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Links For May 8, 2008

Get IE8 Activities In Firefox
One of the new features in Internet Explorer 8 is Activities, which lets you contextually use the information on a page with other services, and because it uses some generally open formats, someone’s already adapted it for other browsers. This Firefox extension lets you practically seamlessly use Activities in Firefox, so check it out.

Microsoft’s Extreme Server Makeover
Check out this video, spoofing Extreme Home Makeover for the IT world. It’s weird in places, but just watch it, k?

How To Tell If Your PC Supports Hibernation
Milo explains how to use POWERCFG.exe to tell if your Windows Vista PC supports hibernation mode, as well as what other power modes your PC supports. It’s an extremely useful tip if you’re running into some power troubleshooting issues.

Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack Now Free
If you’re getting bored of playing Halo online, you’ll be pleased to know that one of its map packs is now free. The price has been dropped 100% on the “Heroic” map pack, giving you three new multiplayer maps for the sweet price of nothing. Enjoy.

Microsoft Buys Farecast For $115 Million
MS gets the fast growing and smartly designed airline ticket bargain website.

Microsoft Releases Popfly Game Creator
Microsoft released a game creator that lets you use Popfly, their free mashup creation tool, to create Silverlight-based games that can run on webpages, Facebook, the Vista Sidebar, pretty much anywhere.

GTA IV Breaks UK Sales Record
Grand Theft Auto 4 sold 631,000 copies on launch day in the UK alone, beating San Andreas’ record from four years ago by over 100 thousand units. The Xbox 360 version beat the PS3 version by 101,000 copies sold, and 360 console sales were up 125%.

Geometry Wars 2 Is Coming
Sequel to the smash hit Xbox Live Arcade game is on the way.

May 8th, 2008 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Developers, Xbox Live, Halo, Halo 3, Grand Theft Auto, Vista, Firefox, Humor, Windows, Internet Explorer, Xbox, Xbox 360, Applications | no comments