New H.266 codec uses half the data to stream 4K video
It will require just 5GB for a 90-minute UHD video compared to 10GB with HEVC.
Gary Sinise Foundation Honors Wounded Hero with Smart Home
US Army Maj. Jeremy Haynes’ new adaptive home features distributed audio and video connected with control and security features
Sonos to lay off 12% of workforce amid rumors of Apple buy
Sonos is to layoff 12% of its global workforce and close its New York store due to “uncertainty and challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.” The smart speaker giant will...
Dads and Grads: Samsung reveals US pricing for its very curved gaming monitors
Beautiful doesn't come cheap
Acoustical nightmare: The Golden Gate bridge hums now
Bike path railing redesigned as a powerful wind instrument.
The NFC specification is adding a new wireless charging standard
Specification enables wireless charging of IoT devices using shared antenna
How to watch SpaceX’s historic 1st Demo-2 astronaut launch online
By Tariq Malik, Space.com
WATCH: Samsung backs an artificial smart window that mimics natural sunlight
SunnyFive is the company's latest C-Lab venture
WATCH: Apple is reportedly working on 5G AR glasses
They will reportedly be called "Apple Glasses"
Here’s why “baking” damaged reel-to-reel tapes renders them playable again
By Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica
Zoom doesn’t really have 300 million daily active users
Zoom is having to learn a lot about being a real company
Control system at work: Saving the crew of Apollo 13
By Eric Berger and Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica
WATCH: China starts building the world’s largest football stadium
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao football club invests $1.7B in the showpiece stadium
Applying for the Paycheck Protection Program Part 2
By Henry Clifford, Residential Systems
Sonos will release a new app and operating system in June
Sonos says the new platform is necessary for hi-res audio support and more advanced features; will further isolate legacy products
WATCH: Japan’s Super Nintendo World Theme Park to Open This Summer
Super Nintendo World is an upcoming theme park area under construction at Universal Studios Japan and Universal's Epic Universe that is based on Nintendo favorites, such as Super Mario.
Roland Taiko drum is an electronic update on an ancient classic
The Roland TAIKO-1 is a modern electronic take on the ancient Japanese Taiko drum(s) with a compelling assembly of features for what looks like peak fun.
hip-dac USB DAC/headphone amp looks like a hip flask
Cool design and an audio boost for your pocket.
IKEA speakers and lights launch as the Frekvens modular light and sound collection
After two years of work with Teenage Engineering, the pieces are ready and it's a lifestyle product.
Microsoft adds push-to-talk Walkie Talkie feature to Teams
FYI Microsoft is adding a new push-to-talk Walkie Talkie feature to Microsoft Teams. It will be available in preview in the coming months; the feature will turn smartphones or...