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Mozilla

Submission + - Open Letter to Mozilla Regarding Their Use of HTML (osnews.com)

AberBeta writes: We're on the verge of a serious evolution on the web. Right now, the common way to include video on the web is by use of Flash, a closed-source technology. The answer to this is the HTML5 video tag, which allows you to embed video into HTML pages without the use of Flash or any other non-HTML technology; combined with open video codecs, this could provide the perfect opportunity to further open up and standardise the web. Sadly, not even Mozilla itself really seems to understand what it is supposed to do with the video tag, and actually advocates the use of JavaScript to implement it. Kroc Camen, OSNews editor, is very involved in making/keeping the web open, and has written an open letter to Mozilla in which he urges them to not use JavaScript for HTML video. Coincidentally, this comes on the first day of the Open Video Conference, an event meant to espouse the virtues of using the video tag, which is hypocritically using Flash to live stream the event on their homepage!
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Submission + - iFixit Teardown of iPhone 3G S (ifixit.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: iFixit.com CEO Kyle Wiens flew to London to take apart the new iPhone 3G S at the MacWorld UK office. There are videos of the teardown, as well as images showing all of the internals, as well as some discussion of the parts inside.

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