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Microsoft Plans March 14 Launch for New Internet Explorer 9 Browser

Aiming to ride the hip coattails of South By Southwest, Microsoft said it will launch the IE 9 browser at the Austin event on Monday. Even those not cool enough to be in Austin, though, will be able to download the new Internet Explorer starting at 9 a.m. PT, Microsoft said in a blog. The new browser aims to offer faster performance, greater HTML5 support and new tools to limit tracking by third-party Web sites.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus