Holidays are just around the corner and we are giving away Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console (or cash equivalent, in case you don’t want one).
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Brings more goodies to the table.
Earlier this month, Microsoft has revealed the very first information about the upcoming Silverlight 5 release.
According to “The Future of Microsoft Silverlight” web site, Silverlight 5 will introduce more than 40 new features, including developer productivity improvements as well as huge boost in the video quality and performance.
Key new features:
Hardware acceleration is great if you are running Vista or Windows 7 machines. However, when it comes to XP or other operating systems, you won’t be able to experience the very best of it.
What’s the solution?
Joe Drew, the developer of Firefox web browser is considering writing a hardware accelerated backend to canvas, possibly in collaboration with other browser maker (you are welcome to join).
As he said:
Asa Dotzler, the Director of Community Development at Mozilla Corp. has raised a fair question:
Why do I have these plug-ins in Firefox? I don’t think I ever asked for any of them
There are quite a few plug-ins that make little to no sense, for example:
Why would Firefox ever need a Google or RockMelt Update? Furthermore, why is it okay to install all this malware for the big guys like Apple or Google?
P.S. They are enabled by default.
Reveals endless possibilities.
Now here is something to add in your Christmas shopping list. Guys at MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group are working on a new way to enhance your web browsing experience.
By using Microsoft Kinect and DepthJS system, they managed to do something neat and that is: control a web browser with bare hands (no mouse required). What do I mean by that? Just check the video above.
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Today, at the Microsoft PDC 2010 conference, IE team has announced the availability of 6th Platform Preview build of Internet Explorer 9.
According to the benchmark results above, company has not yet given up on the browser performance wars and continues to march forward.
What else does it bring to the table?