Archive for December, 2012

h.265 in 2013

Friday, December 28th, 2012

video is the leading driver of data traffic on mobile networks. this number clocks in at 50% and sometimes hits 70%. 2013 will be a game changer for the entertainment and mobile industries. and perhaps will alleviate some of the ongoing headaches of ISPs.

with the introduction of the mpeg dash specification and the h.265 codec. mpeg dash should solve a lot of headaches for compressing video for various data rates so that companies such as netflix, which has been known to encode 100s of files to accomodate the various connection speeds of their customers, can compress 1 for multiple bitrates. h.265 will halve video files sizes of h.264 video. the h.265 codec uses hevc (high efficiencey video coding) that is more efficient than avc and provides a space saving of 50% with higher resolutions.

Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE a hit in Germany

Friday, December 28th, 2012

the lte version of the samsung galaxy s3 was released late november 2012 in germany. since then carriers have had a hard time keeping the new phone in stock. we took stock of this (no pun intended) over the holiday shopping season, visiting various electronic shops such as saturn while also cruising by free standing carrier shops for vodafone, debitel and t-mobile. we were only able to find the phone at a t-mobile phone. the lte version of the s3 comes with 2 gb of RAM (an increase by 500MB from the version released over the summer). both versions have the 16GB and 32GB internal speicherplatz (as it is called in deutschland). samsung has announced that a 64GB version is coming soon.

samsung galaxy s 3 lte

samsung galaxy s 3 lte

whose to blame for the connecticut murders

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

the white house is blaming the nra. the nra –that’s the national rifle association for those clueless ones, is blaming hollywood and computer gaming companies. then there are various people who are most likely affiliated with the nra (charleton heston would be proud) who think ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people.’ then there’s this thing in the u.s. called the constitution and the second amendment. so are all these conversations merely media chatter. because as every american knows, this section of the constitution is not getting deleted. the only action that the u.s. government can take on the second amendment is to curve it.

the bigger question might be, why did lanza’s parent have multiple guns in their home? why weren’t they locked up? should his mother be blamed for her own death? isn’t that like blaming the victim? we at a blog about whatever are anti-gun on a personal basis. but we sometimes wax philosophical about the whole thing. if someone is truely nuts he (or she) would grab a knife and off a lot of folks, like what kids do in the uk. if the government controls all the guns whose to say something like what is happening in syria could happen in the u.s. are the loose gun laws in the united states and canada the reason that neither country has been conquered by a dictator? is violent american culture to blame?