This Week In GeekTech: Chips, Flash and HTML 5

This week's nerdy finds include Flash on the iPhone (kind of), a Lego printer, and Apple's HTML5 showcase

It's time for your weekly slice of geek. This week the team has news on what chips have been revealed at the recent Computex expo in Taiwan, how Apple is showing off the capabilities of Web technology HTML5, and details on how Flash is becoming a reality on the iPhone.

All this and more in your ever-geeky weekly update. Geek on....

Apple Posts HTML5 Demos, Jabs at Flash Some More

Apple decided to show off just how powerful HTML5 is this week. The company posted a number of demonstrations showcasing what these open technologies can offer, and more importantly highlighting how easily it could replace Adobe's Flash. The irony of it? Apple's HTML5 showcase demos will only work in their own browser-- Safari. You can read more about the demos in the full story.

Computex Chip News Roundup: The Fast, the Small, and the Cool

Alessondra Springmann brings you this roundup of all the chips on show at this years Computex expo. This year the annual Taiwanese expo saw a whole host of laptop, tablet, smartphone and desktop chips on show. Get the full rundown...

Smokescreen Does Flash Without Flash

Smokescreen is an open-source project that is aiming to bring Flash to the iPhone and iPad. Nick Mediati explains that the project plans to deliver Flash without jailbreaking or any additional plugins. Instead this "Flash-without-Flash" tech works by converting Flash files into valid HTML5 and JavaScript--things Apple's products do play nicely with. Check out Smokescreen...

Homemade Lego Printer Says 'Hello World'

One dedicated Lego fanatic took to the task of creating a working Lego printer. The end result makes use of some spare Lego bricks, a felt tip pen as ink and a few mechanincal parts. A video shows of the working printer in all it's accurate glory - Check it out...

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