The Morning After: ‘Avatar’ sequel crashes some movie projectors in Japan | Engadget

In Japan, the week of the premiere of James Cameron’s Avatar sequel was beset by technical issues in some cinemas. One place in central Japan was forced to reduce its 48fps frame rate to the traditional 24fps – one of the major technical innovations in Avatar: Water Road. The Avatar sequel is already available in multiple formats, including 2D 48fps, 3D 48fps, and regular 24fps. If you see the 48fps version, it only uses HFR technology for action sequences, while dialogue and slower scenes are ordered to 24fps by frame looping. Intrigued by high frame rates? Check out Devindra Hardawar’s (spoiler-free) review of Avatar: Water Roadhere.

Despite being the widest film release ever in Japan, Avatar: Water Road It failed to rank #1 this past weekend, being beaten by the anime basketball movie CalleD first salam dunk.

– Matt Smith

The Morning After is not just a game the news It’s also a daily podcast. Catch our daily podcast briefings, Monday through Friday, no later than Subscribe here.

The biggest stories you might have missed

New bar setting for OLED refresh rates.

Engadget

Earlier this year, Alienware released what is arguably the best all-around gaming monitor on the market right now: the AW3423DW. But last week, LG quietly announced its latest line of UltraGear gaming monitors. LG monitors are available in two sizes intended for slightly different use cases. There is a 27-inch option with a flat screen, intended for general use and more demanding competitive play, while the 45-inch has a curved screen with an 800R radius, designed to offer a more immersive experience. No matter which one you choose, they both feature 240Hz refresh rates — the highest you can get from any OLED screen available today.

Read on.

Several EU countries will reportedly share the costs.

Ukraine will receive more than 10,000 additional Starlink satellite dishes from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to help provide internet amid Russian attacks on communications infrastructure. Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Federov reports that financial problems with the stations have been resolved, with many European countries stepping up cost-sharing. The 10,000 new stations add to the 22,000 already received and will be used to “stabilize connections in critical situations,” according to Federov. “There is no alternative to satellite communications,” he added.

Read on.

Some great games cost nothing.

TMA

Blizzard

Free games used to mean ropey puzzle games and overpriced game clones. But now, thanks to in-app payments and the ease of a sample title along with its full-fat version, there are plenty of great games you can play without spending a dime. After the continued success of titles like FortniteThe level of quality across mobile devices, PC and consoles has never been higher. Put your card away, and consider this your starting point. Oh, and while it’s not in the current version of our guide, check it out Vampire survivors Also – my latest addiction, and it’s free to play on smartphones.

Read on.

At least 20 percent of new cars sold must be zero-emissions models.

The Canadian government has announced enforceable quotas for zero-emission vehicle sales. By 2026, one-fifth of all new passenger cars, trucks and SUVs sold in the country will need to be zero-emissions models, such as electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. “We are moving forward with a regulated sales target that requires at least 20 percent of new cars sold by 2026 to be zero-emission, increasing this to 60 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2035,” Julie Dabrosin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister environment and climate change. There is still a way to go. In the first six months of 2022, electric vehicles (including plug-in hybrid models) accounted for 7.2 percent of new vehicle registrations.

Read on.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independently of the parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices are correct at the time of publication.

#Morning #Avatar #sequel #crashes #movie #projectors #Japan #Engadget

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *