A few days ago, Microsoft announced a new
product called “Microsoft Surface”. If you haven’t checked out the
online videos of it yet, I highly recommend watching them here. It is one of those products that looks and feels like it comes from a science fiction movie – but it is actually real.
Popular Mechanics also has a good article (including their own video) of how it works that you can read and watch online here.
Popfly is the fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Popfly consists of two parts:
1) Popfly Creator is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups.
2) Popfly Space is an online community of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.
To keep it short and simple, Popfly makes it easy for non-devs to create web sites, mashups, and more.
Drag, drag, click – you’ve got a Flikr + Virtual Earth mashup.
You can even point and click your way to a Vista Gadget.
I’ve got my own page at http://www.popfly.ms/users/amroamroamro but i’m still testing…
Start on http://www.popfly.com/ (You will need an invitation)
Google has announced some big news for Ajax developers at Google Developer Day. The announcement is Google Gears, an open source runtime to allow you to build Offline Web applications.
- LocalServer: Store and serve application resources locally
- Database: Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database
Many of Firefox’s settings aren’t exposed through the Tools > Options menu; the only way to change them is to edit them manually by typing about:config in the adress bar.
You will get a list of all firefox settings and extensions. I found a couple of interesting ones, but remember to keep a log of everything you change, or make backups.
USNews.com: America’s Best Colleges 2007
USNews.com Best Colleges
Best Canadian Universities
1 McGill University
2 University of Toronto
3 University of Western Ontario
4 University of British Columbia
5 Queen’s University
6 University of Alberta
7 University of Montréal
8 Université Laval
9 Université de Sherbrooke
10 University of Saskatchewan
Google is launching a new feature that will further enhance your ability to understand the world through images — Google Maps Street View. With Street View, you can virtually explore city neighborhoods by viewing and navigating within 360-degree scenes of street-level imagery. It feels as if you’re walking down the street!
Here’s a video showing Street View in action.
They’re launching with imagery in San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, and Denver.
For starters, check out this panorama. Happy travels!