Monthly Archives: November 2013

YouTube Shuns HEVC & Adopts VP9 To Ramp Up 4K Video Streaming

YouTube

Google is preparing YouTube for an explosion of 4K video content. The American technology giant is planning to switch all the videos on the immensely popular video-sharing site to its recently developed VP9 video compression standard, which according to the company offers the most suitable path towards delivery of ultra high-definition (UHD) content. The information was revealed by Matt Frost, ... Read More »

Each PS4 Costs Sony £240 To Make, Says Teardown Estimate

Sony PlayStation 4

Just as it did with the PlayStation 3 when it was released back in 2006, Sony is forsaking profits on the sales of its latest console, in the hope that a lower retail price will convince gamers to buy the PlayStation 4 (PS4) rather than Microsoft’s Xbox One. Things aren’t quite so bad this time around – with the PS3, ... Read More »

Samsung’s 2014 LED TV Range Leaked: H Series, Quad-Core, 240Hz

Samsung TVs

Following Panasonic’s much-mourned if not unexpected exit from the plasma display panel (PDP) market, we’re still not exactly sure if Samsung intends to continue with its plasma range for 2014 – the company has remained coy on its PDP future despite having been asked directly by us and other AV publications. What we do know though is some information about ... Read More »

Sony PS4 Sales Hit 1 Million On Launch Day: PlayStation’s Fastest Yet

Sony PlayStation 4

Sony made big news by selling more than one million Playstation 4 consoles within the first 24 hours of its release. Sony’s newest console is definitely off to a roaring start. The company made the announcement today that it had sold more than one million consoles in the first 24 hours. It launched on Friday in Canada and the United ... Read More »