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Firefox 4.0 beta 7 brings faster JavaScript, WebGL, is now feature-complete (Download Squad)

Nov 11th 2010 10:08AM Until the majority of my extensions work, would sooner move to Chrome than to FF4. The only reason to stay on FF has been the awesome array of extensions.

Adobe's Plenoptic technology can refocus your photos after you shoot them (Download Squad)

Sep 25th 2010 6:38PM Cool! Can it do the whole "turn this 16 x 16 pixel ATM camera shot of the bad guy into a fully rendered 3D wireframe so we can identify the bad guy" thing?

Thousands of Firefox add-ons already work on Firefox 4 (Download Squad)

Aug 30th 2010 3:01PM Firebox, Flashblock, AdBlockPlus, & webdeveloper are the critical ones for me. Without them, I don't upgrade. Lots of others I like, but those are the critical ones.

MS Announces: Windows XP will be sticking around for ten more years [UPDATED] (Download Squad)

Jul 13th 2010 9:00PM This makes sense. With Vista, they had to push hard to sun down XP because the were very few other drivers pushing people toward it -- and that cuts into the revenue stream. Windows 7 has been far more successful. People aren't really demanding XP on new machines now, they just want to be able to keep it around for older hardware. Windows 7 is good enough that people are ok with it, so no need to forcibly sundown XP.

Netflix will delay Fox and Universal releases for 28 days (Download Squad)

Apr 9th 2010 7:46PM My #1 disappointment in Netflex is that their streaming library really does suck. If this will improve the quality of that library, I'm fine with that.

Internet Explorer 9 -- HTML5 video, faster than Chrome, and much more (Download Squad)

Mar 16th 2010 2:16PM The promise of html5 is good, and it looks like everyone (other than adobe) has a real reason to jump on it.

Obviously if there is one thing Mozilla, Microsoft, and Google can agree on, it's that being tied to Adobe for flash video is a bad thing.

What remains to be seen, is how open the various implementations will be, and how many hooks will be implemented for controls at the user (or browser plug-in) side to control have video and interactive features require authorization to start. The last thing I want is another medium that allows flying adverts to criss-cross my screen.

YouTube launches Safety Mode to filter out "objectionable" content (Download Squad)

Feb 10th 2010 9:15PM I don't think there is any force on earth that can protect you from the effects of sitting through a Lady Gaga video.

Hate the voice on your GPS? Change it with Garmin Voice Studio (Download Squad)

Jan 24th 2010 2:23PM Yes, now you can have your wife read the prompts and then you'll never be without her telling you where and when to turn while driving -- even when you're on a business trip. Who wouldn't want this?

The future of HTML is looking bright: file-system and external device access in the works (Download Squad)

Dec 16th 2009 2:07PM direct html access to your built in webcam. What could go wrong?

Speed-up your surfing with Google's Public DNS (Download Squad)

Dec 3rd 2009 3:30PM anyond done performance comparison with opendns?