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Terahertz lasers sure are awesome but, there's one big problem, we have no reliable way of measuring their power -- a pretty important piece of data to have before you start bombarding people with their flesh penetrating rays. A new coating for laser calibration tools called VANTA seems like a viabl...

July 20th 2011 at 12:56pm 0 Comments
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In the world of computer monitors, there's quality, ... and then there's the rest of us. I buy my monitors at places like Costco, Target and Best Buy, where you can pick up a 27-inch unit for under $300. Remember that statement about "you get what you pay for?" It's particularly true of lo...

January 12th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! The team here is well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties of the seasonal shopping experience, and we want to help you sort through the trash and come up with the treasures this year. Below is today's bevy of hand curated picks, and you can head back t...

December 14th 2010 at 1:21pm 0 Comments
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Offering calibration patterns on Pixar flicks is one thing, but Disney is leaping wholeheartedly into the calibration and test market with its WOW (World of Wonder) Blu-ray disc launching November 2. We don't have details on all 35 calibration tools for audio and video packed in, but other bonuses...

September 22nd 2010 at 8:38am 0 Comments
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Datacolor has been pushing the automated calibration solution for a while with its line of SpyderTV products, the latest of which simplifies things even further, cutting out the need for an attached PC by simply connecting to the television's HDMI input. This way, everything that needs to be done i...

January 4th 2010 at 11:05pm 0 Comments
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If you're like us and you don't think it's possible to own enough HDTV calibration discs, then you've probably already bought the Spears & Munsil High Definition Benchmark Blu-ray Disc. Otherwise you might be looking at all the different options and since you only want to buy one, you're trying...

November 10th 2009 at 3:06pm 0 Comments