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Pandora ditches Flash for HTML5

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2011

Pandora has announced that it now has over 100 million users, and that soon the site will begin rolling out a new design. It will look nicer and also work better. Pandora will begin to use HTML5 on the front-end, which they say should create “a much faster experience.”

The site’s UI will look like a combination of iTunes and Facebook and the controls will appear centered in a top control bar.

Jolicloud branded netbook on the way

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2010

Jolicloud founder Tariq Krim has divulged a little secret. The news is that the company will be launching a netbook branded with the Jolicloud name. Of course it will most likely be running on the company’s custom Linux operating system.

We have nothing on the actual netbook yet, so we will have to wait for more details on it’s specifications, pricing and availability. We can tell you that Jolicloud’s user interface is coded in HTML5 and your settings will be saved to the cloud, letting you to log in and do your thing from almost any computer. Sounds good.

NBC, Time Warner are sticking with Flash

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on May 27th, 2010

Apparently, everybody isn’t ready to throw Flash under the bus just because Steve Jobs doesn’t like it. Time Warner and NBC have just told Apple that they will stick with flash for their online video players, thank you very much.

The New York Post says, “several large media companies, including Time Warner and NBC Universal” told Apple they aren’t converting their video libraries to HTML5. Doing that would be too expensive an undertaking and not worth it, since Flash works on basically everything but Apple’s devices. Makes sense to us.

HTML5 to be on most browsers by the end of 2010

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2010

You’ve heard the debates on Flash vs HTML5. Steve Jobs hates flash blah blah blah. Enough bickering. From the Google I/O keynote: HTML5 support will be more or less complete on all “modern” browsers, says Google.

I’m assuming that means IE will have to wait? Is this the beginning of the death of flash? How will it affect cute cat videos? Is Steve Jobs laughing right now? So many questions.

Hulu isn’t ready for HTML5 yet

Posted in Hulu by Conner Flynn on May 13th, 2010

We’ve all heard the back and forth over which is better, HTML5 or flash or just watching stuff on your HDTV. Many think that HTML5 will save streaming video, but Hulu VP Eugene Wei recently went on record stating that HTML5 can’t handle Hulu’s current needs.

DRM seems to be a big part of the problem. HTML5 doesn’t support it. Hulu needs it. Otherwise we would all just be able to right click to save any Hulu show. Good for us, but for Hulu not so much.

CBS bringing free HTML5-encoded TV shows to the iPad

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2010

The Wall Street Journal says that ABC and CBS are working on adapting episodes of their TV shows for the iPad. Both will offer streamable programming to new iPad owners immediately upon launch. Their delivery strategies are different though.

ABC will use an app and CBS will stream through the browser (HTML5!). Eventually it will be a commercial-supported deal familiar to all of us who’ve used online streaming services. Now if NBC and Hulu get onboard you’ll have quite a lot of content available.

Internet Explorer 9 adds HTML5, ditches Windows XP

Posted in Browsers by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2010

If you love Microsoft’s browser, here’s some good news. The next version of Internet Explorer adds a bunch of features. Internet Explorer 9 will add support for HTML5, which is one of the new standards on the net, and allow the browser to run more complicated video and graphics.

IE9 is also getting hardware acceleration, allowing more resources to work with for a speedier browser. There’s also a new JavaScript engine which will make sitesl more responsive.