A Key Building Block for 8K and Beyond: The Magic of NVMeoF

One of the things I like most about the technology industry is that it is characterized by a relentless quest for improvement. There is always something newer, faster and better right around the corner. Never a dull moment. And always the drive to be first and best.Last week, for example, the first commercial non-stop flight from Australia to the United Kingdom took place. A 787-9 Dreamliner departed Perth and landed at London Heathrow 17 hours and 9,009 miles later. Thanks to more efficient engines and aircraft design, this elimination of a stopover resulted in a nearly 20% time savings from what was already a very quick journey (historically speaking). That said, aircraft manufacturers are busy engineering machines that will enable even faster journeys, and soon there will be non-stop service between any two points around the globe. The question, of course, is not if that will happen, but simply when.

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VR Headsets of the Future Might Be Made With Mirrors?

Article | August 2, 2022

Do you get headaches or feel nauseous while using VR headsets? About 20% of people do. Even if VR headsets don’t cause you physical discomfort, you might feel that your virtual worlds seem flat..That’s because they are flat. VR headsets using close-to-eye displays rely on lenses. While a lot of cool technology goes into them, they really work a lot like television or computer screens. Advancements like eye-tracking and autofocus try to fix these problems. But, they’ll never work. At least not according to Doug Magyari. Magyari and Immy, his company based in Troy, Michigan, believe that they have the solution: VR headsets that don’t use lenses.

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Solutions, Business

How to Watch Netflix in Virtual Reality

Article | July 7, 2022

Playing virtual reality video games is a blast—but it also takes work. If you simply want to kick back, relax, and experience some mind-bending visuals without thinking too much, why not try watching Netflix in VR? It's ridiculously easy to do, even if you don't have state-of-the-art equipment. There are three primary methods, depending on what kind of device you're working with: fire up the Netflix VR app on Android, set up mirroring with your iPhone, or simply download the Netflix app from your preferred Oculus device. Here's What You'll Need VR headset: No matter your budget, there's a virtual reality option for you. On the pricey end, there are sophisticated VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2, which starts at $299, and the HTC Vive Pro Eye, which retails for $799. We've included a few other options in the gallery below, too. If you're looking for something less expensive, there's the $99 Google Daydream View system (discontinued, but you can still find them here and there), the Samsung Gear VR headset (which the manufacturer has also discontinued in the U.S., but you can find it on Amazon for $128), and the $25 Google Cardboard viewer (although you may want to purchase an additional head strap for it).

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The new chair of the FTC and antitrust 2.0

Article | July 11, 2022

The appointment of Lina Khan on June 15th to chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is poised to be a transformational one in the history of the world wide web. Khan came to prominence with an article in the Yale Law Journal, Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox, which identified the paradox of hegemonic tech service providers which bypass the US’ strict competition laws by offering lower prices to the end consumer. Under US antitrust law, the driving indicator of market monopolies are higher prices for the consumer – under this strict definition, none of the tech majors which dominate the digital economy are monopolistic. Indeed, some such as Alphabet and Facebook do not even directly charge the end user for their services. So, while both Google and Facebook dominate the global digital ad market, making an antitrust case against them under the current 20thcentury era regulatory framework is nigh on impossible. However, the absence of meaningful competitive challengers to these two incumbents in search and social advertising over the previous 15 years, despite the lucrative high margin business opportunities, implies that the competitive market is not performing according to classical economic theory. Khan has built a subsequent career on trying to square this circle, and now the Biden Administration has empowered her as the key instigator of the sweeping regulatory update required for a digital-first century.

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First Look At Sony PlayStation 5 UI

Article | June 8, 2020

PlayStation 5 event date was previously postponed due to the intolerance and injustice that plagued the USA. While Sony lead the way, as a beacon of solidarity, several other companies followed. At that time, the best people could do is stand beside one another. However, recently some of the features of PS 5 were revealed. An advertisement on Twitch, along with an official post from PlayStation, confirmed the event date. Scheduled on June 11th, one can expect people to be extremely hyped up for this. The fact that everyone had to wait too long for PS 5 makes this news much more exciting.

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CBS Super Bowl LIII broadcast will include 8K and augmented reality

Slashgear | January 11, 2019

CBS has announced big plans for its Super Bowl LIII broadcast, including 8K cameras and the use of augmented reality. The network will have 115 cameras at the game, with “multiple” of them being 8K cameras intended for “dramatic close-up views” of the game action, according to the company. This will be the first time any US network has used 8K cameras to present the game.In addition to deploying 8K cameras for its Super Bowl broadcast, CBS will have 16 cameras with 4K capabilities at the game, plus another nine Sony 4800 camera systems that will be positioned around the football stadium. These cameras will be used to provide additional angles during the game, as well as super slow motion playback and up-close, cut out perspectives while retaining a high resolution.More than 25 cameras will be flanking each of the endzones, three super slow motion cameras will be at the goal posts, and 14 cameras will be built into the pylons along the field side. As a result, more than 50 camera feeds will be produced from the endzones, covering all possible angles to present viewers with looks at the action, wherever it may happen.

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8K Association sees Samsung, TCL and more push next-gen TV tech

slashgear | January 11, 2019

It may seem like early days for 8K, but TV-makers are keen to get even higher resolution sets on your agenda – and for you to open your wallet – even before many have upgraded to 4K Ultra HD. A group of the biggest names in TV hardware and display manufacturing – including Samsung and TCL Electronics – have joined forces to create the 8K Association.As you might expect, its purpose is fairly straightforward: convince us that the time is ripe for 8K. The 8K Association – or 8KA as it will be known – won’t just be focused on consumers considering a TV upgrade, however. It’ll also be pushing professionals to bring 8K into their workflow, too.It’s been founded by Samsung Electronics, Panasonic, Hisense, and TCL Electronics on the consumer electronics side, along with AU Optronics, one of the leading panel suppliers. Samsung Display “is also in the process of joining,” the 8KA says.Together they’ll be forming a nonprofit organization, that will try to explain why 8K is the way forward. It’ll also be responsible for securing 8K native content for members to use, and enabling communication within the 8K ecosystem to help with the route to commercialization. Perhaps most important, though, the 8KA will also focus on how viewers will actually access 8K content.

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Sony announces giant-sized 8K and 4K TVs at CES 2019

The Verge | January 07, 2019

Sony is supersizing the Master Series lineup of TVs it first launched last year in New York. Here at CES tonight, the company introduced new Z9G 8K (LCD) and A9G 4K OLED TVs that feature big displays. Actually, “enormous” is a better word for the Z9G, which comes in 85-inch and 98-inch models, while the A9G will be available in more standard 55-, 65-, and 77-inch sizes.Both new lines include the same Picture Processor X1 Ultimate as the first wave of Master Series TV, and Sony says it “has a unique algorithm specially developed for 8K that can intelligently detect and analyze each object in the picture, resulting in exceptional detail and contrast for a more realistic picture that represents the creators’ intent.” The monstrous Z9G is Sony’s first consumer-bound 8K TV, and the company has created a lot of new technology to get optimal picture from its 33 million pixels.

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CBS Super Bowl LIII broadcast will include 8K and augmented reality

Slashgear | January 11, 2019

CBS has announced big plans for its Super Bowl LIII broadcast, including 8K cameras and the use of augmented reality. The network will have 115 cameras at the game, with “multiple” of them being 8K cameras intended for “dramatic close-up views” of the game action, according to the company. This will be the first time any US network has used 8K cameras to present the game.In addition to deploying 8K cameras for its Super Bowl broadcast, CBS will have 16 cameras with 4K capabilities at the game, plus another nine Sony 4800 camera systems that will be positioned around the football stadium. These cameras will be used to provide additional angles during the game, as well as super slow motion playback and up-close, cut out perspectives while retaining a high resolution.More than 25 cameras will be flanking each of the endzones, three super slow motion cameras will be at the goal posts, and 14 cameras will be built into the pylons along the field side. As a result, more than 50 camera feeds will be produced from the endzones, covering all possible angles to present viewers with looks at the action, wherever it may happen.

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8K Association sees Samsung, TCL and more push next-gen TV tech

slashgear | January 11, 2019

It may seem like early days for 8K, but TV-makers are keen to get even higher resolution sets on your agenda – and for you to open your wallet – even before many have upgraded to 4K Ultra HD. A group of the biggest names in TV hardware and display manufacturing – including Samsung and TCL Electronics – have joined forces to create the 8K Association.As you might expect, its purpose is fairly straightforward: convince us that the time is ripe for 8K. The 8K Association – or 8KA as it will be known – won’t just be focused on consumers considering a TV upgrade, however. It’ll also be pushing professionals to bring 8K into their workflow, too.It’s been founded by Samsung Electronics, Panasonic, Hisense, and TCL Electronics on the consumer electronics side, along with AU Optronics, one of the leading panel suppliers. Samsung Display “is also in the process of joining,” the 8KA says.Together they’ll be forming a nonprofit organization, that will try to explain why 8K is the way forward. It’ll also be responsible for securing 8K native content for members to use, and enabling communication within the 8K ecosystem to help with the route to commercialization. Perhaps most important, though, the 8KA will also focus on how viewers will actually access 8K content.

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Sony announces giant-sized 8K and 4K TVs at CES 2019

The Verge | January 07, 2019

Sony is supersizing the Master Series lineup of TVs it first launched last year in New York. Here at CES tonight, the company introduced new Z9G 8K (LCD) and A9G 4K OLED TVs that feature big displays. Actually, “enormous” is a better word for the Z9G, which comes in 85-inch and 98-inch models, while the A9G will be available in more standard 55-, 65-, and 77-inch sizes.Both new lines include the same Picture Processor X1 Ultimate as the first wave of Master Series TV, and Sony says it “has a unique algorithm specially developed for 8K that can intelligently detect and analyze each object in the picture, resulting in exceptional detail and contrast for a more realistic picture that represents the creators’ intent.” The monstrous Z9G is Sony’s first consumer-bound 8K TV, and the company has created a lot of new technology to get optimal picture from its 33 million pixels.

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