The Truth About the New TechLogix “Gaming Market” Fiber Optic Cables

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TechLogix Networx has launched HDMI and DisplayPort video cables that they claim are specifically designed for electronic gaming and esports competition. Huh? The press announcement said, “Unlike traditional video cables which are limited in length and video-processing speed, TechLogix cables leverage a fiber optic core that supports true, real-time 8K and 4K120 video with bandwidths […]

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You Can Have My Pokémon

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The recent obsession with Pokémon Go has caught my attention. As a lover of anime and an avid gamer, you would think that I would be all over this. Yet, I am not. I started hardcore gaming at the age of nine when my parents finally bought a console for the house – the NES. […]

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A Crack in the Wall Between the Real and Virtual Worlds

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Assuming that you’ve not been living under a rock, you’ve at least heard about the Pokémon GO! craze. For the uninitiated, Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game produced by Niantic (in partnership with Nintendo, which owns the rights to the intellectual property on which it is based) in which one needs to hunt the […]

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BenQ Releases Curved XR3501 35″ Monitor

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BenQ America today introduced the XR3501 — a curved 35” LCD display with a 144-Hz refresh rate, a 21:9 aspect ratio and it’s integrated with BenQ’s RevolutionEyes technology. BenQ’s XR3501 monitor has over 20 options for color vibrance, the VA panel, according to BenQ, provides higher color reproduction with better viewing angles. Users can also […]

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Peerless-AV Shows New Desktop Mounts

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Peerless-AV just launched a new product called the LCT620A Desktop Mount. Aimed at education, commercial office space and gaming applications, the LCT620A Desktop Mount can be customized to fit users’ needs, with the ability to be configured in single, double, triple and quad arrangements. The LCT620A uses polished aluminum articulating arm(s) with chrome and gloss […]

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BenQ Ships New Hybrid Gaming Monitor

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BenQ is now shipping its XL2420G gaming monitor. Featuring NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology, BenQ says this display allows players to entirely eliminate performance issues related to image tearing, stuttering and latency. The XL2420G gives users the freedom to switch between BenQ’s Classic Mode and G-SYNC Mode to create a customizable solution. The XL2420G offers a wide […]

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High Hopes for CEDIA 2014

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On a random side-note, has anybody really read Frank Sinatra’s lyrics to “High Hopes”? They are weird. For instance — a ram trying to destroy a hydroelectric plant? I’m coming to CEDIA this year with an open mind — and like many attendees, I really want to be blown away with a clear winning product or […]

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Virtually Limitless

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Very recently, virtual reality has finally grown out of the ridiculous spectacle of the early ’90s into a legitimate display peripheral. Much of the credit for bringing VR back from the brink and into the mainstream consciousness goes to the Oculus Rift, started by a 22-year-old with the world’s largest head-mounted display collection, Palmer Luckey. […]

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Weekly Wrap-up: March 14, 2014

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Here’s a look back in case you missed these news stories this week including: Almo Pro A/V’s new digital signage content creation services, the latest gaming column from Matt Cooper, Extron does BYOD via LinkLicense, Digital Signage Poised to Change the Restaurant Industry and more. Enjoy! And, if you think we missed something, let us […]

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BenQ Releases G-Sync Gaming Monitors

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BenQ America unveiled two new gaming monitors at CES today. Featuring NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. The company’s new XL2420G and XL2720G include the G-Sync Mode for low-latency gaming; Low Motion Blur Mode for CRT-like sharpness of moving objects; and a full-featured 3D Vision Mode to create more lifelike on-screen action. By synchronizing the displays’ refresh rate […]

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Gamers: An Untapped Market for AV Integrators

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This is the first installment of rAVe’s new series about gaming in the HomeAV market. It’s no secret that gaming’s demographics have evolved from children to a majority of adults — and those adults have access to a substantial entertainment budget. As AV integrators, we have particular access to people already spending thousands on entertainment […]

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Game Developers: It’s The Gameplay, Stupid

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There’s a gaming meme that makes the rounds online whose punchline is, “I went outside today for a change. The graphics were amazing but the story and gameplay were terrible.” Gameplay is King, and it’s always been that way. Some game developers get that, some don’t. My current addiction when I need mindless, almost meditative […]

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