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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.

Netflix begins streaming data-saving AV1 videos on Android

The Verge – February 6, 2020

Netflix is rolling out support for the new AV1 video codec in its Android app, which the company claims compresses video 20 percent more…

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Netflix starts using its AV1 codec on Android to help users save data

androidcentral – February 6, 2020

Netflix today announced that it has started to stream video using the royalty-free AV1 codec on its Android app. The AV1 codec, which was …

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Netflix switches to the AV1 codec for data-saving streams on Android

Engadget – February 6, 2020

Way back in 2015 Netflix announced it would team up with Amazon, Google, Intel and other … Netflix switches to the AV1 codec for data-saving streams on Android … Twitter doesn’t want to call its users ‘users’ anymore.

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Netflix switches to the AV1 codec for data-saving streams on Android

Yahoo finance – February 6, 2020

Two years ago they revealed the fruits of their labor as the AV1 codec, … Netflix switches to the AV1 codec for data-saving streams on Android.

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Netflix Switches to the AV1 Codec on its Android App

Technadu – February 6, 2020

Netflix will use its Android app as a testbed for the new AV1 video codec that was developed by the “Alliance for Open Media”.

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Netflix starts streaming AV1 on Android to save cellular data – February 5, 2020

Netflix announced today that it’s beginning to stream video using AV1 on Android. This high performance, royalty-free video codec provides…

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Netflix begins streaming AV1 content on its Android mobile app

Neowin – February 5, 2020

Netflix today announced that it is beginning to stream select AV1 content on its Android app. The royalty-free codec brings a 20% improvement …

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Netflix for Android adopts AV1 video codec, currently limited to Save Data mode

androidpolice – February 5, 2020

AV1 is the hot new video codec on the block, offering around 30% better compression than Google’s VP9 standard without a noticeable loss in …

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Netflix for Android switches to new AV1 codec to save data

Slashgear – February 5, 2020

While streaming has become the norm for both audio and especially video, the infrastructure and capabilities that enable smooth streaming …

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Netflix Now Streaming AV1 on Android

Netflix Tech Blog – February 5, 2020

Today we are excited to announce that Netflix has started streaming AV1 to our Android mobile app.

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Chips&Media Pioneering With The World’s First Real-time Multi-Standard Decoder, including AV1, HW IP, WAVE517

Chips&Media – February 3, 2020

The world-leading hardware IP provider, Chips&Media, today announced the pre-release of multi-standard HW IP named WAVE517, targeting 4K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD), which is the first in the industry to support almost every codec standards for the UHD in the market, including the next-generation AV1 standard.

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Dav1d AV1 Decoder Begins Adding AVX-512 Optimizations For Intel Ice Lake

Phoronix – January 22, 2020

Ahead of the forthcoming dav1d 0.6 release, this open-source AV1 video decoder has begun implementing AVX-512 optimizations targeting Intel Ice Lake processors. The work has begun on AVX-512 optimizations focused on Ice Lake for this already quite speedy AV1 video decoder.

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Top 20 exciting smart gadgets to look forward in 2020

Deccan Herald – January 20, 2020

In 2019, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha, Google Pixel 4 with Soli Radar motion sensor, new Apple iMac Pro, Bose Frames, Ember travel mug, Ikea Symfonisk lamp, and other Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices offer entertainment, improve lifestyle standards and productivity of the consumers.

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CES 2020: LG’s New 8K TVs Use α9 Gen 3 SoC with AV1 Decoding & AI Support

AnandTech – January 17, 2020

Modern smart televisions do much more than just display broadcasted programs, so these days TV makers need to equip them with powerful applications processors to decode HD and Ultra-HD content, as well as handle other complex tasks. To that end, LG has revealed that it plans to use its new α9 Gen 3 SoC for its latest Signature OLED and NanoCell 8K televisions set to be available this year.

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HD GURU’S 5 CES 2020 TAKEAWAYS ON 8K ULTRA HDTV

HD GURU – January 17, 2020

From the perspective of new 8K Ultra HDTV introductions, CES 2020 provided some interesting tells on the future direction of 8K big-screen entertainment for the home. Unfortunately, from a premium-tech perspective, 2020 models from virtually every brand still leave some open-ended questions to be answered when hedging big-screen hardware investments for the next several years.

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Rav1e Kicks Off 2020 With Speed Improvements For Rust-Based AV1 Encoding

Phoronix – January 17, 2020

Xiph.org’s Rustlang-written “Rav1e” AV1 video encoder is back on track with delivering weekly pre-releases after missing them over the past month due to the holidays. With Rav1e p20200115 are not only performance improvements but also binary side and build speed enhancements.

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Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Ryzen 9 3950X vs. Core i9 9900KS In Nearly 150 Benchmarks

Phoronix – January 17, 2020

This week our AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review sample finally arrived and so we’ve begun putting it through the paces of many different benchmarks. The first of these Linux tests with the Ryzen 9 3950X is looking at the performance up against the Ryzen 9 3900X and Intel Core i9 9900KS in 149 different tests.

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Rav1e Achieves Another ~20% Speed-Up For Rust-Based AV1 Video Encoding

Phoronix (blog) – January 15, 2020

Rav1e’s weekly-ish pre-releases for this Rust-written AV1 encoder have been focusing a lot on better performance via hand-written x86 Assembly, making use of SIMD extensions, and other fine tuning of their encoder. With this newest pre-release, another ~20% speed-up was obtained.

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8 Best Announcements from CES 2020

MobiGyaan – January 14, 2020

One of the world’s largest tech events CES 2020, happened in Las Vegas a few days back and thanks to that we kickstarted this year with a lot of exciting launches at the event. From a smartphone with an invisible camera to gaming laptops with 300Hz display, we saw everything this year. Hence, in this article, we’ve combined the Top 8 Announcements that happened in CES 2020. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

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Every product with Google Assistant announced at CES 2020

Android Police – January 10, 2020

Smart home products are becoming the main attractions at CES shows. Last year saw an explosion of Google Assistant-powered devices being revealed, and while CES 2020 wasn’t quite as intense in that regard, this was still a big week for Google’s virtual helper.

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Here are our picks of the best tech at CES 2020

RedShark – January 10, 2020

Although it’s easy to stream live content with your smartphone making those broadcasts look professional takes more effort. Enter Go:Livecast, a hardware/app combo from Roland that lets you mix sound, display titles, play media, trigger sound effects, and more—without needing a computer or costly dedicated A/V gear.

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Samsung likely to spearhead in 8K TV segment

DIGITIMES – January 10, 2020

Quite a few of TV vendors are showcasing their latest 8K models at CES 2020, and Samsung Electronics is likely to spearhead in the segment leveraging its ability to integrate AI and smart home applications to optimize viewing experience.

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CES 2020: Samsung’s 8K QLED TVs Use AI Quantum 8K SoC, Add Support For AV1 Video

AnandTech – January 9, 2020

Most years CES feels first and foremost like a TV show, and certainly this year’s show hasn’t disappointed. Among the many vendors making TV announcements for CES 2020 was Samsung, who introduced its upcoming lineup of premium 8K QLED televisions, the Q950-series. Samsung’s new Ultra-HD TVs offer a 7680×4320 resolution with quantum dot enhancements, while under the hood Samsung is using its new “AI Quantum 8K” SoC that brings support for the cutting-edge AV1 codec as well as some additional capabilities.

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CES: A Tour of the Most Interesting (and Strange) Tech Announcements

MacStories – January 9, 2020

CES has been going strong all week with announcements of new gadgets: home automation gear, TVs, computers, and lots more. Many mobile phone makers and some big industry players sit out CES, but there is still plenty of news from companies big and small with new products and technologies to show off.

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LG Signature OLED ZX 8K TV initial review: Bringing the wow factor

Pocket-lint – January 9, 2020

The pick of LG’s TV announcements here at CES 2020 is this stunning new LG Signature TVs – known as the OLED ZX. LG also announced TVs in the LG NanoCell range here at CES 2020. Plus it also revealed a 48-inch 4K OLED TV like Sony – it’s great to see OLED coming to smaller models now.

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CES 2020: Hands-On With LG’s Consumer-Ready 8K TVs

MakeUseOf – January 8, 2020

All the TVs support the HEVC, VP9, and AV1 codecs (meaning you’ll no longer need a transcoder for YouTube’s AV1 content). They are 60FPS and…

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CES 2020: Hands-On With LG’s Consumer-Ready 8K TVs

MakeUseOf – January 8, 2020

LG’s headline-grabbing product at CES 2020 might have been the ceiling-based rollable TV, but for regular consumers, the Korean company’s expanded range of 8K TVs might be the most useful new gear to come out of the event.

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CES 2020: Samsung 2020 QLED 8K TVs Include Flagship Q950TS

Dealerscope – January 8, 2020

Samsung Electronics has introduced its 2020 QLED 8K line at CES 2020, featuring AI-based innovations and other technologies that add to the consumer’s immersive viewing experience.

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Expanded support for HDR10+ ecosystem

Advanced Television – January 8, 2020

HDR10+ Technologies, LLC, a joint venture of 20th Century Fox, Panasonic Corporation and Samsung Electronics has revealed that the total number of adopters has increased to 94

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Intel Touts Mobileye, New AI Smarts at CES 2020

Toolbox – January 8, 2020

Intel that has made a big leap from being a chipmaker to an AI powerhouse announced several AI breakthroughs that can potentially pave the way for autonomous driving at the ongoing CES 2020 event. Mobileye, an Intel company, pegged as a leader in autonomous tech, and assisted driving is seemingly well on its way towards achieving full autonomy – the holy grail in self-driving technology.

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LG highlights an array of 8K TVs at CES 2020

DIGITIMES – January 8, 2020

LG Electronics is showcasing an array of new 8K TVs at CES 2020 with features including AI-centric capabilities.

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MediaTek Dimensity 800 vs Dimensity 1000L & 1000 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G – MediaTek’s increasingly confusing SoC line-up compared

Mighty Gadget – January 8, 2020

In the past, I have moaned about the mind-boggling number of Qualcomm chipsets launched, especially those chipsets that sit in the mid-range market. Even now, we currently have phones in production with the Snapdragon 710, SD712, SD730, SD73G, and the new SD765G, then there is also the standard SD765 but no phone uses that. Then we have the 600 series SoC which is still classed as mid-range.

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Samsung’s latest QLED 8K TVs use deep learning to improve 8K upscaling quality

HardwareZone Singapore – January 8, 2020

A dramatic, bezel-free design for the Q950TS aside, Samsung’s 2020 QLED 8K TVs are better than their 2019 predecessors in several areas. For one, an improved Direct Full Array tech (for full-array local dimming) has increased the brightness of highlights by as much as 20% without using more power. This is possible because each zone’s current can now be controlled. Peak brightness remains at 4,000 nits, with full-fill at 500 nits.

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Technicolor in Android and RDK set-top demo

Broadband TV News – January 8, 2020

Who says the set-top box is dead? Technicolor is demonstrating two versions of its JADE set-top at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week (January 7-10).

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CES 2020 Notebook: ‘Filmmaker Mode’ Secures Buy-In From TV Makers & Video Producers

Light Reading – January 7, 2020

The Ultra HD Alliance has scored a wave of endorsements from Hollywood-focused creatives and other movie-making organizations and has gained pledged product support from a trio of top TV makers for “Filmmaker Mode” (FMM), a set of specifications for home-delivered streaming services that’s intended to preserve and maintain the artistic intent of the filmmaker.

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