The World Wide Web Consortium finishes an update to this seminal Internet technology, but with two organizations in charge of the same Web standard, charting the Web's future is a mess.
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Moving toward Web standards reduces the inconvenience and security problems of browser plugins. But the new Hangouts software still uses Google's own Native Client plugin.
The software Google's browser uses to show PDF files has been proprietary for years, but now it's an open-source project called PDFium that others can scrutinize or use themselves.
The open-source browser gets a proprietary Adobe software so people can watch video from sites like Netflix over the Web. Supporting it is better than losing Firefox users, Mozilla says.
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Google and Microsoft are working on a Web standard for video copy protection, but the idea has notable opponents. Now the MPAA can lend its voice directly to the controversy.
Seagate announces at CES 2014 a new 2TB Backup Plus Slim drive that's thinner than the previous model, and the all-new Backup Plus Fast, the first USB RAID 0 portable drive that offers 4TB of storage space and significantly increased performance.
Make a resolution to be more productive in 2014 by avoiding time sinks and focusing on tools and techniques that help you work more efficiently.
In cooperation with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others, the free-software organization calls on the W3C to keep DRM out of Web standards.