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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Microsoft Celebrates IE6 Usage Demise

Written on January 04, 2012 by R. Depp

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Internet Explorer 6 usage falls below 1% and Microsoft is glad about it.

Isn’t it unusual for a company to celebrate loss of market share? However, if it is for a product that is 10 years old, and new versions of it are available free of charge then why not?

According to the latest update, IE6 went down 1% more in the US. It was a good indicator for Microsoft which has been putting added efforts to encourage users to try newer products like the IE9. The company even launched a website called The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown which aims to remove the use of IE6.

IE6 is very vulnerable to online threats and viruses and does not have tabs or combined search and address bar. The loading time of web pages in this browser is also very slow.

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A Sneak Peek at the Internet Explorer 10

Written on April 13, 2011 by R. Depp

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Microsoft gives its users a taste of the new Internet Explorer 10.

In just less than a month after the launch of the much-hyped Internet Explorer 9 browser, Microsoft releases the first platform preview for the Internet Explorer 10.

Earlier today, the IE10 was unveiled at Microsoft’s Mix 11 developer conference in Las Vegas. The new web browser is now available for download, but users must not expect that it will be a total revamp of its predecessor – just a continuation of IE9’s work with hardware acceleration, HTML5 and CSS3.

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Firefox 4 is Finally Here

Written on March 23, 2011 by R. Depp

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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.

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Malicious CSS Codes Threaten Internet Explorer

Written on December 30, 2010 by B Waldorf

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"Investigating new, public reports of a vulnerability in all supported versions of Internet Explorer, and on completion of this investigation, Microsoft will take the appropriate action to protect our customers." - Microsoft

Microsoft has just issued a warning about an un-patched zero-day vulnerability of their browser Internet Explorer which leaves Windows open to attacks. The case, which was discussed in Microsoft’s Security Advisory 2488013, relates to Internet Explorer’s handling of malicious Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) code. This can be exploited to overwrite uninitialized memory and execute arbitrary code.

The flaw can be exploited via remotely run code under the account of the user by simply visiting a CSS webpage that contains the malicious code. Unfortunately, there is no fix yet, although Microsoft reports that they’re investigating the issue.

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[REVIEW] Why Use the Internet Explorer 9?

Written on November 28, 2010 by B Waldorf

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The Internet Explorer browser is almost out of the business when Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox entered the scene. However, Internet Explorer came back from the dead. Now, why should you use Internet Explorer?

Users who seldom browse the web used the Internet Explorer once. But as time goes by, different types of browsers came up and users are capable of change. Thus, IE hes been left behind. But honestly, Internet Explorer all through out the years produced a very good market share among its competitors. Though a bit down from where it used to be, it still remain standing. Mainly because they were brought to by Microsoft, or maybe because users trust IE so much that it’s difficult to let go.

All We Like, therefore, is showing the browser’s capability to bring out satisfaction and disaster to the lives of IE9 users after the skip.

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The Downfall of Internet Explorer

Written on October 06, 2010 by B Waldorf

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The reality hits: all things really change. Even though they dominated 50% of the Internet browser market early on, Internet Explorer is now falling down. With market shares dropping down, we say it is little too late for IE9.

Internet Explorer once dominated the web is now dipped in the mud. As the recent data from StatCounter shows, IE is now below the once 50% mark in the Internet browser market. In August, IE was 51.34%, but by the end of September it’s just holding a 49.87%. It dropped 10% yearly.

Meanwhile, growth from Firefox and Chrome are coming to its peaks.

Microsoft’s latest version IE9 addresses the issues that made them lose before. The company realized the need for compliance to web standards. Even if their advances are not small, it’s still late.

We are dutifully impressed about the IE9 but unlucky it doens’t hit the mark.

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Make Way for the Internet Explorer 9 Beta

Written on September 16, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Internet Explorer 9 Beta is here! Microsoft officially launched today on the red carpet, the much awaited browser that aims to "beautify the web". Accelerating on a mass speed, we are left open mouthed.

Microsoft had unleashed their greatest weapon towards the WWW game. They launched the much awaited and anticipated open Beta for Internet Explorer 9. Microsoft only promises one thing: “Beautify the web.”

Today is the official descend of the IE9 on web. The promenade was held at the Design Concourse Center in San Francisco that was drawn by hundreds of developers, journalists and Microsoft employees. Live band made the ambiance of the venue comfortable. “The browser is a stage. It is the backdrop of the web,” said Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer Dean Hachamovitch.

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IE9: Leaked Preview with Minimal Toolbars and UI

Written on September 08, 2010 by B Waldorf

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This leaked preview shows the IE9 in full action.

We saw a YouTube video with a few big hits showing Microsoft’s upcoming Internet Explorer 9 in action. Unlike the previous previews, this one is completely different. The show appears to be the full UI and chrome around the browser. Not much to observe because they gave a super minimal UI for this.

The toolbars on top give not so much feature. There are forward and backward buttons, a web address bar and three buttons to the right which happens to be a Home button, Favorites and an arrow that might be just the hidden toolbar for the menu options. The frame lacks audio description and semi-transparent. There are IE demos that shows speed and hardware acceleration.

Needless to say, the reaction on the thread isn’t much happy to look at.

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Happy 15th Birthday Internet Explorer!

Written on August 17, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Our once favorite browser just turned 15!

First and foremost, let’s prepare a toast for the first browser who hit the Internet.

It has been 15 years since Microsoft introduced to us the Internet Explorer 1.0, which commanded almost 95% of the world wide web. Time flies so fast and IE is till striving hard for more years to come in the world wide web.

The Internet Explorer was born on August 16,1995. The Microsoft IE 1.0 is the first version retooled from a browser called Mosaic. It is licensed by the Microsoft from Spyglass Incorporated.

The growth of the browser has quickly started, fended off Netscape in the late 90s to dominate the browser landscape. In 2002, the mark of its peak, the combined version of IE made it to the browser market gaining almost 100% of market share. Just then it has fallen 60% from its original when new browsers came. Though the newest version IE9, the beta which just emerged for less than a month has promised a new start and re-energizing the giant E.

Whatever you say about IE, it is still the first one who introduced us the Internet. Happy 15th Birthday Internet Explorer!

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