Samsung, the world’s biggest TV manufacturer, will be active in all three current display technologies this year — LED/LCD, QD-OLED and OLED — via a deal it made with LG Display. It’s a first for the Koreans and a rather exciting development for the TV market in general. (Image: Samsung)

CES 2022 — during which Samsung, LG and Sony announced their new television models, including Sony’s first MiniLED TVs and the first QD-OLED TVs in the world — was way more exciting for picture quality enthusiasts than previous shows, but it seems that the TV Wars of 2022 have only…

Samsung just unveiled the chip that the next Galaxy S family of smartphones will be based on — and there are quite a few features it brings to the table that look extremely promising right now. (Image: Samsung)

A few days after it was expected to — the original date for this unveiling was supposed to be January 11th — Samsung announced its latest and greatest system-on-a-chip for mobile devices: it’s the heavily rumored Exynos 2200, the successor to last year’s Exynos 2100 and the most recent of…

The Activision Blizzard acquisition grants Microsoft control of a wide array of blockbuster franchises, as well as of all the development studios behind them. It is a staggering move and an important investment for the future of the company. (Image: Microsoft)

There are companies that like acquisitions, there are companies that love acquisitions… and then there’s Microsoft, who seems to think that, just because it can, it’s a good idea to gobble up half the gaming industry in an effort to corner it. After the acquisition of Zenimax back in September…

The Street Fighter franchise is celebrating its 35th birthday in 2022 and many believe it’s too good of an opportunity for Capcom to miss if the company plans to release a new SF. Is it, though? (Image: Ryan Quintal, Unsplash)

There are only a handful of entertainment franchises nowadays that can trace their origins back to the ’80s — an era when practically everything felt fresh because so much was actually new — and, in the gaming world, Street Fighter stands tall among such franchises as one of the most…

Turning Red is the third Pixar film released exclusively on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney Plus, during the last 24 months. In non-pandemic times it would have been unthinkable, yet here we are. (Image: Disney)

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the release schedule of every single Hollywood studio and, as a result, major changes in their planning while trying to adapt should not surprise anyone. Still, it’s disappointing to see that there’s a particular kind of film that seems to have been affected…

2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for TV tech: practically everyone will have new choices at his/her disposal — even the lucky few who can afford Samsung’s latest and largest MicroLED televisions like the one pictured here. (Image: Samsung)

So this year’s CES — the greatest tech show on the planet even in these pandemic times — is all wrapped up and, despite many major players not showing up due to COVID concerns, it was an interesting one: some new computer processors, a number of experimental products, weird laptops…

Sony decided to continue selling the PS4/PS4 Pro for at least another year. It makes business sense to do so, of course, but there’s a flip side to that coin. (Image: Michael Boskovski, Unsplash)

It might be telling that most of us were, well, assuming this was already happening, but a fresh Bloomberg report — and subsequent confirmation — makes it official: Sony has changed its plans regarding PS4’s availability during 2022 and is now determined to continue selling it throughout the year. The…

Sony is bringing the performance and flexibility of MiniLED backlighting to its 4K LED/LCD TV lineup with the X95K. It will not be cheap, but it’s expected to be way, way better than the X95J and the X95H 4K flagships of previous years. (Image: Sony)

Sony’s announcement that made most of its headlines during CES 2022 was about the first QD-OLED TVs coming to market — perfectly understandable given the promise they hold — but the company had a second ace up its sleeve that picture quality enthusiasts may be even more interested in. The…

LG brought a lot of new televisions to CES this year, including its smallest and largest OLED TVs yet. What this will mean in the face of direct competition with fresh, impressive QD-OLED TV models from Samsung or Sony remains to be seen. (Image: LG)

It used to be that everyone was eager to learn about LG’s latest and greatest TV sets at the beginning of each year, during CES — but this has not been the case since 2018 and, truth be told, it’s saddening to see that 2022 did not break that streak…

Quantum Dot OLED TVs are coming to market this year, but — for reasons unknown — Sony managed to announce its own models before Samsung, despite the fact that the latter is providing the former with the necessary screens. Tactics, maybe? (Image: Sony)

Whoever said that tech events have to be predictable or boring? In an unexpected turn of events, it is actually Sony, not Samsung, the manufacturer that announced the first QD-OLED TV in the world during CES 2022 — despite the former getting the necessary panels from the latter, despite the…

Kostas Farkonas

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