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Google Hangouts go HD with VP8 switch [UPDATE]

Google Hangouts go HD with VP8 switch [UPDATE]

Starting this month, users will be experience an increased bit of quality in their Google+ Hangouts video chat as result of the company switching over to a new form of video codec. The video codec itself isn't new, it having been released all the way back in 2010, but it's new to this Google system, and just as video chat begins to hit the likes of smartphones and tablets with Hangouts, Google has let it be known that they'll be bringing a higher definition to the web as well. Speaking with Janko Roettgers of GigaOM, Google's Vice President of Engineering Chee Chew let it be known that Google is switching from H.264 to the codec known as VP8.

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Google and MPEG LA announce agreement over VP8 video codec licensing

Google and MPEG LA announce agreement over VP8 video codec licensing

Google and patent licensing company MPEG LA have jointly announced an agreement between them providing Google with a couple different licensing rights, including the ability to sub-license VP8 techniques to VP8 users. This move will make the VP8 open video codec more widely available to users and could lead to a wider adoption of it across video services. Likewise, this also opens the lines for VP9 development, something that has already begun.

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YouTube 4K demo to launch Google play to control Ultra HD

YouTube 4K demo to launch Google play to control Ultra HD

YouTube will demonstrate 4K Ultra HD video using a new codec Google hopes will corner the streaming market, VP9, at CES 2014 next week. The royalty-free codec is Google's alternative to H.265 - what's currently one of the most prevalent 4K standards - with YouTube's involvement just one of a number of companies intending to support VP9, the site told GigaOm. That's in an attempt to avoid a re-run of the last streaming codec Google tried (and for the most part failed) to launch.

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Google Announces WebM Open-Source Video Format

Google Announces WebM Open-Source Video Format

Today, Google opened up their opening keynote for Google I/O. It's entire purpose was to talk about the Web, HTML5, and how it all can work together to move the standard forward. Part of that movement is open sourcing as much of the Internet as humanly possible, so hopefully you'll welcome WebM with open arms. It's a brand new, open-source video format that Google hopes will hit the mainstream.

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Nokia seeks HTC One US import ban with new patent attack

Nokia seeks HTC One US import ban with new patent attack

Nokia is attempted to have the HTC One banned from sale in the US, hunting a block on imports over multiple allegations of patent infringement. The ITC legal attack sees six patents join the 44 Nokia has already claimed infringement of by HTC, and includes how internal components are arranged in a unibody device, how signal-to-noise ratio is handled in speech and data, and several elements to do with Google's Android OS.

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Android Honeycomb Review

Android Honeycomb Review

Google doesn't mince its words: the search giant told us that smartphone versions of Android weren't ready for tablets, and that we should wait for its slate-specific build, and boy have they delivered. Android 3.0 Honeycomb marks a significant shift from the Android 2.x we're familiar with on handsets, with a refreshed UI and functionality to make the most of tablets' expansive touchscreens. It debuts on the Motorola XOOM but we're already expecting it on the imminent Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and LG G-Slate; check out the full Android 3.0 Honeycomb review after the cut.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 23 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 23 2011

First let us tell you of three rather important points from the Android Community side of the world today - first, the Nexus S and Nexus One Gingerbread 2.3.3 updates are going out OTA right this moment, then, take a peek at two bootloader points: Motorola XOOM Has Bootloader That’s Both Unlockable and Relockable and Atrix bootloader gets totally locked down. Awesome and harsh! Then have a look at some of the biggest fattest news you'll ever want to hear at a time like this as far as Apple goes: New MacBook Pro specs leak, plus Apple Thunderbolt Light Peak branding, hooray! Grab yourself the first big update to Windows 7 since its launch, and have another look at Intel Light Peak [Event This Thursday Fuels MacBook Pro Rumors].

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The Daily Slash: May 20th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 20th 2010

Only 11 more days left in the month, and today marked a pretty loud, and impressive, announcement from Google. Of course, there's just 11 more days in the month, and that means June's getting closer and closer. And we all know what's coming in June. Tonight though, in typical Daily Slash fashion, we'll focus on what else happened out there today. First up, in the Best of R3, we've got a report card with some pretty impressive statistics, and Versace has a new phone out (it's "unique"). And then in the Dredge 'Net, Steve Jobs isn't a fan of WebM, the white iPhone HD looks very sleek when it's rendered, and it looks like the AT&T Pre Plus has been given an unlock.

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WebM tip Android “Gingerbread” coming in Q4 2010

WebM tip Android “Gingerbread” coming in Q4 2010

WebM isn't just bringing us open streaming video support; thanks to its fastidious FAQ it's also letting us know when the next version of the Android OS is due.  The Android "Gingerbread" release is apparently expected to drop in Q4 2010, bringing with it WebM support; however we don't yet know what release version it will be - both Android 2.3 and Android 3.0 have been suggested - nor what other functionality will be included.

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