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RED unveils new 5K camera sensor, designed for OUTER SPACE

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 29, 2018 12:50 PM CDT

RED has just unveiled their new 5K Gemini sensor which fits inside of their new Epic-W camera, a new 5K shooter with dual-ISO mode that lets you switch between dynamic range and light sensitivity.

In the video above, RED explains: "Images exposed at ISO 3200 in low-light mode will be just as clean as images exposed at ISO 800 in the standard mode". RED unveiled the Gemini 5K sensor earlier this year, saying that it was designed with a specific use case - in outer space, and most people thought this was Elon Musk as RED teased it was for "a very special customer".

RED's new 5K sensor can shoot RAW 5K videos at up to 96FPS, and 2K videos at a huge 300FPS. The new RED Epic-W with Gemini 5K is available right now for $24,500 while RED says that it will be offering users an option to upgrade to current RED Epic-W 8K and Weapon Carbon Fiber owners in the near future.

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RED and Foxconn working on cheaper, smaller 8K cameras

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 13, 2018 9:33 PM CST

Foxconn is preparing a big shake up of the high-end camera market, with news that the company is going to be making cheaper, smaller 8K cameras where they've teamed up with RED.

RED and Foxconn working on cheaper, smaller 8K cameras | TweakTown.com

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou said: "We will make cameras that will shoot professional-quality films in 8K resolution but at only a third of current prices and a third of current camera sizes". We should expect a new 8K-capable camera at around $10,000 and then weighs less than a traditional DSLR.

The company is pushing itself from being a contract manufacturer of smartphones, into a market that is dominated by just a few in the manufacturing world. RED's cinema cameras have been used in some of the biggest TV shows and movies thanks to their more portable size and price, but shoot some of the most detailed and beautiful footage on the market.

We're talking about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Hobbit, and even Netflix series House of Cards. RED has always manufactured everything in the US, but the move over to China for Foxconn is a strange one. If Foxconn expanded their manufacturing bases into the US, maybe RED could come back and manufacture the new 8K cameras on US soil.

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Samsung's rumored new camera: shoots 4K video at 120FPS

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 7, 2018 9:30 PM CST

Samsung will sell millions and millions of its new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 smartphones this year, but the company could really shake up the camera market with its new Exynos 9810-powered camera.

Samsung's rumored new camera: shoots 4K video at 120FPS | TweakTown.com

A new leak teases that Samsung is testing a new high-end APS-C camera that's powered by one of its Exynos 8910 processors, with the tipster saying that the sensor inside of the camera is a 30.1-megapixel sensor with stacked (3-stack FRS) ISOCELL with Tetracell and dual-pixel AF.

This new sensor would shoot 6K 30FPS, 4K 120FPS, and even 1080p at 480FPS:

  • Full sensor (6720*4480) @ 30fps
  • 5376*3024 @ 60fps
  • 3840*2160 @ 120fps
  • 2688*1512 @ 240fps
  • 1920*1080 @ 480fps

The 4K 120FPS feature will reportedly be full sensor read-out, with 2.7K and 1080p with higher FPS at 2x2 pixel binning, and then down-sampling meaning that we could be looking at Samsung's new camera shooting 480FPS with the whole 30.1-megapixel sensor.

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Hasselblad's new camera snaps 400-megapixel photos

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 18, 2018 10:49 PM CST

Hasselblad might be a brand you don't hear much, but they're the company that made the cameras that the Apollo astronauts used to capture images on the moon all those years ago, and now they're back with a monstrous new camera.

The new Hasselblad H6D-400c MS has a strange name, and is the company's new medium-format digital camera that produces 100-megapixel photos with single exposure courtesy of its 53.4 x 40mm CMOS sensor. But when the camera is used in its multi-shot (or "pixel shift") capture feature, the images can be snapped at up to 400 megapixels, which is insane.

Inside, the G6D-400c MS can capture 4K video using Hasselblad's proprietary RAW video format, but also packs support for Wi-Fi, HDMI, and USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity. It also rocks dual media card slots, and an ISO range between 64 and 12,800.

All of this will cost a swift $59,000 or day rentals of around $500 when it ships in March.

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Apple admits it has slowed down iPhones due to batteries

Jak Connor | Dec 21, 2017 4:23 AM CST

Apple being one of the two leading companies in smartphone manufacturing has come forward and admitted to slowing down previous generations of iPhones due to battery instability. Instead of having these iPhones shut down periodically, Apple installed software that reduced the performance of the phones which brought the power to a stable level.

Apple admits it has slowed down iPhones due to batteries | TweakTown.com

Primate Labs conducted a study on Apple products such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 SE. Primate Labs benchmarked the phones through software they developed that tested the speed of the iPhone's processor, they found that as the iPhones aged over time the performance of each of them would become slower.

Apple had admitted to this fault by coming fourth and saying that they implemented software on the phones to "prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions." The condition Apples phones are being put in is due to the lithium-ion batteries used by each of the phones, as the batteries age over time they begin to degrade due to the accumulation of charging cycles, thus resulting in a difficulty with peak current draws.

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Samsung's new 360-degree camera requires 2 x GTX 1080 Ti

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 19, 2017 12:24 AM CDT

Samsung has just announced its latest 360-degree camera, with 17 x 2-megapixel sensors inside of its new 360 Round camera.

Samsung's new 360-degree camera requires 2 x GTX 1080 Ti | TweakTown.com

The new 360 Round camera features the aforementioned 17 x 2-megapixel sensors, six microphones, and will create high-res 3D VR video. Samsung promises livestreaming 4K VR video at 30FPS, with software in between that will stitch together the video with next to no lag.

Samsung will be releasing their new 360 Round camera later this month in the US, but in order to get some post-processing done with it you're going to need a damn fast machine. At a minimum, you'll need a Core i7-6700K, 16GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. If you want to livestream and preview the 4K VR, you'll need a beefier Core i7-6950X (10C/20T), 32GB of RAM, and 2 x GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards.

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GoPro Hero 6 Black should shoot 4K at 60FPS, costs $499

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 17, 2017 11:18 PM CDT

GoPro isn't the only action camera company on the market, with multiple competitors on the market with just as powerful - and sometimes better featured action cameras, with some of them being much cheaper.

GoPro Hero 6 Black should shoot 4K at 60FPS, costs $499 | TweakTown.com

How can GoPro compete with that? With their new GoPro Hero 6 Black, of course. There are some unofficial pictures of the new Hero 6 Black online, teasing that GoPro's new action camera shoots 4K video at 60FPS, as well as super slow motion 240FPS video at 1080p.

GoPro is saidti be pricing the new Hero 6 Black at $499, with an announce/release date of September 28 - not far away at all. One of the standout tidbits about Hero 6 Black is that GoPro is reportedly using their own custom processor, GP1. This is a big move for GoPro, because since some of the first Hero cameras used processors from Ambarella.

We will report about the Hero 6 the minute that GoPro announces it on September 28... but the main question is: will you be getting one? Another question I have is: do you use an action camera, and if so: what is it?

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HP's fake updates for printers rejects third-party ink

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 14, 2017 11:16 PM CDT

HP has been in this position before, where back in March 2016 the company was caught sending millions of Inkjet and Inkjet Pro printer owners with a fake "security update" that was a ticking time bomb for consumers.

HP's fake updates for printers rejects third-party ink | TweakTown.com

It was only 6 months later that HP's "security update" began rejecting third-party ink, with over 15,000 complaints sent into HP. The company released a statement that didn't really apologize to consumers, with the company linking to a firmware update, something that was hidden on a website that wasn't really used anymore. There was a sign that read "beware of the leopard", and from there you could restore the use of third-party ink on your HP printer. Pretty sh***y of HP, but fast-forward to today and we're back again.

We're nearly at the 12-month anniversary of this story breaking, and HP has been caught yet again with more fake "security" updates for its printer that once again disable third-party ink. Gizmodo reports: "But according to ghacks.net, a new firmware update for HP Officejet printers released yesterday appears to be identical to the reviled DRM update released exactly one year ago. When you try to use third-party ink after installing the new/old firmware, you apparently run into an error that says "One or more cartridges appear to be damaged. Remove them and replace with new cartridges." Depending on how many cartridges your specific printer uses, it may be possible to insert one or two without getting an error. But it seems when all of the ink cartridge slots are filled up, the warning message will be displayed again".

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Razer debuts Chroma-based RGB LED strips for desktop PCs

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 7, 2017 1:33 AM CDT

Razer already has its Chroma lighting system, showing off its beautiful RGB LED goodness that syncs your RGB LEDs between gaming mice, keyboards, and mousepads - oh and even laptops, and a cup holder.

Well now, Razer has unveiled their new Chroma Hardware Development Kit that uses Chroma-compatible LED light strips that you can add to your gaming PC, or behind your displays and the sides of your desk. The results? Absolutely GORGEOUS.

Razer debuts Chroma-based RGB LED strips for desktop PCs | TweakTown.com

Razer is selling the full Chroma Hardware Development Kit for $79.99 - currently sold out, which normally includes the base module, and 4 x lighting channels and 2 x LED strips. You can buy additional LED strips with a 2-pack costing $29.99.

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Corsair's Commander Pro controls all case fans, lighting

Anthony Garreffa | May 24, 2017 3:07 AM CDT

Corsair has just unveiled its upcoming Commander Pro system controller, something that will take care of all of your RGB LED lightstrip controllers and fans.

The new Commander Pro is a little black box that requires a SATA power connector, along with a USB 2.0 internal header for data.

Corsair's Commander Pro controls all case fans, lighting 10

Corsair's Commander Pro can handle four temperature sensors, six PWN fans, two LED lightstrips, and two more USB 2.0 internal headers.

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