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next-generation discs

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What is 4K UHD? Next-generation resolution explained

From the World Cup to Netflix, in 2014 you're going to start hearing a lot more about 4K resolution or 'Ultra HD.' But what is it? And more importantly, do you want it?

By January 23, 2012

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TV Buying Guide

CNET breaks out the most important things to know when shopping for a new television.

By January 31, 2014

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4K Blu-ray discs arriving in 2015 to fight streaming media

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.

By September 5, 2014

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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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Apple's plan to wipe out disc drives is nearly complete

With only a single machine that still has a DVD drive, Apple is close to finishing something it began nearly six years ago.

By October 26, 2013

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10 best TV technologies

Not every flat-screen feature is created equal. Here are a few of our favorite technologies of the high-definition TV era.

By August 4, 2014

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100GB discs point to 4K Blu-ray

An announcement by Singulus Technologies, a maker of replication machines that produce Blu-ray discs, points toward a new standard for 4K Blu-ray.

By September 12, 2013

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Tech Retrospect: WWDC roundup and Amazon's product tease

Apple's developer conference made waves, but not for the right reasons. Also, Amazon teased a product launch, and Nook goes on life support. Here's your week in review.

By June 6, 2014

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Origami unfolds a new world of shape-shifting electronics

Researchers are using the geometry of paper folding to come up with futuristic antennas that can retract and compress.

By May 22, 2014