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Get a Free Month of Hulu Plus Just for Using IE9

Microsoft and Hulu are offering a pretty sweet deal: Visit Hulu.com/Plus with Internet Explorer 9, and you'll be offered a free, one-month trial of Hulu Plus simply for pinning the site to your taskbar. It's a significant improvement over the normal one-week trial, and all you have to do is stare at an extra icon for a little while....

IE9's 'Tracking Protection' Lets Users Block Third-Party Sites From Tracking Them

Share The next version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer will come with a new feature that allows users to block third-party companies from tracking their online behavior. The new tool, called Tracking Protection, will be included in Internet Explorer 9, which will be released next year. Users will be able to create their own lists of targeted sites. The browser will then automatically block these...

Internet Explorer 9 Sees Millions of Downloads, T-Mobile Sued Over Texting Blockage

Highlights from this morning's big tech headlines... Microsot's next generation Internet Explorer Beta 9 browser pulled off a very respectable two million downloads in its first two days. [From: The Next Web] Ez Texting is suing T-Mobile after the cell phone provider blocked text messages from Ez Texting's WeedMaps, an online listing of marijuana retailers. [From: New York Times] A ne...

Quadrotor Bot Flies Through Thrown Hoops, Steve Martin Hits Twitter

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. We've been watching the University of Pennsylvania's quadrotor autonomous helicopter project for the past few months with increasing levels of dread. Now, the terrifying thing has learned to fly through thrown hoops. [From: YouTube] Steve Martin, wild and crazy guy, has joined ...

Internet Explorer 9 Beta Review: Does Microsoft Deliver?

It's no secret that Internet Explorer has been the lame duck of the browser market since Firefox landed on the scene. One of the first things most tech-savvy people do with new PCs is install Google Chrome or The Fox, and with good reason. Though IE7 and IE8 did a lot to modernize the look and basic feature set of the default Windows browser, the truth is that, under the hood, it still couldn't c...

Internet Explorer 9 Competes With Chrome in Speed, Design

Microsoft will officially launch Internet Explorer 9 later today, and it looks to be the most significant update the browser has seen since the jump from IE6 to IE7. Users will immediately notice the cosmetic changes that takes the trendy "less is more" design ethos to almost fundamentalist extremes. IE9 trims even more fat from the interface than its quite spartan competitor Google Chrome. The O...

Internet Explorer 9 Screenshot Leaks

While Internet Explorer 9's new, standards-compliant rendering engine is, by now, an old hat, the revamped interface has been a closely guarded secret while the browser has been in testing. That is, until this screenshot of IE9 found its way onto the site of Microsoft's Russian subsidiary. It was quickly pulled, but not before it was snagged and passed around the Web....

Protest Groups Converge on Google, Microsoft Sets IE9 Beta Release Date

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Free Press plans to lead an army of allied organizations, including MoveOn.org, Civic Action, ColorofChange.org, Credo Action and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, in a Net neutrality protest today at Google's Mission View, California headquarters. If you just heard a strange sound in Lower Manhattan, that was a huge Ver...

Microsoft Previews Internet Explorer 9, Looks Like a Contender

With Chrome chugging along toward version 4.0 and Firefox 3.6 just around the corner, Microsoft is in danger of falling even further behind in the browser wars. The boys in Redmond released Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) earlier this year, and while it was an improvement over IE7, we were generally disappointed with its stability. Plus, it still was far behind its competitors in raw speed. Turns ou...