Archive for June, 2008

YouTube on your TV

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Watching YouTube videos frequently? This is for you.

Google Media Server helps you watching Youtube videos and other digital media files on your TV. All you need is a UPnP enabled device and installing Google Media Server (Google desktop is required to index your local files). Windows Media Center does the same when dealing with local files but Google Media Server adds the web streaming.

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Results of the Firefox 3 Download Day 2008

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The buzz seems to have proven its efficiency, Firefox 3 has been downloaded 8.3 million times in first 24 hours. For its first day, Firefox 3 has reach a four percent marketshare of browsers worldwide. Some other figures: 83 terabytes of data was sent out during that time, an average of 4,000 downloads per second with a peak of 17,000 downloads per second, 200 different countries…

Quite a good way to start a new category of records…

July 2nd update: From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3!

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A skinnable car

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Tired of car design you have to chose from? You want a car that looks like none else? Go to the skinnable car… Dealing with computers, we are already used to skins when it comes to software customization. BMW thought of applying the skin based customization concept to car design. Electric and hydraulic actuators associated to a resilient, durable and water resistant polyurethane-coated Lycra allow the owner to change the body shape.

See how BMW views the future of customized cars.