Tag Archive: Displays

Google Assistant smart displays gain improved smart home controls

Your smart display can now be used to fully control a few more smart home devices.

What you need to know A new update is now rolling out to Google’s Nest Hub and other Google Assistant smart displays. The update enables the smart home displays to properly control smart home devices such as smart locks, vacuums, and blinds. It also adds live light status for smart lights and a few other new features.

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Here’s how to get two Google Nest Hub smart displays for under $50 each

If you’re looking to smarten up your home, or add a couple more Google Assistant devices to your existing setup, now’s a great time to do so with this deal offer two Google Nest Hubs for only just $ 99.96 via QVC. Better yet, if this is your first QVC purchase you can save a further $ 5 with code FRIENDS. When not on sale, a single Nest Hub goes for $ 129, though you can get them for $  [Read More…]

Samsung is reportedly shifting focus to hybrid QD-OLED displays

QD-OLED technology offers several advantages over current-gen OLED displays.

What you need to know Samsung is reportedly shifting its focus from LCD to its next-generation QD-OLED technology. The company is spending nearly $ 11 billion to build a manufacturing facility to produce QD-OLED panels.. QD-OLED displays are claimed to have a longer life compared to current-gen OLED displays, along with a wider color gamut and higher brightness.

Samsung is set to end all LCD production at its  [Read More…]

Realme 6 series goes official with 90Hz displays, 64MP quad cameras

Realme 6 Pro is the first phone to be powered by a Snapdragon 720G chipset.

What you need to know Realme launched the Realme 6 series phones in India today. The Realme 6 series phones feature 90Hz smooth displays, 64MP quad cameras, and support 30W fast charging. Both phones will go on sale in the country starting next week.

Realme today unveiled the Realme 6 series smartphones at an online-only event in India. The new Realme 6  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro go official with 90Hz displays, Snapdragon 865 SoC

The two phones will make their global debut later this month.

What you need to know Xiaomi has launched two new 5G flagship phones – Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. Both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor and feature 90Hz displays with a 180Hz touch sampling rate. The Mi 10 will go on sale in China starting February 14 for a starting price of 3,999 yuan ($ 573).

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Are folding displays or dual screens better? The answer is … complicated.

Foldable screens and dual displays are a hot topic in the PC and phone worlds this year, and each category has its advantages. Here are some examples.

2020 is shaping up to be a year of new PC (and phone) form factors, with foldable displays garnering most of the attention. However, dual-screen devices like Microsoft’s Surface Neo (Windows 10X) and Surface Duo (Android) are also stealing some spotlight.

It’s clear the industry is (and will be) experimenting  [Read More…]

OPPO teams up with Pixelworks to build brighter, smoother displays

OPPO wants its displays to lead the next generation in smartphone entertainment.

What you need to know OPPO is teaming up with Pixelworks to power the displays of its next few smartphones. The first phone from this effort will land in the first half of 2020. The move comes as sister company OnePlus announces new display technology for its upcoming flagship as well.

Forget cameras and processing power, screens are the latest arena where the spec wars  [Read More…]

Google explains how it created ultrasonic features for Nest smart displays

It’ll also soon work in even more ways.

What you need to know Google rolled out ultrasonic sensing features last month to Nest displays, something that was inspired by a Googler’s older father walking closer to the display to read information. The feature uses inaudible sound waves to detect when a person is near or far away from the display and changes the size of the text on the screen. It currently works with timers, commute times,  [Read More…]

Samsung is selling a boatload of AMOLED displays these days

Not that it’s that much of a surprise, but Samsung Display took the top spot for AMOLED displays for mobile devices in 2019.

What you need to know Samsung went from supplying 21.3% of AMOLED displays in Q2 to 29% in Q3. In Q3 alone, Samsung Display shipped 146 million mobile AMOLED panels. The previous leader was BOE Technology, whose share dropped below 20% for Q3.

While it is a reasonably well-known fact that Samsung has some  [Read More…]

Smart displays can do a lot — these are our top six favorite ones

Whether you’re just starting out with your smart home or have been building it up for a while, a smart display (or two) can be the perfect addition. A smart display is essentially a Google Assistant or Alexa speaker with a screen attached to it, allowing you to perform your usual array of voice commands while also watching YouTube videos, following recipes, and more. The smart display we recommend the most is the Nest Hub Max, but if  [Read More…]