The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

January, 2014


January 7, 2014  2:13 AM

Google’s new Video Codec : VP9

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Google VP9 is quite an accomplishment, video encoding has come a far ways since the AVI and MPG codecs of old. VP9 will allow we the people to stream 4K media at much lower bandwidth costs, as you can see in the picture below, VP9 looks much better at the same bandwidth as H.264. Google’s VP9...

January 7, 2014  2:06 AM

Typo and BlackBerry Lawsuit

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

If you don't know what "Typo" is, it's a keyboard for your iPhone, basically turning it into an iPhone with a BlackBerry keyboard. The makers of Typo, say they respect BlackBerry and its intellectual property, yet plan to officially launch their product at CES this week. You can judge for...


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