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Game on: Google releases Metro-style Windows 8 browser

Google officially shipped the first non-Microsoft browser for Windows 8 today. It's a test release, and it's noteworthy precisely because it doesn't follow any of the Metro design conventions, as IE does. But will Chrome fans really care?

June 11, 2012

HTML5's WebGL is a security risk, says Context (Updated)

Context Information Security says it has uncovered "serious security flaws in the new WebGL technology that creates 3D graphics in a browser". The design flaws give "potentially malicious web pages low level access to graphics cards that could provide a ‘back door’ for hackers and compromise data stored on internet-connected machines".

May 9, 2011 by

IE9 Release Candidate review: will Microsoft's big browser bet pay off?

With Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has succeeded in building a fast, standards-compliant browser with a clean, modern design that integrates well with Windows 7. But is that enough to preserve its dominance in the workplace? Can it lure defectors back and excite web developers? We’re about to find out.

February 9, 2011

Brocade chooses in-row cooling for massive new data center

Thought it might interest you to read about the design choices that one of better-known forces in data center networking, Brocade, is making as far as its new data center in San Jose, Calif.For one thing, it has opted for in-row cooling technology, developed by Custom Mechanical Systems, along with water-side economizer technology to help minimize fan usage.

August 19, 2010 by

Opera 10.52 for Mac debuts

It's news enough to make a Mac-using Opera fan sing: the browser has officially ditched its old JavaScript engine Futhark for the speedy new Carakan. Available for both Intel and PowerPC, the final version of Opera 10.

April 28, 2010

Opera Mini 5 on Android: Why?

I'm a big fan of the Opera browser, both in its grown-up desktop client and its mobile browser. It's my browser of choice on my Blackberry and it, along with Chrome and Firefox, are default options I offer to users.

March 10, 2010 by

Windows Phone: more smart, less phone?

Given that I've gone from a Windows Mobile fan to something of a Windows Mobile diehard in my phone use (I've been disappointed with the glacial development and short term solutions of the last two Windows Mobile releases even as I've enjoyed new features and the best mobile browser anywhere - Skyfire not Mobile IE, of course), I'm still undecided about how much I like Windows Phone 7.

February 18, 2010 by

Google tablet: Pondering the designs, interface

Google has floated some user interface and design mockups for its own tablet that will run on the Chrome OS.According to a post by Glen Murphy, a user interface (UI) designer for Google's Chrome browser, the tablet designs for Google are "subject to change.

February 1, 2010 by

Microsoft: new USB-powered laptop cooling base, Arc mouse lineup

With laptop use rising steadily, Microsoft has decided to meet demand for accessories by introducing its new Notebook Cooling Base, designed to make notebook use more comfortable with a built-in fan and sleek form, and a new line of the company's award-winning Arc MouseThe Notebook Cooling Base provides cooling with a built-in fan and efficient cooling channel to prevent overheating. The base is contoured to rest on both desks and users' laps, and has a slim, portable design at 1.

March 10, 2009 by

MWC 09: Windows Mobile 6.5 disappoints, where's the beef?

Microsoft announced Windows Mobile 6.5 today at Mobile World Congress in Spain and as a fan of the Windows Mobile OS, I have to say I am pretty disappointed with the update and the 9+ months we have to wait to actually see it on any device. I have seen a few demos of 6.5 in action and in my opinion it just adds the UI enhancements we saw on Standard (non-touch screen) devices with Windows Mobile 6.1 and makes it more finger friendly. There is also an improved web browser (Opera Mobile already gives us a superior browsing experience) and some services that will be supported on 6.5 devices. I am sure we will see some cool devices come out in late 2009, but honestly there is nothing I see here that compels me to start saving up to run out and buy a Windows Mobile device.

February 15, 2009 by

CES 2009: Sony announces P Series ultra portable notebook at 1.4 pounds

I am a big fan of highly portable devices and I just saw a new device announced by Sony that may just have me putting my MSI Wind up on ebay soon. Sony announced their new Vaio P Series ultra-compact notebook that has some good specs and an interesting design. The tagline is that the P Series is the lightest 8 inch notebook in the world. Rather than go for a large display in a small form factor, Sony looks to have targeted maximization of the keyboard with sacrificing the screen size and going for a small form factor.

January 7, 2009 by

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