Samsung releases a 49-inch gaming monitor!

Samsung is offering a PC monitor bigger than a lot of TVs: nothing less than 49-inch wide that, along with its curves and an aspect ratio very different from the usually used, gives it an outstanding look.

The Samsung LC49HG90DMNXZA just exceeds every standard parameter for monitors. Besides its incredible size (120 cm in width), it has a 32:9 aspect ratio, a native 3840 X 1080 pixels resolution and a 1800R curved QLED panel with the quantum dot technology that Samsung uses in its latest-gen displays.

Samsung Gaming Monitor

It terms of gaming, there is the AMD’s FreeSync synchronization technology support, a 144 Hz refresh rate, a 1 ms response time, a 20-step “Black Equalizer”, a technology to limit blue light emissions for when the monitor is used during long periods of time, and factory-calibrated optimized adjustments for any gaming genre.

Additionally, the monitor features support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), a height-adjustable stand and an OSD dashboard for display settings.

It is available via retailers like Amazon at $1,499. A truly amazing monitor that can perfectly replace dual monitor setups, but it requires a huge investment and both the resolution and the aspect ratio are evidently not for general users.

Kaspersky files antitrust suit against Microsoft because of Windows Defender

Kaspersky has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office against Microsoft for allegedly abusing its dominant position to promote its own security software, Windows Defender.

We saw the suit coming, and it will be chaotic. Last November, Kaspersky Lab, which is one of the most reputed cybersecurity companies on the planet, filed a complaint with Russian authorities against Microsoft for ‘playing dirty’ with Windows Defender, a native security software that Microsoft installs in its OS and that has been greatly improved on Windows 10’s latest version.

Although Kaspersky acknowledges that Microsoft has listened to its complaints and made some changes, that is not enough, therefore filing the antitrust complaint presenting a general argument that we already knew: Windows takes advantage of the 92% market share it has in desktop computers. Continue reading “Kaspersky files antitrust suit against Microsoft because of Windows Defender”