Download Windows 7 beta till January 24th


Slight change of plans announced by Microsoft. It will make Windows 7 beta available for download at least till January 24, 2009. Therefore, the 2.5 million download limit is scrapped. Why? It is because the response was so high that it even brought the website to a halt, because of the overload by concurrent users.

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Microsoft may fire 15,000 employees


There is a widespread rumor in the internet that the world’s largest software company, Microsoft, is geared up to start laying off atleast 15,000 full-time employees. Currently, Microsoft has 91,000 employees world-wide and as per the news, the company will begin lay-offs world-wide as early as 15 January 2009. If this happens, it will be recorded as the first ever widespread job loss in the history of the company.

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Microsoft now offers app for the iPhone


Looks like Microsoft is leaving “no stone unturned”. The Redmond giant couldn’t help confessing that iPhone has enough graphics processing power to run its “resource hungry” Seadragon application. Microsoft Live Labs released Seadragon  which enables users to “deep zoom” into gigapixel-size images, this time for the iPhone.

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EF-Bike MotorCycle Simulator


Car simulators may not interest you any more, as if …they are like everywhere. Its just too common. Instead, check out this really cool bike simulator from Simulator Systems International. It has 3 x 42-inch plasma displays,  real motorcycle components used for controls and instruments, and even has a set of on-screen virtual rear-view mirrors.

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