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On their Galaxy S8, Samsung is investigating the reboot error problems. ByTechNadu Staff-May 1 2017.992 Galaxy S8 owners recently took to Samsung’s Us community forums and Xda Developer forums to complain about a random restart of the smartphone. Actually they first reported complaints from the Android Authority on the Samsung forum started a week ago with Lazazy forum member reporting that “I picked up my Galaxy S8 and everything seems to work well except that the phone continues to restart. I’ve had it now for about 10 hours and it’s restarted 7 times while I’ve been using it.What really is hacking? Who are those real hackers? You might have heard these discussions between tech-savvy audiences before. The kinds of people (like me) who really aren’t hackers but hold them up as a kind of techno-elite class of people. Often at the same time to be admired or feared. The hacker’s almost mythical public image. Then there’s the filthy real-life hacking job. There is also a divide within that community between those who are “real” hackers and others who use that label but it is questionable whether they deserve it. It does not help that the general public and especially the media refer to “hacking” just about anything technological. There’s also the use of “hacking” to other places on top of that. A quick-food menu like “hacking.” So what’s just hacking again?

Is this a silly question?

Hacker Attributes

.994 There are many online and book definitions of hacking. None of them is totally satisfying. The definition is also constantly evolving to make matters worse. When I talk of hacking here I refer to the general practice of discovering vulnerabilities in digital systems (particularly networks) and then exploiting them for one purpose or another. Hackers are incredibly curious and disdainful of authority, generally very intelligent. Early hacking precursors such as phone phreakers were members of counterculture movements that wanted to stick it to The Man. Modern hackers could be aware of politics as is the case with hacktivists. Others are simply fascinated by the technical puzzle that would promise complex systems.

From the Hacking box

Just look for the best hacks at DefCon or any of the other common conventions. You’ll find things like this DefCon hacker with a bunch of magnetshomemade robot that defeated “smart” gun safety? Clearly the world’s best hackers aren’t just people reading a stack of books on network security. They are people who can quickly learn almost anything, and look at issues in ways that no one else can. That’s why a smart kid in a bedroom with a laptop can defeat a corporation’s security which has spent millions designing a security system. They’re confined within a box not even acknowledged by true hackers.

Hacker-adjacent Individuals and Activities

So what about hacking stuff, but aren’t they really? How do we draw the line anyway? Again there will always be confusion over the exact meaning of words but I think we can at least identify a few situations where the person in question is not even a hacker by their own admission. Perhaps the most relevant example is Web scammers who are using tactics such as fishing to compromise networks. Now techniques such as fishing, or using malware to infiltrate computers are things that hackers have developed. That is not to suggest that every person using these techniques or methods is a hacker. I’m not a doctor after all but I can stick a blood pressure monitor on you and press the button. The example here translates fairly well. DdoS softwaredeepfake is downloadable by anyone. That doesn’t mean they understand how any of it works, or they have the kind of thought necessary to make their own original hacks. That could be the defining factor in “true” hacking, actually. Doing original thing. Either by discovering new techniques, or using innovative new ways of using existing tools and methods.

Hacker Communities Generally, when choosing 4 K TVs, it is safer to choose larger panels as it enables a better image representation. Thus 4 K content would look better on a 55-inch screen than the same content on a 32-inch one. Most 4 K televisions come with the help of Hdr. Nevertheless bear in mind that not all content providers have Hdr content. There are also variations in the type of Hdr standards which support various 4 K Tvs. That said, as long as either Hdr10 Dolby Vision or Hybrid Log Gamma (Hlg) is enabled by the Screen, you should be good to go. Interestingly, many 4 K Tvs are smart TVs of their own. They come with a full Os that lets you install apps and even attach other smart devices. The form of the panel also indicates the visual quality and thus the cost. Most 4 K Tvs are backlit Led while Oled panels display the more expensive ones. Manufacturers also apply their own experience for distinction to these types of tables. Lastly, most 4 K Tvs offer a good port range with Hdmi being the most ubiquitous one. Some of the newer ones also support Hdmi Arc. Taking into account the above details, we will take a look at some of the best 4 K Tvs on the market in this article. So the 8 best 4 K TVs available on the market right now are without any further ado here.

1. Samsung Q9F.1001 Samsung Q9F Features: Q Engine; One Connect Box; Ambient Mode; Bixby Voice Remote Control; Universal Guide; SmartThings App Native Resolution: 4 K (2160p)@240Hz with Hdr10 Screen Size and Type: 65-inch Qled Dimensions (W x H x D): 57.1 x 34.1 x 14.2 in $2097.79 Samsung Q9F features a quantity-lit Qled display. A Qled panel is identical to a Led panel but the only difference is that Led light is passed through quantum dots to filter out excess blue wavelength. This offers enhanced contrasting colors and similar Hdr functionality to what Oleds is gaining. For a lag-free experience, the Q9F is powered by the Q Engine processor, and sports a bezel-less screen. Minimalism is the order of the day, so Samsung has chosen to do away with the cabling and instead offers a single fiber optic wire from the One Connect Box. The Q9F also offers an Ambient Mode that allows the TV to recognize the surrounding decor and blends to almost match it to look like a photo frame with some light background music. Also, the Samsung Q9F is a smart TV which runs on Samsung’s proprietary platform that is compatible with Samsung’s SmartThings platform that allows the remote control of all connected smart devices on the network. OneRemote is available for Bluetooth, and can be operated with the Bixby voice assistant. The Q9F supports variable refresh rate (Vrr) and Amd Freesync making it a great console gaming option especially when paired with the Xbox One X. Pros: excellent quality of the image; easy integration with other smart devices; suitable for

2 gaming. Toshiba 50Lf621U19

.1002 Toshiba 50Lf621U19 Native resolution: 4 K (2160p)@60Hz with Hdr10 Display size and type: 50-inch Led Inputs: 3x Hdmi with Arc; 1x Usb 2.0; 1x Composite in; 1x Rf out; 1x Ethernet; 1x Headphone jack; 1x Analog audio out Dimensions (W x H x D): 44.6 x 27.8 x 10.7 in The Toshiba 50Lf is one of the best 4 K Tvss. For Netflix Hbo and PlayStation Vue, you get access to all of Amazon’s premium content as well as preloaded games. The Toshiba 50Lf ensures smooth operation of the Ui with a dedicated quad-core Cpu and Gpu, and lag-free video playback. Fire Tv combines online content with your current satellite provider and allows you to use Alexa in different channels to tuning.Philips 43Pfl5603/F7 Features: Pixel Plus UltraHd; Backlight dimming; Hd to 4 K upscaling; 3D surround sound with Dolby Audio; NetTv interface; Dual band Wi-Fi Native Resolution: 4 K (2160p)@60Hz with Hdr10 Screen Size and Type: 43-inch Led Inputs: 3x Hdmi with Arc; 1x Usb 2.0; 1x Ethernet; 1x Optical Out; 1x Headphone Out; 1x Element in; 1x Rf in Philips 5603 For playing back supported content with strong dynamic range and vivid colors you get support for Hdr10. The Tv will automatically dim the backlight to ensure deep blacks, and also provides a refresh rate interpolation feature of 120 Hz Perfect Motion Rate. Philips uses its own NetTv platform to access streaming online providers like Netflix Hulu Sling Tv YouTube and more. The picture quality is on par with most 4 K TVs out there and this TV is one of the best in this price range with the support for screencasting your smartphone. Onboard sound has some problems so you’d do better with a soundbar. The browser included is kind of laggy and you can’t use applications other than Philips’s ones. Pros: Excellent value for money; Great picture quality Cons: Sound not really up to the mark; Can not install applications beyond what is pre-installed

.1004 Samsung 55Nu8500 Curved 8 Series Features: Dynamic crystal colour; Ultra slim array; Bixby Voice remote control; Universal Guide; SmartThings App Native Resolution: 4 K (2160p)@240Hz with Hdr10 + I The Nu8500 can offer big dynamic range of better colors and wider brightness and contrast with support for Hdr10 +. The Nu8500 also offers a gaming mode with reduced input lag and low latency when connected to a console like the Xbox One X or the PlayStation 4 Pro. Bixby-powered voice commands allow Tv breeze controlling and Samsung SmartThings app connectivity means controlling all smart devices in your home with just the Bixby Remote. One of the best performing 4 K TVs in the sub-$1000 range is the Samsung Nu8500. The only gripe is that it doesn’t have an Oled screen but the onboard upgrades for it more than makeup and give you the value of your money. Cons:

5, none as such. Sony Kd43X720E

.1005 The Sony Kd43X720E will fit the bill if you are looking for a budget 4 K Tv without the smart Tv bloat. You get nearly all the features seen on more costly Sony 4 K Tvs such as Motionflow Xr Hdr10 support for the X-Reality Pro engine and more. The Kd series doesn’t offer a smart Tv platform like Android Tv, but most streaming devices like Amazon’s Netflix Hulu Pandora etc are built right in. Setup via Wi-Fi is pretty easy although it may take some time for the remote to become used to it. Make sure to search the web for some recommended calibration settings to get the best out of this Tv as the stock settings may not suit everyone’s taste. The audio can initially sound dull but tweaking around the equalizer will significantly improve the quality of the recording. This Tv is also perfect for those who are looking for a big Pc monitor, as the size of 43 inches is very convenient. Built-in streaming services; Easy set-up Cons: Can not install third-party apps; Backlight bleeding; Remote is not very user-friendly

.1006 Lg Signature Oled65G7P Features: Picture-on-glass; Dolby Atmos audio; built-in soundbar; Pixel level dimming; webOs 3.5; Magic Remote Native Resolution: 4 K (2160p)@60Hz with Dolby Vi. It is costly but it is worth every penny for the quality of the image and the viewing experience. The G7P features an Oled panel which means inky blacks and bright whites as opposed to many other 4 K Tvs in this series. This Tv supports all major Hdr standards so you will always have an immersive viewing experience no matter what content you have. The Lg G7P will pull content from major online streaming services powered by webOs 3.5 and on top of that you’ll also get an app store for anything special. The G7P has a very slim profile — so slim that the image seems to be floating on the mirror. Also the Lg G7P comes with an integrated soundbar so you do not need to invest in a dedicated audio system. The Tv also supports Audio from Dolby Atmos to generate an enveloping sound effect. When it comes to picture quality on this Set, there is little that can go wrong. If you want the best 4 K Hdr viewing experience and price is absolutely no bar look no further. Cons: Cosy

7. Tcl S405

Offer.1007 Features: Direct-Light Led Technology; Dual-Band Wireless Ac; Roku Tv Remote; Roku Mobile Native Resolution App: 4 K (2160p)@120Hz with Hdr10 Screen Size and Type: 55-inch Led Platform: Roku Tv Inputs: 3x Hdmi with Arc; 1x Usb 2.0; 1x Rf in; 1x Composite in; 1x Headphone Jack; 1x Optical Output; 1x Ethernet Inputs: 3x Hdmi with Arc;Philips 43Pfl5603/F7 Features: Pixel Plus UltraHd; Backlight dimming; Hd to 4 K upscaling; 3D surround sound with Dolby Audio; NetTv interface; Dual band Wi-Fi Native Resolution: 4 K (2160p)@60Hz with Hdr10 Screen Size and Type: 43-inch Led Inputs: 3x Hdmi with Arc; 1x Usb 2.0; 1x Ethernet; 1x Optical Out; 1x Headphone Out; 1x Element in; 1x Rf in Philips 5603 For playing back supported content with strong dynamic range and vivid colors you get support for Hdr10. The Tv will automatically dim the backlight to ensure deep blacks, and also provides a refresh rate interpolation feature of 120 Hz Perfect Motion Rate. Philips uses its own NetTv platform to access streaming online providers like Netflix Hulu Sling Tv YouTube and more. The picture quality is on par with most 4 K TVs out there and this TV is one of the best in this price range with the support for screencasting your smartphone. Onboard sound has some problems so you’d do better with a soundbar. The browser included is kind of laggy and you can’t use applications other than Philips’s ones. Pros: Excellent value for money; Great picture quality Cons: Sound not really up to the mark; Can not install applications beyond what is pre-installed

.1004 Samsung 55Nu8500 Curved 8 Series Features: Dynamic crystal colour; Ultra slim array; Bixby Voice remote control; Universal Guide; SmartThings App Native Resolution: 4 K (2160p)@240Hz with Hdr10 + I The Nu8500 can offer big dynamic range of better colors and wider brightness and contrast with support for Hdr10 +. The Nu8500 also offers a gaming mode with reduced input lag and low latency when connected to a console like the Xbox One X or the PlayStation 4 Pro. Bixby-powered voice commands allow Tv breeze controlling and Samsung SmartThings app connectivity means controlling all smart devices in your home with just the Bixby Remote. One of the best performing 4 K TVs in the sub-$1000 range is the Samsung Nu8500. The only gripe is that it doesn’t have an Oled screen but the onboard upgrades for it more than makeup and give you the value of your money. Cons:

5, none as such. Sony Kd43X720E

.1005 The Sony Kd43X720E will fit the bill if you are looking for a budget 4 K Tv without the smart Tv bloat. You get nearly all the features seen on more costly Sony 4 K Tvs such as Motionflow Xr Hdr10 support for the X-Reality Pro engine and more. The Kd series doesn’t offer a smart Tv platform like Android Tv, but most streaming devices like Amazon’s Netflix Hulu Pandora etc are built right in. Setup via Wi-Fi is pretty easy although it may take some time for the remote to become used to it. Make sure to search the web for some recommended calibration settings to get the best out of this Tv as the stock settings may not suit everyone’s taste. The audio can initially sound dull but tweaking around the equalizer will significantly improve the quality of the recording. This Tv is also perfect for those who are looking for a big Pc monitor, as the size of 43 inches is very convenient. Built-in streaming services; Easy set-up Cons: Can not install third-party apps; Backlight bleeding; Remote is not very user-friendly

.1006 Lg Signature Oled65G7P Features: Picture-on-glass; Dolby Atmos audio; built-in soundbar; Pixel level dimming; webOs 3.5; Magic Remote Native Resolution: 4 K (2160p)@60Hz with Dolby Vi. It is costly but it is worth every penny for the quality of the image and the viewing experience. The G7P features an Oled panel which means inky blacks and bright whites as opposed to many other 4 K Tvs in this series. This Tv supports all major Hdr standards so you will always have an immersive viewing experience no matter what content you have. The Lg G7P will pull content from major online streaming services powered by webOs 3.5 and on top of that you’ll also get an app store for anything special. The G7P has a very slim profile — so slim that the image seems to be floating on the mirror. Also the Lg G7P comes with an integrated soundbar so you do not need to invest in a dedicated audio system. The Tv also supports Audio from Dolby Atmos to generate an enveloping sound effect. When it comes to picture quality on this Set, there is little that can go wrong. If you want the best 4 K Hdr viewing experience and price is absolutely no bar look no further. Cons: Cosy

7. Tcl S405

Offer.1007 Features: Direct-Light Led Technology; Dual-Band Wireless Ac; Roku Tv Remote; Roku Mobile Native Resolution App: 4 K (2160p)@120Hz with Hdr10 Screen Size and Type: 55-inch Led Platform: Roku Tv Inputs: 3x Hdmi with Arc; 1x Usb 2.0; 1x Rf in; 1x Composite in; 1x Headphone Jack; 1x Optical Output; 1x Ethernet Inputs: 3x Hdmi with Arc;8. Samsung Qn55Q7C Curved

.1008 Samsung Qn55Q7C Curved Features: Q Engine; One Attach Box; Ambient Mode; Bixby Voice Remote; Universal Guide; SmartThings App; Wi-Fi Display Size and Type: 55-inch Qled Inputs: 4x Hdmi with Arc; 2x Usb 2.0; 1x Part in; 1x Composite In; 1x Rf in (Terrestrial); 1x Ethernet Dimensions (W x 2.0; 1x Composite In; 1x Rf in (Satellite); The Q7C is made to impress and as a picture frame, it fits flush with the wall. The OneConnect box provides a single, invisible link to the TV and helps the cable management a lot. Bixby will enable the included OneRemote voice, and the Tv app is compatible with Samsung’s SmartThings platform for controlling other smart devices from the same remote. Needless to say, the Samsung Q7C’s picture quality is amazing. Although it’s not really an Oled panel the upgrades included make sure you don’t miss the experience. Cons: None as such

Final Thoughts

Dear readers, our suggestions for buying the best 4 K Tvs in 2018 were these. As you can see, the options are fantastic, so it can be disappointing to zero on a standard. Fortunately we did the heavy lifting at TechNadu to present the best 4 K Tvs that merit your attention. Note that in any viewing experience the consistency of the panel is the most important factor and all the other features are just add-ons. Suppliers of good quality panels are small so do not be surprised to find the quality of the pictures more or less consistent across brands.