Firefox, a browser that literally saved the web from a monopoly disaster, is now available in its fourth avatar. Although in Beta 1, version 4.0 is reported to be quite stable. Among its new features the most important is probably the new sleeker look, somewhat similar to Google’s Chrome, only better. It also features a new Add-On Manager, support for WebM format (to let you watch open HD quality video), and a better privacy control.
Whether you would agree or not, Nokia N900 is still the most powerful mobile phone in the list of zillion phones manufactured by the Finnish giant. And most phone geeks will almost certainly agree that this particular phone is a hacker’s paradise. As if just to further prove that, a hacker tried to run Android 2.2 a.k.a. Froyo. And guess what? It runs pretty well. The hardware support was pretty neat and so was the web browsing.
Crysis has been around from November 2007. Other than being one of the most realistic video games ever, it is also amazing fun to play. And now its next edition a.k.a. Crysis 2, scheduled to be released sometime later in 2010, has reported to be literally ‘jaw-dropping’. It’s just ridiculously realistic and killer fun. Developed by Crytek and based on the powerful CryEngine 3, the game will be released for Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Windows and XBox 360.
What should you expect from a group of robots? Of course something special. How about some dance moves from the batch? The performance video is one from the Shanghai 2010 Expo in which each of the Nao Robots made their debut to mark the Expo’s French Pavilion Day. Built by the French firm Aldebaran Robotics, the Nao Robots are capable of acting as a group completely in sync.
Research shows that companies (collectively) waste at least $2.8 billion a year on electricity charges. That’s a huge waste, which needs immediate attention from all of us. Now Microsoft Research is coming up with a new app that will help slash power wastage. Termed as the “sleep proxy system”, this application will allow access to all computers in an enterprise network, while staying switched “off” or in a “stand by” mode.
The final version of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 is now available for download. There was quite a hype about this new release, mostly because of the additional hardware acceleration capability that was added. But that is not all. The update also includes features like support for accelerometer, multi-touch, multi-core support and more intelligent graphical rendering.