Next Big Thing
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.
DisplayPort technology lost out to HDMI in the marketplace, but it could get some help from next-gen USB connectors coming in 2015. Don't kiss those copper cables goodbye just yet.
PCI Express has lasted more than a decade, and faster speeds should extend its longevity as a key enabler of computing power. Also coming: adaptations for the mobile market.
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.
The gaming industry generated $791.1 million in revenue in the US in October, according to market researcher NPD, a 5 percent increase over the same period in 2012.
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.
New details point to Asus as the next Nexus 10 maker.
Just because some say they can, doesn't mean they should. Based on the latest graphics hardware no one should expect great 4K gaming in this next generation of consoles.
Looking forward to native 4K gaming on one of the new breed of consoles? Don't hold your breath for a great experience.
Fourth-gen Core i-series "Haswell" CPUs promise big leaps in performance and battery life.