compression

  • Opera Opens Pre-Registration For Its Data-Savings Android App

    Last December, Opera announced Max, a free app that would use Opera’s servers to compress all the non-encrypted data to your Android device. At the time, it opened up sign-ups for a small private alpha test, but starting today, it will take sign-ups for its soon-to-launch Max beta. Read More

  • Google Launches Zopfli To Compress Data More Densely And Make Web Pages Load Faster

    Google Launches Zopfli To Compress Data More Densely And Make Web Pages Load Faster

    Google just launched Zopfli, a new open source compression algorithm that can compress web content about three to eight percent more densely (PDF) than the standard zlib library. Because Zopfli is compatible with the decompression algorithms that are already part of all modern web browser, using Google’s new algorithm and library on a server could lead to faster data transmission speeds… Read More

  • Latakoo Moves HD Video Fast, Works Great For Newsrooms

    Latakoo Moves HD Video Fast, Works Great For Newsrooms

    Austin-based video startup latakoo has a funny name (it’s some kind of lark), but a great idea: make it easier to transfer HD video. Built by a group of journalists and technologists to solve the real-world problem of video-sharing in the newsroom environment, the company has already attracted 40 paying customers, including many TV station groups. With latakoo’s tool called… Read More

  • New Startup JPEGmini Reduces Photos’ Size, Not Their Quality

    New Startup JPEGmini Reduces Photos’ Size, Not Their Quality

    Photographers, take note. A startup called JPEGmini is introducing a new photo compression technology for JPEG photos which reduces the overall file size (by up to 5 times), while preserving the photo’s quality and resolution. The technology is designed specifically with the Web in mind, as more photographers, both amateur and professional, use online storage for photo archival purposes. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: TC electronics Tube-Tech 50% off

    The Tube-Tech is a neat compressor plug-in for those in possession of either ProTools or PowerCore hardware. You can buy it for two weeks starting today for $370. Read More

  • JPEG XR may offer a fix for DSLR users who need a higher burst rate

    I’ve never had a problem with my old Rebel XT’s 3-per-second rapid fire rate. Of course, I’m not a press or sport photographer, and it is kind of annoying that I can only take like 8 RAW photos at that speed before it has to stop and think for a while. Memory bandwidth and buffer size are not the Rebel’s strong point; more expensive cameras make a point of having… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free DivX Pro

    If you’ve been patiently waiting for the DivX Pro codec and converter but you constantly find yourself without the $19.99 necessary to purchase said tools, now’s your chance to download DivX Pro for the low, low price of free. No rebates, no hassles. Just download it and enter the serial number that’ll be sent to your e-mail address. Free DivX Pro [DivX.com] via FatWallet Read More