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...

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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...

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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—notebooks with screens...

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Smart CD Catalog Standard 1.0

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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...

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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...

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The Video Electronics Standard Association, or VESA, is currently reviewing a new display standard which will allow for better resolutions, more colors, higher refresh rates - all over less wires than current technologies. Called...

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The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced that it has selected the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) as its protection scheme for next generation DVD media. The anti-piracy measures include a watermarking and digital...

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Increased global competition in its core electronics business prompts the first downgrade in over a decade. Today, the globe's preeminent provider of credit rating and risk analysis, Standard & Poor's, downgraded Sony's...

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