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WHEN 4K JUST ISN’T ENOUGH

I HAVE to ad­mit, I was happy with my stan­dard def­i­ni­tion TV. Then HD came along, and then 4K UHD.

I’m sure you will have no­ticed that the tech world is noth­ing if not con­sis­tent with its re­lent­less de­sire to do bet­ter.

Which brings us to Sam­sung’s 8K TV, pic­tured. Just for com­par­i­son, while you’ll find a pixel count of 3,840 x 2,160 on a 4K TV, the 8K model ups the ante with a res­o­lu­tion of 7,680 x 4,320.

Now, that many pix­els are only re­ally valu­able as you get big­ger and big­ger screens – you don’t need that many on a stan­dard 32in.

That’s why Sam­sung’s new 8K TVs – the only ones you can buy in the world right now – only come in whop­ping sizes: 65, 75, and 85-inch mod­els.

Ap­par­ently, TV screen sizes are on the up, and Sam­sung is bet­ting big time with these new mod­els that they’re only go­ing to get big­ger. I think they’re right.

Of course, if you want to get in the act on the ground floor, it’s go­ing to cost you – the new 8K TVs start at £4,999.99. But at least you’ll be able to say you were there when the rev­o­lu­tion be­gan.

See sam­sung.com for more.

TWIT­TER MIGHT NOT LIKE ANY­MORE

IT SEEMS Twit­ter may be about to fall out of love with likes. That sim­ple tap of the heart is not liked by Twit­ter CEO Jack Dorsey, in­set, he re­vealed in an in­ter­view this week. In fact, he said he wanted to ditch it “soon”.

Why? Well, the Twit­ter boss seems to think the ad­dic­tive need for likes is a driv­ing force for bad be­hav­iour on the net­work… even though users are not con­vinced. And as soon as Dorsey’s com­ments were made, there was the typ­i­cal overblown out­cry, and Twit­ter seemed to back­track on its leader’s com­ments.

Brandon Bor­rman, Twit­ter’s comms boss said: “We’ve been open that we’re con­sid­er­ing it. Jack even men­tioned it in front of the US Congress. There’s no time­line. It’s not hap­pen­ing ‘soon.’”

So, they’re think­ing about it. But don’t ex­pect it to hap­pen to­mor­row…

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