Adobe Flash blocked by default for all users in the latest version of Chrome

Google released the latest version of its Chrome browser this week, bringing its new Flash-blocking HTML5 by default feature to the masses. The updated browser also now supports WebGL 2.0 for richer web-based 3D experiences and…

Researchers: Smartphones' battery life is being used to track users' online activity

Battery information that's made available through HTML5 to website developers was supposed to allow them to serve "low-power options." But it can do more, and code is out there to use it for tracking.

Microsoft loves Google's codecs, adds WebM and VP9 in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Edge will support more codecs starting this summer. WebM, VP9, and Opus audio will all be built-in to Microsoft's browser, meaning millions of new users will have support for the open source codecs.

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…

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?

No more flash: Google moves to HTML5 only for AdWords and DoubleClick

Google continues its crusade against Flash, insisting that all new advertisements uploaded to AdWords and DoubleClick must be displayed in HTML5 instead of the insecure and increasingly archaic Adobe Flash.

Twitch pushing Flash out the door in favor of HTML5 in future updates

Twitch has begun the transition from Flash to HTML5 for its game live-streaming service, starting with HTML5 player controls. The underlying player is still Flash, but this is set to change in future updates.

Microsoft: Internet Explorer is more energy efficient than other browsers

According to a Microsoft-sponsored study concerning the power consumption of Web browsers by the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, Internet Explorer consumes 18.6 percent less power than Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Google Chrome might help find the tab with the annoying video ad

We've all been there: the desperate search to find and eliminate whatever browser is auto-playing audio. Thankfully, Google is testing out a new feature that turns on an animation if a Chrome tab is playing audio or video.
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With this HTML5 technology, video players will literally never look the same

A Swiss company is aiming to change the scope of video players by embedding them into HTML5, allowing media to load regardless of Web browser. No more javascript or flash downloads here.

Volvo shows off Ericsson-developed touchscreen at CES

Volvo is ditching buttons and knobs in its future infotainment interfaces, and it's retrofitting older models with the new system.

Facebook Android app drops HTML5 and rolls out rebuilt native app

Facebook's Android app has followed in the footsteps of its iOS app by launching Android 2.0, which dropped HTML5 in favor of a speedier native build.