Lower image quality in a smaller package.
Earlier this year, we posted a handpicked benchmark from Google’s conference, which displayed the advantages of VP9 versus H.264.
Now, the guys at ExtremeTech decided to compare H.265 to H.264 and see what the next generation video is all about. Not only that, but they were kind enough to provide with original PNG images (instead of JPG files that were posted in the article) and here are the results:
In case you have some time to burn or are simply interested in the technology, then in two hours Google will be streaming their Android / Nexus announcement event, which is rumored to have a new set of Nexus devices as well as Android 4.3.
How is this browsers related? Well, assuming it’s a new version of Android, you can always expect some browser related changes too. Not to mention that the guy running Android team is also behind Chromium. So, grab your popcorn and sit tight, the event is about to begin.
One of the most annoying things about the Metro version of Internet Explorer on a larger screen devices is the always hidden address / tab bar, which you constantly have to trigger with a swipe gesture. Now, it looks like Microsoft has realized how incredibly frustrating this can be and decided to include an option to keep the bar always visible.
In case you missed it, here is a yet another video from Microsoft, which promotes their “Browser You Loved to Hate” campaign.
Considering that the average consumer will never see this video in the first place and enthusiasts have already made their choice, I’d say this ad as effective as the snake oil.
Now here is something for you to play with in case there is webcam in your house (and no, it does not seem to work on a phone with a front facing camera): web navigation.
By combining reveal.js (a framework for creating presentations using HTML) with webcam based gesture recognition, one of the developers was able to do just that. Simply head over to the following page and test it out or check the video above.
Unusable with dark Windows 8 theme.
If you are not using Opera Link, Notes, RSS Reader / Mail and Bookmarks then today is going to be a good day because Norwegian browser maker has just released the final version of Opera 15.
Since you already read about Opera 15 dozens of times, there is no point of repeating the very same thing. Yes, it’s a reboot and yes, it lacks some of the key Opera 12.x features.
IE11 is coming.
As Microsoft is gearing up to release a ton of info about its upcoming products, web browser enthusiasts should also be excited as there are more than just a few Internet Explorer sessions, in fact, a total of 7 will be streamed live, covering everything from WebGl to new developer tools.
So where’s a full list of all the IE sessions? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
80 million installs and counting.
Good news for all you Dolphin users out there, guys at Mobotap Inc. have just revealed the 10th version of its Android web browser, which, unlike Chrome or Firefox releases, is a major one.
So what’s new in this build? Starting with design, Dolphin Browser has received a user interface overhaul, focusing on ease of use and quick access to various features (such as swiping to reveal browser menu, tab lists and so on). In addition to that, you can now pin web apps to your home screen and there are over 200 of them, from Facebook to Twitter.
Because one is just not good enough.
Now here is something that you can add to your schedule later this week as well as next week. The search giant has recently announced two “Chrome Mobile” events but refused to share any additional details, at least for the time being.
However, this does not stop press from speculating and pointing the obvious. Yes, we are pretty sure these are Chrome for Android and iOS related events. See live stream video and counters below.
Following the awesome Google Racer experiment, the search giant has just revealed another game: Roll It.
What is it? Roll is a PC and phone combo where a phone is used to aim and roll the ball while the PC renders the result. It’s pretty fun and supports up to 3 players, check the video above to get a better idea.