Google is bringing good news to all Chrome users on Windows today. After two long years of working with Adobe to sandbox the Flash Player plug-in, the Google Chrome team is finally announcing its new plug-in architecture that improves the sandboxing of Flash on Windows. Google’s announcement today comes right after last week?s Chrome Stable release that included a new API known as getUserMedia. Google said that they were finally able to ship PPAPI Flash to all Windows Chrome users, thereby improving its security and stability, as well as performance down the line.
Windows XP users will also find the update nifty as Flash is also sandboxed on the old platform. “Chrome OS has had this deeper Flash sandboxing from the beginning, Linux has had it since Chrome?s last stable release, and Mac support is on the way. Ultimately, this means a safer experience for you as you browse the web,” said Viet-Trung Luu, Software Engineer for Google Chrome. “We take the security of Chrome extremely seriously, so we?re excited to be delivering these enhanced protections, and we?ve enjoyed collaborating with Adobe on this effort.”By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Google Chrome Browser Gets Native Flash Support, Could Google Bundle Flash With Its Chrome Browser?,
So you are stuck with playing games like Dead Trigger because it is free on your Android-powered device simply because you flat out refuse to fork out $250 for the PS Vita from Sony, or perhaps slightly less coin for Nintendo’s 3DS? Here we are with a glimpse of hope and salvation for the miserly – the GameKlip accessory which will work to your current Android-powered smartphone, turning it into a pseudo portable gaming machine to boot. No idea on whether this will offer a better control scheme compared to the PS Vita as there is still the touchscreen controls to work through, but at least you have an option here.
The GameKlip will come in a range of custom sizes to cater for the myriad of devices from Samsung and HTC, and you can also choose from wireless and wired versions, with the latter hooking up to your handset via USB. Bear in mind that the wireless version will require you to root your Android-powered smartphone, something that not everyone might be wont to do. Interestingly enough, the wireless version costs $15 while the wired version is more expensive at $23.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Xbox Windows games arriving on Windows 8 desktops and Surface, Help Sony churn up a new DualShock 3 design,
There are whispers on the street pointing out that there is a slight chance of Samsung licensing RIM’s BlackBerry 10 operating system, although for the life of me, I do not see that happening anytime soon. Still, it remains a theoretical possibility, just like a manned mission to Mars (with reference to the Salmon Fishing in Yemen movie), and I would so much so claim that RIM would definitely need Samsung’s help in this matter far more than the other way around, considering how RIM has been on the decline for quite some time already. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Blackberry+Android: instant coolness or sure death?, RIM 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet announced,
Those who use Skype in sunny Mexico will soon be able to enjoy the entire slew of benefits of Skype products right there and then at their fingertips thanks to the introduction of Skype Cards, where it will also pave the way for one to enjoy Skype’s incredibly low rates on calls to family members and friends anywhere in the world. The Central Bank of Mexico claims that a large majority of the Mexican community do not possess a credit card, which is one of the major payment options that are required to pick up Skype products online.
With the introduction of Skype Cards, this is no longer an issue, since it is a legit and official payment option. Skype Cards can be found in two denominations – $100 pesos card which delivers a monthly calling plan for unlimited calls to landlines and mobile phones in the US, with the $150 pesos card that offers a Skype Credit balance for calls to telephone numbers in over 170 countries, where you pay it by the minute and any other Skype paid-for products such as group video calling. [Press Release]By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Petropolis lets you Skype with your pet, Microsoft commits to WebRTC to bring plug-in free video chatting in browsers,
Valve, the popular video game development and digital distribution company, is thinking out of the box as it plans to launch a new line of software titles ranging from creativity to productivity this coming September 5. Via press release, the famed creators of Counter-Strike, Left 4 Dead, and Half-Life, said that the announcement marks a major expansion to its platform.
Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, however, Valve did not reveal the upcoming titles it is planning to introduce next month. But the gaming company assured that more titles will be gradually added following the launch.
“The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games,” said Mark Richardson at Valve. “They have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests.”By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Gabe Newell thinks Windows 8 is a "catastrophe", which might explain Steam for Linux, Valve documents Steam for Linux via new blog,
Folks, it looks like Pinterest has just opened its doors to the public. If you’ve ever used Pinterest before, then probably someone invited you to join in. Now, those who are planning to sign up but were previously discouraged by the waiting process, can opt to create an account using their Facebook or Twitter account, as well as their email address. The pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections based on their hobbies and interests, just hit 10 million unique monthly U.S. visitors way back in February.
Ben Silbermann, and his team are hoping that by finally opening the registration to the public after two years, more users will enjoy what Pinterest has to offer. “Today we?re thrilled to announce open registration! We?re really excited to have the capacity to offer Pinterest to more people and if you?re a Pinner with friends who?ve been waiting on the sidelines, we hope you?ll let them know. Happy pinning to everyone!” the company said.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Pinterest not announcing anything at Google I/O, Pinterest for Android to launch at Google I/O?,
Grocery delivery companies are very common in big cities such as New York or Los Angeles. Although speed and price is are key factors when customers choose which company they want to use, different features such as a smartphone app are helping separate companies from each other. One company, Instacart, is looking to change its traditional business model and adopt one based on Amazon’s Prime membership according to Cnet.
If you happen to love dogs, then probably you know who Boo is. Just a quick “world’s cutest dog” search on Google will tell you who the dog is. And while I love my 2-year old Rottweiler more, I got to admit that Boo is one hell of a cute dog. Won’t you agree? Well, the 6-year-old Pomeranian with a weird coiffure recently hit the top stories this morning. That’s because the public now knows who Boo’s “mom” is.
Interestingly, the owner of the dog with more than five million Facebook fans is Irene Ahn, and she happens to work at Facebook, sort of leading the social network’s finance department. AllThingsD, who first broke the story, said that Ahn used to work for Yahoo and PayPal prior to joining Mark Zuckerberg’s company in December 2008. Apparently Boo’s owner has kept her identity secret to most of the world. When Boo guested on Good Morning America last year, Irene Ahn reportedly stayed off-camera. Even when Boo’s book was published last year, Ahn decided to write it under the pseudonym J.H. Lee. Interesting isn’t it?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Facebook introduces its new mobile ad system for apps, Facebook mixes social, gaming, and gambling in the U.K. ,
Lenovo first showed off a prototype Thinkpad Tablet 2 back in June, although we didn’t learn much about it back then. Today, Lenovo has officially revealed the tablet. The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is Lenovo’s first tablet that was specifically designed for Windows 8. The device’s measures in at 10.1 inches and is 9.8 mm thin and 1.5 pounds heavy.