Apple Foregoing USB 3.0 For Light Peak in Early 2011?

CNET reports that Intel's Light Peak, a high-speed connection standard capable of transferring data at 10 gigabits per second, will be arriving sooner than expected: sometime in the first half of 2011. And Apple's poised to be an early adopter. » 11/04/10 1:18pm 11/04/10 1:18pm

It's Time To Make Standardized Ratings For Gadgets

Earlier today, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed off stickers that would give car buyers standardized info on a particular model's fuel economy and environmental impact. Gadgets should have standardized ratings, too. » 8/30/10 6:00pm 8/30/10 6:00pm

H.264 Will Be Royalty Free For Internet Video Forever, Kinda, Mozilla…

MPEG LA, the group that licenses the h.264 video codec, has extended its royalty-free use (for free internet video) from 2016 until, well, forever. Update: Kinda. But Mozilla thinks the better part of forever could belong to Google's WebM format. » 8/27/10 9:11am 8/27/10 9:11am

Giz Explains: Why HTML5 Isn't Going to Save the Internet

The beardier parts of the web-o-sphere have been abuzz about HTML5, the next version of the language that powers our internet. Will it revolutionize web apps? Will it kill Flash video? Will it fix our gimpy iPads? Yes... and no. » 2/03/10 11:00am 2/03/10 11:00am

Apple's Got a New Video Format: iFrame

The most interesting about the iMovie update that dropped yesterday is that "improves compatibility" with camcorders using the iFrame video format. The iFrame video format, you say? Why yes, it's a new video format from Apple. » 10/13/09 5:50pm 10/13/09 5:50pm

Apple's Mini DisplayPort Will Be Official Part of DisplayPort 1.2…

Apple's shrunken version of DisplayPort will officially become part of the DisplayPort 1.2 spec, meaning there's a better-than-ever chance we'll actually see it in gadgets and computers from other people. Death to proprietary ports! [MacRumors] » 1/14/09 10:00am 1/14/09 10:00am

Film Industry Wants to Set a Standard For 3D Viewing at Home

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the folks behind such innovations as the color bar test pattern, want to codify a standard for watching 3D content in home theaters. They're casting the net wide to include all possible sources and displays, from over-the-air broadcast to DVDs and Blu-ray. Ars… » 7/22/08 11:45am 7/22/08 11:45am