Archive for January 6th, 2012
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Being someone interested in aviation, I’m pretty excited about this: yesterday, we announced (via Major Nelson) that Microsoft Flight with be coming to PCs for free this spring! Microsoft Flight is a new game from Microsoft Game Studios that will allow people to fly over different regions around the world – complete with stunningly realistic region-specific weather patterns, foliage, terrain and landmarks. You’ll be able to choose specific aircraft to fly and fly these aircraft using highly rendered, accurate cockpits and authentic piloting procedures – or simply use your mouse and keyboard to control the plane in an exterior view. Whether you’re a beginner (like me) or an accomplished PC pilot, Microsoft Flight will provide a great experience for everyone! Read more HERE
Google has an interesting post on its Chrome Blog today that highlights two new features that will be coming to its web browser soon: web page pre-loading and an improvement to its Safe Browsing technology. But you don’t have to wait to get these features: If you sign up for the Chrome Beta channel, you can get them today. Reae more HERE
While the smartphone market is currently dominated by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, a third significant platform backed by Microsoft, Windows Phone 7, has failed to gain traction. Read more HERE
Over at the Windows Phone Developer Blog Todd Brix just announced that with the new year comes new markets for Windows Phone. Since the initial release of Windows Phone the geographic availability of the Marketplace has been spreading, and with this there are 6 new markets: Argentina, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru and the Philippines.
Read more HERE
Books are not the best way to learn. To retain knowledge you have to interact with it, and that’s where BenchPrep comes in. The startup licenses textbooks from big publishers like McGraw Hill and converts them into interactive web and mobile learning courses. Today, BenchPrep announces its expansion beyond college admission test prep. It will now offer courses to assist with high school, university, law, medicine, professional certifications, army, and more. Read more HERE