Archive for the 'Standards' Category

The Future Of Moore’s Law Questioned

For over forty years Moore’s Law has stood to be correct. It’s now being questioned as to whether it will continue. Named after co-founder of Intel, Gordon Moore (pictured), Moore’s Law stated that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles every two years. Len Jelinek, director and chief analyst, [...]

Microsoft Stumble On Open Doc Standard

There’s been general surprise at Microsoft’s failure to secure their ‘Open XML’ interchangeable document standard to be accepted by the ISO – International Standards Committee – and the IEC – International Electronic Commission. It is important to Microsoft as Governments around the world are looking to allow simple document interchange between all of their systems.

AVS: China’s H.264 Rival In Testing By China Telecom

It’s clear that China like to do things their own way. The latest in the list is a video CoDec’s, the algorithm that is used to compress/decompress video signals. Much of the world currently uses H.264, but China has developed its own equivalent, that they call AVS, standing for Audio Video coding Standard – an [...]

Kendra Initiative Cross-Media Summit for Content Discovery

The Kendra Initiative is hosting a Cross-Media Summit about Content Delivery next week, on Friday 9th March in London. The full day event, running at the Frontline Club, is billed as “The Strategy, Technology and Business Case for Content Description, Visibility, Search and Discovery.” The event is aiming to tackle one of Digital-Lifestyles hobby horses [...]

Telewest Get ASA Dodgy Advert Slapdown

Advertising Standards Board declare Telewest’s broadband ad, ‘misleading’ as they don’t have 100% digital coverage.

One Laptop per Child: The Machine, The Impact

A great event occurred yesterday – the first showing of the $100 One Laptop per Child. This is a project that is attempting to use technology to change the world for the better.

HomePlug AV Now Official

The HomePlug AV specification has finally hit the streets, promising HD video delivery through 100 Mbps at the MAC layer from your electrical home socket.

People Prefer Real Live Customer Service

Survey in “people prefer to talk to fellow human beings instead of a disembodied voice” shocker!

Mobile Web Initiative Launched By The W3C

W3C serves up its Mobile Web Initiative designed to set standards for Web access from mobile devices.

FireFox Browser Gains Popularity

Mozilla’s open source FireFox browser threatens the near-monopoly of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.