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Random Thought:>> There really isn’t or wasn’t any need for 2 compressed music file formats…. This was just Microsoft being up to their old shenanigans so that the consumer could purchase their software!!! There are just a few audio compression formats out there, just like there are only a few image compression formats (you may have heard of them: JPG, GIF, BMP). Two of the most popular audio formats are WMA, or Windows Media Audio, and MP3 (Short for MPEG, Moving Pictures Experts Group, Audio Layer 3). WMA is the older audio format, produced by Microsoft, to work with Microsoft’s Windows media player. The WMA compression format was designed specifically for this format, and thus can not be converted to other audio formats.The audio quality of WMA and MP3 audio formats tends to be noticeably different. WMA is a decent quality audio format when streaming at phoneline speeds (maybe 30kbps or so). At such speed WMA almost reaches an FM level of audio quality, although not quite. At 128kbps, Microsoft claims the WMA is nearly CD-quality, although many would deny this. WMA, however, is not to be completely looked over. The compression provides relatively small audio files and they require less processing power to execute. It thus retains a deminishing niche as MP3 has become more popular and widely used. The MP3 audio compression was developed in Germany...

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Video: Google Maps 5 With 3D In Action

On 12.16.10, In Apps, News, Tips, Videos, by Kellex No need to do one of those cheesy “hands-on with the new Google Maps” videos as Google has taken care of it in a much more entertaining way.  Check out 3D viewing, twisted-zooming and compass action to the beat of a sweet hipster tune. Like this:Like...

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