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New Mac malware disguised with right-to-left encoding trick

Signed with a valid Apple ID, Backdoor:Python/Janicab.A uses a Unicode trick to pass as a standard document instead of an application.

By July 15, 2013

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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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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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Can an armadillo paper airplane fly? Autodesk says yes

Autodesk researchers have developed a Pteromys, a tool that lets anyone design a paper airplane that will fly, no matter how outlandish.

By August 9, 2014

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Over-the-air 4K broadcast of French Open? You bet

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.

By May 27, 2014

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Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.

By March 20, 2014

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Patent licensing terms still murky for next-gen video

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.

By January 17, 2014

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How to see which apps drain the battery most in Mavericks

The programs you use will drain your laptop's battery at different rates. Here is how to quickly find the greediest in OS X Mavericks.

By November 4, 2013

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Encode videos with a single click

On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you how to convert movies straight from Finder in OS X Lion without fussing with extra programs.

July 2, 2012

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Secure SMS app Wickr finally hits Android

Wickr's flavor of secure text messaging, protected in part by the encryption technique called Perfect Forward Secrecy, lands on Android in a new beta.

By September 16, 2013