Flash

  • We’re All Doomed, Or, Towards A Border Gateway Super Posse Crunch Network

    We’re All Doomed, Or, Towards A Border Gateway Super Posse

    Everything is broken. Just ask any security engineer. Way back in 1998, the members of the hacker collective L0pht testified to Congress that they could take down the entire Internet in 30 minutes by abusing BGP, the Border Gateway Protocol, an obscure but critically important routing system. That was seventeen years ago and BGP is still vulnerable. Everything is terrible. Read More

  • Aileen Lee Is Coming To Disrupt SF 2015

    Aileen Lee Is Coming To Disrupt SF 2015

    Aileen Lee has attracted widespread attention for coining the term “unicorn” in a November 2013 TechCrunch article about billion-dollar companies. But industry insiders were aware of Lee well before then. Read More

  • Firefox Temporarily Blocks Adobe Flash Because Of Security Concerns

    Firefox Temporarily Blocks Adobe Flash Because Of Security Concerns

    The fallout of the Hacking Team leak is hitting Adobe hard. The leak revealed two unpatched vulnerabilities in the company’s ubiquitous (and ubiquitously disliked) Flash Player. Because it took Adobe a while to patch these, Mozilla decided to block all versions of Flash for Firefox users. Read More

  • Experts Find A Third Hacking Team Flash Exploit, Call For An End To The Madness

    Experts Find A Third Hacking Team Flash Exploit, Call For An End To The Madness

    TrendMicro has posted yet another 0day AKA urgent Flash hole that could put your data at risk. The Hacking Team, a group of professional hackers who supplied governments with hacking tools and whose entire information database was recently leaked, used this exploit to attack computers without the user’s knowledge. The new vulnerability, CVE-2015-5123, follows two other 0day exploits. Read More

  • Adobe Is Patching A Hole The Hacking Team Used To Exploit Flash

    Adobe Is Patching A Hole The Hacking Team Used To Exploit Flash

    Many companies have best practices and the Hacking Team, the “computer security experts” who sold hacking tools to various federal and state agencies around the world, are no exception. Their database of information includes a number of interesting hacking tips, including mention of a 0-day, unpatched hole in Adobe Flash that the company is currently closing. Security researcher… Read More

  • Chrome Should Soon Be Easier On Your Mac’s Battery

    Chrome Should Soon Be Easier On Your Mac’s Battery

    Whatever the relative merits of the various browser options, there’s one big advantage that Apple’s homegrown Safari has over most of the competition – using it as your browser can have a significant positive impact in terms of battery life on portable Macs. Now, Google is hoping to close that gap with upcoming changes to Chrome. Chrome already got a new feature that can… Read More

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is The New Hotness

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is The New Hotness

    The smartphone to beat this season is the Galaxy S6 Edge. It’s slim, stylish, and powerful, a mashup between the previous Galaxy S series with the original iPod Touch. It’s well-made and unique, a combination rarely found in cellphones these days and it is as far from the Galaxy S5 as the T-1000 was from the original Terminator. In short, it’s pretty cool and probably the only… Read More

  • PlayStation 4 Gets Suspend And Resume, External HD Backups On March 26

    PlayStation 4 Gets Suspend And Resume, External HD Backups On March 26

    Sony’s upcoming “Yukimura” update for PlayStation 4 brings the console one magic power that many players have been eager to get their hands on: The ability to suspend game play and resume  play right where you left off after putting the console into Rest Mode  and then waking it up again. The Suspend/Resume function means you won’t have to save to stop the action… Read More

  • 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

    2015 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Review

    Apple has updated the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with some major improvements, including fifth-generation Intel Core processors, Iris 6100 graphics cards, PCIe-based flash storage that can manage up to twice the transfer speeds of the previous generation, an extra hour of battery life and faster RAM. Read More

  • Make Games On Your iPhone With Playr

    Make Games On Your iPhone With Playr

    For nearly two years, eighteen-year-old Chris Galzerano has been working on Playr, an app that lets anyone make their own games. Unlike engines and kits like Unity or GameSalad, Playr doesn’t require a powerful PC or professional-tier tools to get started — all development takes place in the phone. Read More

  • Here’s What It’s Like To Use The Force Touch Trackpad On The New Retina MacBook Pro

    Here’s What It’s Like To Use The Force Touch Trackpad On The New Retina MacBook Pro

    The new technology was described in detail as a tentpole feature of the upcoming MacBook, which ships on April 10, but its use in the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which is available now, represents both the first opportunity for testing beyond a quick hands-on, and a sign that Apple likely wants to make this the default trackpad tech across its lineup in the future. Video Walkthrough Different… Read More

  • This USB Drive Can Nuke A Computer

    This USB Drive Can Nuke A Computer

    Do not ever use a random USB flash drive. There are plenty software exploits that can ruin your computer or life. And with this flash drive, it can physically destroy your computer by blasting a load of voltage to the USB controller with negative voltage. Think Wile E. Coyote and an ACME Human Cannon. BOOM! Read More

  • Mozilla’s Shumway Flash Replacement Now Plays Amazon.com Videos

    Mozilla’s Shumway Flash Replacement Now Plays Amazon.com Videos

    Shumway is Mozilla’s attempt at creating a drop-in Flash player replacement for Firefox based on open standards (and not its attempt at creating a furry, cat-eating alien). The project started in 2012 and has long been included in Mozilla’s experimental Nightly builds of Firefox. For the most part, though, even Nightly users would never really encounter it. Read More

  • YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default

    YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default

    Here is one more nail in Flash’s coffin: starting today, YouTube defaults to using HTML5 video on all modern browsers, including Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and the beta versions of Firefox. YouTube first introduced HTML5 support back in 2010. At the time it was still highly experimental. Over the years, as the HTML5 standard — and with it, its video implementation — matured… Read More

  • With ‘No Meaningful Position Beyond Flash’, Gaming Platform Mochi Media Will Close March 31

    With ‘No Meaningful Position Beyond Flash’, Gaming Platform Mochi Media Will Close March 31

    Mochi Media, a distribution and monetizing platform for Flash-based games that was acquired by Shanda Games for $80 million in 2010, is closing down, with all services ceasing March 31. The latest casualty in the decline of Flash, Mochi’s shut-down is also a message to those businesses built on it to diversify or perish. Read More

  • Casual Game Developer Arkadium Gets On The HTML5 Train

    Casual Game Developer Arkadium Gets On The HTML5 Train

    Casual games company Arkadium is announcing today that it’s supporting HTML5 games in its Arena Network. In other words, the company is finally acknowledging the need to move on from Flash. The news seems inevitable — and, if anything, a bit late. Back in 2011, Adobe, the company behind Flash, seemed to accept the fact that the technology wasn’t going to make the transition… Read More

  • Thank You, Google Overlords

    Thank You, Google Overlords

    Running a website not optimized for smartphones? Guess what, you’ve been put on notice. Google is using its influence and the power of its algorithm to finally force web publishers to fix their mobile website configuration issues, or risk getting downranked in Google Search. Directing smartphone users to 404’s? You lose. Sending smartphone users looking for specific content to… Read More

  • Flash Takes Another Step Towards Death As Unity Drops Support

    Flash Takes Another Step Towards Death As Unity Drops Support

    Oh, Flash. Remember when there was still a little reason to believe that it wasn’t a dying medium? When the angry Android masses swore up and down that the absence of Flash would be the death of iOS… only for Adobe to kill their Android effort after just a year? The shambling corpse of Flash takes another punch to the face today, with game engine Unity announcing plans to drop support. Read More

  • IBM To Invest $1 Billion In Flash Technology Research, Reflecting Obsolescence Of Hard Disk Drives

    IBM To Invest $1 Billion In Flash Technology Research, Reflecting Obsolescence Of Hard Disk Drives

    IBM plans to invest $1 billion in research  to design, create and integrate Flash into its servers, storage systems and middleware, a reflection of the changing requirements needed for companies to manage massive amounts of data. As part of the news, IBM also announced a new line of Flash appliances. These storage appliances are based on technology acquired from Texas Memory Systems. IBM… Read More

  • PernixData Launches With Goal To Become The VMware Of Flash

    PernixData Launches With Goal To Become The VMware Of Flash

    PernixData today launched its Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP) for clustering flash to get higher levels of performance. It’s similar to how VMware aggregates CPU and memory to give customers more for its server infrastructure. Read More

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