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Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Apple could be planning another flash memory speed boost in the upcoming MacBook Air refresh, according to new reports, with the company tipped to be using 19nm "Toggle DDR 2.0" storage for the slender ultraportable. The high-speed NAND, Macotokara's component source suggests, is capable of 400Mbps transfer rates, using new, smaller chips that Apple would supposedly solder directly to the base circuit of the updated Airs.

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Google Swiffy Transforms Flash Into HTML 5

Google Swiffy Transforms Flash Into HTML 5

Google Labs released an experimental web app today called Swiffy that lets developers convert Adobe Flash SWF files to HTML 5. Apple is well known for not supporting Flash in favor of HTML 5, which has made Flash content inaccessible to iOS users. This move by Google is a bit surprising since the search giant has a deal with Adobe to support Flash and even offer the plugin preloaded with its Chrome OS.

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ViewSonic adds Flash Player to GTab slate

ViewSonic adds Flash Player to GTab slate

It's obviously the weekend for Android updates; first Samsung's Gingerbread for the Galaxy S, and now a ViewSonic tweak for the company's GTab Android slate. The latest OTA update isn't anything as dramatic as a core OS update, but it does add Flash Player support to the 10-inch tablet.

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Flash Player 10.2 for Motorola XOOM due March 18

Flash Player 10.2 for Motorola XOOM due March 18

Adobe has announced that the Flash Player 10.2 update for Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb tablets such as the Motorola XOOM will be released on March 18. Made available through the Android Market, as with the current Flash Player 10.1 release for Android smartphones, the updated version will be the production version for Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices and the beta for Honeycomb slates.

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Motorola XOOM gets Android 3.0.1 update for Flash support

Motorola XOOM gets Android 3.0.1 update for Flash support

Motorola has begun pushing out a new update for the XOOM tablet, which updates the slate to Android 3.0.1.  The new firmware, build number HRI66 - which Motorola tweeted was to pave the way for the incoming Flash Player 10.2 update - currently lacks a build log, so it's hard to know what else may have changed.

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Instructables: Turn your borked NES into a flash drive

Instructables: Turn your borked NES into a flash drive

fungus amungus posted this over on Instructables last week. It's a simple mod that allows you to turn a dead Nintendo Entertainment System into a neat little USB gadget. This is a simple little hack, but it's definitely worth checking out. It's a two part mod, he needed to modify both the NES and the cartridges to make the whole NES USB-Flash franken-marriage happen. But, broken NES's are a dime a dozen, and anyone can get Tetris on a hundred-dozen different platforms.

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Adobe Wallaby Flash to HTML tool released

Adobe Wallaby Flash to HTML tool released

Adobe has released the first beta of its experimental Flash to HTML conversion tool, Adobe Wallaby. Gobbling up Flash animations and artwork and spitting out a mixture of HTML, CSS, SVG and JavaScript, Wallaby is the first public release of the Flash-to-HTML5 app demonstrated at MAX 2010 last year.

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Toshiba AC100 Android 2.2 Froyo update arrives with Flash support

Toshiba AC100 Android 2.2 Froyo update arrives with Flash support

It's taken months, but Toshiba has finally pushed out Android 2.2 Froyo for the AC100 smartbook. According to owner Steve Paine, the update - build 5.0029, measuring in at over 200MB - appeared today, and promises Flash Player 10.1 support as well.

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Motorola XOOM Flash Player 10.2 release “within a few weeks”

Motorola XOOM Flash Player 10.2 release “within a few weeks”

Motorola's XOOM tablet won't have to wait long before it gains support for Flash content, with Adobe promising an imminent OTA update delivering Flash Player 10.2. Following on from Verizon's quiet admission that the Android 3.0 XOOM wouldn't ship with Flash support when it goes on sale this Thursday, February 24, Adobe has stepped in to say that the new version will be available "within a few weeks."

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Missing Motorola XOOM Flash leaves Honeycomb at a disadvantage until Spring 2011?

Missing Motorola XOOM Flash leaves Honeycomb at a disadvantage until Spring 2011?

Android's Flash advantage over the iPad will be missing in action from the launch of the Motorola XOOM, with Flash Player support not expected until Spring 2011. An Engadget tipster spotted the disclaimer lurking at the bottom of Verizon's XOOM pre-order listing, seemingly suggesting that Adobe and Google are waiting until Flash Player 10.2 is ready later in the year.

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Nokia eyeing boutique developers for halo apps; in Adobe dev-tool talks?

Nokia eyeing boutique developers for halo apps; in Adobe dev-tool talks?

Nokia is reportedly considering a spending spree on boutique application developers, in an attempt to create a halo package of apps for future devices. Furthermore, according to the NYTimes' source - supposedly close to the Finnish company - Nokia has also been in talks with Adobe regarding the co-creation of developer tools.

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Flash Player 10.2 released: Stage Video full h/w acceleration

Flash Player 10.2 released: Stage Video full h/w acceleration

Adobe has released Flash Player 10.2, complete with support for Stage Video full hardware acceleration. Available initially for Windows, Mac and Linux, Flash Player 10.2 promises 1080p HD streaming video playback with just 1 to 15-percent CPU load on Stage Video supported systems. Meanwhile, Adobe is promising phone and tablet Flash Player 10.2 news - along with AIR news - at MWC 2011 next week.

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