Posts Tagged ‘ Technology ’

Microsoft, Mozilla, Google Talk Browser Futures

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Representatives of big browser makers Microsoft, Mozilla and Google talk about the future of browsers, as developers decry browser incompatibility and ask what browser makers plan to do about it. The panel of experts talked about HTML 5, Canvas, Silverlight, IE 8, Google Chrome and Firefox at the Web 2.0 Expo.



Harnessing New Technology To Keep Older People Behind The Wheel For Longer

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

With input from older people, researchers from the University of the West of England, Bristol, have identified ideas for innovative in-car information systems which, if developed, could help compensate for the reduction in reaction time that affects many drivers as they get older.



World’s Biggest Particle Smasher Springs a Leak

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

At least one of the Large Hadron Collider’s more than 1700 superconducting magnets failed, springing a leak and spewing helium gas into the subterranean tunnel that houses the atom smasher, report officials at the European particle physics laboratory, CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland.



Vista and XP get Linux-like multiple desktops

Sep 19th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Microsoft’s Sysinternals team has quietly released a utility that allows you to create multiple desktops on Windows Vista or Windows XP.The utility lets you open different applications in each separate desktop and easily switch between the desktops with hotkeys or by clicking the tray icon, Linux style.



Inside Nvidia’s 3D Goggle Gamble

Sep 18th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

Nvidia wants to reinvigorate the 3D market by developing its own glasses hardware and driver software, which they hope will avoid the pitfalls of previous efforts. Do we have the technology to make stereoscopic 3D tech practical? And more importantly, is this something that, as a gamer, you’d be open to embrace?



3M Launches first Pocket Projector

Sep 15th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

The MPro110 is pretty basic looking on the outside—just a grey box. But it gets the job down. A VGA input lets you plug in a laptop; and the composite video jack will take output from a digital camera, PSP, iPod, iPhone, or most any handheld device (though video-out is still pretty rare on cellphones).



Email becomes a dangerous distraction

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Email has turned into a nuisance that is costing companies millions of dollars. In a study last year, Dr Thomas Jackson of Loughborough University, England, found that it takes an average of 64 seconds to recover your train of thought after interruption by email. So people who check their email every five minutes waste 8 1/2hours a week figuring out what they were doing moments before.



What Will the Collider Tell Us?

Sep 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Once it’s running at full capacity, the project’s researchers say, the $5.3 billion Large Hadron Collider, the biggest particle accelerator ever built, will be able to answer questions physicists never thought they’d get answers to, like why the universe formed the way it did and why matter has mass. Critics of the project say it could have the opposite effect, leading not to knowledge but instead humanity’s demise.



Mint Linux mints new distro release

Sep 9th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

Linux Mint 5.0 (”Elyssa”) is available in a lightweight flavor suitable for older hardware, thanks to its use of the ultra-lightweight XFCE window manager. At the same time, the release features the option of fancy Compiz desktop graphics, for those who like eye candy.



Firefox suffers Chrome’s bite

Sep 9th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

A comparison of the past two weeks of traffic on Tectonic.co.za - a period that covers the launch of Google’s Chrome browser - shows that in the week of September 1 to 8 Chrome jumped from 0 percent of browsers used to an above-average 2.98 percent, largely at the expense of Mozilla Firefox.