Stunning AOC U3477PQU 34-Inch WQHD Monitor Revealed

Huge banks of monitors in Eyefinity are no stranger to the enthusiast end of the PC market, but the latest monitor from AOC still manages to stand out from the crowd despite the fact that it is just a single screen. The new U3477PQU is an absolute monster of a display, clocking in a 34″ wide and running a WQHD panel that is sure to make cinema enthusiasts giddy with delight.

The display can churn out 1.07 billion colours, something that should reflect well from the 4.95 million pixels that its UltraWide Panoramic 21:9 cinema display offers. With a resolution of 3440 x 1440 and a 60Hz refresh rate. this screen is going to offer some serious resolution real estate to improve productivity, movie watching gaming and more. You can even split the display to game on one side and watch a movie or work on the other.

Other bonuses come in the form of two 3w speakers, a slim bezel design, high-grade IPS panel with up to 178 degree of both vertical and horizontal viewing angle, a luminosity of 320 cd/m2, 5ms response time, USB 3.0 ports, DisplayPort, HDML and MHL functionality. The whole thing comes backed up by a 3 year warranty and will set you back £499 (MSRP) incl. VAT, that’s a lot of money, but given the feature set on offer I think it’s incredible value for money.

Thank you TechPowerUp for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of TechPowerUp.

Panono 360 Degree Camera Makes Taking Panoramic Photos Easy

Through Kickstarter and Indiegogo we seen endless numbers of projects that need funding and whilst some of them do seem to be a bit bizarre or too simple to create, there are a select number that stand out from the crowd. Panono is just one of the select that grab the attention of a number of people and they’re asking for your support to get the ball rolling.

Panono is a revolutionary panoramic camera that is able to take a full 360° photo when thrown up in the air – at the moment it is about to fall back down to earth. In side the compact ball, 36 tiny cameras with a total resolution of 72MP are paired with a sensitive accelerometer which calculates the speed at which the ball is going up and therefore when it will be stationary before it falls back down to earth. At the peak of its ascent, all 36 cameras simultaneously take an image and as soon as the camera is back in your hand, it can simply send the captured panoramic photo to your smartphone for viewing. After this the photo can be sent to the cloud, where it is stitched together and archived ready for sharing to your friends and family – giving you a photo that really captures the moment.

The innovative concept originally started out a couple of years ago when a prototype system known as the ‘Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera’ make a debut on YouTube instantly grabbing a large number of hits and followers. Moving towards today and after some tweaks and tunes have been applied, the 300g plastic ball is making it way through the fund-raising stages on Indiegogo, where the project team are asking for a total pledge of at least $900,000 to be made. At this current moment, the project as stirred the interest of around 400 people and with 51 days to go before the campaign ends, the project has raised nearly $200,000.

You can find more information on the project on their website here and if you’re willing to back the project, you can do so by heading over to their fund-raising campaign on Indiegogo here.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/c8xjXqC9m2A[/youtube]

Source and photo courtesy of The Independent