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Next-gen high-res video faces new fees and uncertainty

So-called 4K video could arrive later and cost more because of a surprise royalty demand for a certain video compression technology.

By March 26, 2015


Impressive dreamlike video features 100 dancing robot balls

Dancing with a room full of robots is more graceful -- and more complicated -- than you might think. CNET's Michael Franco talks to the filmmaker who made it happen.

By September 30, 2015


Patent group to lower barrier for sharper next-gen video

Facing resistance from streaming-media companies, an industry group agrees to lower patent licensing fees that stand in the way of the shift to "4K" high-resolution video.

By September 24, 2015


Apple, Google, others settle antipoaching lawsuit for $415 million

US District Judge Lucy Koh has approved the settlement, which is $90.5 million more than a previous offer she rejected last year.

By September 3, 2015


Tech giants join forces to hasten high-quality online video

The alliance, which includes Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Netflix, pledges to build next-generation video technology -- and offer it for free.

By September 1, 2015


Many psychology experiments aren't replicated, study shows

Technically Incorrect: A research study involving attempts to confirm the results of 270 studies in the top-ranking scientific journals of 2008, 64 percent of studies weren't confirmed.

By August 28, 2015


Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

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.

By August 28, 2015


Retail video game industry begins bidding farewell to Xbox 360, PS3

Sales of older game hardware plummet yet again, but the game industry is ready to move on.

By August 13, 2015


​New fees cast shadow on next-gen high-quality streaming video

It looked like compression technology for superhigh-quality video would be free for watching movies and TV online. Not so, according to a new patent-licensing group that wants a cut of the revenue.

By July 22, 2015


Should you buy your cat a smart water fountain?

The Pura is a smart water fountain that tracks your pet's thirst, but some felines may outwit it.

By July 15, 2015