Oh Sweet!.. Wait, What Year Is This?

By | December 10, 2010 | 12 Comments

Oh Sweet!.. Wait, What Year Is This?

Via Reddit

Internet Explorer 9 Receives Tracking Protection

By | December 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

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The upcoming Internet Explorer 9 RC build (set for an early 2011 release) will include a couple of tracking protection features, Microsoft revealed earlier this week.

According to the official video, Tracking Protection will allow users to discover, who is tracking their activity, while Tracking Protection Lists provides them with a solution to easily block such sites from requesting their data.

Recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report might have an impact on Microsoft’s decision for such feature implementation.

Thanks, RamaSubbu SK.

Firefox 4 and Opera Dropping Websockets

By | December 9, 2010 | 8 Comments

Firefox 4 and Opera Dropping WebsocketsFrom useful to dangerous.

It looks like Websockets aren’t so great after all (at least in the short term). According to Mozilla and Opera posts, both companies will be disabling support for such technology until serious security flaws are fixed.

Mozilla said that Firefox 4 Beta 8 will be the very first release to do so, while Opera has not yet commented on version specifics.

Recently, Adam Barth has shared a security study findings that raised a red flag for the current state of Websockets protocol.
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Today I Actually Used Chrome’s Incognito Browsing…

By | December 8, 2010 | 7 Comments

First, US announces world press freedom day and now this:

Today I Actually Used Chrome's Incognito Browsing…

Must be one of those “weird” days…

Via: Reddit

Google Chrome 10 Introduces Crankshaft

By | December 8, 2010 | 13 Comments

Google Chrome 10 Introduces Crankshaft

The race is on.

Google Chrome fans will scream out of the excitement, as Google has recently released the very first build of Google Chrome 10 with Crankshaft.

What is that?
It is a new compilation infrastructure for Google’s V8 JavaScript engine.

Vygantas, it’s confusing and such, just give us benchmarks already.
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Download Google Chrome 8 Stable

By | December 7, 2010 | 4 Comments

Download Google Chrome 8 Stable

How could we miss that…

Recently, Google has moved Google Chrome 8 into a stable release list and announced the availability of version 8.0.552.215.

What was changed?

According to the company, this release fixes more than 800 bugs (13 are security related), includes a sandboxed PDF viewer, support for the forthcoming Chrome Web Apps store and experimental Flags menu feature.

What does it do?

Allows you to tweak a setting or two (check the screenshot above).

Download.

Your Browsing Habits Revealed

By | December 7, 2010 | 6 Comments

Your Browsing Habits RevealedExposes all sorts of weird data.

Mozilla team has conducted a survey that aims to learn more about the user browsing habits.

About the survey

Test duration: 7 days
Test type: Global
Versions covered: Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6, Firefox 4 Beta
Data submission: 527,817 test sets submitted in November 2010.

Results
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Silverlight 5 Beta (64 bit) in H1 2011

By | December 7, 2010 | 3 Comments

Silverlight 5 Beta (64 bit) in H1 2011Brings 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:
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HTML5 Awesome: Tron Trailer

By | December 7, 2010 | 1 Comment

Ah, the joys of HTML5.

Franz Enzenhofer has created a Tron trailer demo to demonstrate the possibilities of HTML5 canvas tag.

So what can you do with it? Add effects, change size, scale, rotation and skew.

It’s pretty neat, check it out.

Watch.

Via Geek.com

If Web Browsers Were Celebrities

By | December 7, 2010 | 4 Comments

If Web Browsers Were Celebrities

Thanks, spicykappella.