Firefox 4 doubled downloads of Microsofts latest web browser IE9 for the first 24 hours, but with more twice downloads in its first day. Microsoft not without reason boasted that IE9 was downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours as we reported last week. But less than 24 hours after launch, Firefox 4 cleared 4.7 million, according to Mozilla Glow site that logs downloads.
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Chinon USA has released its docking station with 7-inch LCD screen and it has merged the fashion, entertainment and its latest Audio-Video technology in its new AVI Stylix docking station for Apples iPod and iPhone. It is available in multi-colours to match your unique sense of style, seems to be ultimate accessory of Apple. It delivers high resolution playback of videos stored in iPhone or iPod connected by Wi-Fi and streams video from internet such as Youtube or Netflix.
For: Backlit Keyboard, bundled 3d Vision kit, excellent sound qualityAgainst: Expensive for its configurationToshiba has announced some new laptops for the Indian market in various price changes. And one such laptop happenned to be a 3d capable entertainment laptop, Satellite A660-X5310. This latest 3d laptop and is powered by Intel Core i5 560M processor. It sports a dark chocolate brown shell and has glossy finish with textured surface on lid.
Jump lists of all browsers show frequently and recently accessed pages. They also allow you to pin specific sites there for quick access.
The system tray of Windows 7 keeps users up-to-date with messages. However, you may want to determine which icons and notifications appear there.
For: Very good cooling, Silent, DisplayPortAgainst: Bulky design, No HDMIAsus is know to launch some good custom cooled graphics card and Asus Direct CU graphics card is the latest offspring of Asus Radeon lineup. This GPU is based on the Radeon HD 6950 with a mammoth custom heat sink.
It seems like Google Chrome OS is not going down after all. Sony Insider has reported that Sony has preparing two major VAIO models, a Hybrid PC and another with Chrome OS.
Andrew House, the man in charge of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has delivered a latest titbit in an interview with MCV; he states that every game on the PlayStation will be available to buy as a download. He also expresses Sonys desire to have simultaneous distribution in both digital and physical channels, but that sounds a lot less concrete than his promise that every game will be downloadable. Digital-only games also figure prominently in Andrews vision of NGPs future, as he expects them to diversify choice for consumers along with the big time titles like Uncharted.
Remember what we told about the Flash vulnerability, the massive security threat that Adobe identified in its Flash Player, Acrobat Reader Software? Well, shockingly enough, it hasnt yet taken the internet and ground productivity to a halt, but Google is been proactive and patched the flaw by itself. The fix is applied to its own browser Google Chrome. Firefox and Internet Explorer will have to wait for Adobes fix which is expected any minute now. It is still good to know someone is looking out for the security of our data, even if it is someone already has the access to most of it anyway.
Microsofts direct X has been a main stay of mainstream PC gaming since the inception. Its existence hasnt been without its tension. The notable graphics guru John Carmack of id software ignoring it in a favour of Open GL until last week finally he acknowledged the Direct3D has out grown its cross-platform alternative and was now the preferable API for PC game development. But plenty of game developers, Richard Huddy, Head of AMDs developers relation team dont want any API at all. The modern graphics cards can pretty much stomp any console hardware into the dirt in a straight fight and yet fail to show the full extent of their superiority in actual game visuals. He had prefer to see the developers given direct low-level access to the hardware, so they can improve their talents and really push things forward. The beauty of Direct X is that its a standard that every Windows games designer can code to, leading to predictable and more compatible results.
AMD has not given up hope in the Phenom II series quad-core processors and is planning to release another high-end Black Edition processor in the Phenom II series. The new Phenom II X4 980 will be clocket at 3.70 GHz and will be based on the Deneb core with a Thermal Envelope of 125W.
For:Great design and build,Good speakers,Nice and easy to use layout,Decent performance,Excellent battery lifeAgainst:Slightly pricey, No discrete GPU Dell is known for making good performance laptops that suit different budgets. The Dell Inspiron 15R is such a laptop that fall under mid-range category. The Dell Inspiron 15R sports a new look by dumping the old plastic look and feel for new sleazy brushed faux-metal finish on the lid. The black matte keyboard and touch-pad are recessed which allows for flat and clean look. The entire keyboard is closer to the screen allowing more room to place your palm.