Lego’s massive Imperial Star Destroyer arrives in October with 4,700 pieces

The product’s description on Lego’s site references swiveling guns, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and even a tilting radar dish. Buyers also get a buildable scale version of the Rebels’ Tantive IV starship, a display stand with informational fact plaque and two Imperial mini figures. The Lego Group on Thursday unveiled a brand new […]

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Google’s ‘Ambient Mode’ will let you turn select Android devices into smart displays

Android smartphones are increasingly taking on chameleon-like properties — they already possess a great deal of customizability, but Google regularly rolls out feature updates that push things further. With Android Auto, your smartphone or tablet can turn into a car-focused dashboard for hands-free navigation, calls, and music playback. Now, with “Ambient Mode,” your Android smartphone […]

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VESA’s DisplayHDR specification now covers ultra-bright 1,400-nit monitors

If you’re a fan of clear, ultra-bright displays, you’re probably already aware of the Visual Electronics Standards Association’s (VESA) DisplayHDR certification system. This system acts as an open standard for HDR monitor makers to abide by — if their devices can fit various criteria, they can be stamped with the appropriate VESA certification. These certifications […]

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