Google removing h.264 support in Chrome

According to the Chromium blog, Google no longer intends to support the h.264 codec directly in Chrome. Instead, Google is pushing forward on making webM a full competitor, complete with hardware support and wide range of industry partners.

IE9 will (sorta) support WebM video

Microsoft is hedging their bets, throwing their weight entirely behind h.264 in Internet Explorer 9, but promising to allow the new WebM codec system to be used, provided that users have installed the codec in Windows first.

Hardware accelerated Theora now possible

The Theora video codec has just gained the ability to use hardware acceleration, which may make it a viable solution for mobile and open web video on devices where CPU resources and battery life are a serious concern.

Apple approves Opera Mini for iPhone

After refusing to allow complete 3rd party web browsers for sale in the App Store, Apple has now approved the Opera Mini web browser for the iPhone. However Opera Mini is not just a typical web browser, which may be why Apple has approved it for sale.

Microsoft releases IE9 platform preview

Microsoft has released the first Internet Explorer 9 platform preview, inviting web developers and enthusiasts to test drive the newest technologies slated for the next version of the web browser.

European Parliament resolution against ACTA secrecy passes

A new European Parliament resolution calling for transparency of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations was approved Wednesday with 633 votes in favor, 13 against, and 16 abstentions.

European Parliament to force ACTA transparency

A new European Parliament resolution calls for further Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations to be conducted in the open, with negotiating texts made available both to Parliament and to the public.

Flaw discovered in OpenSSL library

University of Michigan scientists have discovered a bug in the widely used OpenSSL cryptographic library that may allow an attacker to discover the private key of an RSA keypair without physically tampering with a device or the software running on it.

FreeNAS 0.8 to use Django for web interface

The FreeNAS project has announced the roadmap for version 0.8 of the free software NAS distribution, and plans to switch over to Django for the web interface.

Western Digital enters the SSD market

Western Digital has decided to take on the established consumer SSD players like Intel and OCZ with their own SiliconEdge Blue line of solid state drives.