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JooJoo update goes OTA; tablet improved but still buggy

JooJoo update goes OTA; tablet improved but still buggy

Fusion Garage has confirmed that the promised JooJoo software update has been released OTA to existing owners.  Tipped to address UI problems and bring full-screen Flash video playback to the iPad-alternative, the new firmware has also been loaded onto demo JooJoo units Fusion Garage have been toting for their European roll-out; unfortunately, judging by some hands-on impressions with the updated unit, it's still not perfect.

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Nokia N8 browser gets video demo: multitouch, Flash & more

Nokia N8 browser gets video demo: multitouch, Flash & more

Nokia have offered a reasonable number of video demos of the new N8 smartphone, but one thing we've not seen before is how the Symbian^3 handset's browser works.  A video has been quietly added to YouTube demonstrating not just page rendering but kinetic scrolling, multitouch pinch-zooming and flash support, but if we were you we'd watch it sooner rather than later: one version has already been taken down.

Video demo after the cut

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Microsoft pushing H.264 HTML5 video in IE9; Flash has “reliability, security & performance” issues

Microsoft pushing H.264 HTML5 video in IE9; Flash has “reliability, security & performance” issues

Apple and Microsoft might not always agree, but it seems they coincide when it comes to Flash video.  After Steve Jobs posted a lengthy critique of Adobe's technology yesterday - followed by a reasonably swift rebuttal from the company themselves - Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch, general manager for IE9, has waded in to throw some support HTML5 and H.264's way.  According to Hachamovitch, "in its HTML5 support, IE9 will support playback of H.264 video only."

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Adobe CEO Responds to Steve Jobs About Flash [Updated]

Adobe CEO Responds to Steve Jobs About Flash [Updated]

Considering the scathing nature of Steve Job's open letter about Flash Player and Adobe, we're not surprised to hear that Adobe's CEO, Shantanu Narayen, has made some official comments in reply. Courtesy of an interview the man just had with The Wall Street Journal, we've got some pretty interesting remarks as to what Jobs said earlier this morning. In the end though, it's nothing we haven't heard before, but that doesn't make it any less obvious that the two companies are indeed butting heads.

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Skyfire 2.0 for Android makes mobile Flash work [Video]

Skyfire 2.0 for Android makes mobile Flash work [Video]

You can be sure that the irony of Skyfire launching their Skyfire 2.0 Flash-happy browser for Android within hours of Steve Jobs taking Adobe to task over Flash being unsuitable for mobile devices will be well noted, but don't let that distract you from just what's on offer here.  The big news is the new "SkyBar", which throws in automatic Flash video streaming for otherwise broken video links, together with social networking integration.

Video demo after the cut

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Steve Jobs on Flash: Adobe should focus on the future, not criticize Apple

Steve Jobs on Flash: Adobe should focus on the future, not criticize Apple

In an open letter published to Apple's site today, Steve Jobs has taken a hatchet to Adobe over Flash and their attitude toward Apple recently.  Outlining the six reasons he believes Flash is not best suited to mobile devices, Jobs describes the technology as "created during the PC era – for PCs and mice," and as falling short when it comes to "low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards."

Read the full letter after the cut

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Flash Player 10 Gala gets OS X GPU H.264 acceleration

Flash Player 10 Gala gets OS X GPU H.264 acceleration

Only the other day we were talking about Apple's new video acceleration API in OS X 10.6.2 and what difference it might make to Adobe's Flash technology; now we know.  The company have pushed out a new beta version of Flash Player called "Gala" which supports GPU acceleration of H.264 content on Macs and MacBooks using NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M or GeForce GT 330M video chipsets.

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Apple open NVIDIA GPUs for H.264 decoding: faster Flash a possibility

Apple open NVIDIA GPUs for H.264 decoding: faster Flash a possibility

A recently added Apple technical document has led to suggestions that Adobe Flash could take advantage of GPU hardware acceleration on certain OS X 10.6.3 MacBook Pro, Mac mini and iMac models.  The Video Decode Acceleration framework can be used with NVIDIA's GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M and GeForce GT 330M GPUs, and permits developers low-level access to their H.264 decoding capabilities.  That could mean faster Flash performance and reduced CPU load.

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Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet: Android 2.1 slate for $300

Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet: Android 2.1 slate for $300

Velocity Micro are no strangers to tablets - the company attempted to crack the market with the M5 MID back in 2009, a rebadged aigo P8860 - but we reckon they've a better chance this time around with the Cruz Tablet and Cruz Reader.  Each model has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, runs Android 2.1 and supports Flash 10.1, but the real boon is the price: the Cruz Tablet is expected to come in at $299.99, while the Cruz Reader will be $199.99.

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The Daily Slash: April 21st 2010

The Daily Slash: April 21st 2010

Welcome to the most recent hump day edition of the Daily Slash. It's the middle of the week and we're sure you're pining to get your feet firmly planted to the end of the week, but until we get there, at least you've got us. Tonight's edition is pretty lengthy, at least in one part, but we promise it's worth it. First up, in the Best of R3, we've got a whole laundry list of new devices from Dell, then iPads being used in the medical field, and finally a huge piece of bad news for the HTC Hero. And then in the dredge 'net, we've got Android running on the iPhone, a washing machine, and then Microsoft pitching some live TV ideas.

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