The company's NAB announcements for upgrades and new products look like some really useful features.
So-called 4K video could arrive later and cost more because of a surprise royalty demand for a certain video compression technology.
By using HTML5 by default to deliver YouTube video, Google helps the Web root out Adobe's Flash. The next challenge for the Web: competing with mobile apps.
Adaptec's GameBridgeTV is unique in letting you connect game consoles to a PC, but its DVR performance is inconsistent.
HEVC, a new standard for compressing 4K video, will be cheaper for many companies to use than its industry-dominating predecessor. Maybe Google's competition helped.
Those who want movies with the very highest quality will be keen on 4K Blu-ray's better resolution, color, and dynamic range. Yet millions seem happy with streaming video, despite its shortcomings.
TP Vision, trying to find a way to excite TV buyers, reveals three models at the IFA trade show that marry Google's smart-TV technology with lots of pixels.
The HBO comedian wonders why the hardware and software guarding the United States' nuclear warheads are so out of date.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?