We analyze which is the best option in each use scenario

The border that separates the monitors and the televisions is more blurred than ever. Traditionally we have associated computers to monitors and video game consoles to television sets, and there are arguments of a technical nature that justify it. Or, better said, they justified it. And it is that during the last years some of the own technologies of these devices have been adopted by the other type of screens which has caused that at the moment we have a much wider range of options to our disposition when we see ourselves in the position of choosing a new screen.

Monitors are still the preferred option of most users when they search for the ideal display device for their PC. And the televisions are in the same situation when the element that we are going to connect them is a videogame console . However, we currently have strong reasons to also contemplate other scenarios in which it makes sense to connect a computer to a television. And do the same with a video game console and a monitor. Of course, regardless of which option we opt for, we will enjoy some advantages and we will be limited by several disadvantages .

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Why big CEOs do not let their children get close to technology (and what schools they use)

The children of Steve Jobs (Apple), Bill Gates (Microsoft) or Sergey Brin (Google) have not been children with open bar technology in their homes despite their parents and the companies that run or have directed. The same happens with many other children or nephews of great CEOs of technology companies that even bet for education by colleges where technology has no place or in its minimal expression.

What arguments do you give for to set limits to the use of technology at home ? How are the schools they send their children to in Silicon Valley?

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I can no longer tell what I mean by being myself

Do you have a secret account in a social network? Well, you're not the only one. Some of the celebrities you follow have secondary accounts. In addition, this practice seems to be increasingly fashionable among ordinary people. The reasons vary, but mainly they range from shame to wanting to let off steam without acquaintances reading us, going through the fear that personal thoughts, ideologies or hobbies not related to one's work influence on others' opinions about you. Continúa leyendo I can no longer tell what I mean by being myself

“We do not want to do anything controversial just for the sake of selling games,” David Cage, director of “Detroit Become Human”

David Cage is a guy who imposes. Dressed in a raincoat that looks almost like his second skin, is the typical character who can make a game at three and go to collect debts at seven. But more than his image, short stature and good-natured appearance in the short distances, imposes even more for his career. After all, he is the man who, against all odds, has said that his was to make a style of play and has kept his thirteen.

'Detroit: Become Human' has served us well excuse to talk to him, while the creator of works like 'Heavy Rain' or 'Beyond: Two Souls' has supposed to stay true to his path while exploring more ideas close to what the public understands as a game that what its detractors formulate with contempt in the term “ interactive film .”

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These robots are growing microscopic organs to find new treatments against impossible diseases

The search for new compounds to treat various diseases is arduous and complex. Luckily, now we have tools that look like something out of science fiction : mini-organs to discover new diseases and robots to build those mini-organs . What does the future hold?

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The system to burn your own Nintendo NES cartridges that came out of documentary

The one from NESmaker is one of those fascinating stories in which the muzzle is appreciated. How the creation of a documentary about the NES homebrew development ends up in the creation of a tool with which any user can give life to their own games of the first console of Nintendo ]

Promoted through Kickstarter project NESmaker managed to draw $ 253,403 from the $ 32,000 goal it had in principle and, after several months in development, faces its final line with a beta that will end up shaping the final version at some point next August. This is the story of how a documentary about pursuing your childhood dreams ended up shaping a system to burn your own NES cartridges .

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This Casio HBX-100 was one of the first 'smartwatches' in history, and traveled to space with Pedro Duque

The space race has given rise to many advances that have been applied in all types of products, but little has been said about how the smart watches have also played a relevant role in these space missions.

Pedro Duque the Spanish astronaut who traveled to space in 1998 and 2003, explained how in that second mission he took advantage of his Casio HBX-100 to introduce in it the entire flight plan. The irony is that I would end up losing it in that mission.

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So brutal is New York when it is recorded at 12K resolution, with three RED cameras and from a helicopter

Yes, New York is one of the most spectacular cities on the planet, there's no doubt about that. This means that on the internet we can find a huge amount of photos and videos, where the curious thing is that many of them show us the same places from the same perspectives. Therefore, New York is an easy city to recognize despite never having been there.

Well today we can forget about all this, since the famous director of photography Phil Holland just made a feat that right now is the envy of many. Holland climbed into a helicopter, mounted three of RED's new 8K cameras and recorded the Big Apple in all its glory at a 12K resolution . The result: an amazing video that shows us New York as has rarely been seen. Continúa leyendo So brutal is New York when it is recorded at 12K resolution, with three RED cameras and from a helicopter

The case of private conversation recorded and shared to a random contact by Alexa in an Amazon Echo

Imagine that you are at home quietly talking with your partner about whether to change the floor and put parquet or not. Imagine that while doing it your Amazon Echo speaker with Alexa records that conversation and sends it on its own to a seemingly random contact. Now stop imagining.

That's exactly what happened to a Portland family in the United States. One woman explained how an employee of her husband called her telling her that she had received that recording and advising her to disconnect her devices with Alexa. On Amazon are not clear what could happen .

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review with features, price and specifications

Sony introduced us at the beginning of the year its new OLED TVs AF8 and XF90 two models with different technologies but an image quality focused on the most demanding public. The XF90 model adds a backlit LCD panel that we have already been able to analyze thoroughly . Now it's time to check what the AF8, a 4K HDR TV with an OLED panel, that launches a new range in the Sony catalog and is positioned as the most complete model next to the Sony A1 ]the current flagship television of the company and with which it bears a great resemblance.

OLED technology offers deep blacks, a very pleasing colorimetry and a very high contrast, ideal characteristics for a good TV. In the case of the Sony AF8, to improve its image we also have a processor 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme . This is responsible for executing the multiple algorithms that will help improve textures, gradients and reduce the noise level.

We've been testing it for three weeks. Watching movies in high definition, consuming hours and hours of Netflix, playing, downloading applications from your Android TV system, listening to video clips with your Acoustic Surface sound system and watching traditional TV channels. An intensive use to tell you all the details of the new high-end television for 2018 . All in all, here we leave you with our analysis of the Sony OLED AF8 TV .

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