Web browsing experience goes 3D with SpaceTime's application that lets you walk, slide, examine, pan, fly, or jump in a sea of floating windows as you shop on eBay, look for photos on Flickr, or just do a search on Google or Yahoo!
A revolutionary online browsing experience that makes the Web a truly immersive world, the SpaceTime interface has three key modes: 3-D Search, 3-D eBay Search, and 3-D Tabbed Browsing.
Excerpt from the MIT published Technology Review:
SpaceTime is part of a trend to take advantage of the massive amount of memory that's available in today's standard computers. Software designers are able to build graphical bells and whistles into applications, thanks to the steady increase in computing power with each successive generation of processor. For the most part, says CEO Edward Bakhash, high-powered graphics chips are used to "beautify what you see, to make a video game more realistic, or add more lighting effects." With SpaceTime, he says, "we take that power and give the user more utility."
What are the recommended requirements to try out this 3D browser?
- OS: Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista (Mac version not there yet)
- Minimum RAM : 512 MB
- Minimum Video RAM : 128 MB
- Processor: Pentium 4 (2.4GHz) or AMD 2400xp+
- Screen resolution: 1280x1024
- Connection Type: Better than Dial-up. DSL or Cable modem is a definite go!
For more news:
SpaceTime offers 3D Web browsing (Geek.com)
SpaceTime Reinvents Searching the Web (TechWhack)
SpaceTime Browser Adds New Dimension to Search (TechNewsWorld)
Download the SpaceTime application here.
Yes, this software is resource hungry, but it augurs well for Web browsing where the shift to more absorbing and productive user interfaces invigorates user experience, not to mention the availability of more processing and memory power. Share your experience.