Microsoft UniveRSS - 3D RSS Reader

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 06 2006 @ 18:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft just released UniveRSS, a 3D RSS reader for Windows Vista:
It leverages the Windows Presentation Foundation and provides a stunning way of visualizing RSS feeds and their content. It introduces a full-screen 3D universe where galaxies represent the folders of your RSS feed directory, and the stars are represented by the spinning cubes that hold the feed information. Size and position of the feed cubes indicate how many unread items they contain.

RSS feeds are represented as 3D cubes spinning in a universe.

The cube's faces are used for displaying item lists, item content and media. You navigate through the feed galaxies in a game-like environment, freely moving in all three dimensions. Selecting items in lists will turn the cube to the next side displaying the item's content including images. Just click the right mouse buttons and you turn back to the list view or to the galaxy.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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