The HBO comedian wonders why the hardware and software guarding the United States' nuclear warheads are so out of date.
The new HEVC standard can squeeze 3,840x2,160 pixels at 50 frames per second into a radio-frequency broadcast. Not many have the high-end electronics needed to watch, though.
High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265, promises twice the compression possible with Blu-ray’s best video compression methods. But how does it work, and is it enough to get us better-looking 4K content?
Impelled by a need to support emoji characters, Mozilla, Adobe, Microsoft, and Google are working to standardize technology for showing fonts that aren't just black and white.
Plenty of patents are involved in HEVC, the leading technology contender for compressing 4K video. Several big names still haven't signed up for an effort to ease licensing.
With VLC 2.1.1, VideoLAN continues to sidestep the software patent licensing minefield of video compression. Meanwhile, open-source allies put muscle behind the new Daala codec.
HDBaseT, which can send massive amounts of audio, video, and data hundreds of feet over cheap, simple Cat 5 Ethernet cables, is coming to an AV device near you.
CERN set the Web on fire by releasing open software without royalty payment requirements. Two decades later, proprietary technology has found a foothold.
A new version of the video compression software is designed to ease use of Web video, producing HTML code for both H.264 and VP8.
Nokia says Google is trying to force VP8 down the computing industry's throat, but Google is backing up its free video technology with patent deals and help with HTC's legal defense against Nokia.