Fraunhofer’s new VVC codec promises to cut the cost of streaming 4K video in half

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, the electrical engineering and computer science division of the esteemed German research organization, on Tuesday announced VVC, a new video codec standard that promises to bring around 50 percent efficiency gains in streaming video compression. The codec’s full name is H.266/Versatile Video Coding, as Fraunhofer Read more…

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Facebook boycott organizers call Mark Zuckerberg meeting ‘a disappointment’

After months of escalating pressure, leaders from the #StopHateForProfit boycott campaign met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives today. But in a call with reporters after the meeting, organizers from Color of Change, Free Press, the NAACP, and the Anti-Defamation League described the meeting as frustrating. “The Read more…

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