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You might not know it, but pirates in the digital age are an organized bunch. We're not talking about pirates with eye patches who sail the seas plundering ships and cities, but software pirates who rip movies and TV shows for illegal distribution on sites like The Pirate Bay and other torrent sharing portals. It's those types of pirates who are currently up in arms over recent changes made to a set of TV-release standards.Yes, even pirates have rules they abide by, and they're actually quite extensive when it comes to how content should be ripped in HD and SD format. The new set of rules contains several changes intended to modernize things, though the one that has some pirates feeling perturbed... Read more...
As time goes on, we continue to learn new things about the Windows 10 operating system, the successor to Windows 8/8.1 that Microsoft is planning to launch next year. The latest tidbit comes from Gabriel Aul, head of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group's Data and Fundamentals team, who took to Twitter to announce that Windows 10 will support FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) from day one. That's good news for audiophiles.FLAC is an audio format similar to MP3, but with lossless compression, meaning there's no loss in audio quality from the original source. Nevertheless, FLAC's fancy algorithm is capable of reducing a music file by up to 60 percent of its original size -- it's the equivalent of... Read more...