What I use
How Multicore gets made
Last week I mentioned I was figuring out year-end ideas because there's hardly anything topical to write about as we move into December. Commenter Ravi suggested that it'd be good to hear about tech that I actually use myself, as opposed to the products I review throughout the year.
Okay! Why not. You can consider this my on-the-record statement of devices that I endorse as of December 1st, 2023 — or at least the things that I get by with and haven't got around to upgrading. This is the tech that brings Multicore from my home to you.
Huawei — yes, that Huawei — makes my favourite monitor in the world. The 28.2" MateView is a “4K+” display with a 3:2 aspect ratio: in other words, it's taller. It's as wide as a 27” 4K monitor and has the same 3840 horizontal pixels, but you get 400 extra vertical pixels for a total of 2560.
I prefer basically everything about this to standard 16:9 4K panels, and it's even a big upgrade on the 16:10 monitors that used to be commonplace. (Pour one out for the Dell UltraSharp U2412M that everyone at The Verge used 11 years ago.) Vertical space is always at a premium when you're reading, writing, and monitoring feeds, and for some reason Huawei is the only company with a good solution today.