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For years, Mozilla spurned Google's Pepper interface for browser plugins. Now, trying to just copy and paste others' technology where it makes sense through Project Mortar, Firefox is experimenting with supporting it so it can draft off Google's PDFium for showing PDF files and Adobe's Flash. But even if it does embrace Pepper, it won't expose it to outside developers, so it's more an internal wiring choice than a new plugin interface. Looks like there's some skepticism (and potential mourning for Mozilla's JavaScript-based PDF.js rendering software) on the mailing list, though.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.planning/j834iDIG3yY
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Other than one random email from a random non-Mozillian (ah, the joys of public mailing lists), I don't see any mourning for PDF.js there. Yet. Some questions about how this would work technically and what the details of the plans are.
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Wait, Russia & China are poised to take over the internet? That's silly, but the debate is real.
CNET demystifies the controversy over an Obama administration plan to relinquish the last scraps of government control over the internet.
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Microsoft's SwiftKey team has built AI into its Android keyboard app, promising better predictions and autocorrect.
Neural network technology means the keyboard gets better at predicting what you're about to type and correcting what you already did, the company says.
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Maybe smartwatch skepticism will evaporate by 2020. IDC expects a sales surge, with Android nearly catching Apple. Personally, I expect them to continue to be optional accessories, though steadily more useful if you want that always-on connection to the internet.
Sales of smartwatches should more than triple in the next few years, analyst firm IDC predicts, though they still don't look as essential as phones.
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+Tau-Mu Yi  The Apple Watch 2 announcement was fitness fitness fitness fitness oh and some other apps.
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I'm impressed with Apple's Swift Playgrounds app for iPad. It's an engaging way to learn programming, well written and organized. Even if you don't stick with Swift, many of the programming principles apply to any language, of course, and if you do, this app teaches the real thing, not some abstract academic programming language. Here's my review.
Commentary: The iPad app starts with easy programming techniques but moves well beyond the basics as you send Byte collecting gems around his island in the sky.
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Yes, and there's good curriculum for Raspberry Pi + Python, too. Raspberry Pis don't cost quite as much as iPads, too.
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Apple's iPhone 7 reportedly uses an Intel modem chip -- but that's also why an AT&T or T-Mobile model won't fully work on Verizon and Sprint.
Versions of Apple's new iPhone 7 geared for AT&T and T-Mobile networks reportedly use an Intel chip -- one that doesn't fully support older Verizon and Sprint network technology.
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Don't get too attached to your HDMI port, because laptops soon could use USB-C ports instead. They'll still send HDMI signals, though, if PC makers build the feature in.
The slim, new USB-C port already can shoulder the duties of power and audio ports. Starting in 2017 it could squeeze HDMI off computers, too.
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The new iOS camera app from photo-sharing site 500px shoots raw photos -- and lets you sell them, too.
The site 500px, which has expanded from photo sharing to photo sales, taps into the higher quality that's available through raw photo formats.
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Got an old iPhone? Don't update to iOS 10, T-Mobile warns. An Apple fix is on the way, though.
A strong warning from a major carrier is a black mark for Apple's latest software for iPhones and iPads.
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+Stephen Shankland hum I don't know was told this happens Everytime just before a new iPhone drops 
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I've been waiting more than half a decade for this. It's very useful on Android, but now Lightroom can shoot raw photos on iOS, too.
With iOS 10 on Apple's newer mobile devices, Adobe lets you tweak and enhance images even more by shooting in raw photo formats.
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I'm not getting the full-screen preview version. Just runty little things with lots of whitespace. They're often even smaller than on the main flickr.com page of my photo feed. Hmm.
Even in the new Instagram, Facebook, Snapchatty world, Flickr still remains my favorite place to share photos. I have now posted over 120000 photos to Flickr and it remains my primary online archive for my body of work. Even though you don't hear about Flickr as much in the headlines these days, ...
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I really appreciate the fast loading speeds, though.
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This is big for bringing virtual reality to the web (or alternatively phrased, bringing the web to VR headsets): Microsoft Edge is adding WebVR support. Firefox started this standard and the +Google Chrome team looks like it's building support, too, though as I recall there was earlier reluctance.
Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve begun development on experimental WebVR support in Microsoft Edge! WebVR is the next frontier in web graphics, enabling developers to create a wide range…
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CNET News reporter, covering technology trends, Web and browser developments, and digital photography.
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Senior writer for CNET News (a division of CBS), covering technology issues, browsers, and digital photography: http://news.cnet.com/

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