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The streaming-music wars are on, with Apple Music and Spotify now locked in a battle on price, features and artist selection. But how do they compare on sound quality? We put them head-to-head to find out.
CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.
Tidal is a new subscription streaming service which offers truly lossless music -- and the promise of a better deal for the artists.
One of the biggest video sites on the Net will use Google's next-generation video compression technology after it's fully defined on June 17.
Nokia refuses to license patents it says are needed to use Google's video technology, sullying Google's earlier patent deal. But WebRTC could still spread VP8 widely, lowering Web video costs for startups and schools.
Agreement with patent-licensing group clears the way for wider adoption of the Web giant's streaming-video platform WebM.
The older VP8 hasn't taken the world by storm, but VP9 could give Google a fresh start in its attempt to popularize royalty-free video streaming.
Ripping your music CDs to multiple file formats can take a very long time, unless you're able to rip them simultaneously.
Microsoft helped create new technology for improving online audio and speech. Now the company's fighting against it. How'd that happen?
Sonos announces support for Amazon's Cloud Player allowing users to upload their iTunes libraries to the cloud and play them back on their Sonos systems.