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Is the pixel about to die?

(Phys.org)—Researchers launching a new vector-based video codec are claiming their work will lead to the death of the pixel within the next five years.

dateDec 12, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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Explained: The Shannon limit

It's the early 1980s, and you’re an equipment manufacturer for the fledgling personal-computer market. For years, modems that send data over the telephone lines have been stuck at a maximum rate of 9.6 kilobits per second: ...

dateJan 19, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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Defibrillator for stalled software

It’s happened to everyone: You’re using a familiar piece of software to do something you’ve done a thousand times before — say, find a particular word in a document — and all of a sudden the program ...

dateAug 03, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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