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Lenovo VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash brightens up your smile

Lenovo VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash brightens up your smile

Even with the ever increasing megapixel counts of front-facing cameras, selfies are still hard to perfect, especially when lighting is concerned. To that end, Lenovo's latest accessory here at CES 2015 has you covered. The VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash gives you all the lighting support you will ever need for that perfect selfie or wefie, without overburdening the smartphone itself with it's own LED flash, which might be unnecessary most of the time except for those selfies. It'll be there in your pocket or bag when you need it and out of your way when you don't.

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SanDisk grabs Fusion-io for flash storage expansion

SanDisk grabs Fusion-io for flash storage expansion

SanDisk is snapping up speed-obsessed flash storage specialist Fusion-io, potentially bringing the company's high-bandwidth PCIe drives to a broader audience of enthusiasts. The deal, worth $1.1bn in cash, will see Fusion-io's technology brought in-house at SanDisk, though it's not been met with universal approval.

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Nova iPhone light adds external flash

Nova iPhone light adds external flash

The iPhone may already have an LED light for its camera, but a wireless flash that can fit in your wallet but make a big difference in how your photos and videos look aims to replace it. Nova squeezes forty points of LED light and a white diffuser, scaled to the size of a credit card, and with a choice of tones to suit different lighting conditions.

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Toshiba and SanDisk sue Hynix over corporate espionage

Toshiba and SanDisk sue Hynix over corporate espionage

Toshiba and SanDisk have both filed civil lawsuits against SK Hynix Inc. over suspected data theft in a case of corporate espionage. The two companies are seeking damages. The lawsuit follows the recent arrest of a Hynix worker that previously served as a SanDisk engineer, providing company information to Hynix.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 to benefit from wide-FOV LEDs

Samsung Galaxy S5 to benefit from wide-FOV LEDs

A number of LEDs have been introduced by Samsung today, the lot of which will almost certainly make their way into their next-generation smartphone release, the Samsung Galaxy S5. These components are headed off by a couple of what Samsung calls "Side View LEDs", rather long-looking components with an angle to them. Also included in this set are two reflector-integrated flash LED packages.

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Flash Player locked up in OS X Mavericks

Flash Player locked up in OS X Mavericks

Adobe has corralled Flash Player in OS X Mavericks, sandboxing the much-maligned plugin in Safari on Apple's latest Mac operating system so as to minimize its potential to allow through malware. The move - which follows Adobe sandboxing its plugins when used in Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox - follows Apple's increasing moves to keep Flash at arm's length, including forcibly blocking Flash Player in Safari after security issues were spotted.

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Nova moves the flash off your smartphone for superior lighting

Nova moves the flash off your smartphone for superior lighting

The problem: The camera flash on your mobile device, while good enough for lighting up quick candids, is mounted on the device itself, right next to the shutter. This inevitably washes out your photos and renders skin tones leprotic and wan. There's no way around it -- unless you move the flash off-camera. But this presents a new problem: No one wants to carry around a separate flash unless you're a hardcore photography enthusiast. That's the one-two problem combo developers Joe Walnes and Alex Lukashevich aim ed to combat in developing Nova.

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Unity 3D team dumps Flash for web gaming

Unity 3D team dumps Flash for web gaming

Unity Technologies, the company behind the widely used Unity 3D game engine, has ditched Flash, arguing that it is unconvinced that Adobe's technology has any future in gaming. The company will stop selling Flash deployment licenses to developers immediately, though those who have already bought one will get support through the 4.x lifecycle of the add-on. Instead, Unity is working on a new web-publishing system, though the company isn't saying exactly what it is yet.

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Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch moves onto Apple

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch moves onto Apple

Adobe announced some great news earlier today, stating that it had made a whopping $1.008 billion in the past 3 months. That earnings figure was about 30% higher than its anticipated $750 million earnings figure. Unfortunately, Adobe followed that good news with some terrible news. It has just announced that its Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch has resigned from the company. The resignation came in the form of a SEC filing.

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Internet Explorer 10’s newest update will enable Flash content to run by default

Internet Explorer 10’s newest update will enable Flash content to run by default

Tomorrow Microsoft will roll out an update to Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 and Windows RT that enables Flash content to run by default. Such a move will ensure websites "just work," something Microsoft says it believes is a key part of improving the experience for customers. Some websites will still have Flash blocked by default, however, due to incompatibility.

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Apple blocks out-of-date Flash Player in Safari, tells users to update

Apple blocks out-of-date Flash Player in Safari, tells users to update

It's no secret that Flash can be a security liability, with Adobe having again rolled out critical updates in recent weeks to patch vulnerabilities that left users at risk. Not every user updates when the patches are released, however, instead continuing to use an older, potential vulnerable version. In light of this, Apple has taken another step towards keeping its users safe.

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Adobe Flash receives emergency update due to hacker exploits

Adobe Flash receives emergency update due to hacker exploits

Adobe released an emergency update to its Flash Player today that patches up a few security holes discovered in its system. Hackers were using the security holes in Adobe’s Flash Player to launch attacks solely at Firefox users. A security bulletin released by Adobe stated, “These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”

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