Download Firefox 22 Alpha

By | March 26, 2013 | 6 Comments

Download Firefox 22 AlphaWith OdinMonkey (see benchmarks below).

Good news for all the Firefox enthusiasts out there, Mozilla has just released the very first alpha build of Firefox 22, which includes OdinMonkey module.

What’s that? Basically it’s an asm.js optimization module for Firefox’s JavaScript engine that has a potential to run your code at 2x its native performance, all developers have to do is compile C or C++ to JavaScript by using Expect transcompiler. Mozilla promised to share more about asm.js module in the upcoming GDC conference later this week.
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Internet Explorer 11 Dumps Legacy CSS Support

By | March 26, 2013 | 5 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 Dumps Legacy CSS SupportWill utilize Firefox tag instead.

Now here is a set of good news for everyone but the user agent sniffers. Thanks to the recently leaked build of Windows Blue, it was revealed that Internet Explorer 11 will replace its “MSIE” user agent string with “IE”, instantly disabling all the CSS hacks that target Microsoft’s web browser.

Not only that but Internet Explorer 11 will also include “Like Gecko” command, instructing web sites to send it the same code version as it would to Firefox.

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Ask WebRTC Advisory Board Member & Zingaya’s CEO Anything

By | March 25, 2013 | 3 Comments

Ask WebRTC Advisory Board Member & Zingaya's CEO AnythingYes, anything.

Now here is your chance to interview Alexey Alyarov, who not only is on the advisory board of WebRTC but also a CEO of Zingaya, a one-click VoIP startup that debuted in 2010 and which already implements the WebRTC technology.

Please leave your questions in a comment section below and we will send all of them on Friday 29th.

First Internet Explorer 11 Screenshots Leak

By | March 25, 2013 | 9 Comments

First Internet Explorer 11 Screenshots Leak

Synced tabs are finally coming.

Thanks to the leaked Windows Blue build 9364, guys at WinForum have managed to post quite a few OS and IE11 screenshots; and while we wait for someone to run HTML5Test or any other benchmarks, this is what we got now:
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Mozilla Considers Limiting Customization Options

By | March 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

Mozilla Considers Limiting Customization OptionsDoesn’t want to frustrate consumers.

After reaching the point where average Joe now heavily influences the overall direction of the product, you will hear tech enthusiasts complain that companies are “dumbing down” everything just to please the masses.

Now, Alex Limi, Mozilla’s head of project design strategy, has raised an interesting point: should you have that many customization options that can often break sites?
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Turn Your Favorite Website Into A 3D Maze Game

By | March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Who said that you need to wait till Friday to have some fun? Thanks to the latest experiment from Google, you can transform your favorite web site into a 3D maze game. The only requirement? You need to have a browser that supports WebGL, which isn’t a hard task to do.

Simply head over to the following page and enjoy yourself.

Chromebook Expands Its Market

By | March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Chromebook Expands Its MarketModels from Acer, HP and Samsung are coming shortly.

After being the top seller on Amazon for a total of 150 days, Google’s Chromebook is finally expanding to six new countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.

In addition to that, US buyers will start seeing these models far more often too as according to Google, Chromebooks will now be available in more than 1,000 Best Buy stores nationwide, up from 500 last year.

[Via: Engadget]

HBO.com Is Blacklisted On Windows RT

By | March 20, 2013 | 7 Comments

HBO.com Is Blacklisted On Windows RTAnother stone in the garden.

Recently, we have reported about the changes in Microsoft’s IE for Modern UI blacklists where only specific sites won’t run Flash by default.

Well, it looks like HBO.com, one of the best known content providers around, is one of such sites that won’t run on Windows RT. As it turns out, IE10 for Windows 8 blacklist has 3 sites: briggs-riley.com, webassign.net and webinato.com while the RT version includes a total of 12, HBO and Twit being two of them.

However, while Twit.tv will work on their HTML5 based site, users browsing HBO on Windows RT will see the following message:
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HTML5: Play Minesweeper Via Your Web Browser

By | March 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

HTML5: Play Minesweeper Via Your Web BrowserIncludes benchmarking capabilities too.

As you might know, we love HTML5 games and all kinds of crazy demos and in case you haven’t upgraded to Windows 8 yet, which has a spectacular Minesweeper client, here is a cross platform option for you.

What if you aren’t into games at all? Well, assuming that you are a librarian who is building a list of all known web browser tests for the future generations to come, here is another addition for you, straight from the Microsoft itself. After you run the test, it will measure how long will it take for your web browser to solve the minesweeper board, that’s as simple as it gets.
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Google Now Coming To Chrome And Chrome OS

By | March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Google Now Coming To Chrome And Chrome OSNow here is something to get you excited.

According to the latest discovery by enthusiast François Beaufort, the search giant has added a new feature reference in the latest build of Chromium, which allows users to enable Google Now if they have access to the server data.

While the following feature is not yet publicly available nor is finished, it’s pretty clear where we are heading and we can’t wait to test it out. On a downside, Google Now integration will be coming to Chrome OS and the Windows version of Google Chrome only.
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