Latest Vivaldi browser fixes audio issues, provides more visual customization

A new version of Vivaldi is now available, bringing the browser up to 1.15. This release includes a list of fixes and tweaks, such as an option to use a custom image for the browser's background. The update also includes audio fixes.

The end of life for Adobe's Flash software nears, but don't expect a swift death

Adobe revealed its roadmap for ending the life of its Flash software. However, the end of the road won't be anytime soon, as Adobe is giving content creators plenty of time to convert their assets for newer platforms.

Electronic Frontier Foundation appeals web consortium’s DRM standards

While Digital Rights Management isn't anything new regarding video, the W3C now recommends a specification that moves it into HTML5. That means end-users aren't required to install browser-based plugins, but there's concern.

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 games.

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.
Emerging Tech

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.

Previewing Mozilla Firefox OS, an HTML5-based interface

The upcoming Mozilla Firefox OS is slated for a Q1 of 2013 release, but how is the development coming along? Here's our hands-on preview.

Everything you need to know about Firefox OS: Mozilla’s mobile play

Even in market crowded by iOS, Android and Windows Phone, Mozilla plans to add a new contender: Firefox OS. What can the open-source company bring to the game, and does it stand a chance of competing?

Facebook and Opera: How would that work, exactly?

Rumors have Facebook putting some of its newfound wealth into acquiring browser maker Opera. What could Facebook gain from owning its own browser — and would it solve Facebook's mobile dilemma?