Nick Barr

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Google's VP9 video codec nearly done; YouTube will use it

Google plans to finish defining its VP9 video codec on June 17, providing a date on which the company will be able to start using the next-generation compression technology in Chrome and on YouTube.<p>"Last week, we hosted over 100 guests at a summit meeting for VP9, the WebM Project's next-generation …

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Stunning, Just-Released Footage of Wild Shootout That Left Gunman Dead and Police Officer Wounded (Warning: GRAPHIC)

Florida prosecutors on Thursday unveiled shocking surveillance footage of a deadly police shootout that left the gunman dead and an officer seriously injured.<p>The Miami Herald reported the shooting happened outside a marijuana growhouse in Westchester, Fla. last July, but it’s the first time the …

30 Baby Animals That Will Make You Go ‘Aww’

Even though our parents are probably happy and relieved to see us grow up and let go of some baby habits, but in all honesty, some animals could just …

Science-Based 7 Minute Exercise

We know, we know. We should exercise more. But who has the time to go to the gym?<p>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness journal just …

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Watch a 14-Year-Old Gymnast Break the Record for the Most Forward Rolls in 1 Minute

Image source: YouTube<p>A 14-year-old British gymnast broke the world record for the most forward rolls in one minute, the BBC reported.<p>Friends and coaches cheered on Ashley Wallis of Devon as he turned a dizzying 75 rolls in just 60 seconds at his gym. He breaks the previous record of 69 rolls in one …

101 Simple Pleasures to Boost Happiness

A couple of weeks ago, I got a lovely handwritten note in the mail from a sweet elderly acquaintance in our community. She had read in the local paper that my oldest son was named the Connecticut Student Journalist of the Year, and she had clipped the piece which she sent along with her kind …

Prepare For Ludicrous Speed: Origin PC Taps Razer, Corsair For Ultimate Gaming Laptop Bundle

Origin PC, a name synonymous with powerful computers, has just launched a gaming laptop bundle sure to make your eyes gloss over with desire. Beginning today, Origin PC is offering a “ready to ship” EON17-SLX, and it’s bundled with a Razer mouse, Corsair headset, and branded messenger bag.<p>I was …