Disable Flash

You know Flash? Haven't thought about it 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. » 3/03/15 1:30pm 3/03/15 1:30pm

Raspberry Pi 2 Loses Its Shit 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. » 2/09/15 2:25pm 2/09/15 2:25pm

The Ultimate Guide To 2015's Science Fiction And Fantasy TV

This is going to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy television, including some major A-list creators (Jonathan Nolan, Chris Miller and Phil Lord!) coming to the small screen to make beautiful love your eyes and faces. This is your year, people! Here's our complete guide to 2015's science fiction and… » 1/06/15 6:35pm 1/06/15 6:35pm

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? » 1/05/15 3:00pm 1/05/15 3:00pm

Mysterious huge flash illuminates Russian skies, puzzles scientists

This is really, really weird: Multiple sightings and dashcam videos of a gigantic yellow flash that covered the skies of the Sverdlovsk region, in Russia, have been reported on the night of November 14. Scientists and local authorities still don't know what it is or where did it come from. » 11/19/14 8:13am 11/19/14 8:13am

Stock Up on Sony Storage With Today's Gold Box Deal

Today's Amazon Gold Box is overflowing with all varieties of Sony flash storage, ranging from a humble 16GB SD card to a set of flash drives that can plug into your Android phone. » 11/11/14 8:45am 11/11/14 8:45am

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. » 11/05/14 5:22pm 11/05/14 5:22pm

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… » 9/30/14 3:20pm 9/30/14 3:20pm

Misfit's Flash Is a $50 Fitness Tracker That Packs a Punch

We first wrote about Misfit Wearables' first activity tracker, the Misfit Shine, back in 2012. Not only did it look absolutely gorgeous, but it never needed charging, and it was waterproof. It had some flaws, but for 100 bucks, it wasn't bad. Well Misfit's second wearable, the Flash, is here, and it just undercut… » 9/16/14 11:00am 9/16/14 11:00am

NASA Will Reformat Mars Rover's Flash Memory From 125 Million Miles Away

NASA's Opportunity rover is still trundling across the surface of Mars, more than 11 years after its 90 day mission began. But its software is getting bogged down, so NASA's doing a full system backup, memory wipe, and reboot. It's just like your routine computer cleanup, just from the next planet over. » 8/30/14 4:00pm 8/30/14 4:00pm

Flash Just Patched a Huge Security Flaw, Go Update it Right Now

Adobe just patched up a gaping security flaw that could affect anyone who logs on to eBay, Tumblr, Instagram, or other popular sites. If you're a person who visits any of those domains (or really, any website out there that might use Flash), you really should update your stuff right now. » 7/08/14 4:00pm 7/08/14 4:00pm

The Lightstrap iPhone Case Could Be a Phone Photog's Dream Come True…

The iPhone 5S may have a fancy new dual-LED flash, but ultimately, it doesn't make that much difference. Low-light pictures continue to the bane of the phone photographer's existence, and every blurry, noisy, and/or blown-out shot from a dimly lit bar is a painful reminder. This new case from Brick and Pixel called… » 12/04/13 12:03pm 12/04/13 12:03pm

Freezing a Fighter Jet in Mid-Air with 30,000 Watts of Flash

It can be hard to take a good picture of something moving relatively fast, but it's really hard to take a good picture of a jet moving at 400-ish MPH through the sky. Yuri Acurs, stock photographer extraordinaire, tried to tackle that challenge with excess—in the form of 30,000W of flash. » 11/15/13 12:20pm 11/15/13 12:20pm

The New iPhone Camera Has Dual-Flash, Slow-Mo Video, and "DSLR"…

Today, we got a look at the the future of the iPhone camera. Apple's doubling down on its imaging tech in the hopes that it can catch the eye of the people who really care about the quality of their images. Here's what you need to know about the future of your memory maker. » 9/10/13 1:51pm 9/10/13 1:51pm

This Super-High Density Flash Storage Will Cram More Storage Into Your…

Samsung has been trying to squeeze as much storage as it can into its latest flash chips, and it's done a good job: these 128-gigabit chunks of siliocn are, apparently, the industry's highest density memory storage available. » 4/11/13 4:31am 4/11/13 4:31am

Russian Heavy Flame Thrower Systems: As If Tanks Weren't Badass Enough…

For as cool as hurling columns of fire at your enemies is, "flamethrower guy" was one of the most dangerous jobs in the military—one stray bullet and the big canister of napalm strapped to you goes ka-boom and you along with it. So what better way to safely spread thermobaric mayhem than by incorporating your… » 4/08/13 11:30am 4/08/13 11:30am

The Latest Tokyo Flash Watch Hides the Time in a Maze

Tokyo Flash is the go-to watch brand for people who don't care what time it is. Here's its latest creation, which hides the time in the negative space of a maze. » 10/16/12 6:36am 10/16/12 6:36am

IE10 Metro Won't Run Flash Unless Your Site Is on a Microsoft Whitelist

Yeah, you read that right. I just received an interesting email from Brightcove (the video delivery guys) about issues with their Flash based solution and Windows 8 running the new Internet Explorer 10. » 10/12/12 6:20pm 10/12/12 6:20pm