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How To Stop Videos From Auto-Playing In Your Browser

Whether it’s a music clip on YouTube, a Flash ad on a news site or the latest viral sensation on Facebook, most videos you come across on today’s web want to get going without any input from you — and that can cause problems with bandwidth as well as audio output you weren’t expecting. Here’s how to tackle the issue in your browser of choice.

Google Chrome Just Got A Lot Faster

After months — if not years — of bellyaching over slow speeds and shaky stability, Google finally announced an array of improvements to Chrome that could improve the lives of millions. The company says the browser will now offer users “a faster and more efficient web“. Well, Google certainly couldn’t make it slower or less efficient.

Flash Takes One Step Closer To Complete Annihilation On September 1

The death of Flash has been slow and agonising, but the Chrome team taking another shot at the woozy fighter. Following up on a promise made in June to phase out Flash ads in Chrome, the world’s favourite browser will be pulling the plug on all Flash elements “not central” to the web page.

Malvertising Attack On Yahoo Is Another Reminder To Disable Flash 

In case you weren’t already aware that Flash is useless trash that you should disable immediately, consider the sad tale of last week’s malvertising attack on Yahoo.

Sony Launches Selfie Smartphone

As annoying as the whole selfie fad is (don’t get us started on the sticks), sometimes it’s actually pretty handy to be able to snap a picture of yourself. But is it worth buying an entire phone for?

Disable Flash

You know Flash? Haven’t thought about in a while, have you. For good reason! It’s less useful and less relevant than ever. It’s worth thinking about it one last time though — as you go to disable it in your web browser. Here’s how and why you should.

Raspberry Pi 2 Loses It When You Blast It With A Camera Flash

One user of the newly available Raspberry Pi 2 computer has discovered a pretty weird flaw with the new hardware: If you shoot the cheapy computer with a camera flash, it shuts right the hell down.

Because You've Always Wanted A Selfie Flash For Your Phone

Lenovo owns Motorola now, and that means the Chinese electronics company could have a real impact on smartphone culture in the United States. So what’s the next big thing from China? How about the selfie flash?

Flash Photography Is Fun Again With These Squishy Diffusers

If you shoot with an external flash, learning to control the light can be dreadful. Sometimes the best thing to do is buy a modifier for diffusing the light. Talk about a boring accessory to buy! A new Kickstarter makes flash modifiers fun and practical with the flexy, 3D printed MagSphere and MagBounce.

Turn Off Flash To Avoid 'Malvertising' Attacks

Financial scammers are infecting ads on Google’s ad network, and people who visit Examiner.com are at risk. These infected ads look legit, but they use Flash-based redirection to install malware and steal financial information. And you don’t even have to click on them to get infected with Zbot, the banking trojan that takes financial data.

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