First Beta of Firefox 3 Now Available

Firefox 3 Beta 1 is based on the new Gecko 1.9 Web rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 27 months and includes nearly 2 million lines of code changes, fixing more than 11,000 issues. Gecko 1.9 includes some major re-architecting for performance, stability, correctness, and code simplification and sustainability.

read more | digg story

Halo 3 “Heroic Map Pack” available on Dec. 11

December 11th, three maps, 800 MS Points ($10). The maps become free in Spring 2008.

read more | digg story

Ever Wonder Why Your Internet Went Down?

I have a feeling this setup doesn’t quite meet specs.

read more | digg story

Halo 3 Heat Maps Now Available For All Levels at Bungie.Net

Really cool function to see where (NOT) to go while playing Halo 3. “Is carnage splattering the walls of Valhalla’s hot gates? Should you be adding camping stools into the top of Construct via Forge? Our stats radar is tracking every kill and death in Halo 3. The darker the red, the more frequent the carnage.”

read more | digg story

Xbox 360 to get downloadable original XBOX games

Next month, you’ll be able to download original Xbox games to play on your Xbox 360, including Halo.

read more | digg story

RIAA tells Universities to stop P2P downloads or “lose all federal funding”

The new Higher Education Bill (HEA §494) requires that the Universities stop all P2P downloads that RIAA doesn’t like AND buy Napster or Rhapsody subscriptions for every student on the campus or lose all federal financial aid.

read more | digg story

Windows 7 “top feature request list” leaked to the public

An internal list of the most popular requests for improving Windows has been leaked, giving a glimpse of what users want in the next version of Windows.

read more | digg story

Google android now available

A nice video showing the slick capabilities of Google’s new android platform

read more | digg story

Earth’s gravity could be getting weaker

A physicist from Austria claims that our planet experiences something which resembles breathing; gravity gets weaker and stronger; according to him it takes about 700.000 years for such a cycle to take place and we are close to the moment where it is very weak

read more | digg story

Two Supermassive Black Holes Discovered in Same Galaxy

For the first time, scientists have proof two supermassive black holes exist together in the same galaxy, thanks to data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. These black holes are orbiting each other and will merge several hundred million years from now, to create an even larger black hole resulting in a catastrophic event that will unleash intense radiation and gravitational waves.

read more | digg story