In the News 2019-06-12T09:41:56-05:00

Latest News on AOMedia and AV1

News on the subject of AOMedia and the creation and adoption of its revolutionary new AV1 video codec is fast and furious. Below is an up-to-date resource of AOMedia and AV1 in the news.

Everything You Need to Know About the Google Pixel 4

Gadget Hacks – June 12, 2019

With the new year comes a new pair of smartphones from the company behind the Android platform. It seems it was only a few months ago that Google announced the Pixel 3 and 3 XL with its somewhat disappointing design. It seems they heard the critics and for the first time, will deliver.

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Google releases Android Q Beta 4 (with final APIs)

Liliputing – June 5, 2019

The next major version of Android is coming this fall, and Google’s latest Android Q beta should make life a little easier for developers working to ensure their apps are compatible.

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Google releases Android Q Beta 4 (with final APIs)

Lilputing – June 5, 2019

The next major version of Android is coming this fall, and Google’s latest Android Q beta should make life a little easier for developers working to ensure their apps are compatible.

Android Q Beta 4, which is out today, includes the final APIs and official SDK for Android Q.

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Microsoft’s Flipgrid rolls out automatic transcription, AR tools, and Code.org content

VentureBeat – June 5, 2019

It’s been roughly a year since Microsoft acquired Flipgrid (formerly Vikdu), an education-focused platform aimed at students and teachers, and the latter’s dev team evidently hasn’t lightened its workload since. Flipgrid kicked off the FlipgridLive 2019 convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in style this morning with a slew of new features that’ll roll out to customers in the coming weeks.

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What Features and Changes Google Brings to Android Q?

CustomerThink – May 31, 2019

Android, is the leading mobile operating system globally. It was designed and developed by Google. It is based on the modified or modern version of Linux Kennel and open creator software created for touchscreen devices. The Android application development company handpicks android developers that help with advance development of Android products and applications. Developing software for the Android platform can be a complex issue. A mobile app development company includes a lot of hard work and skilled technicians to perform the tasks.

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Intel’s Open-Source SVT-AV1 Video Encoder Ends May With Another Performance Boost

Phoronix – May 30, 2019

It’s been very fascinating to watch the speed improvements of Intel’s SVT-AV1 open-source AV1 video encoder since in February when being made aware of Intel’s new SVT video projects. The SVT-AV1 project is ending out May with another step-up in performance for what is already one of the fastest CPU-based AV1 video encoders.

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Intel’s Open-Source SVT-AV1 Video Encoder Ends May With Another Performance Boost

Phoronix – May 30, 2019

It’s been very fascinating to watch the speed improvements of Intel’s SVT-AV1 open-source AV1 video encoder since in February when being made aware of Intel’s new SVT video projects. The SVT-AV1 project is ending out May with another step-up in performance for what is already one of the fastest CPU-based AV1 video encoders.

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SME ’19: Tim Siglin Recaps Highlights of Streaming Media East

StreamingMedia – May 28, 2019

One of the first things I’ll talk about is multiple codecs. I hosted a panel yesterday with a number of people, one from Mozilla, one from Twitch, one from Vimeo, one from Ellation or Crunchyroll. And there were engineers, and one of the things that we talked about was the move back toward multiple codecs.

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Android Q features you’ll love: Higher-quality audio and video

Android Central – May 27, 2019

Everyone has a different set of rules when it comes to how they use their phone, but one thing most everyone has in common is enjoying audio and video on the go. The bright vibrant display on your phone is perfect for watching a movie or a show and there’s no better music or podcast player than the one that stays in your pocket. While hardware manufacturers do everything they can to make sure the device capabilities are better with each generation, Android needs to keep pace on the software side.

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Android Q features you’ll love: Higher-quality audio and video

Android Central – May 27, 2019

Everyone has a different set of rules when it comes to how they use their phone, but one thing most everyone has in common is enjoying audio and video on the go. The bright vibrant display on your phone is perfect for watching a movie or a show and there’s no better music or podcast player than the one that stays in your pocket. While hardware manufacturers do everything they can to make sure the device capabilities are better with

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Firefox 67 enables AV1 video decoder ‘dav1d’, by default on all desktop platforms

Packt – May 27, 2019

Last week, Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 67, with many performance enhancing features to make Firefox “faster than ever”. On Thursday, Nathan Egge and Christopher Montgomery wrote a blogpost explaining the importance of high performance, royalty free AV1 video decoder, called ‘dav1d’. This feature is now enabled by default on all desktop platforms of Mozilla (Windows, OSX and Linux) for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

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SME ’19: Twitch’s Tarek Amara Talks Multi-Codec Streaming

StreamingMedia – May 27, 2019

Tim Siglin: Welcome back to Streaming Media East 2019. I’m Tim Siglin, Contributing Editor with Streaming Media magazine and the founding executive director of not for profit Help Me! Stream. And today I’m honored to have with me Tarek Amara of Twitch. What’s your title now at Twitch?

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SME ’19: Twitch’s Tarek Amara Talks Multi-Codec Streaming Learn more about multiple-codec content delivery at Streaming Media’s next event.

Streaming Media – May 27, 2019

Welcome back to Streaming Media East 2019. I’m Tim Siglin, Contributing Editor with Streaming Media magazine and the founding executive director of not for profit Help Me! Stream. And today I’m honored to have with me Tarek Amara of Twitch. What’s your title now at Twitch?

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What’s in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla gives the gas, lays on new privacy options

Computerworld – May 23, 2019

Mozilla this week shipped Firefox 67 for Windows, macOS and Linux with performance improvements that – when added to improvements that over the past year – make the browser 80% faster, according to the company.

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Firefox 67 adds speed improvements for desktop, a new Search widget on Android

XDA Developers – May 22, 2019

Mozilla’s Firefox isn’t the most popular web browser around, but it’s almost the only competitor left for Google Chrome. Its open-source nature and the focus on privacy are just some of the features that let Firefox stay relevant in the market. The development team behind the product always work hard to improve user experience by fixing the bugs and expanding the functionality. Mozilla just pushed version 67 of Firefox on desktop and Android platforms. Most of the changes are hidden under the hood, but there are some noticeable ones.

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Firefox 67 claimed to be “up to 80pc faster than a year ago”

Hexus – May 22, 2019

Mozilla has updated its Firefox browser with the emphasis on speed improvements. However, speed isn’t the only improvement under the bonnet in Firefox 67, there are compelling improvements to Firefox Quantum’s already stand-out privacy features and customisation options.

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HEVC IP Owners Are Killing the Golden Goose Over Royalties

StreamingMedia – May 22, 2019

Recent input at Streaming Media East reveals HEVC to be a diverse and powerful technology that many publishers have permanently eschewed due to unclear royalty policies and excessive royalty demands. I don’t mean this to be (yet another) bash-the-greedy-HEVC-IP-owners post, but a continuation on the cautionary tale on how HEVC IP owners have potentially killed the goose that could have laid the golden egg. With VVC coming down the pike, it’s a story that can’t be told too often.

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Mozilla Firefox 67 Is Now Available for All Supported Ubuntu Linux Releases

Softpedia – May 22, 2019

The Firefox 67 web browser arrived on May 21st, 2019, and promises to be the fastest Firefox release to date thanks to the numerous internal performance improvements implemented by Mozilla. Firefox 67 also comes with a built-in crypto miner and fingerprinter blocker, and a much-improved Private Browsing mode.

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Mozilla’s Firefox gets even faster

Fudzilla – May 22, 2019

Mozilla today launched Firefox 67 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android which doubles down on performance and privacy. Firefox 67 includes deprioritising least commonly used features, suspending unused tabs, faster startup, blocking of cryptomining and fingerprinting, Private Browsing improvements, voice input in the Android search widget, and more.

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Faster Firefox 67 blocks fingerprinting, crypto-naughtiness

CNET – May 21, 2019

A year and a half after introducing its first Quantum-branded version of Firefox, Mozilla is still working to speed up its web browser.

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Firefox 67 adds even more speed and some extra privacy

The Inquirer – May 21, 2019

THE MOZILLA FOUNDATION has released the latest version of its Firefox browser, promising it is ‘faster than ever’. Firefox 67 continues improvements brought by the ‘Quantum Engine’ released last year, which has brought Firefox back in line with its competitors in terms of speed and performance.

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Firefox 67 adds even more speed and some extra privacy

The Inquirer – May 21, 2019

THE MOZILLA FOUNDATION has released the latest version of its Firefox browser, promising it is ‘faster than ever’. Firefox 67 continues improvements brought by the ‘Quantum Engine’ released last year, which has brought Firefox back in line with its competitors in terms of speed and performance.

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Firefox 67 arrives with new performance and privacy features, voice search widget on Android

VentureBeat – May 21, 2019

Mozilla today launched Firefox 67 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The 10th release since Mozilla’s big Firefox Quantum launch in November 2017 doubles down on performance and privacy.

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Firefox 67 focuses on speed, while adding new privacy controls for cryptomining and fingerprinting

TechSpot – May 21, 2019

With the release of Firefox 57 in 2017, Mozilla rebranded its open-source browser as Firefox Quantum and outlined ambitions to take the fight to market leader Google. Since then, Mozilla has steadily changed the look and feel of Firefox, and added functions such as Firefox Send, Facebook Container, and Firefox Monitor.

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Firefox 67 launches with WebRender and cryptomining blocker

Neowin – May 21, 2019

Mozilla has now released Firefox 67 into the mainstream for users to acquire via its website as a download or as an upgrade via the browser. The release is a notable one as it brings support for WebRender, the ability to block cryptomining and browser fingerprinting from the Content Blocking preferences, and support for the new AV1 video codec on Linux which allows for the transmission of high-quality video efficiently, without the need for paying royalty fees.

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Firefox 67 Released With Cryptominer Blocking, Performance Boost

BLEEPINGCOMPUTER – May 21, 2019

Mozilla has officially released Firefox 67 to the Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android release channels. This version comes with cryptominer and fingerprinter blocking, WebRender, changes to Private Browsing, increased ARM64 support, and improved performance.

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Firefox 67.0 Released With Better Performance, Switches To Dav1d AV1 Decoder

Phoronix – May 21, 2019

Mozilla set sail Firefox 67.0 this morning as the newest version of this web browser and the update is heavy on the feature front.

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Firefox is about to get much, much faster

Engadget – May 21, 2019

Firefox got speedy last year when its Quantum browser rolled out — now it’s set to get even faster. The latest release rolling out today prioritizes its performance management “to-do” list with a set of features that’ll load pages up to 40-80 percent quicker. The browser will now suspend idle tabs, delay lesser-used scripts and skip unnecessary work during start-ups.

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Firefox is now faster than ever, give it a try today

MSPoweruser – May 21, 2019

Mozilla Firefox 67 is now available for download and it comes with improved performance, new privacy features, accessibility improvements and more. To make Firefox faster than ever, Mozilla made several changes including skipping a bunch of unnecessary work during subsequent start-ups, suspending idle tabs and more.

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Firefox Now Has Fingerprinting and Crypto-mining Protection

Security Week – May 21, 2019

Mozilla this week released Firefox 67 to the stable channel with improved protection against tracking and with fingerprinting and crypto-mining protection capabilities.

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Firefox update debuts WebRender, updated AV1 decoder

Devloper – May 21, 2019

Firefox has been updated with a range of significant performance improvements, but developers will be most interested in WebRender’s rollout and the updated AV1 decoder.

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Firefox update debuts WebRender, updated AV1 decoder

Developer Tech – May 21, 2019

Firefox has been updated with a range of significant performance improvements, but developers will be most interested in WebRender’s rollout and the updated AV1 decoder. WebRender is Mozilla’s next-gen GPU-based 2D rendering engine. The technology aims to make browsing feel smoother by moving core graphics rendering processes to the GPU.

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Firefox update is all about speed and fingerprinting protection

TechCrunch – May 21, 2019

Mozilla is currently rolling out Firefox version 67 on Windows, macOS and Linux. And the team is detailing a few changes in a blog post. With today’s new version, users should expect better performances across the board.

Firefox is now better at loading essential content first and delaying non-essential scripts, not loading the auto-fill module if there’s no form on the page, etc.

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Mozilla Firefox 67 Web Browser Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

Softpedia – May 21, 2019

Mozilla Firefox 67 comes with numerous performance improvements and new features to make your Firefox browsing experience better. To improve the overall performance, Mozilla did a few internal changes, such as to lower the priority of the “setTimeout” function during loading of web pages, delayed the component initialization until after Firefox’s start up, as well as to suspend unused tabs.

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Mozilla releases Firefox 67 with speed, privacy enhancements

Liliputing – May 21, 2019

Microsoft may have taken the if-you-can’t-beat-them-join-them approach to web browsing by basing its new Edge web browser on Google’s Chromium. But Mozilla continues to be lead the charge of browser independence.

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