WinRAR surprised by native .rar support Windows 11
The company behind WinRAR says it is surprised by the announcement that Windows 11 will now support .rar files. Native support for these had been lacking for thirty years, giving WinRAR cult status as a software alternative.
Last week, Microsoft announced at its own Build conference that Windows... Read more
After three decades, Windows finally supports rar, gz and tar files
Windows 11 will now support the .rar, .gz and .tar archive formats, 28 years after WinRAR first appeared on the scene. "Many more" formats are said to be supported with the move.
Under the motto, "better late than never", Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will include support for archive f... Read more
Meta increases internal video processing speeds by up to 94 percent
Meta revealed a new internal computing method that increases video processing speeds by up to 94 percent.
“Our Instagram engineering team developed a way to improve video quality dramatically", CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. "We made basic video processing 94 percent faster, so we can now use more ... Read more
Meta’s AI-powered audio codec makes files ten times smaller than MP3
Meta announced EnCodec, an AI-powered audio compression method that has the ability to make audio up to ten times smaller than MP3 without compromising on quality.
Meta said its technology enhances the sound quality of speech on low-bandwidth connections, such as cellphone calls in suboptimal ne... Read more
Microsoft creates data compression algorithm and hardware for the cloud open source
Microsoft has created its algorithm, hardware specification and Verilog source code for compressing data in its Azure cloud open source. All information is contributed to the Open Compute Project (OCP).
Large cloud providers today store huge amounts of data. To make this possible, the data is comp... Read more