a patent for the manufacturing process they developed and they report interest from 'some of the world's largest manufacturers.'

Prototype lithium-sulfur power cells were manufactured in Germany, according to an announcement from the university published last week. The technology holds promise for revolutionizing everything from consumer gadgets like cameras and phones to larger systems involving vehicles and solar power. The newly developed lithium-sulfur battery offers more than four times the performance of the market's current most efficient batteries.

With this level of battery performance, photographers and filmmakers could spend weeks in remote locations with only power banks as their power source, eliminating the need to tote around and use solar chargers, which are dependent on direct sunlight and often take several hours or more to recharge a battery.

In addition to improved performance, the Li-S battery technology is also said to have less of an environmental impact than the lithium-ion battery products currently in use. The new battery prototype utilizes the same materials used to manufacture ordinary lithium-ion batteries; as well, the process is said to have lower manufacturing costs.

According to the university, additional testing of the technology with solar grids and cars will take place in Australia early this year. Major lithium battery manufacturers in Europe and China are interested in upscaling the production of these lithium-sulphur batteries.

sounds interesting but i wonder if there are any drawbacks to it compares to current battery types.
Happy Birthday board / Happy Birthday Mr. Kennedy
« Last post by Paul2 on January 16, 2020, 03:17:12 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YtsB8DoyJE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YtsB8DoyJE</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_AMJal4gT8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_AMJal4gT8</a>

:hb: Happy Birthday Mr. Kennedy. :hb:
Off-Topic / Re: CES 2020
« Last post by Paul2 on January 13, 2020, 06:40:57 AM »
LG’s New 48-Inch OLED TV’s Got Game

LG’s massive OLED TV rollout at CES 2020 includes the company’s smallest OLED yet: the 48-inch CX series model. And while the new baby OLED is packed with all the other features found in other models from the company, including 4K resolution, a9 Gen 3 AI processor, Dolby Vision HDR, and HDMI 2.1 connectivity, its gaming features are what the company chose to highlight in its CES booth.
What makes LG’s 48-inch CX series model good for gaming? Along with the smaller screen, which essentially makes it an oversize computer monitor, it supports NVIDIA’s G-sync and AMD’s FreeSync technology to reduce picture tearing and flicker during gameplay, and it also features HGiG mode, which was developed by the HDR Gaming Interest Group to create something of an HDR display standard for gaming.

As with the other LG OLEDs at CES, pricing hasn’t yet been announced, but if past history is an indication, we should start to see the new sets roll out in spring.

nice to see lg oled tv giving consumers options to pick which size tv they want to buy by adding a tv option that is smaller than 55".  48" TV is a bit too small for my bedroom though, and i am planning on getting 55" OLED tv for my bedroom this year.  But is good to have 48" as another option for people where space is constraint in their rooms. B)
Off-Topic / Re: CES 2020
« Last post by Paul2 on January 13, 2020, 04:54:49 AM »
Konka Prepares to Conquer the Western TV World

Chinese manufacturer Konka has been a regular exhibitor at CES for years. What’s different about the company’s presence at this particular CES is they are showing a number of new TVs destined for sale in the U.S. and Canada in 2020.
The company’s U5 and Q7 Series 4K LCD TVs range in size from 43 to 75 inches and in price from $400 to $1,200. They are also showing X11 Series 4K OLED TVs with 55- and 65-inch screens. The company’s LCD offerings are differentiated by the inclusion of Quantum dots in the Q7 Series, while its OLED TVs feature a clever built-in soundbar that runs the full width of the TV’s bottom bezel. All LCD and OLED models are powered by Android TV.

Konka is apparently prepping plenty of other display products for future release, including LCD TVs with mini-LED backlights and 8K LCD and OLED sets. The company was also showing 236-inch 8K and 118-inch 4K MicroLED walls in its booth at CES. While these are currently aimed at the commercial market, a Konka rep said the company, which recently announced its investment in a research institute to promote the technology, plans to bring MicroLED displays to the consumer market in the next 3-5 years.

its cool konka is going to sell their tvs to u.s. and canada.  especially their oled tvs which sound like its coming out this year in u.s. and canada.

also very cool that they are making microLED screens and one in 236" size in 8k and one in 118" in 4k for commercial market.  very cool it might come to consumer market in north america in the next 3 to 5 years from now. B)
Off-Topic / Re: CES 2020
« Last post by Paul2 on January 13, 2020, 01:44:26 AM »
Samsung Expands 8K Lineup, Unveils Rotating 4K TV

Samsung is bringing 8K UHD displays and color-enhancing quantum-dot technology to lower price points in a 2020 TV lineup that features more 8K models, more choices of big-screen sizes measuring 70 and 80 or more inches, new contrast-enhancing LCD technologies, and new TV-audio enhancements.
At CES, the company is also expanding its décor-oriented 4K Frame and Serif TV selection and launching its first TV targeted to so-called “mobile natives,” incorporating screen mirroring and a motorized rotating 4K display that can be viewed in landscape or portrait mode (shown above)...

...In large modular Micro-LED displays, Samsung has over the past two years pioneered the development of MicroLED technology as the next generation of displays. New advancements for 2020 have allowed for larger-scale production of fixed screen sizes, including new 88-, 93-, 110-, and 150-inch sizes (in addition to prior years’ 75-, 146-, and 219-inch screens). And as seen in a new 292-inch iteration of The Wall, MicroLED’s uniquely modular structure and sleek design allow for an unparalleled and customizable entertainment experience. From production to installation, Samsung’s MicroLED technology will transform our expectations for the experience of owning a TV.

Prices weren’t disclosed.

Here are some of the key developments in Samsung’s AV plans:

8K UHD:...One new 8K series, the Q950TS, features a “virtually-no-bezel” design with 2.3mm (0.09-inch) bezel, helping the TV blend in with a room’s décor. Like other Samsung TVs, the Q950TS series also features décor-blending ambient mode, allowing the TV to reproduce the color and pattern of the wall behind it when off or display artwork or patterns.

The TV’s depth is only 15mm (0.59 inches) from top to bottom, allowing for flush mounting to the wall with the company’s no-gap wall mount.

...LCD Contrast: Samsung is implementing new technologies to improve the contrast performance of LCD TVs. A new power-distribution technology controls LED brightness and enables smaller groups of full-array local dimming (FALD) backlights to be controlled. It allows for up to 20% higher brightness in smaller areas. Appearing only in 8K models, the power-distribution technology also reduces halos around bright objects on black backgrounds.

In select 4K series, the company is delivering better control of blue-light leakage that reduces off-axis viewing angles and contrast, thanks to a hardware rather than firmware implementation of color-temperature control, a spokesman said. Consumers choose cool, normal, or warm color temperatures to reduce the amount of blue light...

...“Mobile Native” TV: In a first for Samsung, the 43-inch 4K Sero TV (shown in opening photo) features a rotating motorized display designed for “mobile natives” who watch a lot of content on mobile devices. The screen of the floor-standing TV rotates from landscape to portrait mode to display content mirrored from an Android or Apple device. Speakers are in the stand. Wheels are optional. The TV comes with 500MB of storage for pictures, and it displays visual patterns that interpret the sound of music playing.

Other New Features: The company is adding eARC, an HDMI 2.1 feature, to TVs for the first time, along with an improved universal guide combining linear TV and streaming content...

Nice to know samsung this year manage to increase the screen size of its MicroLed up to 292 inch big, compares to 219 inch a year prior.  Also nice to know is one of samsung 8k tvs nearly has no bezel on the sides of the tv.  the tv depth is only 15 mm which is very thin but still pales in comparison to oled tvs from lg where its get as thin as 4 mm.

While the mobile native tv can be rotate to landscape or portrait screen for people who watches a lot of mobile videos that were recorded in portrait mode so they can rotate the tv to portrait mode for it.  in my opinion, this tv is more of a gimmick though.

it doesn't really says if these samsung 2020 tvs come equipped with hdmi 2.1 though but it does says it did implement eARC which is one of hdmi 2.1 features to its 2020 tvs.  Beside that, i don't know if these 2020 sets really include hdmi 2.1 other features like 4k120, vrr, allm, and g-sync or free sync though.  if it does includes those like 4k120 and vrr, it might has real hdmi 2.1 connections.
Happy Birthday board / Happy Birthday GigaShadow
« Last post by Paul2 on January 11, 2020, 09:34:50 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWhjLwk9n-w" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWhjLwk9n-w</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiLEWb-anSs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiLEWb-anSs</a>

:hb: Happy Birthday GigaShadow. :hb:
Off-Topic / Re: CES 2020
« Last post by Titan on January 11, 2020, 08:19:45 AM »
Off-Topic / Re: CES 2020
« Last post by Paul2 on January 10, 2020, 08:57:29 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOaZLSFn19I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOaZLSFn19I</a>

okay, i just searched about sex toys at ces 2020 and here is a video about it.  kind of interesting. :)
Off-Topic / Re: CES 2020
« Last post by Paul2 on January 10, 2020, 07:39:40 PM »
unfortunately, i didn't hear anything about it.  if feel like it, i might search it on youtube video for it.  right now, i am kind of tired.
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