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4K consoles will finally make 1080p gaming a reality

Microsoft and Sony have finally announced their new, more powerful console revisions. The PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio promise a significant performance bump over their current-gen counterparts, supposedly ushering in the era of 4K console gaming. Although we will see some 4K games, it’s likely that neither console has the power to pull off the higher resolution without compromise.

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This Lightning Show Is Perfectly Synced to a Rousing Soundtrack

Watching lightning streak across the night sky is already one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular displays. But photographer Ron Risman has managed to improve that natural pyrotechnics display with a stunning 4K video of the spectacle that’s perfectly edited and synced to a rousing soundtrack.

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Microsoft’s 4K-capable Xbox One S leaks before E3

Those rumors of Microsoft launching a smaller, more powerful Xbox One at E3? They’re apparently quite real. NeoGAF members have posted multipleimages of what they say is the Xbox One S, and the leak points to a huge overhaul for the console. For a start, check out that compact design — the S is much smaller than the gigantic original (40 percent), and its white, patterned case is definitely more eye-catching. The power brick is internal, too.

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Nasa’s 4K Earth Porn Montage Is Basically Perfect if You Are High

Queue up that 2001 soundtrack, baby! Following up on the incredible Aurora Borealis and Australis footage that Nasa posted a few days ago, we can now marvel at crystal clear 4K footage of our home sweet home, covered in white clouds and blue sky. Now that Nasa and the astronauts on the ISS are shooting and sharing videos in glorious 4K, you finally have a perfectly justifiable reason to upgrade your TV.

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Video license deal protects the future of 4K

The future of 4K video has been in doubt as of late. You see, the HEVC Advance group that’s licensing the H.265/HEVC video format (crucial to stuffing 4K into modern data pipes) wanted steep royalties seemingly everywhere, with no cap — even free services faced a small outlay. It was so pricey that tech giants started work on their own royalty-free format to avoid being on the hook. At last, though, HEVC Advance has seen the light: it’s offering a revamped licensing scheme. While it could still be costly for some, it’s inexpensive enough that it might safeguard the future of 4K content.

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