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Researchers demo vector-based video codec
— 1:13 PM on December 13, 2012

Modern video codecs rely on pixels to represent moving pictures. That method works well enough, but there are some inherent problems. Lower-resolution videos can't be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

Downloaded documentary tells Napster's story
— 10:49 AM on December 10, 2012

Napster forever changed not only the music industry, but also the Internet. The seminal music sharing service was a revelation when it was released in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

Apple's U.S. manufacturing may be more automated
— 9:42 AM on December 10, 2012

Last week, we learned that Apple plans to sink $100 million into U.S. manufacturing. Some of the company's new iMacs are already being...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

Apple to invest in U.S. manufacturing; Foxconn, too
— 6:00 AM on December 6, 2012

Bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. was a hot topic during the presidential campaign earlier this year. Now, it seems, the world's highest-valued firm is...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Some new iMacs are 'Assembled in USA'
— 6:00 AM on December 3, 2012

Well, this is interesting. In its teardown of the freshly released 2012 Apple iMac, iFixit found an unexpected detail: the words "Assembled in USA"...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Bloomberg: Apple eyes homebrewed chips for Macs
— 5:49 PM on November 5, 2012

Over the past several years, Apple has spent a sizable chunk of change to bring iDevice chip development in-house. We've long heard rumblings that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac

Reports: Apple fires iOS, retail chiefs
— 6:00 AM on October 30, 2012

Wow. Lots of big news this week already: the new Google hardware, the Windows Phone 8 launch, AMD partnering up with ARM, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

Apple earnings grow, still disappoint Wall Street
— 9:47 AM on October 26, 2012

Reading the news headlines out there, you'd think Apple's latest quarterly results were dismal. "Apple Inc delivered a second straight quarter of disappointing results...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

Apple refreshes everything but kitchen sink, adds iPad mini
— 2:30 PM on October 23, 2012

Everyone was expecting Apple to introduce the iPad mini at today's event—and maybe a 13" version of the Retina MacBook Pro, too. Apple delivered on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

Rumor: Mini iPad, 13'' Retina MacBook to launch on October 23
— 9:32 AM on October 15, 2012

Apple will unleash bite-sized versions of two of its products next week, if we're to believe the folks at 9to5Mac. Quoting "a consistently reliable source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

Former Samsung, AMD chip exec defects to Apple
— 5:41 PM on October 11, 2012

Apple has poached another high-profile chip executive. This time, the new hire is making headlines because he's defecting straight from Apple's courtroom foe and smartphone...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac Personal tech

A preview of the reviews for the iPhone 5
— 5:59 PM on September 10, 2012

This Wednesday (September 12, 2012), Apple will announce the new iPhone. Probably called the iPhone 5, but possibly the iPhone Rambo: 4S Part II. Note...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac Personal tech

Rumor: 13-inch Retina MacBook, new iMacs already shipping
— 9:23 AM on September 10, 2012

Love the new MacBook Pro with Retina display but hate the $2,199 asking price? Well, good news. According to DigiTimes, which says it was tipped...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

Release roundup: Gaming headphones and workstation goodies
— 5:37 PM on August 30, 2012

We've got a mix of workstation hardware and enthusiast gear in this week's release roundup. Announcements from Cooler Master, Kingston, and Sapphire have all made...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage

Right to resell downloaded music challenged in US court
— 2:46 PM on August 20, 2012

An EU court has already ruled that downloaded games and software can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Internet

Creative revamps Sound Blaster audio lineup
— 11:29 AM on August 16, 2012

Creative is rolling out a new family of sound cards at the Gamescom convention this week. The Sound Blaster Z-Series appears to use the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

New MPEG standard purportedly twice as efficient as H.264
— 10:04 AM on August 16, 2012

Over the past few years, H.264 video compression has permeated just about every corner of the tech world—YouTube, Blu-ray, cable and satellite HDTV, cell phones,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

A Mac version of Origin is on the way
— 6:00 AM on August 15, 2012

As determined as ever to boldly go where Valve has gone before, EA...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Mac