Just like ‘Cut the Rope’ -a game by Zeptolab- Microsoft has chosen another popular game to showcase the hardware acceleration in the latest web browsers.  Microsoft has helped Mokus port ‘Contre Jour’ to html 5.  While the first 10 levels can be played on any browser, the remaining 20 levels require multi-touch, which would only work on Internet Explorer 10.  ‘Hauntingly beautiful, pleasantly challenging and strangely addicting – Contre Jour is now on the web! Swing, shoot, drop or fling Petit through 30 free challenging levels right in your browser. Optimized for touch, Contre Jour is at its best using the new Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 devices. The game also works well in Internet Explorer 9 and other modern browsers. Find out if you have what it takes to help Petit reach his goal.’ For a quick tutorial of the game, check out the video below: Read more ...

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It seems like some people are having difficulty accepting the that IE9 is one of the fastest and safest browsers available. College Humour made a parody video that I think more accurately represents the public perception of the Microsoft browser; something I think that will take more than their very cool ad to change. Hopefully the deep integration of the even faster and smoother IE 10 browser in Windows 8 will prove more convincing. Via Gizmodo.com ...

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 has really ‘smoked the competition’ when it was put up against browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Google Chrome in recent tests by NSS Labs, which measure the ability of web browsers to catch fraud and block malware.  NSS ran over 3 million test runs against over 84,000 malicious URLs out of a unique sample set of 227,841.   An astounding 95% of 750,000 test cases were blocked by IE9, whilst Google Chrome 15-19 had a range varying from 13% to 74%-leaving Firefox and Safari in last place with only 6% of harmful websites blocked; according to a 75-day review by NSS labs.  Each browser was also tested for protection against click fraud, which involves a pay-per-click advertising scam through use of malware infection, and once again IE9 was found to be in the lead with a 96.6% click-fraud catch rate, followed by Chrome at ...

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Microsoft has launched a series of ads promoting its Internet Explorer 9 web browser. These ads with the theme “The web you love, one click away" features TV celebrities from US. It shows the tab pinning functionality of IE. As Long Zheng noted, The celebrities, who are largely US-centric TV names, include Allison Haislip (Attack of the Show), Reed Timmer (Storm Chasers), Kari Byron (Mythbusters), Tory Belleci (Mythbusters), Bert Kreischer, Naomi Natale and Marina Sousa and Jo Frost (Supernanny). Some of the sites featured include the World’s Biggest Pac-man, CNN, Bing, Kayak, Twitter, Break, Hotmail, eBay and WordPress. You can watch more such ads at istartedsomething.com ...

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Microsoft today announced that Internet Explorer 9 released yesterday got over 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours of its release. Its an impressive number. Here is the message from Internet Explorer team, Internet Explorer 9 has now been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours since its Monday night release. That is over 27 downloads every second, or over 240 downloads every 9 seconds. Wow. We want to thank everyone around the world for downloading IE9 and the enthusiastic reception. 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours is over double the 1 million downloads we saw of the IE9 Beta and four times that of the IE9 RC over the same time period. Source: Windows Team Blog ...

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As Internet Explorer 9 gone live today, users from other browsers may feel the lack of add-ons and customization. Here is a must have add-on and a customization tool that will definitely improve your IE9 experience. 1) Speckie:   Speckie is a light weight spell checker tool that brings spelling correction to IE9 which may be handy when you are updating your facebook status  or blogging or tweeting. Its very light and doesn’t slow your web experience. You can download Speckie here. 2) TweakIE9: TweakIE9 lets you customize Internet Explorer 9 in a really simple way. You can set no.of shortcuts in new tab page along with what sites you want to load,etc. Its free too. You can download it from here. Enjoy the Beautiful Web With Internet Explorer 9. ...

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Microsoft has launched its latest web browser Internet Explorer 9 today at SXSW event. Internet Explorer 9 will be  the fastest browser on earth as of today both in terms of Javascript performance and overall browser rendering speed. Here is the press release from Microsoft on What’s New in Internet Explorer 9. What’s New in Windows Internet Explorer 9? Customers upgrading from Internet Explorer 8 will notice performance improvements, a safer experience that puts the focus on their favorite websites and tweaks to the user interface — changes that help make your websites shine. There are three core pillars that represent how we reimagined the role of the browser with Internet Explorer 9 to deliver an experience that makes your Web feel as native as the applications running on your PC: · Fast. Internet Explorer 9 is all-around fast. Part of reimagining the role of the browser to deliver immersive, ...

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Tomorrow at SXSW,Internet Explorer is going to hit the version 9. One of the main features of this version is the full hardware acceleration. So I decided to compare hardware acceleration and Javascript 3D performance of both IE9 and Chrome 11. The IE9 scores over Chrome both in frame rate and no.of polygons by huge margin consistently. The site runs super smooth and fast in IE9 whereas its choppy in Chrome. Another main factor according to me is the CPU resource usage. Though the CPU usage seems to be same in the above video, the CPU usage by IE9 is much more less, I mean by almost half of the Google Chrome usage. You can try it out by yourself to see how both both browsers perform. The site I used for testing is http://www.visitnmc.com/. ...

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At an interview to Channel 9,Dean Hachamovitch of Internet Explorer team at Microsoft has confirmed the previous reports that Internet Explorer 9 final build will be released on March-14th. IE9 Platform Preview 1 first became available at MIX10 last year. Almost one year after, the final product is coming out. IE Beta and RC have enjoyed more than 36 million downloads so far which is a good sign for a great product. ...

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