Microsoft working on power slashing application to reduce electricity waste

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.


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Adobe Flash Player 10.1 final version is out, provides hardware acceleration and privacy 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.


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Chrome surpasses 70 million users, up from 40 million last June

Google recently reported that Chrome currently has at least 70 million users, up from 40 million around the same time last year (June 2009).  Bad news for Firefox? Not really. Bad news for IE? Yes, absolutely. In the run for dominance for securing a total control of the web, both Firefox and Chrome are heading towards the right place. A collective market share of almost 32% [Net Applications] is a sure sign of success.


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Firefox 4 Beta due in June, RC in October

We know that Firefox 4 is already well deep into development, and now Mike Beltzner, Mozilla’s Product Director, shares some views regarding the upcoming browser. The biggest news is of course that Firefox 4 Beta is due sometime in June, while it will be launched as a release candidate sometime in October. As per Beltzner, the new version will be much faster, powerful and empowering.


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How would you look 20 years from now, in just a few seconds?

There are several face detection programs which can let you see how you would look like 20 or 30 years from now. But they are expensive. Here’s a quick way to see how you would like in the future, in just a few seconds. Thanks to the website in20years.com. All you need is a clear photograph of your face, even better…a close-up one.


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Internet Explorer share drops below 60% for the first time

Most web developers I have come across do not like IE. Whether it is IE 7 or even IE 8, it really doesn’t matter. The reputation Microsoft gained from IE 6 is simply too hard for all developers to forget. And considering that the other browsers around can do everything IE does and that too significantly faster, there isn’t much good to talk about IE anyway.


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