Neowin News Feed for: Standard Neowin News Feed for: Standard en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Most devices, including iPhones, could soon be forced to use USB-C charging <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, the European Parliament will be voting on a new legislation by the European Commission to standardize USB-C charging across most devices. If it becomes law, OEMs will have two years to comply. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:46:01 +0000 Linux Foundation's SPDX becomes ISO/IEC JTC 1 standard to address supply chain security <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>SPDX is the second Linux Foundation standard to receive ISO designation to manage supply chain security. It has also been employed by tech companies like Intel, Microsoft, and Sony for over ten years. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Thu, 09 Sep 2021 15:00:01 +0000 WebRTC becomes an official W3C and IETF standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The W3C and the IETF have finally made WebRTC an official standard. WebRTC has been supported by popular web browsers since 2012 and enables peer-to-peer video and audio calls on the web. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 26 Jan 2021 20:10:02 +0000 Netflix will be raising prices for its standard and premium subscriptions in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The streaming giant has announced a price hike will soon hit its UK customers, with the cost of the standard subscription going up to £8.99 and the premium plan seeing prices raised to £11.99. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Fri, 31 May 2019 07:38:01 +0000 Intel introduces 802.11ax chips; 'a path to faster, more intelligent Wi-Fi' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel has announced that its 802.11ax chipsets are coming this year, offering 40% better performance on a single-client device in terms of peak data rates, and low latency in games and video calls. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 08 Jan 2018 07:42:01 +0000 Asus announces ZenFone 3 models with up to 6GB of RAM and 6.8-inch displays <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At its launch event in Taipei, Asus has unveiled its ZenFone 3 series consisting of standard, Deluxe and Ultra editions. The three flagship devices boast screen sizes up to 6.8&quot; and up to 6GB of RAM. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 30 May 2016 10:06:01 +0000 HTTP/2 standard has been finalized, paving the way for a faster Web <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The next major version of HTTP is now one step closer to becoming fully standardized. Based on Google&#039;s SPDY protocol, the new standard is a welcome improvement for web developers around the world. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:40:01 +0000 DisplayPort 1.3 details announced <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A update to the DisplayPort standard was announced today. DisplayPort 1.3 will allow bandwidth up to 32.4 Gbits/second and connections to much higher resolution displays and multi-monitor setups. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:25:50 +0000 Windows Server 2012 SKUs revealed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/521148656w.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has revealed it will sell four versions of its Windows Server 2012 operating system when it becomes available later this fall. However, it won&#039;t offer a version of Small Business Server. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 05 Jul 2012 19:50:54 +0000 Companies making Wi-fi easier, goodbye Bluetooth? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/17152035951579513283wif.jpg" alt="" /></div>Business Week is reporting that a consortium of companies which includes the likes of Intel, Cisco, and Apple is set to release new technology called 'Wi-Fi Direct' which will turn a slew of gadgets into... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:45:06 +0000 Microsoft providing feedback on HTML 5 editor's draft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/internet-explorer.png" alt="" /></div>Though the creation of the new HTML standard, HTML 5, has been mostly up to four of the big players in the browser world (Apple, Mozilla, Opera and Google), it appears that Microsoft has become... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Sat, 08 Aug 2009 07:44:12 +0000 Bluetooth 3.0 to be launched on April 21 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/266583779500px-FSF-Logo.svg.png" alt="" /></div>The anticipated Bluetooth 3.0 is gearing up to be launched this month, on the 21st, according to Wi-Fi Net News. Currently, there is no official list of chip-makers who have partnered up to make this... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Fri, 10 Apr 2009 03:25:05 +0000 Micro-USB Mobile Phone Charging Standard Announced <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If all goes well, the next time your phone dies at a friend's house you'll no longer be left cursing the gods regarding the lack of standards for USB phone cables. Last week, at the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 22 Sep 2007 23:19:08 +0000 ISO votes to reject Microsoft's OOXML as standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corp. has failed in its attempt to have its Office Open XML document format fast-tracked straight to the status of an international standard by the International Organization for Standardization. The proposal must now be... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 04 Sep 2007 12:50:54 +0000 EU backs standard for mobile TV <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>European officials have backed a single standard for the rollout of mobile TV services across Europe. Telecoms commissioner Viviane Reding has called on member states to roll out services using the DVB-H standard &quot;as... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 18 Jul 2007 10:12:00 +0000 DDR3 standard gets the green light <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (Jedec) has published the specifications of the forthcoming Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) memory standard. DDR3 memory promises improvements in performance and power consumption over DDR2 and older standards.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 29 Jun 2007 11:46:12 +0000 Taiwan's miCard chosen as global memory card standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Taiwanese research institute has produced a new global memory card standard, called the miCard (Multiple Interface Card), designed to work in smaller consumer gadgets such as digital cameras, mobile phones and any device with... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Maher) Sat, 02 Jun 2007 14:29:57 +0000 Microsoft Office XML gets fast-tracked to ISO standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has announced that it is putting Microsoft's Open XML format (the file format used for Office 2007) on a five-month schedule to become a full ISO standard as early... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 14 Mar 2007 05:16:18 +0000 Microsoft's WDP vs. Standard JPG, in Numbers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>I heard you. Many users commented on my previous news post saying that they weren&#8217;t happy with the tests I performed. I understand where you were coming from, and I plan to address what I... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 11 Mar 2007 01:20:00 +0000 Microsoft: Make our HD Photo format a standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft plans to submit its HD Photo image format to a standards body in order to establish a higher-quality replacement for today's ubiquitous JPEG standard. The standardization move makes sense, given Microsoft's ambitions, said InfoTrends... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 07 Mar 2007 23:11:00 +0000 Superfast Wi-Fi Standard Solidifies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sometime tonight, voting among the engineers charged with developing the IEEE's 802.11n Wi-Fi standard will end, and smart money says the results--to be announced within days--will be a second draft of the superfast standard. For... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 07 Feb 2007 13:36:40 +0000 IBM signs up for WiMax standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IBM has joined the WiMax Forum, an industry organisation that promotes the upcoming wireless standard. WiMax is designed to deliver high-speed wireless internet access over a wide range, and operators expect the technology to provide... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 31 Jan 2007 13:52:10 +0000 802.11n Draft Standard Nearly Ready <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Last week's IEEE meeting in London demonstrated that the move to the next stage of Wi-Fi is nearly ready. At the meeting, 802.11n committee members unanimously approved draft standard version 1.10, and agreed to create... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 25 Jan 2007 09:45:52 +0000 802.11n Standard Makes Progress in London Meeting <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The long-anticipated 1.10 version of the IEEE 802.11n draft standard was approved unanimously in an IEEE task group meeting held in London in mid-January. According to Atheros CTO Bill McFarland, who attended the meeting, all... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 22 Jan 2007 16:03:42 +0000 AMD announces DTX open standard for SFF PCs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>AMD has announced that it is developing an open standard specification that it believes will enable the broad adoption of small form factor (SFF) PCs. According to the company, the standard, which it is calling... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 10 Jan 2007 12:56:39 +0000 Cisco adopts security reporting standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Cisco is planning to issue security severity scores as part of its security advisories. The programme is designed to help users pick the vulnerabilities that require the most attention. Current severity ratings are generally limited... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 04 Jan 2007 12:01:34 +0000 EU Sets Europe-wide Wireless Standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The European Commission wants to set several wireless standards that are meant to spur demand, cut costs (hopefully resulting in lower prices) and help new products. Electronic makers will have a guarantee that their products... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 15 Dec 2006 09:19:36 +0000 IEEE announces next-gen 100GB Ethernet standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.3 Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG) has voted to standardise development of the next generation of Ethernet at 100Gbps. Although the 100Gb standard has been mooted for... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 08 Dec 2006 13:44:37 +0000 Hybrid HD-DVD media plays on standard DVD player <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Toshiba and Memory-Tech have developed a HD-DVD disc that will play on a conventional DVD player. It's a dual-layer disc that can store 15GB of high-resolution HD-DVD data on one layer and 4.7GB of standard... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fred Derf) Tue, 14 Nov 2006 19:13:07 +0000 Vendors hype new WirelessHD standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A group of electronics manufacturers has formed a new wireless interface aimed at transmitting high definition video. The WirelessHD Interest Group includes Sony, Toshiba, NEC and Samsung. &quot;WirelessHD will provide a high-speed wireless... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 01 Nov 2006 15:11:19 +0000 Apple Secretly Implementing 802.11n Wireless Standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>New model Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros and iMacs appear to be the first Macs to deploy the new wireless 802.11n standard. While the machines recognise the wireless card as only being an 802.11g... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 27 Oct 2006 14:44:01 +0000 Widescreen Notebooks To Become Standard By 2008 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Notebook PCs are rapidly moving toward a future filled with more pixels and more screen real estate, thanks to the unexpectedly rapid proliferation of widescreen displays. Once fairly rare beasts, widescreen notebooks&mdash;notebooks with screens... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 23 Aug 2006 20:00:05 +0000 New Windows Standard Theme in Windows Vista <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Many community members have expressed concerns over the visual experience of the Windows Basic theme, and, we heard you loud and clear. In fact, we too wanted something better, and we've overhauled this theme with... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Sun, 09 Jul 2006 13:20:24 +0000 Smart CD Catalog Standard 1.0 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Still having troubles organizing your disks? Smart CD Catalog will help you put them in order! You probably have many CDs and DVDs, document libraries, MP3 music files, photo and video collections, software distribution... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 28 May 2006 10:44:28 +0000 Draft 802.11n Standard Fails to Pass <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A draft version of the 802.11n standard failed to pass a first ballot on May 2, leading existing 802.11n vendor Airgo to criticize existing &quot;pre-802.11n&quot; products that have already shipped. Although the 802.11n working group... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 04 May 2006 12:05:13 +0000 Microsoft to support 1394b standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corp. will provide support for the IEEE1394b standard &quot;within a reasonable time&quot; after the launch of Windows Vista, according to a Microsoft Corp. representative who attended the IEEE1394 Trade Association meeting held here last... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Mon, 01 May 2006 12:50:59 +0000 Bluetooth Standard to Receive Speed Boost in 2007-08 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The industry group behind theBluetooth wireless standard announced on Tuesday that it has received clearancefrom the FCC to increase Blutooth transfer rates by utilizing a version of the new radio technology known as ultra-wideband or... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 28 Mar 2006 20:57:31 +0000 802.11n Wi-Fi Standard Back On Track <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After much quarreling, the groups responsible for determining wireless standards are closer to reaching a compromise. If the revised draft being presented next week is approved, we can expect to see Wi-Fi devices using... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 11 Jan 2006 22:24:13 +0000 Maxathon Standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Maxthon is a powerful web browser with a highly customizable interface. It is based on the Internet Explorer engine which means that what works in IE, works the same in Maxthon but with many additional... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 28 Dec 2005 11:53:45 +0000 Alliance Formed to Complete Wireless Networking Standard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A group of 27 technology companies said on Monday they would collaborate on a new, faster Wi-Fi wireless Internet connection standard for computers and other portable devices. The alliance, dubbed Enhanced Wireless Consortium,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 14 Oct 2005 06:31:34 +0000