the 3-D browser
by Rick Smith (April 3, 2001)
If you like to surf the web several sites at a time, 2ce has the browser for you -- CubicEye. It transforms the traditional two-dimensional, single window view of web pages, into an exciting 3-D perspective.
The CubicEye visual interface resembles the inside walls of a box, with each panel being a CRT display. You see a different display in each direction. Since each display could consist of five more displays, it is possible to display hundreds of live web pages, at the same time, on a single monitor. CubicEye enables professionals such as stock traders, reporters or researchers to manage and manipulate multiple screens of data in real time in this unique format. CubicEye will be available in early May. The beta version is currently downloadable.
A developer's version of CubicEye, due out in June, will enable Web site managers to create their own 3D, visually interactive Web site. It will feature a full host of authoring and development tools. 2ce also plans to license its products to businesses in the enterprise portal space, by developing large-scale intranets, derived from this three-dimensional visual format.
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