Netflix begins streaming in AV1 on Android

Netflix begins streaming in AV1 on Android

Netflix announced this week that it has started to stream titles in AV1 on Android in what could significantly help the two-year-old media codec gain wider adoption. The world’s biggest streaming giant said on Wednesday that by switching from Google’s VP9 — which it...
US patents hit record 333,530 granted in 2019; IBM, Samsung (not the FAANGs) lead the pack

Older Samsung smart TVs to lose Netflix support next month

An unspecified number of smart TVs manufactured by Samsung will lose native support for Netflix next month, the companies said in an announcement this week. Netflix app-installed — or available for — Samsung smart TVs manufactured in 2010 and 2011 (C and D lineups) —...
Canoo takes the covers off of its debut electric vehicle

Canoo takes the covers off of its debut electric vehicle

The Los Angeles-based startup Canoo has finally unveiled its first model, the eponymously named canoo. The Canoo designers have departed pretty radically from the traditional designs that other electric vehicle manufacturers have favored going with something that...