I don’t know what the problem is, but it seems like everyone hates Internet Explorer today. IE is now used by less people than Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. Even for me, IE seems to be only useful when I’m re-installing my Operating System and loses all my browsers. I use it to download the other browser anyway.
IE seems to also be the anti-Sally Field, as the web recently showing that they really hate it. An Australian online retailer last week showed the anti-IE flames with a public stunt about taxing anyone who visit the site using IE7. Now, an error message on Rage Chill, a music website also showing their hate to IE with the message above. The message can be seen in the front page of Reddit on Thursday.
As it is shown in Reddit, comments are coming with various opinions. Some are questioning Rage Chill’s move, while the others applaud it.
It is pretty interesting. This is a pretty brave move from Rage Chill as they will lose some of the market from people who still use IE. What do you think?
Steven Sinofsky, the President of Microsoft’s Windows division just had a bad day. He was one of the main presenters at the unveiling of Microsoft Surface tablet in Los Angeles on Monday. Unfortunately, he experienced the worst thing that might happen to a tech presenter live on stage.
Actually, the demonstration was well enough until Sinfosky tried to demonstrate the Internet Explorer. The Surface was suddenly frozen. He wasn’t able to wake it up, not even by repeatedly the home button on the tablet. Even worse, the line Sinofsky should deliver was “I can browse smoothly.” The Microsoft executive is trying his best to hide the crash from the crowd and carry on with the script. Thankfully, the backup Surface was ready in the wings.
To be in truth, Sinfosky does well to carry the things right on. However, this happened before we knew that media will have a hands-on time with the device. It means that we don’t know whether the crash was an outlier or it is a buggy aspect of the tablet.
Sinofsky wasn’t the only person who had tech woes on a keynote moments. Steve Jobs also had it in his iOS demo on the WWDC 2010.
Did you saw a big banner on the top of your Facebook profile? Be careful, it’s probably adware. For example the picture above is a banner ad measures around 730 x 90 pixels on 24 inch desktop display which was appeared on the top of someone’s Facebook page recently. You might think that Facebook is testing a new place to put their ads.
Don’t be fooled! If you are a pretty detailed person, you can see Facebook’s page about adware. On that page, you’ll clearly see their statement, “Facebook ads will never appear as banners in the center, top or left column of Facebook web pages.” The company was also kind enough to give us a step-by-step instruction to remove the adware from your page.
We’re not sure about where did the adware come from, but a person at Mashable said that it might happened while she uninstall an extension on her desktop earlier today. If you think it’s not that important to be concerned, it’s up to you. But I will remind you that the ad will surely make your Facebook pages load slowly and might compromise your security.
iRobot has announced on Tuesday that their latest vacuum cleaning robot on their Roomba lineup, introducing wireless command center which will schedule cleanings and allow users to control it from anywhere in the house. Roomba 790 is available at $699.99 for more flexibility in cleaning. With its Wireless Command Center remote control, you can steer the Roomba to anywhere in the house and schedule its routine cleaning even when you’re not home.
Actually, the scheduling feature is already available on the previous Roomba model, but it’s only available gor programming on the robot itself. Mark Dinee, the General Manager of iRobot’s Home Robots business unit said, We’re constantly looking for customer feedback and understand users seek for flexibility. The added feature will enable you to customize the cleaning experience and find their individual homes need.”
You can also program the robot to clean room by room before it moves to the next room.
iRobot is well known for their household products including Scooba floor scrubber and Roomba vacuum. Their military robot Packbot was used in the war in Afghanistan and navigating the rubble at the World Trade Center.
Verizon customers now can use the company’s fastest ever Internet service with FiOS. The company called it FiOS Quantum, a new Internet tiers which offering various speeds of 50/25. 72/35. 300/65 download/upload speed. These were twice as fast as what Verizon previously had. Bob Mudge, the president of Verizon’s consumer and mass market business claims that a revolution in Internet speed is now here.
“The FiOS Internet speed and bundle is offering an incredible value which represent the most significant mass scale, consumer broadband speed enhancement in the nation in the past decade,” Bob said. However, the company will still offering the 15/5 Mbps as well.
Mike Ritter, the CMO for Verizon’s consumer and mass market business notices that people watch more streams for movies, sports, and shows in their homes and their devices more than the traditional TVs. He thinks that people need a faster broadband to improve their experience.
Existing FiOS customers are able to upgrade to the new plans without any fee. Verizon said that the upgrade will cost an additional of around $10 to $15 per month while doubling or tripling their existing speed.