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Smartphones gain PC-strength VR capabilities via new codec

NGCodec, a company that specializes in developing algorithms, silicon logic and FPGA implementations for cloud video processing, this week announced the availability of their potentially transformative cloud-based encoding technologies via the Amazon AWS Marketplace. The company‚Äôs RealityCodec acts as a low-delay H.265/HEVC encoder, which allows much of the processing load of VR video streams to be shifted into the cloud. The codec also boasts sufficiently low latency that it can reliably deliver VR streams to untethered, mobile, VR head-mounted displays. “We have worked diligently to bring our advanced video codecs to the Amazon Cloud and to demonstrate the potential for cloud media and virtual reality,”

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Opinion

Data Sovereignty: Is Big Brother Over-Reaching?

A US judge has ordered Microsoft to hand over email data stored in foreign servers. How will this affect data privacy among users around the world?

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Cloud Computing, Internet

Cloud computing firm laughs off Microsoft’s announcement of an announcement

Cloud computing firm laughs off Microsoft’s announcement of an announcement Just as news from PDC 2008 are coming in, the companies are reacting. I’ve received word from Rodrigo from Zoho, a company that deals with cloud computing productivity. In his blurb, Rodrigo welcomed “Microsoft’s announced that they will be announcing a web-based version of Office suite”. In his comments, Rodrigo welcomes Microsoft’s surrender and abandoning the FUD that the company’s reps were spreading around in regards to cloud computing and SaaS market. Head of Zoho also laughed off “the dinosauric” business model of Office, and mentioned CAL licensing in more way than one. All in

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