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How Facebook Can Better Fight Fake News: Make Money Off the People Who Promote It

Facebook and other platforms are still struggling to combat the spread of misleading or deceptive “news” items promoted on social networks. Recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica and Faceboo

Tokyoflash has created a radar watch that scans the skies (or your wrist)

Tokyoflash is one of my favorite watchmakers. Unabashedly analog, the watches pay homage to giant robots and old tech, looking like a cross between something that you could find in the hatch in Lost

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 wants to turn the camera into a new home screen

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 is an update that mostly sticks to the look and feel of the previous generation device, which is probably a big reason why the company is focusing specifically on the flagshi

Get ready to finally say goodbye to Flash — in 2020

Adobe today announced that Flash, the once-ubiquitous plugin that allowed you to play your first Justin Bieber video on YouTube and Dolphin Olympics 2 on Kongregate, will be phased out by the end of 2

WeVideo revamps its online video editor for HTML5

WeVideo has rebuilt its browser-based video editor using HTML5 instead of Flash. For many of you, the whole debate about HTML5 versus Flash may seem like a weird flashback to 2010. But Flash is taking

Firefox will soon start blocking invisible Flash content

Twitch begins shift from Flash to HTML5 with closed beta

It feels like we keep saying it year after year, but Flash's days really are numbered — and one of the largest Flash video streaming sites on the web, Twitch, is about to hit the button and switch t

Safari puts yet another nail in Flash’s coffin

Adobe Flash needs to die. And it’s starting to look like 2016 might be Flash’s last year. Starting with macOS Sierra, Apple will <a target="_blank" href="https://webkit.org/blog/6589/next-steps-fo

Amateur astronomers catch Jupiter’s latest impact on video

This week, two amateur astronomers released footage of an impact event on Jupiter. The separate observations, one in Austria and one in Ireland, show a brief, small flash of light at the exact same ti

Adobe Launches Animate CC, Previously Known As Flash Professional

Adobe today officially launched Animate CC, the latest version of its animation tool for the web. Animate CC was previously known as Flash Professional, but the importance of Flash has (thankfully) d

Adobe Puts Another Nail In Flash’s Coffin

Flash is dying of a slow, painful death. Adobe, the company behind Flash, just made clear once again that Flash isn't the future by renaming one of its apps. Adobe Flash Professional is <a target="_bl

Chrome Will Begin Pausing Flash Ads By Default, Starting In September

Google’s Chrome web browser keeps getting better. According to a new post on Google+, the company says that, starting on September 1st, Chrome will begin to pause many Flash ads by default in o

Farewell To Flash: What It Means For Digital Video Publishers

It's been more than five years since Steve Jobs wrote his infamous “Thoughts on Flash” letter citing the high level of energy consumption, lack of performance on mobile and poor security as the re

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

Aileen Lee Is Coming To Disrupt SF 2015

Aileen Lee has attracted widespread attention for coining the term “unicorn” in a November 2013 <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/11/02/welcome-to-the-unicorn-club/">TechCrunch article</a>

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

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 e

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. Th

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

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 com
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