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Mozilla Aims to Speed Up Slow Firefox Add-Ons

"Firefox add-ons are a great way to add features and improve security in Mozilla's browser, but they can seriously slow performance too. Now Mozilla is taking action against those speed-killing extensions. In an April 1 blog post, Mozilla product manager Justin Scott outlines a series of initiatives designed to minimize delays caused by add-ons. "Firefox performance is extremely important to our users, especially how quickly it starts up and loads websites.

World Backup Day: what are you doing to make sure you're covered?

"When you rolled out of bed this morning, did your thoughts turn to preserving your data in the case of hardware failure? If so, you either work with databases or you remembered that today, March 31, is World Backup Day. In fact, it's the first World Backup Day. The concept emerged from our sister site, reddit, where one intrepid redditor suggested the idea a week ago, and the reddit community quickly jumped onboard.

NVIDIA 270.51 Driver Improves Performance & Adds New Features

"Click here to download our latest and greatest set of drivers, 270.51. Including a number of new features, the 270.51 driver set also boasts numerous, notable performance gains in standard gaming modes, SLI gaming modes, and 3D Vision gaming modes.

Mozilla Launches Firefox 4 for Android

"Mozilla, a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better, is excited to release Mozilla Firefox 4 for Android. Firefox delivers an intuitive interface, unparalleled customization and support for modern Web technologies. To make mobile browsing effortless and fun, Firefox provides seamless and secure access to personal data across desktop and mobile devices, including browsing history, bookmarks, open tabs, form data and passwords.

Crytek Continues Updates

"PC version of Crysis 2 gets more fixes. Crytek continues to address a number of issues that have caused problems for players of the PC version of Crysis 2. While we continue to hear of issues with PC users that are having problems activating Crysis 2 on the PC, the latest update does not seem to fix this issue; however, the work around of re-entering your multiplayer key from within the game does seem to work for many. The latest patch addresses the USB headset issues with some brands.

PCMark 7 Announced For Windows 7

"Futuremark®, the developer of the world's most popular benchmarking software, announced PCMark® 7 today, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance analysis for Windows 7. PCMark 7 includes 7 separate test suites combining more than 20 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. A release date has not been announced though the official website states that PCMark 7 is coming soon. http://www.pcmark.com/

Firefox 4 Final RTM Official Download

"After twelve betas and two RCs (Release Candidates), Mozilla has finally announced and released the final RTM/RTW version of next generation Firefox 4 web browser. Firefox has redesigned user interface (GUI) especially to functionality of tabs management, greatly improve performance and page rendering speed with Gecko 2.0 engine and new JägerMonkey JavaScript engine, in addition to GPU hardware acceleration support.

Mozilla Firefox 4 Release Candidate for Android and Maemo Now Available

Mozilla Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo is now available as a release candidate in more than 10 languages from the Android Market and for download on your Maemo device.

3DMark Vantage Basic Edition Now Available As Free Download

Futuremark® today released an update for 3DMark® Vantage, the DirectX 10 benchmark for measuring PC gaming performance. The update brings 3DMark Vantage in line with the other Futuremark benchmarks 3DMark 11 for DirectX 11 and 3DMark06 for DirectX 9 by making the Basic Edition available to all as a free download. The Basic Edition allows an unlimited number of benchmark runs without registration or expiry. The update also adds display scaling enabling the benchmark to be used with a much wider range of DirectX 10 compatible notebooks, netbooks and desktop PCs.

Firefox 4 RC 1 Now Available To Download

"Mozilla has now released whats should be the final version of their new Firefox 4 browser and its now ready to download as a Release Candidate 1 version build...

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