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There was Windows Azure SDK May CTP with support of the Visual Studio 2010

8 years, 5 months ago
Yesterday the design team of Windows Azure declared an output of the May Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio version.

Both products can be downloaded on http://dev.windowsazure.com. The main news is a support of the Visual Studio of 2010 Beta 1.

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The rights to the screen version of the game The Sims are sold

10 years, 5 months ago
The Hollywood newspaper Variety writes that the largest developer and the publisher of computer games the Electronic Arts company on Monday sold the rights to the screen version of the most popular game for all history — The Sims, together with all additions and expansions for it.

The film company 20th Century Fox acted as the buyer. John Davies (John Davis) on whose account such pictures as "Norbit's Tricks", "When the stranger" and "Eragon" calls will shoot the movie on game. The basis of the movie will be formed by a plot on which the hero suddenly receives an absolute power over people around. The idea in general is not new so big problems with the scenario should not arise.

The game The Sims for seven-year-old stories dispersed on the world in number of 85 million copies and brought to the authors $1,6 billion. Her creator — Will Wright (Will Wright).

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The Internet of things is much more, than you can imagine

2 years, 12 months ago

To Wired there was article under the name The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes from Daniel Berrus (Daniel Burrus) who is considered one of the most authoritative authors in the field of technologies of the future and the expert in innovations. Is the author of the book Flash Foresight which became the best-seller according to The New York Times. We offer you transfer of this material.

Speaking about next big thing, people never think really largely. And business at all not in absence of imagination. A problem more likely in a lack of observation. Actually, the future always is rather close that it could be made out. The future already here, and it does not need to be thought out.

What tell most of all today about? Certainly, about the Internet of things to which carry (by right or not) almost everything that 1) is connected with communications the machine machine (machine-to-machine or m2m); 2 is) based on computer calculations and networks of the sensors collecting data of different character; 3) mobile, virtual and residing in touch; and 4) urged to make everything that surrounds us, from streetlights and to industrial facilities, "smart".

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Icons for your desktop and web of design

9 years, 11 months ago
On smashingmagazine published the overview of beautiful icons for your computer and for a design web:
In the overview we give below some of fresh high-quality free icons which you can use for your computer, we will also show the overview of free professional icons, sets of buttons and vector graphics for use in a web design.




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Tesla purchased the vendor of auto parts in staff where sales of the electric vehicles Tesla are prohibited

2 years, 6 months ago


Tesla Motors purchased the Michigan company Riviera Tool. Earlier in Michigan sales of electric vehicles of this company as, under laws of the state, the vendor of cars cannot sell them directly were prohibited. Sales have to go through the dealer, and Tesla Motors refuses to work with intermediaries.

Now Tesla came into Michigan through the purchased company. It is how possible to understand, all the same does not acquire the right to sell the electric vehicles Tesla Motors. But here can sell parts and tools for the Tesla electric cars without problems.

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History of the smart watch

3 years, 9 months ago
Now there is several "smart watch" which deserve interest. But idea of combination in itself at first a radio transmitter and hours, then the computer and hours — very old. Therefore I once again decided to learn from where ears grow.

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Apple intends to purchase Twitter?

8 years, 6 months ago
The Apple company intends to purchase the microblogger Twitter service for $700 million, ValleyWag with reference to information obtained from own sources reports.
According to ValleyWag, now Apple and Twitter are in a stage of negotiations. If they come to the end with success, then will be declared purchase of Twitter at the beginning of June at the Worldwide Developers Conference conference which is annually carried out by Apple …
It is especially interesting to read it after article on Habré: "Twitter and poppy — together for ever".
Earlier already leaks about intention to purchase Twitter the Google company behind $250 million or the Facebook company for $500 million emerged …

It is taken with Lenta.ru: "Journalists learned about intention of Apple to purchase Twitter".
Read in more detail: "Could Apple Buy Twitter?"

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Cars of stars of IT – geeks driving!

10 years, 5 months ago
It is known that dorveyshchik and spammers with an experience go by Lamborghini and Ferrari :), but it would be much more interesting to learn what cars are preferred by the most famous people of the legal IT world.

So, of course number 1 is Bill Gates, the head of Microsoft corporation, the richest person of the planet. Bill Gates loves Porsche: in its vehicle fleet Porsche 911 and Porsche 959 Coupe.

Porsche 959 Coupe Билла Гейтса
Porsche 959 Coupe of Bill Gates

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foobar2000 1.0

7 years, 10 months ago
Yesterday, on January 9th, 7 years later, foobar at last reached version 1.0.
It is possible to download the player at this link.

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Absmiddle — to forget or it is worth suffering?

9 years, 4 months ago
As it is known absmiddle is a value of the align parameter which is maintained by all browsers, however are not supported by the HTML 4.x/XHTML 1.0 specification.

Parameter was actually rather useful and convenient.

In principle, it is easy to replace through background of constructions ul-li, but faced with

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