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Adobe Flash will soon be going the way of the dodo in Google Chrome

Google has announced that before the year's end, Chrome will block Flash content by default in favor of HTML5. The change follows on the heels of similar announcements by Microsoft and Firefox developer Mozilla.
Computing

Western Digital and Toshiba stack ’em tall with latest 3D NAND storage breakthrough

Western Digital announced that development of its next-generation BiCS3 3D NAND technology is complete, packing 64 layers of vertical storage capacity. The tech is now in production and expected to initially become available later this…
Computing

Firefox will begin blocking specific, unnecessary Flash content, starting in August

Mozilla has stated that Firefox will begin blocking certain "invisible" Flash content that's not relevant to the browsing experience starting in August.
Photography

Multi-brand flash transceiver upgraded with high-speed sync

Most flashes can't go past a 1/250 shutter speed, but one lighting accessory company says that it's latest transceiver offers high-speed sync, even if the flash itself doesn't. Oh, and it's also compatible with multiple brands.
Computing

Flash: Adobe issues emergency update after ransomware attacks

Adobe has issued an emergency update for its Flash software following the discovery of a serious security flaw that leaves computers open to ransomware attacks. The advice is, "update now."
Computing

Microsoft Edge will halt Flash-based objects in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

In Build 14316, Microsoft has made a change to the Edge browser that halts Flash object playback. The move is to conserve power and increase browser performance. The change will roll out to everyone in this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary…
Computing

Adobe desperately patches more holes in the sinking ship that is Flash

Once again, Adobe has identified a slew of vulnerabilities in the latest version of Flash, one of which is already being used by attackers. When will we learn our lesson and ditch the old platform forever?
Movies & TV

With leather and mace, it’s the first photo of Hawkgirl and Hawkman

See the first image of Hawkgirl and Hawkman, the super pair slated to appear in this fall's new CW series Legends of Tomorrow, in all their helmeted, leather-clad, glory.
Web

Google will automatically pause Flash ads and videos in Chrome starting Sept. 1

Google is joining the ranks of companies sounding the death knell of Adobe’s Flash: The company announced that it will automatically pause Flash content in its Chrome browser starting Sept. 1.
Computing

Homestar and Strongbad on the woes of Flash’s demise

Adobe's Flash plugin might finally be breathing its last, but that doesn't mean we don't love what it has created, which means characters like Strongbad and Homestar Runner need saving. Fortunately, all past episodes are heading…
Computing

Netragard stops selling exploits for fear of how they may be used

Digital security company Netragard has announced that it will no longer be selling zero day exploits, following the news that one of its customers, Hacking Team, had been selling them on to nefarious regimes.
Computing

Adobe and Google join forces to strengthen Flash defenses against hacks

A series of cyber attacks targeting Adobe's Flash Player has led to a strengthening of the company's defenses, according to Ars Technica.