Tag Archives: Flash

FCC: yes, you’re allowed to hack your WiFi router

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[T]he Federal Communications Commission has modified its proposal to allow open source firmware like DD-WRT or Tomato. The agency will only forbid tweaks that take a router “out of compliance,” such as an overly strong signal. In short, you can flash your WiFi hotspot in the future without worrying that the feds will come knocking. – Jon Fingas, Engadget

Twitch is finally transitioning from Flash to HTML5

The company is following in the footsteps of another major online video haven. Youtube switched its default player to HTML5 in January of this year, citing the format’s recent adoption of Adaptive Bitrate (ABR). Twitch.TV’s big move to cut ties with Adobe Flash is another nail in the coffin for the perpetually vulnerable and generally annoying format. – Lauren Hockenson, The Next Web

YouTube says HTML5 video ready for primetime, makes it default

Everyone hates Flash, right? You have to install a plug-in, it’s resource intensive, it doesn’t work on mobile, and it causes all sorts of security problems. YouTube has been working on ridding itself of Adobe’s ancient Web plug-in for several years now, and while the whole site has been slowly transitioning away from Flash, today YouTube announced that it finally serves HTML5 video by default. Users of Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8, and “beta versions of Firefox” will all have a Flash-less experience. – Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica 
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