Google has updated the stable version of Chrome to version 27. On top of the usual bug and security flaw fixes, the new version is claimed to load webpages about 5 percent faster on average.
Finding a 5 percent improvement in a browser that's already fast is no mean feat. The better performance comes from making Chrome smarter about the way it uses the network: being more aggressive to download things in some instances and being less aggressive in others.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 19:33
Powered by the eight-core x86 processors
Microsoft has unveiled its third generation gaming console, Xbox One, which the company describes as an all-in-one gaming and entertainment system.
Powered by the eight-core x86 processors, the new device is said to be is more powerful, more personal and more intelligent as well as optimised for its high-speed Blu-ray disc player.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 19:32
Microsoft certainly seems to be ramping up the help for its new operating system at the moment. First it uploaded a "Get to know Windows 8" video to YouTube, and late yesterday it published a "Windows 8 End User Training Brochure" in its Download Center.
Unlike the video, the 36-page PDF guide is definitely new (there’s a screenshot from April 2013) and will prove a godsend for anyone struggling to get to grips with Windows 8 or Surface. Each of the multi-colored pages clearly and concisely explains how to use a particular element of the operating system, with the aid of large, friendly illustrations.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 19:29
Seagate Technology has announced the new Seagate Video 3.5 high-capacity hard disk drive engineered specifically for use in video applications such as digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), and surveillance systems. Seagate Video 3.5 HDD can store up to 480 hours of high-definition (HD) content, the industry’s highest-capacity drive designed specifically for video.
The new-generation Seagate Video 3.5 hard disk drives come in 3.5” form-factor and are available in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB capacities. The hard drives feature 5900rpm spindle speed, 64MB cache buffer, Serial ATA-3Gb/s or Serial ATA-6Gb/s interface speed as well as new-generation platters. The drives support up to 16 simultaneous HD streams or 20 standard-definition streams as well as 24/7 operation capabilities making it ideal for video content applications.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 19:27
Desktop themes are so often catered for by third party tools that it’s easy to forget that Windows has built in support for theme packs. If you’re short of inspiration, don’t trust your own photography skill, or just can’t be bothered to browse Flickr for a new image, a new batch of themes direct from Microsoft could be what you need to breathe new life into your desktop.
There are five new themes in total, four of which have a travel connection. The Alaskan Landscape theme features photography from Kyle Waters -- a total of fifteen images. There is more of a seasonal feel to two New Zealand Landscapes themes.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 11:37
Google recently announced that it was forking WebKit to create the Blink rendering browser engine in an effort to pare down the WebKit engine to the essentials for Chrome. Since WebKit is used on over seven different platforms, it had become very tedious for the Chrome team to make adjustments for their browser without having to worry about the rest of the WebKit baggage.
What they didn’t announce was the rate at which they would be working on the project, and when we could expect to see some of these revisions. In true “browser war” fashion, the Blink team has removed all stops, and in just over a month, culled 8.8 million lines of code from Blink.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 11:33