Articles from July 2010

Internet Explorer 9 beta to arrive in September

Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner revealed today at the company’s annual financial analyst meeting that the first beta of the Internet Explorer 9 Web browser is planned for release in September. This is a little later than expected; leaked documents that emerged last month pointed at an August release date for the beta.

Some apparently authentic screenshots of Internet Explorer 9 have leaked, though perhaps surprisingly, they show few changes from the current version. Microsoft has shipped three platform previews to show off the Internet Explorer 9 engine, but these previews used a simple, bare-bones interface; the company wanted to wait before revealing Internet Explorer 9’s look and feel. If the new browser really is just a minor evolution of the old browser’s interface, that decision seems a little peculiar.

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Street Slide by Microsoft takes online street view to a whole new level!

iPhone 4 taken photo of the Titanic Museum in Gatlinburg, TN 7/27/10(Un-Touched Up/No Flash)

Untouched up photo taken of the Titanic Museum in Gatlinburg, TN 7/27/10

by: Chris Pope

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White iPhone 4 release postponed until later this year.

By: Chris Pope of /

Sad day for the people looking to get the new white iPhone 4. Apple just announced that the white iPhone 4s were more difficult to manufacture than originally expected. There has not been a definite date on when the white iPhone 4s will be released. If I had to take a guess I’d imagine this could go all the way up to holiday season.

The previous quarter earnings are already in and whats done is done.  Apple being that they are already getting heat from everyone involving the iPhone antenna issues I’d imagine has decided to take their time and make sure everything is just perfect for when they finally do release them.

Here’s the original statement released by Apple this morning:

White models of Apple’s new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.

IP addresses in short supply, 234.3 million version 4 IPs left

The Internet is going to run out of IP addresses in one year. That is what John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers, and Vint Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, are saying.

The 32-bit IPv4 system currently in use is limited to just over 4 billion unique addresses. With the explosion of mobile devices, internet aware products, and 4G integrated technologies the IPv4 system has a mere 234.37 million addresses left for allocation.

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Create a 3-D Hologram With Your iPad

N-3D DEMO from aircord on Vimeo.

Screw video conferencing. Toss out those 3-D glasses. We just got one step closer to making portable holographic videos a reality (something we’ve all been waiting for ever since the first Star Wars flick came out back in 1977). This new demo from Japan-based creative team Aircord labo uses nothing more than a glass prism (with “special film”), a projector, and an iPad to create a 3-D display that runs on OpenFrameworks and MaxMSP (you can download the program files here). Think that’s pretty badass? So do we. But wait, there’s more! With an installed application, the program can also respond to sound, making the 3-D holovid display interactive.

The simplicity and accessibility of this design is what makes it most exciting to us. We can’t wait to see what happens when the OpenFrameworks community takes hold of this thing and takes it for a joy ride. How long do you think it’ll be before holovids are on the iPhone? We give it 5 years.


10 Fun Microsoft Facts You Might Not Know

Despite ever-increasing Mac sales, Microsoft’s still has an undisputed dominance over the computer industry.

With such a vast presence, much has already been written about Microsoft: Its history, its products, even its former CEO Bill Gates. For those itching to know even more, we’ve dug up 10 snippets of info that you might not have heard before.

What experimental musician created the WindowsWindows start-up sound? How do they celebrate anniversaries? Does Microsoft have a “pest” problem? Have a read of our Microsoft-themed facts, stats and trivia and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.