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LG CineBeam 4K UHD smart projector can adjust to the room’s brightness

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If you’ve always wanted a large screen in your living room but never had the space or the budget for a gigantic flat screen (or curved) TV, a laser projector has always been a potential alternative. That is until you realize that, unlike a TV, projectors are often at the mercy of the amount of the light in the room. Of you’d have to either darken the room or max out the projector’s brightness, often manually and with much inconvenience. Not anymore, promises LG, with its new 4K CineBeam projector that adds some smarts to do all that for you.

We don’t always control the weather outside and we sometimes have no choice about the lighting inside. When the urge to watch a movie hits, day or night, LG’s new laser projector, model HU810P, promises it can adjust its settings to accommodate your needs rather than the other way around. That’s thanks not just to its maximum 2,700 lumens of brightness but also to a two-fold Adaptive Picture Pro tech.

Iris Mode detects the amount of light in the room and selects between a dark room mode or bright room mode to adjust the settings as needed. Adaptive Contrast, on the other hand, makes adjustments per frame of the video being played in order to have the best contrast when the scenes themselves get dark.

More than just a projector you can throw your media at from wired or wireless sources, the new LG CineBeam 4K Laser Projector is also a smart projector in its own right. Running on webOS, the same operating system that LG’s smart TVs run on, the project directly supports a wide range of streaming services, like Disney+ and YouTube. Like its latest smart TVs, it also supports Apple’s devices via AirPlay 2 and Screen Share.

The LG CineBeam 4K UHD Laser Projector model HU810P boasts of 3840×2160 pixels and support for wireless audio via WiSA and Bluetooth. Availability details are still coming and LG will virtually demo the entertainment device at its IFA 2020 exhibit.

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12 Best Uses For Old Laptops

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Have one (or several) old laptops lying around your home? What you actually have is a productivity master waiting to reach its full potential

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Realme’s Next Premium Tablet Looks To Have An Unusual Design

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Even though we still have six days before the Realme Pad X launches in China, some of the specs of the Realme Pad X have already been confirmed by Realme’s CMO Xu Qi Chase, GSMArena claims. We know that this mid-range tablet will get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset. This also means that the Realme Pad X will become the first Realme tablet to feature 5G connectivity. While the CMO did not reveal the rest of the specs, there’s been rumors about the likelihood of the Realme Pad fetting a QHD+ display that could also support a 120 Hz refresh rate.

From the images, it is also evident that the Realme Pad X gets a single rear-facing camera that is situated on an unusually large camera bump. There is a smaller circle below the rear camera with a prominent “AI” logo. The tablet also skips an LED flash for low-light situations.

Designwise, the Realme Pad looks like a contemporary tablet with small bezels and flat sides. One of the invites also showcases the Realme Pad X being used with a stylus. It remains to be seen if this accessory will be part of the retail package or an optional extra. With the launch date for this product a week away, there is a good chance that we could have additional details about the Realme Pad X before the official launch.

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Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Revealed As The Heart Of Your Next Android Flagship Phone

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Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor continues to be based on a 4nm manufacturing process — albeit this time from TSMC. This change has allowed Qualcomm to increase the GPU and CPU clock speeds by up to 7%. The result is that the Prime Cortex X2 is now clocked at 3.2 GHz (as opposed to 3 GHz on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1). Similarly, the 3x Cortex A710 core now clocks at 2.8 GHz (compared to 2.5 GHz earlier).

Then we have the 4x Cortex A-510 efficiency cores that also see a jump from 1.8 GHz to 2 GHz. While Qualcomm is yet to reveal the clock speeds for the Adreno GPU on the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, they already claim a 10% higher clock speed in the promotional materials.

The rest of the hardware on the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is similar to that of its predecessor — and this includes the X65 integrated modem as well. The new chip continues to support 3200 MHz LPDDR5 RAM, and the ISP used is the same, with support for 200 MP resolution, 8K video capture, and 64 MP burst capture. In terms of encoding, the chip retains support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG. A glaring omission, this time around too, is the lack of support for the AV1 codec.

In simpler terms, apart from the faster performance on account of the supposedly better manufacturing process, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 does not add anything over its predecessor in terms of additional features.

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