Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’


Yes, I have another side of me, that doesn’t involve basketball.

It’s the tech sort-of-geek that’s pretty cool.
I got a team in Microsoft Imagine Cup Lebanon and we created an educational game, if you want to see the video, go to our page and vote for our team. We need every vote we can get since other teams have a lot of time on their hands to get votes.

If my team wins, we go to the Microsoft Imagine Cup in New  York City, and I’ve been wanting to go back there 15 years ago.

Our educational game is called “A Better City“, and for more information, do the following steps:

Step 1: Click on link  http://www.imaginecuplebanon.com/Vote.aspx?Register=true

Step 2: Fill out the fields and use your Hotmail email address. Any other type is not accepted.

Step 3: Go to your Inbox/Junk Mail

Step 4: Search for an “Activate” email sent by Microsoft.

Step 5: Click on the link in the e-mail.

Step 6: Log in with your password.

Step 7: Click on Mighty Bytes.

Step 8: Vote!

Thank you all!

The voting process takes 3 minutes tops! I need all the help I can get, thank you 😀

Oh, and here’s the video:

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If you ask any Internet savvy user (but Microsoft users of course), everyone will tell you that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are much better than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

The IE team is now saying otherwise.

With rumors of IE9 to be released soon, Microsoft’s IE team is saying that Internet Explorer 9 is months away from being released, and that IE9 basically depends on hardware acceleration, as the Internet Explore 9 Platform Preview showed in an impressive performance.

Although Firefox 4 beta 1 is already out, and has its own GPU (graphics processing unit) acceleration, IE’s group program manager, Robert Mauceri, says that IE9’s harwdware acceleration is “a lot more comprehensive”, where IE9 accelerates much more on the page according to Mauceri, and the GPU is used as all text, graphics, video and images are being rendered.

According to Microsoft's speed test, IE9 runs faster Firefox 4.

According to Mauceri, some tests have shown that FF4 and IE9 are really similar, but in other features, Firefox and Google Chrome are playing catch-up to Internet Explorer. For example, as Mauceri said, Firefox’s new HTML5 parser uses a “separate thread from the one handling Firefox’s interface”, something already exists in IE8 by running each tab in an isolated process.  Google Chrome’s first steps into native code is nothing really special, as IE has had native code for years according to the IE group manager.

I have a good feeling about IE9 and I can’t wait until it’s out. What do you say?