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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?
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.
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.
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.
With only a single machine that still has a DVD drive, Apple is close to finishing something it began nearly six years ago.
Not every flat-screen feature is created equal. Here are a few of our favorite technologies of the high-definition TV era.
An announcement by Singulus Technologies, a maker of replication machines that produce Blu-ray discs, points toward a new standard for 4K Blu-ray.
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.
Researchers are using the geometry of paper folding to come up with futuristic antennas that can retract and compress.
Commentary: Microsoft saw it could boost sales by unbundling the Kinect. Nintendo might gain from a similar strategy.