Mozilla Firefox kills Flash by default, security chief calls for Adobe to issue an end-of-life date

Mozilla has blocked Firefox from running Flash by default on the latest versions of its browser and is calling on Adobe to dump the product altogether. Is this finally the end of the performance-sucking plugin?

Return of the search wars: The rise of contextual awareness

Search data Google
Search is still a fundamental part of the computing experience, but search is no longer just about going to a browser and entering a search term.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 ship date, OEM prices leak online: Is this OS ready to debut?

Windows 10 Build 10122
Microsoft has unveiled a July 29 target launch date for its operating system — but can the software actually be ready by then?

Automated design process creates smallest, most efficient photonic switch ever

Photonics switch Stanford
By using an automated design algorithm, researchers at Stanford University have built the world’s smallest and most efficient silicon based photonic wavelength splitter.

Popular Chrome VPN extension Hola at center of massive botnet attack

Popular VPN browser extension Hola has a feature users might not know about. Not only does it sell your bandwidth to third parties, that bandwidth can be hijacked and used to attack others.