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Linux Australia will Livestream SGM

Written on August 29, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Be in the know with Linux Australia, as they live stream their SGM for the first time.

For the first time, Linux Australia will hold a special general body meeting to vote on some pending issues — and they will air the event via live stream. Among other things, the SGM will vote on changing the organization’s financial year.

Streamti.me will broadcast the live stream starting 6:00 pm AEST. According to Tim Ansell, the system supports Flash and HTML5 (Ogg Theora, WebM and H264). As backup, JustinTV will also air the SGM, while Orion VM has provided the machine for the live encoding.

Clips will be available at Linux Australia’s YouTube channel later on.

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Angry Birds Lands on Google Chrome

Written on May 12, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Catapult Angry Birds using your web browser, as the Rovio game hits Google Chrome!

From iOS devices to Androids, Angry Birds lands to people’s web browsers, as the Rovio game comes to Google Chrome. Built on general HTML 5 technologies, the application is a simple web service that runs in any browser – like Firefox 4 or Chrome – that supports HTML 5. The current browser version of Angry Birds is offered for free, while the Might Eagle will come as a premium version via WebStore.

More over, Chrome can install Angry Birds as an app, while gamers using other browsers can bookmark it to get the same effect. So what are you waiting for? Start catapulting Angry Birds on your Google Chrome now!

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Opera to Ship Sony LCD TVs and Blu-ray Players

Written on January 23, 2011 by Charles Bass

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"The Web as we know it is evolving, and we are committed to making it more accessible across diverse devices." ---Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer, Opera Software

Opera announced that they’ll be coming up with Sony TVs and Blu-ray players. The new Opera solution will be sporting HTML 5, OIPF and HbbTV support. However, Flash isn’t announced yet, but we’re wishing it will be included upon release.

“The Web as we know it is evolving, and we are committed to making it more accessible across diverse devices,” said Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer, Opera Software. “Our ability to address key hybrid broadcast-broadband initiatives in numerous markets makes us a natural fit with Sony. By delivering both a global viewpoint and the necessary technology, we are able to stay on the cutting edge of the industry.”

Meanwhile, they didn’t include any other information about the devices which’ll be supporting Opera, but somehow we have a good guess that these devices are those presented during CES 2011.

C out the video from Opera after the skip.

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The Pros and Cons of HTML 5

Written on December 01, 2010 by R. Cruise

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What do you know about HTML? It is actually the newest markup language to hit the Internet. It comes with added features and attributes to makes developer's life less of a hassle. To get to know more about this tool, read the list of pros and cons prepared by Gadg.

The field of web technology grows bigger and bigger everyday because of the introduction of new tools. One of the latest revisions to be launched is HTML 5. It is the replacement for HTML 4.0 as a standard in creating and presenting content on the Internet. It is more flexible than its predecessors since it features more control in terms of incorporating new media. In addition, it also make use of the drag-and-drop system.

If you are a web designer who is looking for an upgrade, Gadg can help you make up your mind if HTML 5 works for you. Read the pros and cons presented after the break.

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Linux Desktop: Past, Present and Future

Written on October 18, 2010 by Adam Eve

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At this point in history, it's hard to deny the evidence: With stagnant market growth and inadequate content options compounded by industry inertia, Linux basically has no chance to rival Mac OS X, much less Windows.

Over the past few years, modern Linux distributions – like Ubuntu – have transformed the open-source desktop user experience into something less cumbersome. More over, the rise of netbook gave the OS a slice of the market. All of this, in addition to Linux’s distinct security and stability, might have given the operating system a chance to meet success. However, the Linux desktop market share remains stagnant at around one percent.

Back then, LInux has created an easy-to-install operating system, with a hardware support that reaches critical mass. Furthermore, major PC makers, such as Dell, opted to use Linux as a pre-installed feature in their laptops and desktops. This created an unblemished platform for Linux to dominate. But all hope was gone until Asus initiated a trend of cheap, simple netbook PCs with a Xandros distribution. Then the failure of the free OS versus mainstream PC users came in as a no surprise.

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Vimeo Turns Roku and HTML5-friendly

Written on August 18, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Vimeo continues to be one of the most forward-looking video-sharing sites. And now that it's HTML5-friendly and available in Roku, users will definitely search for a Vimeo service!

Vimeo contents are now accessible for iPhone and iPad, as the online community added HTML5 support to its video embeds. Despite the fact that the website itself is in HTML5, its codes remained Flash-only. As a result, it’s frustrating for mobile users and content creators who wants to be omnipresent in every devices. Vimeo’s Vice President of Product and Development, Andrew Pile, said that the video will play in any browser and will work with future platforms.

In addition to the HTML5 embed support, Vimeo will also be available to Roku customers, making it the 50th channel accessible on the set-top box. What’s there to look forward to? The Vimeo staff’s chosen popular HD contents will be in the channel! What’s more is that users can link their accounts, so they can view their own video and personalized inbox selections. The online video community also features its new “Watch Later” option making users enjoy a collection of vids for leisure. Vimeo’s dedication to non-commercial content is a statement that it is a destination for all users. With its commitment to video quality and high bitrate, it’s great that viewers can now access clips from reading blogs to HDTV.

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