Kicking old technologies to the curb is never easy. For Adobe, killing off Flash support for mobile browsers was a tough decision — but one that had to be made because HTML5 is getting so much better. Looks like Flash support on Internet connected TVs are getting the boot too.
Unreal Engine 3, the graphics engine that powers some of the biggest video games out there, is now able to work on Flash. And that means we'll be seeing much fancier games coming to the web, and Facebook in particular.
After getting squeezed out of the iPhone and iPad world, Adobe Flash is getting smacked in the face, again. Microsoft's declared that the Metro (read: tablet) version of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 will be a "plug-in free" browser. Instead, Microsoft will back HTML5 for its browser. Sorry, Adobe.
Who called it? Apple called it. Adobe Flash is a dying elephant. As the rest of the Web has quickly embraced new standards such as HTML5, Adobe kept its game face on. But the end is near, as the company pushes out Adobe Edge, an HTML5 tool that keeps up with the times.
Proof that good ideas are expensive, the Japanese "creatives" known simply as Party rounded up 250 Canon 60D DSLR cameras with flashes, hooked them all up to arduino circuit boards and used a computer to synchronize them — all just to create a music video for a Japanese rock band.
Hulu just blocked its video content from the newest BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. That's the latest tablet to support Adobe Flash (and pretty damn well too) next to the Motorola Xoom to get the Hulu gate pulled down on it. My big concern is: what good is the full web with Flash on a tablet "computer" if you're content is just going to get blocked off?
Are you a little envious that the iPhone 4 has an LED flash? If you're still carrying an old iPhone 2G/3G/3Gs and wish you had a flash, consider the iFlash — a small LED flash dongle.
A new Apple patent application shows how the company is developing smart flash systems to deliver better night shots.
Oh, Apple — sometimes you say the darnedest things! The company just rode in on the straight talk express to lay it down for developers in the plainest language possible. The results are as hilarious as they are surprising.
Add Flash to the list of things a jailbroken iPhone can do that a handset flying the Apple flag can't. A "black market" app called Frash will enable the service on your iPhone, paving the way for you to enjoy all the free games, video and more that runs on Flash.