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Intel, NVIDIA To Support Google’s VP9 Codec

Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week in Las Vegas, Google has managed to rope in a large number of hardware vendors ranging from ARM to NVIDIA that will be begin supporting VP9 hardware acceleration in Google’s push for VP9 to dominate the Ultra HD / 4K space… Read More »

Advanced imaging reveals computer 1500 years ahead of its time

The findings, published in Nature, are probably best described as “mind blowing.” Devices with this level of complexity were not seen again for almost 1,500 years, and the Antikythera mechanism’s compactness actually bests the later designs. Probably built around 150 B.C., the Antikythera mechanism can perform a number of functions just by turning a crank on the side. Read More »

On hacking microSD cards

Remember when I wrote about how your mobile phone runs two operating systems, one of which is a black box we know and understand little about, ripe for vulnerabilities? As many rightfully pointed out in the comments – it’s not just mobile phones that have tiny processors for specific tasks embedded in them. As it turns out, memory cards have ... Read More »