LG’s OLED ‘Wallpaper’ TV Uses Magnets to Stick on Wall

LG’s branch LG Display has just made a breakthrough in the department of HD Televisions. They have shown off a detachable display panel so thin that it clocks at 0.97mm (0.04 inches ) and it weighs just 1.9kg (4.1 pounds). For comparison, their existing flagship 55-inch OLED panel is 4.3 mm thick. It may be possible due the fact that it doesn’t incorporate the circuitry that would actually make it function as a TV. It was made official at a press event in Korea on Tuesday and it is termed as proof-of-concept television. It is a 55″ OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) panel. Sporting an OLED panel means insane black levels and great color reproduction.

The display panel is so thin and light that it can be stuck to a wall with magnetic mat using magnets. To remove the panel, just peel it off, literally! But this is not a commercial product at the moment. It is just a proof of concept and it may or may not be in the future TVs by LG. They have made it quite clear that their future TVs will boast OLED panels, Recently, Samsung and Sony have even chosen to move away from the technology due to its poor yields and tricky manufacturing process but LG Display knows what they are doing.

Thank you Yonhap News and The Verge for providing us with this information.

Tesla’s Home Battery Sold Out Till Mid-2016

Tesla mostly, known for their famous electric cars, recently announced the Powerwall battery. Essentially built as giant batteries for the home, the concept of which is the batteries are charged during the day and used to power homes during the night. They can also be used as UPS (uninterruptible power supplies), devices used to hold an electronic charge in case of a power cut, this allows the devices to stay on regardless of if your property has electric coming in.

With over 38,000 reservations received the product has been in high demand. The demand is so high that the company is contemplating devoting their production purely on the Powerwall battery, but with current levels of production it is said to be sold out until mid-2016.

Almost 2,500 companies has displayed an interest in the product, with an average of 10 units per order, accounting for a more company based interest in the product than that of the general public (as was predicted on the devices initial announcements).

With giant batteries coming home is it only a matter of time before power cuts are a thing of the past? How would you feel when you see a power cut turn off your lights but your computer and fridge stay on?

Information courtesy of Engadget.

MSI Launches AP16 Flex All-In-One PC

MSI has released their new All-in-One PC suitable for both commercial industries and home entertainment usage. The MSI AP16 Flex is world’s first convertible 10-point touch controlled All-in-One PC that can be used in a stand-mode, hanging-mode or flat-mode.

The AP16 Flex’s unique rotating kickstand can be flipped back 90 degrees to act as an upright stand for use as an All-in-One PC or attached to wall or cabinet for use as a large multimedia device. It comes with a 15.6-inch LED-backlit display.

The system is based on a 10W Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core processor and is built as a fan-less PC for a silent working environment. Despite the compact design, the AP16Flex has all the necessary connection you need, including USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and 3-in-1 card reader. Wireless b/g/n LAN and Bluetooth 4.0 is also supported and it comes with built in eMMC storage up to 64GB and a 500GB 2.5-inch HDD.

General availability was specified as middle of February 2015, which we’ve passed – so in other words now.

Thanks to MSI for providing us with this information

Portable USB Wall Charger Roundup

Introduction


Quite often you’ll find yourself traveling to another city, state or country and be met with the all-too-common sinking feeling when presented with your hotel room power point options – only one or two annoyingly placed ports. If you’re like me, not only have you forgotten a power board, but you’ve got multiple devices to charge via USB ports. Furthermore, if you’re heading on a holiday or business trip – it’s likely that you’re carrying a myriad of battery-powered devices: a smartphone, tablet, smartwatch and GoPro being just the beginning of a very long list.

Being left with your standard issue 1-port USB smartphone charger won’t do you much justice, pulling out your bulky laptop isn’t always the best solution due to them being heavy and slow to charge – this is where USB power hubs come into their element. They’re also suitable for a home environment, offering between two and five handy USB ports to charge your devices overnight or while you’re sitting on the couch.

Thankfully for us, we’ve had a couple of wall USB chargers provided to us for testing. Read on for a quick round-up on these life-saving devices and what conditions we think they suit best.

The full list of products in this roundup and their pricing is as follows:

The Wolf of Wall Street Was the Most Pirated Movie of 2014

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Yes, the Leonardo DiCaprio biopic was the most illegally downloaded movie with 30.035 million downloads. Still, the Oscar-nominated movie grossed $392 million despite all of those downloads.

Although the highest, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ was certainly not exceptional –  the close second, Disney’s ‘Frozen’, was downloaded a massive 29.919 million times. The equally close third – the 2014 remake of ‘Robocop’, was downloaded 29.879 million times last year.

What’s most interesting about this list, is how it compares to previous years. ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ was the most downaloded movie of 2013 with just 8.72 million downloads, suggesting that movie piracy is definitely on the increase. See the full list bellow.

  1. The Wolf of Wall Street: 30.035 million (Paramount, Dec. 25, 2013)
  2. Frozen: 29.919 million (Disney, Nov. 27, 2013)
  3. RoboCop*: 29.879 million (MGM, Feb. 12, 2014; and Orion, July 17, 1987)
  4. Gravity: 29.357 million (Warner Bros., Oct. 4, 2013)
  5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 27.627 million (Warner Bros., Dec. 13, 2013)
  6. Thor: The Dark World: 25.749 million (Disney/Marvel, Nov. 8, 2013)
  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 25.628 million (Disney/Marvel, April 4, 2014)
  8. The Legend of Hercules: 25.137 million (Summit, Jan. 10, 2014)
  9. X-Men: Days of Future Past: 24.380 million (20th Century Fox, May 23, 2014)
  10. 12 Years a Slave: 23.653 million (Fox Searchlight, Oct. 18, 2013)
  11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 23.543 million (Lionsgate, Nov. 22, 2013)
  12. American Hustle: 23.143 million (Sony/Columbia, Dec. 13, 2013)
  13. 300: Rise of an Empire: 23.096 million (Warner Bros., March 7, 2014)
  14. Transformers: Age of Extinction: 21.65 million (Paramount, June 27, 2014)
  15. Godzilla: 20.956 million (Warner Bros., May 16, 2014)
  16. Noah: 20.334 million (Paramount, March 28, 2014)
  17. Divergent: 20.312 million (Lionsgate, March 21, 2014)
  18. Edge of Tomorrow: 20.299 million (Warner Bros., June 6, 2014)
  19. Captain Phillips: 19.817 million (Sony/Columbia, Oct. 11, 2013)
  20. Lone Survivor: 19.130 million (Universal, Dec. 25, 2013)

Source: The Verge

The 105-inch Samsung Curved Ultra HD TV Will Shrink Your Budget by $120,000

Anyone with the space and budget, of course, looking to buy themselves a new TV should consider saving up for Samsung’s 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV. Though this is not your ordinary living room apartment TV, it does fit very well in a spacious estate or mansion. People owning such a property and are movie marathon enthusiasts should know that Samsung just made the TV available for pre-order at about the same price as us common folks would loan from a bank to buy a car, namely $120,000.

For anyone that missed its reveal back at CES, the TV is one of the largest in the world and boasts both Ultra HD resolution and curved OLED technology. The resolution on the TV is said to be 5,120 x 2,160, with about 11 million pixels and a 21:9 aspect ratio. Though many 4K videos have some black bars on the side, given the small resolution compared to the humongous screen, it is said that many blockbusters are shot in 21:9.

It is said that besides the TV that will amaze all your friends, family and even dog, owners of the Samsung UN105S9W are also provided with the “Samsung Elite Service”. What the service does is send a Samsung engineer to your home, estate mansion, etc, to help you install it, optimize it for the room your want to put it in and show you all the features it bears. Samsung is said to also provide an optional wall mount for the TV for those who want to have the giant on their “Berlin wall”. The ‘optional’ feature does state that the mount has to be paid for separately, but if you are willing to give this much for a TV, it surely means you can afford a wall mount as well.

Proud owners of such a TV should also be relieved to know that Samsung has added its Evolution Kit support to it, meaning that you can upgrade its hardware (such as connectors) as soon as new technologies appear on the market.

Thank you Mashable for providing us with this information
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