In an effort to keep us permanently confused with the rapid advancement of USB speeds and technology, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has published the specification for USB4. It was first teased back in March of this year, not long after USB 3 had all its versions renamed. Unlike the incremental updates from USB 3 to USB 3.1 to USB 3.2, though, USB 4 will be a “major update”.
Thunderstorms are awe-inspiring, whether you watch them live, in photos or in videos. But videographer and photographer Dustin Farrell has made a slow-motion video that makes thunderstorm more enchanting than ever.
Dustin chased storms during the summer of 2017 and collected his best shots in a short film titled Transient. It shows lightning in slow motion and turns a sudden flash of light into a hypnotizing electrical drawing in the sky. If you enjoy watching the lightning, you’ll enjoy it even more in slow motion.
I sometimes think how awesome it must be for pilots if they love photography. And an Ecuador-based pilot and photographer Santiago Borja Lopez proves me right. He captures night skies from his Boeing 767, and sometimes, these images involve lightning bolts and incredible storms. The sky from an airplane is magnificent on its own, but if you add lightning bolts above the clouds to that picture – you’ll get something completely astounding.
When selecting a monitor you rarely think about how it connects with the computer, but this decision has at least some impact on the way you’ll be able to enjoy it. Techquickie put a video together that explain the ins, outs, pros and cons of each of the different connectors. There are currently four families of those in the market: VGA, DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort.
I think it is pretty obvious that the big message of the video is ditch those analog VGA connectors. But aside that I did learn a few things that I did now know (or at least did not pay attention to) before:
- While HDMI is cool, it does not have a locking mechanism (unless you are using the really new HDMI 2.0)
- VGA connectors are getting worse as the cable get longer
- Current Displayport 1.2 supports 4K @ 60Hz, audio, network, multiple video streams, wide formats and prety much everything else
- Displayport 1.3 brings 8K in.
- Your connection method does impact the color spaces you can work with.
- there are mini and micro version for almost any digital connector
- Thunderbolt rocks!
G-technology is no stranger to mass storage. The company is leading the market when it come to high performance storage for creative people. The G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt is one of those storage devices. It’s has everything you’d expect from a device aimed at creative professionals and also those who see themselves as such; It’s extremely well built, looks “pro” and works as it should – fantastically. (I guess you can tell where this review is going to go… we love it!)[Read More…]