New H.265 video format approved: high-quality video at lower bitrates
Today’s H.264 video codec might be all well and good for the most part, but there’s a new codec in town that looks to take over in order improve video quality and bitrates even more. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced today that they’ve agreed upon the successor to the current H.264 standard, and it’s called H.265, or High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). The new video format brings one huge benefit, which is the ability to stream high-quality vide...
Pakistan beefs up bowling attack for South Africa
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the team, currently playing a four-day tour opener in East London before the first Test in Johannesburg, sent a request for the extra bowlers.
Casey Anthony Files for Bankruptcy
Casey Anthony is looking to make a fresh start ... financially speaking ... and has filed for bankruptcy in Florida. Anthony, who had two of her convictions for lying to authorities tossed out on Friday, filed for Chapter 7 protection in a Tampa…
Webdoc Dumps Confusing Name For Urturn, Adds Tools For Fans To Create Memes For Bands
I always thought Webdoc was extremely poorly named. While the platform had been used by record labels for fan engagement and marketing, the name really did not work. Pretty much any fool could see this and it’s amazing how long the team there took to realize this. Webdoc screams: ‘Microsoft Word on the Web’. Or something. Anyway, I digress. It’s no surprise then that the startup has relaunched with the more digestible name Urturn and some improved product features. So far...
Hundreds Killed in Tragic Nightclub Fire
Hundreds Killed in Tragic Nightclub FireAPThe death toll and number injured continues to climb after a fire blazed through a crowded nightclub in Brazil early Sunday.Latest on the developing storyMore NewsOfficial Hints at Brewing Pentagon PlanUS Relations With Cuba to Majorly Change? Hundreds Rally to Protest Project...
Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Madrid thrash Getafe
Ronaldo took his total for the season to 21 and will come face-to-face with top-scorer Lionel Messi.
Bell’s unbeaten ton guides England to easy win over India
The visitors first dismissed the hosts for a modest 226 and then relied on Bell's third ODI ton -- 113 not out – to overhaul the target with 16 balls to spare.
Is Kickstarter a band’s path to total creative freedom, or just a lazy shortcut?
Kickstarter gives bands a chance to wave off traditional record labels and record or tour the way they want to. But as some indie musicians filled us in, even with a smooth-talking talent scout, the site comes with plenty of its own pitfalls.
Fire at nightclub kills more than 200 in Brazil
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) - At least 200 people were killed in a nightclub fire in southern Brazil on Sunday after a band's pyrotechnics show set the building ablaze, and fleeing patrons were unable to find the emergency exits, local officials said. ...
John Wright appointed head coach of Mumbai Indians
John Wright, a former New Zealand opening batsman, had a successful stint as coach of the Indian team from 2000-2005 and guided his home country from December 2010 to July 2012.
Week in Geek: Firefox OS Developer Preview Phones to Become Available in February
Our last edition of WIG for January is filled with news link coverage on topics such as Ubuntu is considering a move to a rolling release cycle, some users have started experiencing update problems with Microsoft Security Essentials, Google has indexed more than 86,000 HP ‘public’ printers, and more. Firefox OS phone images courtesy of Mozilla Hacks Blog. How to Connect to a VPN on Android How to See if Your Hard Drive is Dying How to Use a Windows Installer Disc to Back Up Your Files...
Portland Trail Blazers inflict fourth straight loss on Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers' NBA losing skid reached a worrying four games with a 101-100 defeat at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday.
Djokovic wins third successive Australian Open title
Novak Djokovic will bid to extend his Australian Open reign to a third straight year on Sunday in the final against Andy Murray, who will aim to end Britain's 79-year wait for a men's champion at Melbourne Park.
Mega Resellers Take Down PayPal Payment Option
As reported in our earlier article, Kim Dotcom and his associates are showing all the signs of being the “good corporate citizens” they’ve claimed to be all along. Mega has launched under the best possible legal advice and has already shown this week that it will take content down when rightsholders submit complaints. Nevertheless, there are still entities watching the site for signs of the tiniest false move and some are even prepared to act first and ask questions later. On M...
Bell, Morgan taking England to victory
All the live, detailed updates from India's highest cricket venue and probably the most scenic one as well.
How to Connect to a VPN on Android
Previously, we have covered what VPNs are and how you can easily connect to them in Windows. Android also supports VPNs – if you have an Android phone or tablet, you can easily connect it to a VPN. VPNs on Android have a variety of uses, including downloading apps not available in your country, encrypting your browsing on public Wi-Fi, or just connecting to a company network on the road. How to See if Your Hard Drive is Dying How to Use a Windows Installer Disc to Back Up Your Files When...
Hostage film "Argo" wins producers' award as Oscars loom
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" continued its trophy-winning streak on Saturday, taking the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards in the latest boost to its chances at the Oscars. ...
Ind vs Eng LIVE: Bell’s fifty gives England edge
All the live, detailed updates from India's highest cricket venue and probably the most scenic one as well.
Instagram asking some users for photo ID over suspected 'violations'
Instagram has confirmed it is requesting photo ID verification from users its thinks have violated its terms of service.In a move pushed by Instagram's sugar daddy Facebook, the photo sharing company has been asking the suspected offenders to confirm their identities.This is something Facebook itself has been doing since last February, but as Instagram allows users to have pseudonyms instead of their real names, it's unclear what these "suspected violations" could be.An Instagram spokesp...
India vs England, Dharamsala: Suresh Raina completes 4000 ODI runs
Raina had claimed recently that he would like to regain his spot in the Test side, from which he was unceremoniously dropped prior England series. Undoubtedly he has failed to deliver in this arena with a below-par average of 28.44 in 17 Test matches. But for a player of Suresh Raina's ability, the Indian faithful must hope that his best is yet to come....