Vimeo adds AV1 codec support

Professional video platform Vimeo has announced support for new royalty-free video codec AV1. The AV1 codec, Vimeo claims, enables HD and UHD content to be streamed to audiences at a reduced bitrate without compromising visual quality. It was developed by the Alliance for Open Media which Vimeo in 2018. Naren Venkataraman, SVP of Technology at […]

Firefox Reality VR and AR web browser goes live

Mozilla’s mixed reality team has launched Firefox Reality, a new web browser designed to work on stand-alone virtual and augmented reality headsets. Firefox Reality was designed to move seamlessly between the 2D and the immersive web and is available now in the Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores. The browser supports voice searches and Mozilla […]

Mozilla unveils Firefox Reality browser for VR and AR headsets

Mozilla has announced Firefox Reality, a new web browser designed for the next generation of standalone virtual and augmented reality headsets. The company gave its first glimpse of Firefox Reality in a video posted on the Mozilla blog and said that it will release regular updates on its work in the coming weeks – including details of […]

Matchstick pulls plug on Firefox OS streaming stick

Matchstick has pulled the plug on its Mozilla-endorsed, Firefox OS-based TV streaming dongle ahead of launch, citing problems with DRM development. The Chromecast rival was announced last year with a Kickstarter campaign attracting 17,218 backers to date, who pledged US$470,310 (€428,740) to help get the project off the ground. However, in a post addressed to […]

Panasonic launches first Firefox OS TVs

Panasonic has launched its first Viera smart TVs powered by Mozilla’s Firefox OS in Europe, with a worldwide rollout to follow “in the coming months”.  Panasonic’s 2015 smart TV lineup includes six models powered by Firefox OS – CR850, CR730, CX800, CX750, CX700 and CX680 – though the firm said that models will vary by […]

Panasonic unveils Firefox-based 4K TVs

Panasonic has unveiled a number of 4K TV sets that will run on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, following a preview of Firefox-based panels at CES in January. At the company’s convention in Frankfurt this week, Panasonic highlighted the new Firefox-based interface foxr its 2015 models, featuring three decks to accommodate live TV, apps including pre-installed apps […]

Firefox OS Matchstick dongle announces Flint, TV partners

Matchstick, a Chromecast-style streaming stick based on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, has announced the launch of an open video-streaming platform called Flint and agreed partnerships with Phillips and TCL.  Phillips and TCL will distribute Flint-enabled products including TVs, monitors, and set-top boxes, with the service designed to offer interactive streaming and screen-to-screen experiences, including two-way interactivity […]

Mozilla launches Chromecast rival Matchstick

Mozilla has thrown its hat into the increasingly competitive streaming video dongle ring by endorsing the launch of a Firefox OS-based Chromecast rival, the Matchstick, priced competitively at US$25 (€32). Following Microsoft’s unveiling of its own Chromecast-like mirroring device, the Wireless Display Adapter a week ago, Mozilla has introduced the Matchstick HDMI dongle, which will […]

Mozilla appoints new CEO

Mozilla, the organisation behind the Firefox browser, has appointed interim CEO Chris Beard as its full-time chief executive. Beard rejoined Mozilla in April to take the interim CEO job, having first joined the firm in 2004. Prior to returning, he spent almost a year as executive-in-residence at venture capital firm Greylock Partners. “Over the years, Chris […]

Firefox to launch Chromecast rival this year

Mozilla, the organisation behind the Firefox browser, is preparing to launch a Chromecast-style HDMI streaming device later this year.  Confirming the move on its blog, Mozilla said that it is working with hardware manufacturer Abitcool on a streaming stick will allow viewers to “fling content from compatible mobile or web apps to an HDTV.” The […]