Send tip

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

Read more »
University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

Read more »
Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

Read more »
Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

Read more »
. . . .

Mozilla Lists Slow Performing Add-ons

Written on April 06, 2011 by R. Depp

Comments Off

While Firefox add-ons provide many useful features and functions, they can also cause the browser to function slower.

Mozilla recently posted a list of the top 10 Firefox add-ons that slow down the browser’s performance. The list (shown above), published on the Mozilla add-ons website, also show each add-on’s impact to Firefox at startup.

An add-on called “FastestFox – Browse Faster” ironically made it to the list along with a number of popular ones, like the bookmark synchronizer Xmarks and developer-oriented Firebug.

Topping the list is “FoxLingo – Translator / Dictionary and Firebug” an add-on that can slow down Firefox’s startup up to a whopping 74%.

According to a previous report by Mashable, “The list is a result of a recent initiative by Mozilla to put a stop on performance-slowing add-ons. Mozilla announced it will perform automated performance tests of the top 100 add-ons hosted in its add-on gallery every week, and display warnings for add-ons that slow Firefox startup time by 25% or more.”

Meanwhile, Mozilla advises its users to remove seldom-used add-ons for a more efficient web browsing:

“Remember, for best performance you should disable add-ons that you no longer use regularly.”

View Article Source »
Share

Firefox 4 is Finally Here

Written on March 23, 2011 by R. Depp

Comments Off

Mozilla is, after all, still up against its increasingly tough competition, as it officially releases Firefox 4.

After months of development and several beta releases, Firefox 4 has arrived, promising faster and easier web browsing.

With its first beta made available back in July 2010, the new Firefox version now has a better interface — making it appear more streamlined and user-friendly. New features include improved “doorhanger” notifications and Firefox Panorama — a feature that lets the user organize tabs into windows called “groups”, application tabs, and a redesigned extension manager among others.

Microsoft may be back in the web browser game with its IE 9, and Google’s Chrome browser is gaining popularity worldwide, but the ‘leaner’ and ‘quicker’ Firefox apparently holds up well against its competition.

View Article Source »
Share

Firefox 4 Beta 7: Almost There

Written on November 11, 2010 by Japhet Writ

2 persons

Firefox 4 Beta 7 is out, and it's an impressive preview of the final release. What are you waiting for? Download it, and don't forget to give its liquored-up simian core a spin.

Firefox 4 Beta 7 is now out with an impressive preview! The new Firefox 4 has let loose the JeagerMonkey engine, enabled hardware graphics acceleration on Mac and Windows, and integrated Sync with Panorama. These leave the new beta with a superb engine for rendering web pages, web apps and games interpretation.

A benchmark test chart and demonstration video are available after the jump.

Read the rest of the article »
Share

Firefox 4 Beta Now in Mobiles Phones

Written on October 10, 2010 by B Waldorf

1 person

Many have waited for this one. Good news Mozilla fans! The mobile version of Firefox 4 Beta is here. It runs on Android and Nokia phones. Sad to say, iPhone is excluded.

Mozilla is can be defined as the browser of the world. And now, not just to your PCs and laptop but to your beloved phones as well. We’ve waited for this for so long and now, our wish was finally granted.

Known before as “Fennec”, Mozilla’s mobile version is simply called Firefox. The roll out is available for Nokia N900 users and any device under the Android 2.0 commonly known as Eclair. Supported devices includes Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Desire, Evo, Galaxy S and more.

Sorry iPhone people, but you have to stick with your old Firefox Home app in the App Store. Mozilla however, has no plans to work on BlackBerry as of the moment.

This mobile browser is “built on the same technology platform as Firefox 4 for desktop computers, just optimized for browsing on a mobile device.” according to Mozilla. The project is still in beta, updates for the final version is on its way.

View Article Source »
Share

Featured


View all