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ARM and Flash vs HTML5

ARM dominates the mobile phone chip design market now and has done that for some time. Since 2008 ARM has been trying to get into the subnotebook market as well with Linux-based, ARM-powered “smartbooks” that would provide an instant-on, longer-life alternative to x86-based Netbooks. Smartbooks have been delayed by Flash issues, says ARM. There has

Create virtual machines easily

VMware Player is the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your PC for free. VMware Player allows anyone to try new operating systems without rebooting your PC to switch between them. You can use it to safely try and test new software in an isolated environment on your PC.

Video conversion tools

SUPER (Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer) is a GUI to many video tools. If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER © is all you need. The supported tools include o FFmpeg, MEncoder, MPlayer, x264, musepack, monkey’s

Mosaic Browser was a start

Wired article April 22, 1993: Mosaic Browser Lights Up Web With Color, Creativity tells that NCSA Mosaic 1.0, the first web browser to achieve popularity among the general public, was released this day 1993. The web in the early 1990s was mostly text. NCSA Mosaic was the first web browser with the ability to display

Money saving fonts

Did you realize you can actually cut printing costs just by choosing another font? Printing Costs: Does Font Choice Make a Difference? article tells that you can save environment and money with right printing font choices. The article says that it is possible to save 31% on your ink cartridge costs just by picking the

IE9 and HTML5 demos

Windows Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive page intended to give Web developers an early look at the Web platform technology coming in the next release of Internet Explorer. The page shows developers the progress in IE and give ideas to start planning if and how they want to support new HTML5 capabilities in the future.

Useful time protocols

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks like Internet. The pool.ntp.org project is a big virtual cluster of timeservers providing reliable easy to use NTP service for millions of clients. Unfortunately NTP cannot be used everywhere without problems. NTP uses UDP on

Look inside iPad

The iPad The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. Since the announcement of it in January 2010 it has been one of the most talked about technology gadget. Understanding the iPad’s Industrial Design article tells that iPad is the culmination of Jon Ive’s quest for the ultimate industrial design, a search for

Light for Communication between Computer Chips

New advances in optical communications are always interesting. IBM Scientists Create Ultra-Fast Device Which Uses Light for Communication between Computer Chips and IBM jumps ‘last hurdle’ to on-chip optical communication articles tell that IBM scientists few weeks ago unveiled a significant step towards replacing electrical signals that communicate via copper wires between computer chips with