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Whither Blu-ray?

Blu-ray hasn't been setting any sales records, in no small part due to its higher price. That, however, doesn't alter the fact that Sony absolutely had to win the format war, even if media downloads end up supplanting video disc formats.

July 3, 2008 by

'Disposable film'

From camera phones to Webcams, more and more people are experimenting with these formats. Combined with video-sharing Web sites like YouTube, anyone can direct and star in a film. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi explores the shift toward 'disposable film.'

February 19, 2008 by

84% of kids play games

Playing games for kids is the most prevalent activity on the four key devices: 84% are gaming on a computer, videogame system, portable digital music player (PDMP) or cell phone, according to NPD. Also, more than 50% are listening to music, and one-third are communicating with images or interacting with various video formats. 46% of [...]

January 31, 2008

NewTube goes to Washington

This week a number of Silicon Valley pioneers and practitioners of the NewTube--next generation TV, video, formats and business models--put on suits and testified before the Congressional Telecom and Internet Subcommittee on the "Future of Video.

May 11, 2007 by

Sunday funnies: Infinite Loop on HandBrake

You gotta love writing like this: "The future is indeed bright for those engaging in legitimate transference of DVDs to other video formats, as well as dirty, stinking, filthy, communist pirates stealing food from the mouths of the children of movie studio executives. The same sun shines on us all."

April 22, 2007 by

Video: Multi-user editing in Google Spreadsheets

Thanks to Philipp Lenssen you can now view a video of Google Spreadsheets in action. See what happens as three people edit the same spreadsheet, add text, change formats... even play tic-tac-toe! A gallery of screenshots is also available.

June 6, 2006 by

Open standards key to digital preservation

Open document standards are crucial to guarding against software, hardware and operating system obsolescence, according to Michael Carden, digital preservation software manager at the National Archives of Australia (NAA).The NAA is responsible for storing government records and archival materials in a range of formats and has formerly relied on what Carden describes as, "boxes and boxes of paper, and cool rooms full of negatives and prints, sound, film and video".

March 30, 2006 by

41% of CD revenues in 2005 ame from heavy buyers

Heavy buyers spent nearly $250 on average in 2005 on CDs. These core music consumers, who represent 41% of music revenue from CD purchases, remain passionate about collecting physical music from their favorite artists, whether on CD, or on CD/DVD and DualDisc formats that also offer video content.

March 16, 2006 by

Structured blogging initiative taking off

At the Syndicate 2005 conference, a few dozen Web companies--including PubSub, Bloglines, Feedster, Meetup, Newsgator, Rojo, Sxip, CommerceNet and Broadband Mechanics--gathered behind a structured blogging initiative, using microformats and other open standards. "We need to make sure that all new formats, such as events, listings, reviews, audio and video blog posts, are compatible with each other.

December 13, 2005 by

The ecosystem benefits of Microsoft's VC-1

VC-1 and H.264 are two formats slated to replace the venerable MPEG-2 digital video encoding standard. VC-1 has certain advantages, however, due to it's expected integration into the Microsoft software and hardware ecosystem.

September 2, 2005 by

Microsoft to slip audio format into DVD chips

The company plans to announce that its Windows Media technology soon will be supported by several DVD chipmakers, pushing the audio and video formats deeper into consumer electronics.

December 10, 2001

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