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Ultra-HDTV Chip Unveiled At MIT
2013-02-21 08:16:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have unveiled a new high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) chip during this week´s International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, the MIT News Office reported on Wednesday. Although the chip is not intended for commercial release, its developers believe the challenge of implementing HEVC algorithms in silicon helps illustrate design principles that...

Motorola Patent Claims Against Microsoft Invalid: Says US Judge
2013-02-08 12:45:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday, US Judge James Robart found that more than a dozen patent claims being lobbied against Microsoft by Motorola are invalid. This decision now narrows the lawsuit between these 2 tech titans and earns a slight win in the overall battle for Redmond, Washington-based software giant. Judge Robart´s decision leaves only 3 valid patent claims in the case, each of which pertains to the H.264 video codec and bears the...

2013-02-04 16:20:02

Tokyo, Feb 4, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan's leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, announced today that it will license a software for decoding HEVC, the new international standard for video coding, in March. DOCOMO's HEVC decoding software is the world's first of its kind for Full HD playback on smartphones.HEVC was jointly finalized by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) as ISO/IEC 23008-2 and the ITU-T Video Coding...

New Video Compression Format Approved By The ITU
2013-01-27 05:11:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The telecommunications arm of the United Nations (UN) has approved a new video compression format that they say could drastically reduce the amount of bandwidth needed for such files. According to the Associated Press (AP), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced on Friday that the new codec, H.265, “would require just half the amount of data needed by its predecessor, H.264.” Furthermore, the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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