Mobile

How high refresh and frame rates will change phone screens and cameras

Though 2020 will be remembered for many things, one of the year’s noteworthy smartphone device trends — broad availability of “120Hz” screens — could slip under the mainstream radar, mostly because average consumers have no idea what Hz (“Hertz”) means. Displays targeted at gamers and creative professionals adopted 120Hz technology several years ago, sometimes referring […]

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Tweens, teens and screens: The average time kids spend watching online videos has doubled in 4 years

But usage has surged despite mounting concerns from parents and consumer groups about the grip that smartphones and screens have on kids’ lives and development. Advocates worry that features hard-wired into certain tech platforms, such as YouTube’s default autoplay setting, reinforce the impulse to keep watching. “More and more screen time is devoted to content […]

Computer

Samsung Display to Bring 4K OLED Screens to Higher-End Laptops

Samsung Display has developed the world’s first 15.6-inch OLED panel for the notebook market, the company announced Wednesday. You can already find laptops with 4K screens, which feature a 3,840-by-2,160-pixel resolution. However, the OLED technology from Samsung Display promises to offer brighter colors and deeper blacks over competing 4K LCD-based screens. “The new display provides […]