RIP: Spartan branding.
Yesterday, Microsoft has released a new developer preview build (10158) for the PC, which includes a lot of new Edge feature and improvements. However, even though we have reported some of them (thanks to the leaks), here is the complete and official list on the changes that have been made since the most recent official release.
So what exactly is new and available for the immediate testing?
And other changes.
Today, Norwegian browser maker has released the very first Opera 32 build (Developer Preview) and it includes at least one interesting new feature: animated themes.
So what animated themes do is impose a looped video instead of a static background, which is displayed in Speed Dial, Bookmarks, Discover and pretty much every other page. However, while it does sound and look cool, animated backgrounds are really distracting and it’s probably not something that you will continue using. Here is a video demo for you:
Russian language knowledge is not required.
If you’ve had hard time falling asleep because the “what does the browser rap sound like?” question kept running through your head then good news, it has finally been answered by Fl1cker, a Russian rapper who decided to write some lyrics about Opera Coast.
Check it out:
Yesterday, during its annual developers conference (Build 2015), Microsoft has revealed that (unfortunately) they won’t name Internet Explorer successor Spartan. Instead the team has decided to call the new browser under its rendering engine name: Microsoft Edge.
In addition to that, the new icon has been revealed and boy does it look familiar…
Lastly, a promo video has been posted so here it is:
And take a look at the list of Spartan related sessions.
If you are eager to find out what’s new in Project Spartan (as well as in other, Microsoft related products), then good news, the software giant will be streaming its Build 2015 conference live and you can watch it here!
When does it start? In 8 hours, and the timer is also available on the very same page so you will know the exact time in your country.
Guys at WPXap have got their hands on the latest available Windows Phone 10 (Build 12534), which also includes Project Spartan.
Starting from around the 1:57 mark, you can see it in action and so far it’s pretty slow and unimpressive, obviously, that’s a pre-release software with all kinds of tools running in the background to speed up the debugging process
See the video after the break.
And this time it’s official.
Great news for everyone who has been rocking the Windows 10 Preview as today’s Fast ring build 10049 finally includes the browser you’ve been waiting for: Project Spartan.
Due to previous leaks, there’s very little excitement as all features have been revealed already, such as: reading list, Cortana integration and new UI.
A total of $442,000 paid in bounties to all contestants.
Well, it seems like no one was safe in this year’s Pwn2Own hacking competition as all 4 major web browsers have failed to protect the users.
The star of this contest however was Jung Hoon Lee (lokihardt) who has managed to reap $225,000 in rewards, breaking through Chrome’s security with a buffer overflow (which earned him $110,000) and then exploiting Microsoft’s Internet Explorer ($65,000 in rewards), followed by Apple’s Safari ($50,000 in rewards).
That should be enough to improve his life for good.
No full backwards compatibility for you.
As Mozilla Foundation announced the availability of original WebGL (which was based on OpenGL ES 2.0) back in 2011 and then a 1.0.2 update two years later, the development has shifted to WebGL 2 (2013) and now it looks like all companies involved are ready to share some of the progress they have made in the last year or so.
So what exactly does the WebGL 2 have to offer? According to the recently revealed preview, the new graphics library is now based on the OpenGL ES 3.0 API and aims to raise many restrictions that were present in WebGL 1 (such as ability to use more render textures at the same time), developer controlled access to antialiasing, multiple render targets and other goodies.
Now this is cool.
Despite not being available for public yet, it looks like we (finally) got a video of Spartan running on Windows 10 Preview and it does look promising.
If you don’t feel like watching a video, it covers Cortana integration and this is what It can do: