Chromecast is not smart TV; it's the display-less future of mobile computing

If Google starts to get really evil its redemption will come from having given us Chromecast. This $11 piece of hardware should, unless the world is insane, kill the attached computing display for ever. Because, we should never have to lug around a laptop, or set up a room with a projector or a TV for meetings, or even have to go through the nightmare that is Hulu Plus on Tivo Premier.   

Netflix shrugs off Microsoft Silverlight

Microsoft's best Silverlight customer has given up on the technology and moved to HTML5 video.

Mozilla blocks plugins by default

Mozilla says it's planning to change the way Firefox loads all third party plugins apart from Flash Player, blocking them by default. It will no longer load them automatically, instead using Click to Play.

Unofficial Netflix app hits Ubuntu

The desktop browser version of Netflix relies on Microsoft Silverlight and isn't exactly compatible with Linux - at least up until now.

Netflix arrives on Ubuntu - with a fix

Ubuntu is without a doubt one of the most popular flavors of Linux, as the operating system is fully capable of running smoothly even on outdated or anemic hardware.

HTML5 remains on track



The rapidly evolving HTML5 may still be a work in progress, but a recently conducted survey indicates software developers are already committed to the new standard. 



Microsoft rolls out gigantic security update

Microsoft's regularly scheduled security update is getting a bit more than its typical once-over this morning, as it patches 34 different problems, tying the record for the most vulnerabilities ever tackled in one of the company's standard updates.

Microsoft offers cash for Windows Phone 7 game ports

Microsoft is reportedly contacting iPhone developers and offering them cash to port their games to the new Windows Phone 7 platform.

Nvidia kicks off 3D PC revolution at Computex 2010

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang kicked off Computex 2010 with a keynote speech that highlighted the company's efforts to promote a 3D PC revolution.

NBC streamed 4.4 million hours of Olympic video

The company that killed, nay, murdered, Law & Order, makes kissy face with Microsoft and Silverlight.

Apple's Gianduia is not a Flash killer

No, Apple's nascent Gianduia platform will not kill Flash for the masses. That is what HTML5 is for - at least according to Steve Jobs.

Report: Adobe to sue Apple over Flash ban

Adobe Systems is reportedly preparing to sue Apple over the latter's decision to ban Flash-converted (and Silverlight) apps on the iPhone 4 SDK.

Microsoft preps Silverlight SoC demo for NAB 2010

Microsoft has announced that it is working with Intel and Broadcom to design a Silverlight platform for set-top boxes, connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players and other devices.