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    Apple Backs AV1: What Does This Mean for the Future of Video Codecs

    Earlier this month, Apple joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOM), which is working on the next-generation AV1 video compression standard. It’s interesting that Apple is now supporting AV1, after having just announced backing HEVC in both devices and software tools (i.e., publishing, browsers). Why Apple Now Stands Behind AV1 There are a few reasons,…

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    This Is Us creator teases extra flash-forwards to reach support

    This Is Us creator teases extra flash-forwards to reach support

    Randall may not be able to picture himself as an old man, but everyone else now can. Sunday’s post-Super Bowl episode of This Is Us brought the long-anticipated resolution to the How-did-Jack-die? question, but it ended the episode with a surprise as well. Near the end of the episode, we transported deep into the Pearson…

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    Document: Name of Duty: Shadowy Ops Four coming this yr

    Document: Name of Duty: Shadowy Ops Four coming this yr

    This year, Call of Duty will return to what is perhaps the franchise’s most popular subseries, Black Ops, for a fourth entry, according to a report from Eurogamer. Citing multiple sources, Eurogamer reports that Activision subsidiary Treyarch is working on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for a launch “late in the year.” It would…

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    This Is Us: Milo Ventimiglia breaks down Jack’s ‘supreme’ death

    This Is Us: Milo Ventimiglia breaks down Jack’s ‘supreme’ death

    Warning: This story contains plot details about the post-Super Bowl episode of This Is Us, titled “Super Bowl Sunday.” In 1980, the country was consumed with the mystery of “Who Shot J.R.?” Almost four decades later, America couldn’t stop asking, “What killed J.P.?” On Sunday night, This Is Us finally answered that question, as the post-Super Bowl…

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    This Is Us Indirectly Confirmed Us Jack Pearson’s Devastating Final Moments

    This Is Us Indirectly Confirmed Us Jack Pearson’s Devastating Final Moments

    This Is Us has hinted at the fire that claimed the Pearson family’s home and the life of their beloved patriarch (Milo Ventimiglia) before, but during Sunday night’s special episode (“Super Bowl Sunday”), the NBC drama finally answered the lingering question of Jack’s death — and it’s even more heartbreaking than we originally thought. (Spoilers…

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    ‘This Is Us’ recap: Things we saved within the fire

    ‘This Is Us’ recap: Things we saved within the fire

    If you were to rank everything that has ever happened on This Is Us by how quintessentially This Is Us it is, killing Jack Pearson on Super Bowl Sunday — in an episode set on Super Bowl Sunday — because his wife made some chili that nobody ate in a Crock-Pot that he steadfastly refused…

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    This Is Us episode revealing Jack’s death has fans in tears

    This Is Us episode revealing Jack’s death has fans in tears

    This Is Us just did it again. SPOILER ALERT: The following contains spoilers from Sunday’s episode of This Is Us. The hit NBC series opened its special post-Super Bowl episode with the biggest plot twist of all: Beloved-yet-flawed TV dad Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) doesn’t actually die in a fire. Instead, he single-handedly leads his family…