TCL manufactures some of the best 4K TVs on the market, like this 55-inch 5-Series, which comes equipped with a crystal-clear 4K screen, Roku’s intuitive Roku OS smart software, and voice control to boot.Better yet, it’s on sale right now at Walmart for just $400 — a total reduction (and savings) of $300, and that’s nothing to scoff at.Don’t have $400 to splash on a shiny new 4K TV?No problem — Walmart is offering customers the option to split the cost over the course of a year, which boils down to $44 per month after factoring in local sales tax.4K aside, the main reason you ought to be interested in the 55-inch TCL 5-Series is for the incredible Roku OS software that comes part and parcel, delivering instant access to what’s without a shadow of a doubt the most extensive collection of on-demand streaming services of any 4K TV, including Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.Obviously, with such a large selection of content at your fingertips, there needs to be a convenient way to navigate it — and there is.
The Samsung Galaxy A70 is now the second A-series smartphone to get the Super Steady Video Mode feature.After getting popular among the S smartphones, the feature made a comeback with the premium Galaxy A80.Now it’s time for the Galaxy A70 users to get this super stabilization mode.Unfortunately, there is a small catch with the usage of this feature.After all, Super Steady reduces the field of view of the camera more than typical EIS, although it creates smoother footage.Take in mind that to record on this mode you’ll be limited to 1080p/30FPS videos.
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Photo by Vlad Savov / The VergeAsus’s first ROG gaming phone was one of the most maximalist takes on the concept to date, so it’s only appropriate that the company follow up with a new model to stay on the bleeding edge.The ROG Phone II sounds like a spec bump more than a design revolution — Asus hasn’t provided official press images of the device yet, which is why there’s a picture of the original model above — but as spec bumps go, it’s a pretty hefty one.First off, the display has received a major upgrade.It’s a 6.59-inch 1080p OLED panel with an integrated fingerprint sensor, support for 10-bit HDR, and a Razer Phone 2-matching refresh rate of 120Hz.The touch sampling rate is twice that, at 240Hz, and Asus claims its touch latency of 49ms is the lowest of any phone.
Gaming laptops these days usually come in two display options: 1080p and 4K.Even though laptop GPUs have grown by leaps and bounds, they are still quite limited compared to their desktop kin.From those statistics alone, it’s not hard to see why manufacturers would focus on the more commonly-used resolution.4K certainly brings a huge improvement in image quality.In the home entertainment business, 4K has quickly become the standard for the average TV.And with more people owning an Xbox One or PlayStation 4, 4K gaming is more mainstream than ever.
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Webcams with 1080p resolution have been readily available since 2012, opening up the door for recordings that look a lot better than the built-in webcam on your laptop.A great webcam should work right out of the box, and any included software should provide added functionality.The camera should offer a sharp, clean image with accurate autofocus that doesn't jump around too much.It also helps to include a stand with flexible options.Image resolution used to be a bigger issue, but even the most budget-friendly webcams on our list support 720p at 30 frames per second, and the Brio pumps out a full 60 fps at 1080p.The newer C922 supports 1080p and 720p at 60 frames per second (the C920 does 720p at 3p fps), performs better in low light, and has a software-based green screen that doesn't work particularly well.
Amazon Prime Day may be over, but Samsung’s Black Friday in July sale is only just heating up — and with discounts on QLED TVs, 4K TVs, 8K TVs, and soundbars, there has never been a better time to breathe fresh life into your home entertainment setup.Best Samsung QLED 4K TV DealsLet’s start with the QLEDs.There are four models on offer: the top-of-the-line Q90R, the middle-of-the-road Q80R and Q70R, and the bottom-of-the-barrel Q60R, with screen sizes starting at a modest 43 inches and topping out at a massive 85 inches.However, instead of listing all the individual screen sizes on offer, we’ve combed through the entire listed and selected the deals we think are just too good to miss.Well, there’s isn’t an enormous difference between them, with the most notable being the former has an edge-lit backlight, so it can’t quite reach the same contrast levels as the other three.
Walmart has an ongoing special summer sale on numerous 4K models, including the LG 65-inch Class 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDR TV (65UK6090PUA).Normally $800, the retail giant has cut its price down to $580 – that’s a cool savings of $220.We’ve also scouted killer deals on Samsung, Vizio, and TCL 4K TVs in case you’re looking for more options.Don’t want to splash out $580 in one go?Walmart has teamed up with financing company Affirm to provide customers a chance to split that figure over a 12-month period, which amounts to just $57 per month.The LG 4K TV sports a slim, modern profile that fits in nicely with any room aesthetic.
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Wacom has a new Cintiq pen display, and if you’ve wanted a sizable art and design tablet-screen before but couldn’t quite stomach the price, the Cintiq 22 might be the one.Larger sibling to the Cintiq 16, the new model has a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display that works with Wacom’s Pro Pen 2.With that, you get 8,192 levels of pressure recognition, both for the tip of the Pro Pen 2 and its eraser at the opposite end.The stylus is battery-free and cordless, has two side buttons for shortcuts, and the Cintiq 22 can recognize up to 60-degrees of pen tilt.The larger body of the Cintiq 22 over the existing Cintiq 16 means Wacom could fit in more ports, too.The smaller pen display uses a 3-in-1 cable port, combining video and power into a single connection.
Prime Day 2019 is wrapping up, but if you’re still looking to pick over what’s left of competing sales or you just didn’t have a Prime membership to take advantage of those Amazon deals, the show’s not quite over yet.A number of mid-July promotions from other retailers are still going strong (at least for a little while longer), and this gives you more time to jump on some post-Prime Day deals like the Dell G5 15 mid-range gaming laptop that’s now on sale for an entry-level price.Most budget-friendly laptops come loaded with 8GB of RAM and entry-level graphics cards like the AM Radeon RTX 570/580 or the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti.These aren’t bad specs at all for casual gaming and even for running newer titles at decent settings, but for most gamers, it’s not a bad idea to spend a little more on something like the mid-range Nvidia GTX 1060 and 16GB of RAM.The Dell G5 15 stands well above most “cheap” gaming laptops with its Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU (which packs 6GB of VRAM, not the weaker variant with only 3GB) and 16GB of RAM, which are going to offer you considerably more power and future-proofing than you’d get with many sub-$1,000 PCs.Its 1080p Full HD screen sits at 15.6 inches, a nice size for an everyday PC for work and play.
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The clock is ticking — you have less than 12 hours to snap up an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, or Fire TV Recast on the cheap, as Prime Day draws to a close and takes the discounts on the cord-cutting devices with it when it goes.To recap, Amazon has knocked $25 off the standard Amazon Fire TV Stick, dropping the price to just $15; $25 off the Fire TV Stick 4K, sending the price tumbling to an all-too-tempting $25; and $100 off the Fire TV Recast, plunging the price to $180.The Fire TV Stick is the most basic bit of kit in Amazon’s cord-cutting arsenal, offer one-click access to a slew of leading streaming services, including Amazon Prime Video and Netflix — but it’s streaming itself is capped at a Full HD resolution.Whereas, the Fire TV Stick 4K takes it a step further, delivering near enough the same functionality; though it can stream content in stunning 4K Ultra HD.Both the 4K model and the regular Fire TV Stick have Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant on board.Designed to be used alongside a Fire TV Stick 4K and an HD antenna, the Fire TV Recast is a top-rated DVR, bundling support for over-the-air streaming, which lets you access your recorded content from anywhere on Earth using a smartphone or tablet.
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What’s worse is if they start misbehaving like barking too loudly, which might upset your neighbors.Luckily, pet cameras are available to give you a sense of security and help ease your separation anxiety.Though not the first treat dispenser/camera combo to hit the market, the Furbo dog camera is packed with lots of innovative features that put it ahead of the competition.This wonderful contraption that is specially designed for your canine companions is available on Amazon for the great price of $199 , as a Prime Day deal.The Furbo boasts a 1080p full HD camera with night vision that provides livestream video for you to monitor your pet on your phone.It has a 160-degree, wide-angle lens that gives you a full view of the room no matter where it is.
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Are you planning your next adventure trip?Action cameras are compact and portable to carry around with ease.The best action cameras that you can consider for buying are listed below for you.The drone manufacturer DJI is offering this action camera, and it can ideally shoot 4K videos at 60fps as well as 1080p video at 240fps.When it comes to water resistance, it is waterproof up to 36 feet and is temperature resistant as well.It is being offered at a nominal price and consists of decent features according to its worth.
Whether you’re a student or a professional looking for a no-frills computer that delivers in terms of productivity, now’s a great time score amazing Chromebook deals.For Prime Day, Amazon is offering solid discounts on various Chromebook models from electronics company Acer, including the Chromebook R 11 (33% off), the Chromebook 15 (25% off), and the Chromebook 315 (19% off).Chromebooks are a different breed of laptops.They run on a Linux-based operating system developed by Google called Chrome OS and are built primarily for surfing the internet and handling modern web apps.This device stores data online and uses Google apps, eliminating the need for large hard drives where files and software are usually stored.This Chromebook model flaunts a 360-degree dual-torque hinge design that allows it to be used in different ways: The Laptop mode for maximum productivity, the display mode ideal for watching movies, the tent mode perfect for viewing content in a narrow space, and the tablet mode which is the best for playing games and web browsing.
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Whether you’re building a new security system in your home or planning to add to your existing setup, now is a great time to score solid deals on indoor security cameras.The deal starts at 4:30 a.m. PT on July 15 and lasts for about 12 hours or until supply runs out, so grab yours while you can.It also has a wide 130-degree field of view to ensure that everything is in sight.You can set it up in a corner or perch it on top of a shelf to get a full view of any room or spot in your home.Even in the dark, the Kasa Spot can record high-quality video for up to 20 feet.You can control what alerts you receive by creating up to four custom activity zones at no additional cost — whether it be the front door, kitchen, or any other area you like to focus the camera’s view.
If you’re looking to score a deal on home security cameras, now’s the perfect time as the Kasa Cam Outdoor by TP-Link (KC200) is currently on sale at $94 after a 33% discount.The Kasa Cam Outdoor sports excellent specifications at a price tag that’s not too heavy on the wallet.Whether you’re just starting to build your home surveillance system or planning to update your existing setup, look no further.It has an IP65-weatherproof rating for protection against rain and dust, as well as magnetic mount and wall plate for easy installation and angle configuration.The Kasa Cam Outdoor is equipped with various imaging tricks that promise bright and well-saturated picture quality.To save battery, the resolution is set to 720p by default, but it can be beefed up to 1080p without a hitch.
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The much-awaited Realme X has been announced alongside the company's budget entry, Realme 3i in India.While the Realme X brings some premium features to the mid-range segment such as the pop-up camera and 48MP rear camera, it retains certain hardware from the Realme 3 Pro.The Realme X will go up against the likes of Samsung Galaxy A50, Vivo Z1 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi K20.Realme X starts at Rs 16,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage and Rs 19,999 for the variant with 8GB RAM.Interested buyers will be able to purchase the Realme X starting July 24 from 12 noon.The first sale is scheduled for July 23 on Flipkart and Realme India store.
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Petcube’s original Bites smart treat dispenser and Play pet camera with a built-in laser pointer were great for pet parents who couldn’t always be around to hang out with their furry charges, but the new Bites 2 and Play 2 come with one big new upgrade that make them far more versatile than the original: They both double as Alexa-powered smart speaker devices.Both the Bites 2 and Play 2 can hear and respond to Alexa requests, with a four-microphone array that in my limited testing actually outperforms the Alexa mics built into my Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers, which is pretty impressive for devices whose main features are serving up treats and keeping an eye on your pets.That’s on top of the Bites 2 being able to remotely dispense treats for your pet, and the Play 2 providing playtime away from home with a built-in laser pointer you can direct from your phone.The Bites 2 and Play 2 also feature other improvements, including new wider angle lenses that offer full 180-degree views of your home for more likelihood you’ll spot your pets wandering around, and better Fi-Fi connectivity support with additional 5GHz networking, plus night vision and full HD video.Currently, the field of view is limited to 160-degrees, with an update to follow that will unlock the full 180, but for most users, the 160 FOV is going to show you an entire room and then some.With the Bites 2, you can also initiate video calls and chat with your pet, though my dog Chelsea basically is just confused by this.
The mCable Gaming Edition HDMI cable from Marseille promises to "eliminate jagged edges and shimmering texture without creating blurring artifacts" among other things.The mCable is more than just an HDMI cable, so there's a good reason why it's pricier.Inside one end of the cable is a graphics processor (powered by the connected USB cable) that upscales the low-resolution graphics from older or retro consoles, PC games and the Nintendo Switch.The Switch's native output is 1280 x 720 pixels and it can use some help, especially when it's connected to a large full HD or 4K UHD TV.And, as I mentioned at the top, it promises to help with aliasing (aka jaggies) on curved lines and punch up contrast and color in addition to the upscaling.However, while the cable doesn't miraculously create straight lines and smooth curves from jagged edges, the processing does soften them so they appear less severe and it does this without smearing details.
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Ultra HD TVs are better and cheaper than ever, and if you haven’t made to jump to 4K from your old 1080p set (or if you’re really behind the times with a regular old 720p HDTV), there has never been a better time.When it comes to budget-friendly 4K TVs, the two brands we most recommend are TCL and Vizio, and the excellent Vizio D-Series UHDTVs are on sale right now in all sizes from Walmart for super cheap.In our roundup of the best 4K TVs you can get for less than $500, our review team named the Vizio D-Series as the top pick for watching movies at home thanks to its great suite of features (including smart connectivity) and the amount of value it provides.You’re not likely to find a big-screen set for cheaper, making these TVs a boon for budget-conscious cinephiles.The Vizio D-Series might not boast the same bleeding-edge display technologies as the latest OLED and QLED 4K TVs, but they’re also a fraction of the price.What they do offer though, aside from the Ultra HD resolution and smart connectivity (probably the main reasons you’re shopping for one of these televisions), is a nice set of features like a Spatial Scaling Engine which upscales your old HD and Full HD content into 4K.
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Arlo offers a robust security platform with a number of highly mobile, home and business-friendly cameras that you can use individually or as a set, both inside and outside.Despite a few minor differences from upgrade features, the cameras are hard to tell apart.All have rechargeable batteries and compact forms that make them easier to place in even cramped locations — although you can choose direct cable connections for power, which has its advantages.It can be activated by motion or sound to turn on when it senses activity.The Arlo Pro 2 upgrades to 1080p resolution, but keeps the 25-feet night vision and 130-degree field of view.It also comes with motion and sound sensors, but adds extra customization that lets you adjust the sound detection levels more freely and choose up to three activity zones for the motion detection, so the cam has a better idea of what to look for (unfortunately, most of these features require a subscription to an Arlo Smart plan).
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