Chris Duckett

Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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Google Wave to miss IE6

Google Wave to miss IE6

Turns out that the "developer preview" of Google's latest creation, Google Wave, is not as open as one would expect, with the preview only being open to attendees of Google's I/O conference — but there is another way to see it in action. And forget wanting to use IE6 with it.

May 28, 2009 by in Collaboration

YouTube demos HTML 5

YouTube demos HTML 5

The choice and use of the new video tag in HTML 5 is one of the more explosive sticking points in the evolving standard. Which codecs should browsers use? Why even have a video tag at all when Flash works well currently? Will anyone use it even if it becomes a standard?

May 28, 2009 by in Google

OSDC 2009 opens call for papers

OSDC 2009 opens call for papers

It's a long-standing policy that if you contribute to a conference, you receive free entry. The easiest way to contribute is to do a talk, and until the end of June you can set that up by responding to OSDC 2009's call for papers.

May 20, 2009 by in Open Source

Adobe's rich JavaScript bankrupts security

Adobe's rich JavaScript bankrupts security

In the past week, the security environment around Adobe's Reader and Acrobat products has imploded, with yet more JavaScript vulnerabilities appearing. Adobe needs to look no further than Microsoft for a lesson in how to deal with these situations.

May 6, 2009 by in Security

IE8 needs Canvas support

IE8 needs Canvas support

IE may be the quickest browser to load pages, but this is not a 100m dash; seems like someone has forgotten to tell Microsoft that there is another 300m of JavaScript to go until this race is over.

March 19, 2009 by in Google

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