Adobe to Discontinue Flash in 2020

Frederic Lardinois, writing for TechCrunch:

Adobe today announced that Flash, the once-ubiquitous plugin that allowed you to play your first Justin Bieber video on YouTube and Dolphin Olympics 2 on Kongregate, will be phased out by the end of 2020. At that point, Adobe will stop updating and distributing Flash. Until then, Adobe will still partner with the likes of Apple, Mozilla, Microsoft and Google to offer security updates for Flash in their browsers and support new versions of them, but beyond that, Adobe will not offer any new Flash features.

Good riddance.

Manchester Orchestra Talk With Spotlight Report

Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra sat down with Spotlight Report:

I think so much of that comes from like giving up control for the greater good and letting go of your ego and your pride. When I was younger, it wasn’t that I knew what I was doing [laughs] or knew that I was being a certain way – it was just all I knew. As the years go on, you start to realise how un-smart you are and how much you need to surround yourself with the best people. Once I started to realise Cope was a big part of that, being in a room, working on these songs and realising other ideas were super valuable.

111 NFL Players Examined, 110 Were Found to Have C.T.E.

The New York Times:

Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, has examined the brains of 202 deceased football players. A broad survey of her findings was published on Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Of the 202 players, 111 of them played in the N.F.L. — and 110 of those were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.

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Reports: Daniel Craig to Return as James Bond

The New York Times is reporting that Daniel Craig will be returning as James Bond in a new film in 2019:

The companies said in a statement that details about a distribution partner, international release dates and the film’s cast and director would be announced “at a later date.” But Mr. Craig’s return is a done deal, according to two people briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid conflicts with Eon and MGM.

Justin Bieber Cancels Tour

Justin Bieber has canceled his upcoming tour:

Pop singer Justin Bieber on Monday canceled the remainder of his “Purpose” world tour citing “unforeseen circumstances” but gave no specific reasons.

The cancellation will affect 14 dates in North America and Asia through Oct. 10. Ticket holders will get refunds.

Off Island Ghost Release New EP

Off Island Ghost are a Milwaukee duo who just released their new EP Impossible Things. The four song EP is now available on Apple Music and Spotify and can be described as melodic alternative rock with an early 2000’s vibe. Think Jack’s Mannequin meets Death Cab for Cutie with some Airborne Toxic Event thrown in.

The four song EP was produced, engineered, and mixed entirely by the band over the course of six months, and you can check out a lyric video for “Wildfire” on YouTube to get a feel for the band and EP.