Mozilla rolls out a new version of its desktop web browser every 6 weeks, so not every update is all that notable. But Firefox 28 packs a few goodies including support for VP9 video decoding, support for web notifications in the OS X Notification Center, and HTML5 volume controls.
The Android version of the browser also includes improved text selection and search, among other things.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Firefox 28 released for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android
The update brings support for VP9 video decoding, HTML5 volume controls, OS X notifications, and more. [Mozilla]
- Chromecast starts showing up at UK retail sites for £30
The Google Chromecast is expected to go on sale in select new markets starting March 19th. Some UK stores seem to have jumped the gun with listings on their websites. [Android Police]
- Rumor: Oppo N1 “mini” to feature a 5 inch display
You know you’ve got a big screen when 5 inches is “mini,” but the Oppo N1 has a 5.9 inch screen, so anything smaller than that kind of counts. [GSM Arena]
- GOG bringing Good old games to Ubuntu, Mint Linux soon
Good Old Games offers older PC games at cheap prices… soon PC won’t just mean Windows. [GOG]
- Samsung S Band activity tracker shows up in Germany, will cost 80 Euros
The Samsung S Band is a wearable activity tracker that pairs with your phone, but which doesn’t have a display of its own. It’s sort of like a cheaper, less useful Gear Fit. [Stereopoly]
- Phosphor Touch Time is a moderately “smart” watch
If a watch runs apps but doesn’t support third-party apps, can’t display notifications from your phone, and doesn’t connect to the web… is it “smart?” [Gizmodo]
- WSJ reports Amazon’s digital TV box will ship in April
One of these days Amazon might get around to announcing its upcoming streaming video/gaming device. Until then, we’ll just have to keep putting up with leaks. The latest relates to the launch date. [WSJ]