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Patent holders cut streaming fees for next-gen video tech

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.

By September 30, 2014

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Improve VLC playback with GPU decoding

Have issues with stuttering H.264 files in VLC? Try today's tip to improve your video playback in Windows.

April 12, 2013

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Google's Web-video ambitions bump into hard reality

The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.

By September 12, 2014

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New Marvell chip takes a stab at ultra HD for TVs

The Armada 1500 Pro 4K uses Marvell's software to amp up a full-HD signal into something closer to ultra HD.

By September 10, 2014

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Philips TVs combine Android, 4K resolution with moody backlighting

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.

By September 4, 2014

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Hackers find security weaknesses with the Lifx smart LED

A British security firm exposed a vulnerability within this popular smart LED, prompting a quick fix.

By July 7, 2014

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Sharp enters 4K fray, for realzies this time

Up till now, Sharp had one 4K TV and a bunch of psuedo-4K models known as Quattron Plus. Now the company has announced a pair of new TVs with full-fledged 4K resolution.

By June 25, 2014

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A Tour of Bletchley Park: Codebreaking that helped win WWII, and the birthplace of the modern computer

Estimated to have taken two years off WWII, saving countless lives, the code and cipherbreaking of Bletchley Park was instrumental to the Allies' win. Here's a photo tour of this once-secret pantheon of codebreaking, and the birthplace of the modern computer.

By May 30, 2014

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Can aptX give you better sound over Bluetooth?

Sound quality over Bluetooth is often lacking. A technology called aptX promises "CD-like" sound over Bluetooth. So what's aptX?

By May 23, 2014

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TV tech explainer: Every HDTV technology decoded

Don't let numbers and marketing terms like 240Hz, 1080p, LED, contrast ratio, and 4K confuse you. Find out what they all mean -- and which ones matter -- here.

By December 3, 2012