Chrome Kills Flash Ads
Google has taken another step towards what seems to be the inevitable end of the road for Flash by stopping what it calls “peripheral” flash content – and that includes most ads that use Flash Player. Many ads will be automatically converted to HTML5, but some won’t make it.
Users can still choose to view the flash content if they want, but they’ll have to change a Chrome Content Setting. Amazon.com is also ending Flash ads due to the increasing number of browsers that block flash content.
Hulu Offers An Ad-Free Choice
If you’re tired of ads in your Hulu programming, you now have a commercial- free option. Users of Hulu Plus will now have a choice between paying eight bucks a month for limited ad-content or spending $12 monthly for a new commercial-free service.
Those who watch the free version of Hulu will just have to put up with more ads in exchange for their programming.
New HP Printers Automatically Order Ink
HP is introducing a new line of printers with an interesting new feature. It’s not how they print, it’s how you restock the ink. With HP’s new Instant Ink plan, printing becomes more of a service.
The smart printer knows when it’s running low on ink and automatically orders a restock that will be shipped to your door. The price of the ink is based on the subscription plan you choose. You can choose plans ranging from $14.99 for 200 pages of black ink printing to a 300 page plan.