Firefox Reality VR and AR web browser goes live

Mozilla’s mixed reality team has launched Firefox Reality, a new web browser designed to work on stand-alone virtual and augmented reality headsets. Firefox Reality was designed to move seamlessly between the 2D and the immersive web and is available now in the Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores. The browser supports voice searches and Mozilla […]

Netflix continues HTML5 rollouts

Firefox users can now watch Netflix on Linux, a move that the SVOD giant described as a “huge milestone” in its commitment to HTML5 video. Netflix first announced plans fours years ago to replace Silverlight with HTML5 video, and since then it has launched the latter on Chrome OS, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Firefox. […]

Panasonic unveils Firefox-based 4K TVs

Panasonic has unveiled a number of 4K TV sets that will run on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, following a preview of Firefox-based panels at CES in January. At the company’s convention in Frankfurt this week, Panasonic highlighted the new Firefox-based interface foxr its 2015 models, featuring three decks to accommodate live TV, apps including pre-installed apps […]

Firefox OS Matchstick dongle announces Flint, TV partners

Matchstick, a Chromecast-style streaming stick based on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, has announced the launch of an open video-streaming platform called Flint and agreed partnerships with Phillips and TCL.  Phillips and TCL will distribute Flint-enabled products including TVs, monitors, and set-top boxes, with the service designed to offer interactive streaming and screen-to-screen experiences, including two-way interactivity […]

Mozilla launches Chromecast rival Matchstick

Mozilla has thrown its hat into the increasingly competitive streaming video dongle ring by endorsing the launch of a Firefox OS-based Chromecast rival, the Matchstick, priced competitively at US$25 (€32). Following Microsoft’s unveiling of its own Chromecast-like mirroring device, the Wireless Display Adapter a week ago, Mozilla has introduced the Matchstick HDMI dongle, which will […]

Mozilla appoints new CEO

Mozilla, the organisation behind the Firefox browser, has appointed interim CEO Chris Beard as its full-time chief executive. Beard rejoined Mozilla in April to take the interim CEO job, having first joined the firm in 2004. Prior to returning, he spent almost a year as executive-in-residence at venture capital firm Greylock Partners. “Over the years, Chris […]