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Google's VP9 video codec nearly done; YouTube will use it

One of the biggest video sites on the Net will use Google's next-generation video compression technology after it's fully defined on June 17.

By May 10, 2013

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Google, Nokia face off in video codec dispute

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.

By March 29, 2013

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Google reaches deal with MPEG LA over its VP8 video codec

Agreement with patent-licensing group clears the way for wider adoption of the Web giant's streaming-video platform WebM.

By March 7, 2013

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Virtual reality becomes reality (Next Big Thing, Episode 6)

Virtual reality is getting real, and not just for gaming. Forget 4G, the buzz is building around 5G. And the 4K TV discussion now focuses on the content.

By May 22, 2014

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Microsoft releases codec pack for RAW files

A Windows user and photographer? You can now grab an update to Microsoft's camera codec pack that adds RAW file format support for 34 new cameras.

By December 12, 2012

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Push for Ultra HD 4K forces picture quality tradeoffs

It's an easy sell: Four times the resolution of HD. The numbers are easy to understand, 2160p easily identifiable as more than 1080p. Every manufacturer is pushing their top-of-the-line 4K TVs as the next generation of superlative picture quality. But resolution is just one aspect of picture quality. Is it possible that by focusing so intently on this one, easily marketed, improvement, that other aspects are getting neglected, or worse, diminished? The short answer? Yep. Here's how.

By March 26, 2014

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Firefox 28 aims for easier media playback

Next-generation, plug-in-free media playback support is the keystone of Firefox 28 for desktops and Android. Meanwhile, it's a hard day for the 1,000 or so people using Firefox in Windows Metro.

By March 18, 2014

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Free startup manager beats Windows 8.1's built-in tools

The Task Manager utility doesn't always provide the information you need to decide whether your system's auto-start apps really need to load each time your PC boots. No such worries with Autoruns.

By February 13, 2014

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Vimeo speeds its online videos, goes HTML5 by default

The online video site has overhauled its video player for shorter waits for video, better sharing, and more accessibility and Web standards support.

By January 7, 2014

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Audience's VoiceQ keeps smartphone ears perked for your commands

At CES 2014, Audience's family of processors offer accurate always-on voice command technology in mobile devices, without draining battery.

By January 6, 2014