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Browser Beta Battles, Windows 7 In September?, 16943 TV, 3 New Nintendo DSi Colours, PSP 2 Is Real!?

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With the release of the Safari 4 Beta yesterday, it was time for some new speed tests. I showed you yesterday that the Safari 4 Beta is the fastest browser, but that was not including betas. So the 6 betas that went head-to-head in this battle, from fastest to slowest, is: Chrome 2.0, Firefox 3.1 Beta 2, Safari 4, Opera 10 Alpha, Safari 3.2.2 [not a beta], and Internet Explorer 8 RC 1. Chrome comes out on top again and IE comes in at last place which isn't surprising.

Rumour has it that Windows 7 will ship with computers starting in September of this year. This is good news because i may be purchasing a new laptop before i go to University or i could possibly just wait for Android (Google's OS). This is not confirmed yet, but this early release would be good for all Windows users because Vista is just terrible. Windows 7 fixes most (if not all) of the flaws in Vista. I praise Windows 7 as much as i do Google Chrome, so it's a good OS. I'm looking forward to the release. I just hope that Microsoft doesn't rush the OS. If they need to, then they should take their time and not make something half-assed like Vista.

The 16943 TV is a concept. It will be able to play your widescreen needs one way and for your fullscreen viewing it would show it the other way. You should be able to picture what i am talking about, by looking at the picture. Although, this does solve the problems of the nasty ol' black bars, this would result in one large black bar. Since this is a concept, it's actually not in current development and also might not ever be. But, i guess i might as well pitch in to what i think should be implemented in this concept, if it were to ever be created. You could implement widgets with Internet connectivity into this TV. The widgets would fill in the black bars that you will get in either the right side or the bottom of the TV when you are on different modes (widescreen or fullscreen). The 16943 TV looks like a puzzle piece to me, now that i look at it.

On March 20, Japan will be receiving 3 new Nintendo DSi colours: pink, metallic blue and lime green. These models are going to be priced at ¥18,900 ($195 USD). It's no surprise that these 3 colours will be hitting Japan-only. Damn you Asia!

I talked yesterday about Sony's UMD-less PSP 2 rumours. Apparently, it's real. This is not confirmed, but that's what is being said. David Perry, chief creative officer at Acclaim, has mentioned that he's been in contact with a developer and that Sony already has the PSP 2 prototype available. It'll be interesting to see how this works out. True or false? What do you think?

Browser Beta Battles (and chart): http://www.ginside.com/2009/2979/google-chrome-apple-safari-beta4/
Windows 7 In September? (and picture): http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/02/25/compal.on.win.7.in.sept/
16943 TV (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5160095/16943-tv-is-filled-by-both-widescreen-and-full-screen-video
3 New Nintendo DSi Colours (and picture): http://kotaku.com/5159971/a-closer-look-at-the-new-dsi-colors
Japan Gets 3 New DSi Colours: http://kotaku.com/5159936/japan-is-getting-three-new-dsi-colors
PSP 2 Is Real!?: http://kotaku.com/5160320/perry-psp-2-is-real-could-hit-this-fall

Anonymous said...
February 25, 2009 at 7:50 PM  

I'm really liking Safari, the cover flow bookmarks thing is really nice. The homescreen is pure awesome, you can actually pin stuff to it.

Unknown said...
February 25, 2009 at 11:23 PM  

I agree Safari 4 is a great browser, try changing the font to Medium, i think it looks a bit better than the Windows Standard.

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