“Forget the spinners: pimp rims go high-tech… In the last few days you may have read about some high-tech rims called ‘Pimpstar’. They’re available from CustomWheel and they’re unlike any rims we’ve seen before. Using built-in color LED lights, they can display any digital image on the wheels. Of course, none of this is too interesting unless you can see it in action. Luckily, we have a video after the jump…”
“The browser isn’t everything when it comes to Microsoft’s platform strategy for next-generation Web applications, but it remains key, Chairman and Chief Software Architect
Bill Gates made clear Monday at MIX 06.
“Microsoft made a mistake in waiting to build new innovations in its own browser technology, Internet Explorer, he admitted.
“‘In a sense we’re doing a ‘mea culpa’ in saying we’ve waited too long for a new browser release,’ Gates said during his talk to kick off Microsoft’s first show for designers and developers of high-impact Web sites. ‘We are very immersed in the browser as a platform.’
“Microsoft’s lackluster attention to the browser allowed competitors like Firefox maker Mozilla and Opera Software to challenge IE’s dominance in the browser space.
“Now Microsoft is answering that challenge, Gates said. The company is building innovations into IE to improve the user experience, enhance security, and add next-generation technologies such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication), he said. Microsoft already is looking ahead to the next two releases of IE, and expects the next version, IE 7, to be broadly adopted once it is released later this year.”
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