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Facebook brings games to Android and iOS apps

Facebook may be a social networking site first and foremost, but the company also has a long history of enabling developers to create games that users can play on their own or with friends. As a growing percentage of Facebook’s users are accessing the site on mobile devices, Facebook is taking a step that helps […]

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Acadine launches H5OS, an HTML5-based operating system for phones, IoT devices

Mozilla may no longer be actively developing Firefox OS for smartphones, but a spin-off of Firefox OS may still run on future smartphones. Last summer a startup called Acadine Technologies announced it was working on a new operating system called H5OS, which was designed to run apps written with web-based tools like HTML5. Now Acadine has […]

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Netflix now supports Linux (via Google Chrome)

It’s official: you can now stream videos from Netflix on a computer running Linux. You don’t need to change your browser agent, install WINE, or make any other changes. Just download and install Google Chrome 38 and login to your Netflix account. You will need to download the browser from https://google.com/chrome. The open source Chromium […]

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Netflix continues the move from Silverlight to HTML5… on some platforms

Good news for folks tired of installing Microsoft Silverlight just so they can stream videos from Netflix: The company now has an HTML5 media player which works without any plugins. Here’s the bad news (for now): While Netflix is rolling out its HTML5 player to another platform, you still have to jump through some hoops […]

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Netflix moves toward HTML5 video for Windows 8.1, still nothing (official) for Linux

Netflix is taking a big step toward moving away from Microsoft Silverlight technology to stream videos to your web browser. The company has announced that you can now stream videos in HTML5… if you’re using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1. While HTML5 is a web standard used by most modern web browsers, Netflix relies […]

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ARM, FXI want HDMI sticks to replace cable boxes (with browser-based software)

There are dozens of inexpensive HDMI sticks which you can plug into a TV to surf the web, stream internet video, or play games on your TV. But most of those sticks run Android software and come from companies you haven’t heard of. But chip designerARM is working on a software platform that could mean […]

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Pandora’s new HTML5 website looks great on the HP Touchpad

Online music streaming service Pandora launched a major update today. First, you can now listen to as much music as you want for free. There used to be a 40 hour per month cap on the ad-supported service. Second, the Pandora website has received an HTML5 makeover. It’s much faster and more attractive than the […]