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Jun 06 2007

Amazing 3D Browsing: SpaceTime Beta

SpaceTime is a browser in beta that lets you browse the web in 3D. As you search the web, it creates another window and loads the website as a screen shot and once you double click it, the whole page loads maximized. Search eBay, Google, Yahoo!, Flickr, Images and coming soon, Amazon, YouTube, Email, MySpace, Music, RSS, Live and Hundreds More!

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SpaceTime

More Features:
If you ctr-click and drag the menu bar of the 3D webpage, you can drag each webpage around the screen from left to right and up to down. Also if you ctr-shift-click and drag, you can send the webpage image deeper into “space” or the Z axis giving you the ability to hold hundreds of websites all in one area. You can also use a scroll mouse to continue through each website while they are in the stack.

Just like a google search, you can search through any domain. if you type ESPN 360 site:armenianeagle.com, it will produce you a list of search results inside the stack which is very cool.

Ebay Search is by far the coolest feature out of all of them. When you choose the ebay search on the pull down menu and type in what you are looking for, not only does it display a list of the items in the stack, but it focuses on the images themselves. You can scroll through just the images and then if you double click on the image, it will load the page associated with it. (see below)
SpaceTime-Jeep

I am still testing it out, but so far I am very impressed with the way it operates. I like the ability to zoom through my websites that are open and be able to see which site I would like to bring up. For more information and latest updates, check out spacetime.com

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About the author

Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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  1. Fabio

    I have tried SP Beta briefly, and frankly that was quite enough for a thorough assessment.

    SP Beta is in my view, not even a Beta. the way it is now it shouldn’t even be released and it’s an insult even calling it a web browser.

    For starters the only interactivity allowed with websites is when the websites are singularly selected and blown full screen, which is ridiculous for something that’s supposed to offer something more than your average tabbed web browser.

    Second of all, the rendering sucks. the scope of 3D is not only to make the web browsing practical, but also pleasant to the eye, and this is no more pleasant than rend386.

    Next is the resolution of the webpages: i almost fell from my chair when i saw that even in a 3D environment (which is supposed to be exempt from resolution boundaries) the web sites were still cropped to a resolution of 800×600 with no way to adjust or modify it even in the preferences.

    3D navigation is impractical and uncomfortable. The keyboard should be used only for typing addresses and not for web navigation.

    The lazy and sluggish concept behind these pieces of useless-ware is the very reason why people don’t feel motivated in giving credit to new technology. It’s not people’s fault if VRML never took off. The answer is simple, make it user friendly and people will not only be willing to download it and install it, but they will even put money down! How hard is it to understand?

  2. Lifetron

    I think it’s pretty cool. It is definitely user friendly. It’s very simple. I’m sure it’s not meant to be

  3. Lifetron

    Sorry, I hit enter accidently there. I meant to say, SpaceTime is not meant to be a full fledged web browser, just a neat new way to look at a lot of stuff on the fly. Very creative.

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