Lunchtime Wrap: Why We Hack & HTML5 vs Flash

Didn't catch Lifehacker on Wednesday? Learning why hacking matters and how Flash will continue in a post-HTML5 universe.

Why We Hack: The Benefits Of Disobedience Sometimes disobedience is necessary and good when rules fail us, and it’s at the core of why we hack. Hacking is a means of expressing dissatisfaction, confounding the mechanism, and ultimately doing better. Here’s why it’s so important.

How Flash Will Coexist With HTML5 HTML5, the next generation of the standard on which web sites are based, is often portrayed as a Flash killer, taking over the interactive functions currently served on many sites by Flash. You might think Adobe (which produces Flash and the tools used to build it) would see that as a major threat, but the software developer actually takes a quite different view.

Shonky Awards Highlight Consumer Rip Offs Each year, consumer watchdog Choice runs the Shonky Awards, which highlight worst-case examples of companies and products that are marketed deceptively or don’t live up to their claims. Plenty of them are familiar, and they all underline the most important consumer principle of all: check the facts before you buy.

Is It Worth It To Upgrade To The Latest Version Of Office? Dear Lifehacker, Earlier today, Microsoft released Office for Mac 2011. I like to keep up with the latest software, but is it worth the upgrade? Signed, Oscillating Over Office

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