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4K and HDR video arrive on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs
— 11:44 AM on May 13, 2015

Even in the age of Netflix, work continues on newer and better optical media formats. The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that it's finished the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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Verizon to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion
— 10:27 AM on May 12, 2015

Remember AOL? You know, the dial-up Internet provider who used to send you all those free CDs? Well, the company has since transformed itself into...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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PCs will get HBO Now at launch
— 6:00 AM on March 10, 2015

Turns out that Apple's HBO Now "exclusive" isn't so much. According to an HBO press release published by Engadget, PCs will also be able...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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New PowerVR H.265 encoders promise big efficiency gains
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Imagination Technologies is unveiling new products at the Mobile World Congress this week. Among them: the PowerVR Series5 family of video encoders, which are designed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Chromecast support is coming to VLC media player
— 2:59 PM on February 17, 2015

Beaming videos from VLC media player to your TV may soon be easier than ever. As PocketLint reports, the latest VLC changelog suggests...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Sub-$100 Diamond box captures video to SD cards, Ethernet shares
— 10:35 AM on January 7, 2015

We don't often hear from Diamond, but the company is at this year's CES with some new products, including a curious capture box that can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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With Forge TV, Razer aims to bring PC gaming to the living room
— 9:43 AM on January 6, 2015

Everyone seems to be trying to crack PC gaming in the living room lately, and Razer has just thrown its hat into the ring...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices Game consoles

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Chromecast now lets guests take over your TV
— 11:48 AM on December 11, 2014

Google has added a new feature to its Chromecast dongle: the ability to beam content from guests even if they aren't connected to your...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10
— 11:46 AM on November 26, 2014

Microsoft is doubling down on support for exotic media formats. After introducing MKV support in build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems Windows

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Skype for Web runs in your web browser (maybe)
— 10:50 AM on November 14, 2014

Skype is now officially a web app. While Outlook.com users have had access to a barebones version of the software for some time, Microsoft

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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The Leviathan is Razer's new sound bar
— 9:36 AM on October 29, 2014

Besides its gaming peripherals and case licensing program, Razer also has a line of audio products. The firm has now expanded that family...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Amazon goes after Chromecast with Fire TV Stick
— 9:10 AM on October 27, 2014

I guess everybody's going after Google's Chromecast dongle. After Mozilla's Matchstick, here comes Amazon and the Fire TV Stick.

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Biostar mini PC combines Bay Trail quad with USB audio
— 10:27 AM on October 20, 2014

On the surface, Biostar's new iDEQ-T1 looks like yet another Bay Tray-powered mini PC. It has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia

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FCC docs hint at Chromecast dongle with 5GHz Wi-Fi
— 6:00 AM on October 17, 2014

Google's $35 Chromecast dongle is a pretty nifty way to get videos and other content from PCs and mobile devices to an HDTV. The current...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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HBO to launch standalone streaming service in 2015
— 5:03 PM on October 15, 2014

Next year, you may be able to watch Game of Thrones as it airs without a cable subscription... and without resorting to less-than-legal avenues. Time...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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