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Why The New H.266/VCC Video Codec Is A Big Deal

The new h.266 video codec is a pretty big deal. You can’t play with it yet — tempted as you might be to go install Handbrake and bask in video encodes that are half the size of your already-optimised h.265 videos — but its very existence will speed up the…

How To Play Older Gaming Consoles On HDMI-Only TVs

The nostalgia effect is powerful. If you’re still clinging to your old-school Nintendo Entertainment System (however you pronounce it) there’s no reason to let it collect dust in a closet or a forgotten corner of your home entertainment system. Your older gaming consoles will still work with your fancy new…