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Brian Solis talks about why AI won’t suck

This week I got the chance to talk to a private hero of mine, Brian Solis . Solis is a digital analyst and speaker who talks about the future and how big brands – Coke, IBM – will interact

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

Talking the future of education with Convergent Media founder Rob Anderson

This week on Technotopia I talk to Rob Anderson, founder of Convergent Media Group and a former founding team member at MTV Russia. Anderson has some interesting ideas on education and the necessity f

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

Novelist John Sundman talks CRISPR, genetics, and logic bombs

Novelist John Sundman is a national treasure. His best work, Acts of the Apostles, predicts CRISPR, advanced genetic engineering, and chip-based Trojan Horses and his writing is at once dense and thri

Is HTML5 the new Windows?

If you are as old as me, you remember the transition from MS DOS to Windows in the early 1990s. Might the arrival of new cloud-based apps that run in a web browser and store their data in the cloud cr

360-degree camera maker Jeffrey Martin talks about what it takes to film for VR

This week on the Technotopia podcast I interviewed Jeffrey Martin, the creator of 360Cities and the maker of the Sphericam. Martin is a skilled 360-degree camera operator and has created amazing panor

Afraid of the future? Try Technotopia

Over the past few months I’ve been on a mission: I want to prove that the future is not going to suck. While this project was originally going to end up in a book – and it still will &#821

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

HTML5 On The Rise: No Longer Ahead Of Its Time

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) declaring the HTML5 standard complete, a significant milestone in the history of the Internet and web application developmen

George Lucas, Ken Williams And The Practical Magic Of Pragmatic Visionaries

Popular Science was one of my favorite magazines as a teenager. I was amazed by the inventions of mere mortals, and wondered if there was some sort of genetic mutation that allowed a select few to see

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

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 fi

Amazon Opens The Doors To Web Apps On Fire TV, Fire TV Stick

Amazon’s living room devices, the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, can now run web applications. The company announced this morning that it’s allowing web developers to publish their HTML5-power

AppGyver Launches Supersonic, A New Framework For Hybrid Apps

AppGyver quickly made a name for itself over the last year with the help of Steroids.js and Composer, its drag-and-drop tool for building HTML5 apps. Today, the company is announcing its biggest produ

W3C Declares HTML5 Standard Complete

More than four years ago, Steve Jobs declared war on Flash and heralded HTML5 as the way to go. You could be forgiven if you thought the HTML5 standard -- the follow-up to 1997's HTML 4 -- has long be

Google’s HTML5 Web Designer Gets Animation Tools, Deeper AdWords And DoubleClick Integrations

Last September, Google launched Web Designer, a free tool for Mac, Windows and Linux that makes it easy for anybody to build interactive HTML5 sites and ads. Since its launch, Web Designer got a coupl

Microsoft Plans To Bring HTTP/2, Web Audio And JavaScript Promises To The Next Version Of IE

At its Build developer conference earlier this year, Microsoft promised that it would become more transparent about which new features the Internet Explorer team is considering for upcoming versions.

GuideSpark Rolls Out New Platform To Serve Up HR Video To Phones And Tablets

GuideSpark, a Menlo Park-based startup that provides employers with customizable video templates for conveying what would normally be incredibly boring HR paperwork, is rolling out a new platform for

AppGyver Launches Composer, A Drag-And-Drop Tool For Building HTML5 Apps

Until now, AppGyver was mostly known for its app prototyping tools and Steroid.js, a command-line based tool for quickly building HTML5 apps. Today, the company is bringing both of these ideas togethe
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