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Flash Player 10.1 gets official; Android version imminent

Flash Player 10.1 gets official; Android version imminent

Having been in beta for the past few months, Adobe's Flash Player 10.1 has finally emerged as an official release for Windows, Mac and Linux systems.  Packing such niceties as hardware-based H.264 video decoding, HTTP Dynamic Streaming, peer-assisted networking and Multicast, Flash Player 10.1 also includes multitouch support - such as pinch, scroll, rotate, scale and two-finger tap - for compatible hardware, and boosted Mac support; on OS X machines, the player is a full-fledged Cocoa app.  Elsewhere, Adobe AIR 2 is also finalized and publicly available.

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Flash delay and tablet hysteria to blame for smartbook shortage reckons ARM

Flash delay and tablet hysteria to blame for smartbook shortage reckons ARM

Lenovo's Skylight smartbook launch delay was rumored to be so that the company could rework the software and make it more competitive against the iPad; according to ARM, that reworking could predominantly be happening in Adobe's labs.  The company's VP of marketing, Ian Drew, told ZDNet that smartbooks had "stalled" because of Adobe's delay in bringing Flash Player 10 and AIR support to ARM chipsets; "Our target is mostly internet machines — it becomes sort of a requirement that they run the internet" he highlighted, before going on to suggest that would-be smartbook manufacturers had been "confused" by the flurry in tablet form-factor devices.

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The Daily Slash: May 5th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 5th 2010

It's the middle of the week again, and here we are with another edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight's is packed full with interesting pieces of information, that we're sure will fill your heart with delight. First up, in the Best of R3, we've got some more tablet news that's not related to Apple, an iPad case review, and some more rumors about the Hero's update to Android 2.1. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got Clearwire promising some very interesting things, space tourism for the (rich) every man, and AT&T thinks it doesn't have dropped calls.

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