Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.
Android OS, app and device news
Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is a capable color touch-screen e-book reader that offers much of the functionality of an Android tablet for half the price of an iPad.
Dubbed Project Rigel, the mobile app will let people retouch photos on iPhones and iPads. It is slated to make its debut at Adobe's conference for digital creators in October.
While it doesn't offer much to distinguish itself from other Android tablets, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a decent 7-inch tablet at an affordable price.
Skylanders: Trap Team is a return to a simpler form, with new elements that prove the franchise is definitely around for the long haul.
Get the new school year off on the right foot with apps and services
Silk Labs wants to weave its software and services into all the new networked devices coming to homes of the future. Behind it: a trio fresh from the ambitious Firefox OS smartphone project.
From the Cheapskate: Also on tap today: a free password manager, and the return of the $20 Chromecast!
More than eight out of 10 Android smartphone owners are likely to buy another Android-based device. Apple's iOS is trailing slightly behind, according to a market researcher.
Apple's iOS 8 launched last September, while Android Lollipop hit the market in November. So why is there such a huge gap in their adoption numbers?