Month: February 2016

Guide to HEVC/H.265 Encoding and Playback

February 21, 2016

For years, H.264 has been the go-to video compression standard. Whenever you download a film or TV show, watch a Blu-ray, view HDTV broadcasts, or stream something from various sites and services, there’s a very good chance the video stream you’re watching has been encoded with H.264. H.264 is a great compression standard for a […]

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Caterpillar unveils the world’s first smartphone with an integrated thermal imaging camera

February 21, 2016

Ruggedized smartphones are usually considered fairly niche products that are aimed at those in industries such as construction or law enforcement, or any profession where the device is likely to take a hammering on a daily basis. Because of this, they don’t have the performance of many flagship smartphones, but they often come with unique […]

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Activision confirms a “new, innovative” Call of Duty from Infinity Ward will arrive in 2016

February 21, 2016

Activision Blizzard released its quarterly financial report last week, and it didn’t come as too much of a surprise to learn that Infinity Ward will launch a new Call of Duty game this holiday season. Activision did say, however, that this will be a new “ innovative” entry into the long-running franchise – not a […]

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LG G5 Design Tipped in Renders; Magic Slot and More Detailed in New Leaks

February 21, 2016

LG’s upcoming G5 flagship will be unveiled on Sunday at an event in Barcelona and the company has already confirmed it will showcase a galore of devices at the launch. While confirming the launch event, LG Mobile on its Facebook page said, “Come meet the new friends on the playground. LG G5 Day.” Now just […]

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai to Meet EU Antitrust Chief Next Week

February 21, 2016

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will meet Europe’s antitrust chief next Thursday for the first time since his appointment last August, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who has accused the world’s most popular Internet search engine of favouring its shopping service over rivals’ when delivering search […]

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Nasa Sees Record Number of Astronaut Applications

February 21, 2016

Nasa has received a record 18,300 resumes from people keen on becoming astronauts, the US space agency said Friday. The number of applications for a spot in Nasa’s 2017 class is almost triple the amount that came in during the last recruitment call for the 2012 class. And it shatters the previous record of 8,000 […]

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Apple Gains Silicon Valley’s Backing in Government Fight

February 21, 2016

Tim Cook has picked a fight with the US government and Silicon Valley is joining his side. From Google to Facebook, the industry’s biggest names rallied around Apple’s chief executive officer after he vowed to resist a court order demanding it help unlock the iPhone of a shooter in a terrorist attack. Cook described the […]

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US DoJ Calls Apple Refusal to Unlock iPhone a ‘Marketing Strategy’

February 21, 2016

The US Department of Justice filed a motion on Friday seeking to compel Apple Inc to comply with a judge’s order to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, portraying the tech giant’s refusal as a “marketing strategy.” In response, a senior Apple executive, speaking with reporters on condition of […]

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Donald Trump Calls for Apple Boycott Until Firm Unlocks Shooter’s iPhone

February 21, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called on Friday for a boycott of Apple Inc products until the tech company agreed to help the US government unlock the cellphone of one of the killers in last year’s San Bernardino, California, shooting. “Boycott Apple until such time as they give that information,” Trump said at a campaign […]

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Oppo A30 With 3GB RAM Goes Official, Appears Identical to OnePlus X

February 21, 2016

Oppo has silently introduced its new A-series handset, the A30, in China. The new Oppo A30 is now listed on the company’s China site without any pricing or availability details. Notably, is identical to theOnePlus X Champagne Edition, both in terms of looks and specifications. According to the company listing, the Oppo A30 features a […]

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