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  • HEVC: The case for accelerated adoption

    November 4, 2013

    High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265) is one of the most important technologies of the decade. HEVC is expected to deliver the same visual quality as Advanced Video Coding (AVC) or H.264/MPEG-4 while using about half the bandwidth, enabling distributors to deliver HD video to mobile devices at reduced bandwidth...

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    www.v-net.tv
  • New 6TB HDD from HGST designed with data centres in mind

    November 4, 2013

    Meet the first 6TB hard disk drive, one launched by HGST, a Western Digital Company, and designed to tackle the red hot hyperscale market where the demand for capacity storage rather than performance is exploding. The new drive is the first one to use helium rather than air as the medium in which the platters...

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    www.news-republic.com
  • 4k for consumers will never be a broadcast service -- from the start it's IP delivery

    November 4, 2013

    Netflix, the TV and film streaming service, has started testing "ultra high definition" video. Also known as 4K the technology offers four times the amount of detail as 1080p high-definition content. Netflix said it plans to offer the first titles in 4K to customers next year. But some analysts question whether...

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    www.bbc.co.uk
  • Dimenco Displays and NGC Executed 12k Video Wall in Tokyo

    November 4, 2013

    Dimenco Displays and NGC have launched a gigantic video wall, composed of six 50” Glasses-Free 3D 4K displays in Chuo University of Tokyo. The project was completed on September 27th  at Chuo University in Tokyo on September 27th. Six (2 vertical x 3 horizontal) 50” 4K displays formed an enormous video wall of...

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    www.display-central.com
  • Holding Music History In Your Hands: Why Archives Matter

    November 1, 2013

    How much are lost sounds worth? That's a complicated question. Record collectors have been jacking up the value of rare music since at least the swing era, when the writer Leonard Feather popularized the term "moldy fig" to describe jazz fans who only liked the old stuff. As time went on and the old stuff got even...

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    www.npr.org
  • Smithsonian Institution Remix Competition

    November 1, 2013

    The Smithsonian Institution has begun posting collections of sounds from their archives, and they are unlike anything else you’ll hear on the web, like recordings of frogs and insects from the Encyclopedia of Life to astrophysical observatory sounds.

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    www.infofilm.nl
  • FCC Issues Video Programming Rule Requiring Navigation Devices be Accessible to Blind, Deaf

    November 1, 2013

    The U.S. government has issued a rule requiring video equipment manufacturers—including the makers of devices used for streaming—and the producers of connected software ensure that the video-programming navigation devices in those products are “more easily” accessed by individuals who are blind or visually impaired,...

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    www.streamingmedia.com
  • One Format Does Not Fit All

    October 31, 2013

    I wish I had a quick and easy answer when colleagues ask what file format they should use to create and archive digital moving images. The US Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative Audio-Visual Working Group, has four subgroups working on informative guidance products to help answer the age-old question...

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    blogs.loc.gov
  • Radio Isn’t Going Away

    October 31, 2013

    A few days ago a column ran in this space — “Seismic Shifts Remake the Radio Industry” — written by Paul Goldstein, a consultant for new media companies. While there truly is a seismic shift in perception of broadcast radio and the facts surrounding it, it’s not the one that Goldstein claims, and the facts — and the...

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    allthingsd.com
  • Fast Is Beautiful, But Size Matters

    October 30, 2013

    Media and Entertainment professionals face daunting challenges with ever evolving digital workflows, higher resolution formats and higher frame rate content. With the arrival of 4K and talk of 8K content in less than a decade, these trends don’t look like they are slowing down any time soon.  This will place new...

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    www.forbes.com
  • A Stanford startup’s Wi-Fi radio advancement could maximize wireless capacity

    October 30, 2013

    A Stanford startup has created a circuit and algorithm that cancels interference, allowing incoming and outgoing signals to utilize the same frequency. You can think of most wireless networks like superhighways: inbound and outbound data signals travel in their own dedicated frequencies just as inbound and outbound...

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    gigaom.com
  • ConnecTV second-screen TV companion app adds 6-second clip-and-share functionality

    October 29, 2013

    ConnecTV, the second-screen app that syncs to whatever you’re watching on TV for an information-rich, social sharing experience, is today rolling out a new feature that lets you select 6-second clips and share them via Twitter, Facebook, and email. The Vine- and Instagram-like clipping feature automatically loads...

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    www.slashgear.com
  • MIT's 110-core Execution Migration CPU chip moves instructions to the data

    October 29, 2013

    Computer scientists at MIT have developed a 110-core CPU chip based on a new architecture in which, instead of bringing data across the chip to the core that happens to want it, the program is moved to the core where the data is stored. In practice, this new architecture reduces the amount of on-chip data exchange...

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    www.gizmag.com
  • Million-Year Data Storage Disk Unveiled

    October 21, 2013

    Magnetic hard discs can store data for little more than a decade. But nanotechnologists have now designed and built a disk that can store data for a million years or more. Back in 1956, IBM introduced the world’s first commercial computer capable of storing data on a magnetic disk drive. The IBM 305 RAMAC used fifty...

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    www.technologyreview.com
  • Patience kiddies: When 5G finally arrives, it’ll have something for everyone

    October 18, 2013

    The next-gen wireless network will have to handle billions of devices and myriad traffic types, so let’s give it some time, okay? 5G networks are sort of like unicorns. Folks talk about them but they don’t exist. The difference is that 5G technology will be real in five to 10 years and it’s actually important for...

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    gigaom.com
  • New software could allow cyborg insects to map buildings

    October 16, 2013

    Living remote-control cockroaches are now a thing. They actually exist. Besides wowing people and sparking ethics debates, however, the cyborg insects may ultimately have some very worthwhile applications. A team led by North Carolina State University's Dr. Edgar Lobaton has brought one of those applications a step...

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    www.gizmag.com
  • Netflix VP: Chromecast could take second-screen TV mainstream

    October 16, 2013

    Netflix isn’t going to produce elaborate second-screen apps with a whole bunch of additional content any time soon. Instead, it’s investing in second-screen control – and having high hopes for Chromecast. Netflix is running on hundreds of devices, but these days, the company seems to be particularly excited about...

  • BBC moves to the cloud with new iPlayer processing platform

    October 14, 2013

    The BBC has replaced its “aging” iPlayer infrastructure and moved live processing into the cloud with a new in-house system called Video Factory. In an official blog post, Marina Kalkanis, head of live services, programmes and on-demand for the BBC’s Future Media division, said that the BBC’s previous On Demand...

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    www.digitaltveurope.net
  • Ray Dolby Tribute

    September 13, 2013

    Ray Dolby was an inventor, innovator and leader. His legacy touches everyone who enjoys great sound and vision.

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    vimeo.com
  • Canon captures fireflies in darkness with prototype high-sensitivity CMOS sensor

    September 13, 2013

    Back in March, Canon unveiled a new high-sensitivity 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor that can record Full HD video in extreme low-light conditions. The sensor is so sensitive that Canon was able use it to record a meteor shower and a room lit by the light of a burning incense stick. Six months on, Canon has released a...

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    www.digitaltrends.com
  • When “effortless” is anything but: Today’s cloud washing is all about hybrid

    September 12, 2013

    For the past few years cloud washing was a practice IT vendors used to paint their not-necessarily-cloudy products as cloudy. It was widespread and obnoxious. It would be nice to say that the trend dissipated, but that is not the case. It has just morphed into hybrid cloud washing. Hybrid is everywhere. As companies...

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    gigaom.com
  • Watch the Visual Effects Reel Behind Pacific Rim's Awesome Prologue

    September 12, 2013

    If you watched Pacific Rim, you'd know how incredible the giant mechs looked and how unforgettably beautiful the prologue that provided the backstory for the movie was. And though ILM did most of the VFX in the film, Guillermo del Toro's Mirada studio was the team responsible for the effects in the prologue. Here's...

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    gizmodo.com
  • Leak: Next-Gen 4K Blu-Ray Discs Pack 100GB of Data

    September 12, 2013

    While the Blu-ray Disc Association may not have made any official noises about the existence of 4K Blu-ray discs, a leak from a disc manufacturer reveals that they're on the way—and they pack 100GB of delicious data. TechRadar reports that disc manufacturer Singulus has stated that it will provide "the machine...

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    gizmodo.com
  • Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

    September 11, 2013

    Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your finger and your friend's ear together form a speaker that lets your friend hear your message. The trick depends...

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    www.popsci.com
  • How Warner Bros Transformed The Wizard of Oz into an IMAX Classic

    September 11, 2013

    1939's The Wizard of Oz is the standard bearer of cinema's Golden Age. The live action fantasy classic has become an integral part of the pop culture lexicon, endlessly parodied, referenced, and retold in everything from children's books to ultra-porn. And now it is coming back—to an even bigger silver screen. In...

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    gizmodo.com

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