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LG rolls out 2020 Gallery series, 8K ZX TVs

It’s a whole lineup of eye-popping TVs

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Strap yourselves onto your couches. LG is rolling out 14 new OLED models including the art inspired GX Gallery series, real 8K ZX models, and 4K Ultra HD TVs.

Being one of the undisputed leaders of OLED TVs, LG is taking the viewing and gaming experience into a whole different dimension starting this month. LG is making sure users have a good sense of sophisticated through their 2020 premium TV designs. Their goal? To keep at seamlessly integrating and elevating any space with their line-up.

Since OLED relentlessly continues to offer the best viewing experience, they’ve stuck with it, developed it, and grown with it.  The self-emissive display technology is able to precisely control light at the pixel level for the deepest blacks, most realistic colors, and stunner contrasts.

LG GX Gallery series models

As LG struts into their new line of TVs this 2020, they’re committed to outstanding design with three of their new GX Gallery series models. They have 55-inches, 65-inches, and 77-inches variants for this model. This set offers a uniquely minimalistic aesthetic through OLED’s revolutionary panel technology.

This model series holds water with state-of-the-art picture quality with an ultra-thin form factor, without the need of a separate control box! Pushing the simplistic design further, the TV mounts flush to the wall blending these slick bad boys right into your living room.

LG OLED ZX Real 8K models

Detail and clarity. Two things we wish our eyes would improve on overtime. Do you know what stays consistent on this matter though? LG. Producing images of unprecedented detail and clarity, LG launched their most anticipated OLED ZX Real 8K models: models 88 OLED ZX and 77 OLED ZX.

Promising to deliver four times the screen resolution of 4K and 16 times that of Full HD, it’s everything we wanted and maybe a little bit more. To guarantee the authentic 8K experience, LG brags to meet and exceed the industry definition for 8K Ultra HD TVs by making these models among the very first 8K models qualified to use the CTA 8K Ultra HD logo.

LG 4K Ultra HD models

LG isn’t holding back. On top of all those models already mentioned above, they’re also rolling out all-new 4K OLED TV models for 2020: models CX and BX with 77-inches, 65-inches, and 55-inches variants.

They swear by how each of the models on this series each deliver outstanding picture quality that LG OLED is known for. LG is also dabbling into releasing a new size to choose from when the 48-inch CX OLED TV becomes available later this year.

LG NanoCell 8K models

But wait, there’s more. LG isn’t done just yet. They’ve developed Real 8K units for their NanoCell TV series with is LG’s premium LCD TV lineup. They come with 75-inches and 65-inches in Nano99, Nano97, Nano95 series variants as well as, a 55-inch Nano95 series variant. Like, their OLED counterparts, they all carry the standard CTA 8K UHD logo. Not to mention how all of LG’s 8K TVs support 8K content streaming at 60FPS and are all certified to provide 8K 60P over HDMI.

Upgrades and new features

Most of LG 2020 OLED and 8K NanoCell TVs get an upgrade with their all-new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor. The company’s third-generation processor builds on its predecessors’ capabilities with their new models leveraging on additional processing power and advanced adaptive algorithms that boost photo and sound quality. Being decked out with this processor helps LG heighten viewers’ sense of immersion with several new features designed to enhance user experience with movies, sports, and games.

LG has a lot to flex about after their latest OLED models won the Hollywood Professional Association’s Excellence in Engineering Award. Their models are the first TVs to deliver integrated calibration software that doesn’t just talk a big talk but walks the talk by performing to a hardware level. With support from the new Dolby Vision IQ and the UHD Alliance’s Filmmaker Mode, LG OLED displays movies almost exactly as the filmmakers themselves intended. From stunning visuals and quality sound performance, the new OLED and NanoCell TVs provide high-quality immersive content to a whole new level with top providers like Apple TV, Disney+ and Netflix.

Sports, esports, and gaming

Being the first manufacturer to offer TVs that are NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible, LG is introducing a total of 12 new OLED models that support this essential gaming tech. Why you ask? Well, G-SYNC ensures graphics are rendered perfectly, ultimately reducing inaccuracies with real-time in-game display delays with their swift and crisp 120Hz refresh rate.

This doesn’t just make it gamer or esports friendly though. With OLED TVs racking up this much detail into their large screens, they’re sure to make watching any sports feel like you’re there. And they even integrated a Sports Alert feature that lets users follow their favorite teams with real-time scores and up-to-date schedules across a wide range of professional sports (ie. Baseball, football, soccer, etc.)

Again, LG prides itself with its self-emissive OLED technology which employs the individual pixel precision control, allowing them to produce exceptional picture quality with low input lag and ultra-fast response time. And, with their 360-degree soundscape on their 2020 LG TVs, you’ll be having the time of your life watching, playing, and cheering.

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Quarantined man asks neighbor on a date through a drone, posts video on TikTok

Coronavirus can’t stop love

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Needless to say, today is the worst time to go on a date. With social distancing in full effect, getting naughty in bed is a risky proposition. Regardless, even with physical distances, humans will always find a way to get intimate.

In New York, a man just upped his game in the coronavirus dating scene. Jeremy Cohen, a resident of Bushwick, invited his next door neighbor out on a date in the most creative way in the quarantine era.

In Brooklyn, rooftop antics and parties are commonplace. Recently, Cohen spotted his neighbor, Toni Cignarella, dancing alone on the rooftop next door.

“I looked out on the street, saw this girl dancing. I needed to say hi to her,” Cohen said in an NBC New York report. They waved at each other, but Cohen wondered how they could contact each other.

Of course, with the distance today, everyone needs to get creative. Cohen sent his number through a small drone. Naturally, his smooth moves didn’t go undocumented. Throughout the whole process, Cohen filmed the whole thing and posted the video on TikTok. (Where else? He also posted it on his Instagram.)

After Cignarella’s yes, the two went “out on a date.” Specifically, they had dinner on their respective rooftops and talked through FaceTime. Cignarelli commented that it was the “coolest thing anyone’s done for [her].”

Currently, the TikTok video already has 30 million views. Even then, Cohen’s cute gesture is a ray of hope in today’s desolate times.

SEE ALSO: 4 ways you can use TikTok to help during the COVID-19 crisis

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Huawei Sound X with hi-end audio launches

Will work seamlessly with the P40 series

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Huawei is slowly but surely venturing out into more and more devices. After wearables, the company is now showing off a hi-end speaker — the Huawei Sound X.

It’s never easy to describe sound on text but Huawei claims the Sound X “will revolutionize high-end acoustic technology with sonorous audio that leaves an enduring, life-altering impression on the listener.”

It was made in collaboration with Devialet — a global audio brand known for its High-Fidelity products.

It’s not a smart speaker in the way that there’s a voice assistant integrated like the Google Home or the Amazon Echo, but it does have some ‘smart’ qualities.

For instance, it will work seamlessly with your Huawei P40 series phone. Gently tapping your phone against the Sound X transmits audio to the speaker.

The audio, Huawei says, is lossless and low-latency and can be tweaked thanks to a proprietary EMUI 10.1 multi-device control panel. Think of like Huawei’s own version of Apple’s AirPlay.

Another thing that Huawei is proud of about the Sound X is how compact it is compared to other speakers that promise to deliver the same level of hi-end audio. It’s able to deliver 60W of bass despite being relatively smaller than other speakers with the same capability.

The company says the “exterior design was inspired by the golden dome of the black, glazed surface hints at the robust sound that seems to emanate from a bottomless well.” But it really just reminds of Darth Vader from Star Wars.

The press photos even have the Sound X in this red room of sorts. Screams Sith to me.

Imagine playing the “Imperial Death March” on this thing! Whether you see the resemblance or not, it does kind of look cool.

SEE ALSO: Huawei P40 Series with ‘visionary photography’ now official

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Qualcomm’s new chipset could bring noise-cancellation to budget earbuds

Expect affordable earbuds soon

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Qualcomm unveiled two new Bluetooth audio chipsets intended for use in truly wireless headphones. For the end consumer, this could provide active noise cancellation (ANC), voice assistant support, and more.

It has unveiled two new chipsets — QCC514X (premium tier) and QCC304X (entry-level line). Both shall support Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Mirroring technology that requires connecting via Bluetooth to just one of the earbud. It’s useful as it will allow either earbud to be used alone without interruptions.

The new chipsets will also produce better battery life – offering up to 13 hours of playback based on a 65mAh battery, according to Qualcomm. Usually, active noise cancellation consumes more battery power.

The dedicated noise cancellation hardware integrated into the chipset enables super-low latency leak-through of the outside environment. It enables genuinely natural awareness of the surroundings. It’ll also come handy when you’re onboard a flight or trying to concentrate in an office environment where ambient noise is higher than usual.

The chips also bring voice assistant support with them, but the premium QCC514X features always-on voice support. Meaning you won’t have to manually long-press a button to summon the virtual assistant. With direct support in the entry-level chipset as well, it’ll make this feature more widely available in affordable earbuds as well.

Qualcomm has also promised “premium wireless sound and voice quality.” The smartphone industry started omitting the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of USB-C or wireless earphones. The wireless options have often been quite expensive, and with wired ones, you either have the opportunity to charge your phone, or listen to music or watch a movie. More affordable options should automatically start solving this dilemma.

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