Formatwar

08.11.11
Revved up USB 3.0 carries 10 times the power of Thunderbolt
08.11.11

Revved up USB 3.0 carries 10 times the power of Thunderbolt

Wow. Those rockstars at the USB 3.0 promoter group haven't taken the threat of Thunderbolt lying...

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01.16.11
Google defends H.264 removal from Chrome, says WebM plug-ins coming to Safari and IE9
01.16.11

Google defends H.264 removal from Chrome, says WebM plug-ins coming to Safari and IE9

Google renewed a heated discussion when it said it was dropping H.264 support from Chrome's HTML5 v...

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01.11.11
Google will drop H.264 support from Chrome, herd the masses towards WebM and Theora
01.11.11

Google will drop H.264 support from Chrome, herd the masses towards WebM and Theora

We knew Google was rather fond of its WebM video standard, but we never expected a move like this:...

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08.26.10
MPEG-LA makes H.264 video royalty-free forever, as long as it's freely distributed
08.26.10

MPEG-LA makes H.264 video royalty-free forever, as long as it's freely distributed

The H.264 codec that makes a good deal of digital video possible has actually been free to use (unde...

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05.04.10
Know Your Rights: H.264, patent licensing, and you
05.04.10

Know Your Rights: H.264, patent licensing, and you

Know Your Rights is Engadget's technology law series, written by our own totally punk ex-copyright a...

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02.24.10
Deadlands 2 cancellation puts an unnecessary nail in HD DVD's coffin
02.24.10

Deadlands 2 cancellation puts an unnecessary nail in HD DVD's coffin

We're sure there's a few people out there still waving the Red flag, unfortunately for them a planne...

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01.11.10
HD DVD rides again: TCL brings China Blue HD & Blu-ray together for a CES face-off
01.11.10

HD DVD rides again: TCL brings China Blue HD & Blu-ray together for a CES face-off

Ah, HD DVD, our old friend - we thought we'd never see you again. But there was no mistaking it, he...

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10.13.09
China Blue HD crosses over to the UK, third Opium War inevitable
10.13.09

China Blue HD crosses over to the UK, third Opium War inevitable

We've given HD DVD's bastard child China Blue HD its due for a good start in its native land, but n...

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10.13.09
China Blue HD crosses over to the UK, third Opium War inevitable
10.13.09

China Blue HD crosses over to the UK, third Opium War inevitable

We've given HD DVD's bastard child China Blue HD its due for a good start in its native land, but n...

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