Tech WWWorld: Gmail Desktop Notification is Uber Cool, IE9 is the Fastest Browser

Gmail has launched an awesome dekstop notification tool that alerts you when a new email hits the Inbox.

gmail_desktop_notification

The desktop notification tool is available only for Chrome users and will be made available to other browsers (that support HTML5) later.

Uber cool feature!

IE9 is the fastest [Facebook says]

JSGameBench exists to explore HTML5’s game performance limits. For version 0.1, the focus is sprite performance a player is likely to see. Scoring is how many sprites are drawn, so large scores are better

On Windows, both Internet Explorer 9 and Google Chrome 10 are able to push an incredible number of sprites at high frame rates. We view 1000 sprites per frame as an important performance milestone, as that level of draw performance provides great flexibility to developers.  Both are almost certainly leveraging hardware acceleration throughout their render paths.[source]

LinkedIn Acquires CardMunch

LinkedIn has acquired CardMunch, a startup that scans your business card and transcribes the same.

“Our long-term vision for CardMunch has been to help manage business contacts and help you to leverage your contacts and connections for doing business. With that in mind, we are thrilled to announce today that CardMunch is now a part of LinkedIn! LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and as such, provides the perfect platform for us to execute the CardMunch vision.
Starting today, the current version of the CardMunch app will be completely free! http://lnkd.in/cardmunch.”

Periodic Table of Google APIs

Super cool representation of Google APIs – hope here.

Android Honeycomb/3.0 Details

Android 3.0 is a new version of the Android platform that is specifically optimized for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. It introduces a brand new, truly virtual and “holographic” UI design, as well as an elegant, content-focused interaction model.

Android 3.0 builds on the things people love most about Android — refined multitasking, rich notifications, Home screen customization, widgets, and more — and transforms them with a vibrant, 3D experience and deeper interactivity, making them familiar but even better than before.

The new UI brings fresh paradigms for interaction, navigation, and customization and makes them available to all applications — even those built for earlier versions of the platform. Applications written for Android 3.0 are able to use an extended set of UI objects, powerful graphics, and media capabilities to engage users in new ways [more].

Demand Media IPO

Demand Media Inc. on Wednesday found itself in demand as the Santa Monica online content company’s shares soared 33% on their first day of trading.

The stock, priced at $17 in the company’s initial public offering late Tuesday, closed up $5.65 to $22.65 on the New York Stock Exchange after trading as high as $23.50 [source].

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