Standards

09.15.12
The Daily Grind: Have MMO standards changed for the better?
09.15.12

The Daily Grind: Have MMO standards changed for the better?

When Ultima Online launched in 1997, most of us were happy just to walk from one end of the city...

By B. Royce,   09.15.12
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08.27.12
Bluetooth SIG releases certifications for fitness devices aimed at runners and cyclists
08.27.12

Bluetooth SIG releases certifications for fitness devices aimed at runners and cyclists

Fitness gadgets are great, but you never quite know what you're going to get when it comes to calo...

By D. Wollman,   08.27.12
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08.25.12
ITU approves NHK's Super Hi-Vision as 8K standard, sets the UHDTV ball rolling very slowly
08.25.12

ITU approves NHK's Super Hi-Vision as 8K standard, sets the UHDTV ball rolling very slowly

We'd heard that the International Telecommunication Union was close to approving Super Hi-Vision a...

By J. Fingas,   08.25.12
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08.22.12
Nikkei: ITU near recommending NHK's Super Hi-Vision as official TV standard
08.22.12

Nikkei: ITU near recommending NHK's Super Hi-Vision as official TV standard

We've seen NHK preparing its Super Hi-Vision 8K video since time immemorial. Wouldn't it be nice i...

By J. Fingas,   08.22.12
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08.20.12
IEEE pushes for Ethernet standard between 400Gbps and 1Tbps, hopes to head off big data crunch
08.20.12

IEEE pushes for Ethernet standard between 400Gbps and 1Tbps, hopes to head off big data crunch

Ethernet might seem passé to those of us toting Ultrabooks, but it's important enough to pr...

By J. Fingas,   08.20.12
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08.15.12
MPEG drafts twice-as-efficient H.265 video standard, sees use in phones as soon as 2013
08.15.12

MPEG drafts twice-as-efficient H.265 video standard, sees use in phones as soon as 2013

All of that squabbling over H.264 may be rendered moot in the near future. The Motion Picture Expe...

By J. Fingas,   08.15.12
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08.07.12
OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenGL 4.3 squeeze textures to the limit, bring OpenVL along for the ride
08.07.12

OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenGL 4.3 squeeze textures to the limit, bring OpenVL along for the ride

Mobile graphics are clearly setting the agenda at SIGGRAPH this year -- ARM's Mali T600-series par...

By J. Fingas,   08.07.12
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08.06.12
Microsoft no fan of existing WebRTC standard, proposes its own to get Skype onboard
08.06.12

Microsoft no fan of existing WebRTC standard, proposes its own to get Skype onboard

Microsoft, objecting to a web standard promoted by its competitors? Get out. While Firefox, Opera...

By J. Fingas,   08.06.12
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07.13.12
WiFi Direct headed for a revamp: simpler integration, better support
07.13.12

WiFi Direct headed for a revamp: simpler integration, better support

We love WiFi Direct, we do, but there's no denying the standard has failed to take the world by st...

By T. O'Brien,   07.13.12
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