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The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra allows users to set the display to either 60Hz or 120Hz. (Picture: Chris Chang/Abacus)
Smartphones

Fancy phones now have higher refresh rates but should you buy one?

21 May 2020 - 11:19AM

Refresh rate measures how often a display updates itself with new images. The higher the refresh rate, the smoother the image on the screen. 

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra allows users to set the display to either 60Hz or 120Hz. (Picture: Chris Chang/Abacus)

Fancy phones now have higher refresh rates but should you buy one?

Refresh rate measures how often a display updates itself with new images. The higher the refresh rate, the smoother the image on the screen. 

21 May 2020 - 11:19AM

How live-streaming site Huya uses mobile to beat its larger competitor at its own game

Huya is a popular game-centric live-streaming platform in China known for its strong presence in mobile esports. Backed by YY and Tencent, Huya is the main competitor to Douyu.

21 Nov 2019 - 10:05AM

Cloud gaming’s promise is why Microsoft, Google and Tencent are all diving in

Cloud gaming is like streaming video, but for games. Games run on servers in the cloud, sending video streams to your device -- meaning you can play virtually any game on any device, no downloads needed.

20 Sep 2019 - 8:10AM
How live-streaming site Huya uses mobile to beat its larger competitor at its own game

How live-streaming site Huya uses mobile to beat its larger competitor at its own game

Huya is a popular game-centric live-streaming platform in China known for its strong presence in mobile esports. Backed by YY and Tencent, Huya is the main competitor to Douyu.

21 Nov 2019 - 10:05AM
Cloud Gaming

Cloud gaming’s promise is why Microsoft, Google and Tencent are all diving in

Cloud gaming is like streaming video, but for games. Games run on servers in the cloud, sending video streams to your device -- meaning you can play virtually any game on any device, no downloads needed.

Cloud gaming is like streaming video, but for games. Games run on servers in the cloud, sending video streams to your device -- meaning you can play virtually any game on any device, no downloads needed.

20 Sep 2019 - 8:10AM
Apps

In China, where you live determines the tech you use

Even though there's no official definition, cities in China are often informally slotted into four tiers. In general, higher-tier cities are larger and wealthier compared to lower-tier ones. 

Even though there's no official definition, cities in China are often informally slotted into four tiers. In general, higher-tier cities are larger and wealthier compared to lower-tier ones. 

20 Sep 2019 - 8:10AM

Kuaishou is China’s original short-video king, and it now hosts ‘little shops’ and live streaming

Kuaishou is China’s second largest short video app. After growing largely from popularity in China’s rural areas and lower-tier cities, Kuaishou moved into live streaming, ecommerce and long-form videos in the face of more competition.

20 Sep 2019 - 8:10AM
Kuaishou is China’s original short-video king, and it now hosts ‘little shops’ and live streaming

How Douyu won the live-streaming war to become China’s Twitch

Douyu is one of China’s two largest live-streaming sites with a focus on game-related content. By out-fundraising rivals and poaching top streamers, it survived China’s live streaming war in 2016 to become an industry giant.

20 Sep 2019 - 8:10AM
How Douyu won the live-streaming war to become China’s Twitch

In China, where you live determines the tech you use

Even though there's no official definition, cities in China are often informally slotted into four tiers. In general, higher-tier cities are larger and wealthier compared to lower-tier ones. 

20 Sep 2019 - 8:10AM

Kuaishou is China’s original short-video king, and it now hosts ‘little shops’ and live streaming

Kuaishou is China’s second largest short video app. After growing largely from popularity in China’s rural areas and lower-tier cities, Kuaishou moved into live streaming, ecommerce and long-form videos in the face of more competition.

20 Sep 2019 - 8:10AM

How Douyu won the live-streaming war to become China’s Twitch

Douyu is one of China’s two largest live-streaming sites with a focus on game-related content. By out-fundraising rivals and poaching top streamers, it survived China’s live streaming war in 2016 to become an industry giant.

20 Sep 2019 - 8:10AM
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