News: The End To Our Compression Woes?

 A Singapore company has just launched what they say is a technology that will change the way which we compress, store and distribute digital content. MatrixView says that, compared to existing compression solutions such as JPEG and MPEG that are based on complex and predictive techniques to eliminate redundant data (JPEG is a widely used …

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News: Zip It For Me One Last Time

Another somewhat sad chapter in the life of the ZIP file. The guy who designed this excellent way of compressing files, Philip Katz, died tragically and young a few years back. Now the company he left behind, PKWare, is fighting over patents with another company, WinZip, since right now, would you believe, you can’t trade …

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