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Several recent developments are helping to bring more 4K (or “more-K“) to your television screen than many of us might have anticipated, even a year ago. RED has big ideas for your home theater (pictured left), consumer electronics companies are starting to roll out some screens with very high pixel densities, media mega-vendors YouTube and Netflix will (or already do) support 4K, and to bring just about everything together, H.265 will be dilating streaming efficiency on 1 billion devices near you. 4K will likely find its way to you via the web a lot sooner than it will through your cable subscription — unless, of course, you live in Japan. To reinvigorate the country’s (somehow) floundering consumer electronics economy, its ministry of communications will be making 2014 the year of 4K in Japan. And perhaps beyond, not long after that. More »

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I don’t need to tell you that a earthquake of 9.0 magnitude struck off the coast of Japan Friday, resulting in a tsunami that has left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. At least 15,000 people are reported missing. Yes, DSLRs and the vast majority of video cameras we talk about on this site are made in Japan. But that’s not a reason to care. The reason to care is simple humanity, and the desire to take something unfathomably terrible and to try to make something good happen out of it. More »