The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 significantly outperformed "the iPad Air in brightness, screen reflectance, and high ambient light contrast, plus a first-place finish in the very challenging category of absolute color accuracy," DisplayMate continued. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 also was rated tops in power efficiency, compared with the Air and Nexus 10. But that doesn't mean the Air didn't receive any plaudits. Both the Fire and the Air have very accurate colors, image contrast, and picture quality, DisplayMate said.
"They are most likely better and more accurate than any display you own (unless world map in watercolor gray iphone case it's a calibrated professional display)," the display testing firm said, DisplayMate also revealed the display technologies that the Air and Fire use, The Fire has a Low Temperature Poly Silicon (LTPS) LCD -- that's the type of screen tech typically used in LCD-based smartphones, The Air uses an IGZO Metal OxideLCD -- "significantly better than the a-Si amorphous Silicon LCDs being used in most current displays," according to DisplayMate..
One of the reasons that the Nexus 10 got a relatively low score was because its display tech is aging. "The 2012 Google Nexus 10..is at the end of its annual product cycle," DisplayMate said. "Presumably the soon-to-be-introduced 2013 Nexus 10 will take care of that."The iPad Air has an "excellent" display -- but not quite as excellent as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, DisplayMate says. The iPad Air is getting plenty of rave reviews, but Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX just took it in a display shootout. When DisplayMate Technologies tested the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, the iPad Air, and Google's Nexus 10, the Fire 8.9 "leapfrogged into the best-performing tablet display that we have ever tested," according to the results posted Monday.
"Imagine anytime you get stuck, you can connect to someone who can 'unstuck' you," Udi Manber, Google's vice president of engineering, said during a Monday press briefing here, During the briefing, the team behind Helpouts world map in watercolor gray iphone case performed three demos, including one on how to zest a lemon, taught by a chef from Kitchit, a startup that helps people plan dining events, The demo was part of a larger Thanksgiving cooking session offered on the Helpout site for $20, During a session, a user can share his or her screen and give feedback to the expert, If the expert is 5 minutes late for the start of the appointment, the session is free, If the user is for any reason dissatisfied with the session, Google will provide a refund as part of a "money-back guarantee." At launch, Helpouts will also work with Android smartphones, in case a particular session, like something on home repair, requires the expert to see closeup shots of the user's work..
And any time there is live interaction involved, pornography is always a concern. Manber said there are ways to report abuse and immediately end a session. That could perhaps become an issue especially if lots of younger people gravitate to the service. According to the service's support Web site, customers must be at least 13 years old, while providers must be at least 18. The potential for a major one-on-one online video marketplace is intriguing. There are a few smaller Web sites like PopExpert and Meastro Market that offer similar services, but clearly Google brings a new visibility and, to an extent, legitimacy. Manber hopes the platform will create a new way to volunteer, with respected experts in different fields donating their time for free. Companies can also use the platform to advertise new products. Google also plans to create APIs for developers, but there is no timeline for that.