Factors to Consider when Buying a 4K Monitor

A standard 4K monitor is packed with a ton of pixels that give clear crisp images. A 4K monitor has a resolution of 3840×2160, which is about 8.3 megapixels. This is approximately double the resolution of a typical HD monitor. The conventional HD monitor has about 2.1 megapixels that give a resolution of 1920X1080. This is why a 4K monitor is able to give a much sharper screen image when all other factors are held constant. The high resolution provides users with capabilities to edit 4K content and 8MP images in their native resolutions without the need to scale them. This is particularly useful for experts and professionals who need to maintain quality and accurate work. This feature gives creative designers an opportunity to come up with master pieces. For everyday computing use like watching movies and working on office applications, powering a 4K monitor is never a big issue.


When connecting a 4K monitor for use, enjoying its full 4K definition needs a quality cable that meets the set standards. It is important to note that some cables have wiring that is not properly configured.. These are cables that are not certified and their use may cause all sort of unpredictable and weird display behavior. In most uncertified cables, pin 20 is connected. This causes voltage to be back-fed into the PC system. The outcome of these unwanted voltages is that the mice or keyboard may light up when the system is off, the video and display randomly go out of synch and the PC becomes generally unstable. The uncertified cables may also not provide the required bandwidth to run the display at the full 60Hz needed by a 4K monitor. The user is then forced to change settings to lower the refresh rate. When the PC system using the 4K monitor displays any of these issues, to resolve the issue first replace the display port cable with a display port certified cable.



The HDMI standard is complicated and need some insight when using it with 4K monitors. Most 4k monitors support HDMI. The challenge is when it comes to graphic cards that support the HDMI 1.4 standard. The HDMI 1.4 locks the 4K output at a meager 30Hz. To get the required 60Hz at 4K, the HDMI 2.0 specification is needed. This can only be implemented if both the monitor and the graphic card support it. Presently, the HDMI 2.0 is supported by Nvidia’s 900 series graphics card. With this HDMI limitation in mind, it is generally easier to drive a 4K monitor using a display port connection than HDMI 2.0 cable.



The final consideration to make is the Dots per Inch scaling within windows. Icons and texts can look incredibly smaller when 100% scaling is used with 4K monitors. This is because the pixels are closely packed together giving a very high pixel density. One way to go around this huddle is to increase the DPI scaling in windows. This will make windows and menus more visible. It is worth noting not all applications scale properly. Some may become blurry or just not render its elements as expected. Microsoft has tried to correct these flaws and also push application developers to do the same but still flaws remain. The rule of thumb is to make do research and be sure the applications you are to run do scale properly.

This is The Age of the Selfie

Nowadays people are taking tons of pictures of themselves all day long. With over 41 million selfies posted online, not only are these photos taking over social media, they’re also increasing self-awareness. The result is a sharp rise in beverly hills based plastic surgery as people see themselves, flaws and all, plastered all over the internet. Suddenly their too big or misshapen nose seems larger than life and is no longer acceptable. It has to be tweaked because millions of people, friends and foes, can now see and judge them.


It’s a new reality in which the face and body with which you were born is now just a canvas to create what you want to become. People are no longer just people. Everyone is a brand. And making that brand look better in selfies has led to more than 10 million cosmetic procedures a year according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. No that’s not Joan Rivers and Lil Kim alone. It’s about one in every 30 Americans. The selfies seems to have taken plastic surgery out of the realm of entertainers into the public domain.

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There’s nothing like seeing your twisted smile, uneven teeth, and mismatched breasts in hundreds of selfies to make you realize you may need to go under the knife and get some adjustments done. Not surprisingly, women are the ones getting over 90% of the cosmetic surgery, and breast augmentation is the most popular procedure being done. Apparently a lot of those naked selfies show sagging and one thing pointing north while another points south. Plus about half million people a year look at their naked selfies and quickly schedule liposuction and abdominoplasty.


They say the eyes are the windows of the soul. Apparently when over 150,000 people a year look at their eyes in those selfies, they realize they need a little window dressing and opt for eyelid surgery. So actually the selfie has helped to make Americans more beautiful. For millions of selfie takers their close-ups make them want to throw up so they opt for a little, or a major, nip and tuck. Never have so many people done so much to transform their faces and bodies until the advent of the selfie. And this is only the beginning of the Selfie Era.


The combination of the selfie and the internet has given everybody the opportunity to create their own 15 minutes of fame. But millions are not satisfied with what their moment in the bright lights reveals. So it’s slice and dice to perfect what their parents and their god gave them. And plastic surgeons are smiling all the way to the bank.

Is Natural and Herbal Medicine still Effective?

feature-2Natural and Herbal medicine refers to using a plant’s berries, roots, seeds, bark, flowers, or leaves for medical purposes. It is getting to be more mainstream as enhancement in analysis and quality control along the advances of clinical examination show the value of natural medicine in treating and preventing disease. Continue reading “Is Natural and Herbal Medicine still Effective?”