Microsoft tends to trickle out important details at a snail’s pace, including minor tidbits such as when and where holiday shoppers will be able to pick up the company’s new flagship consumer product. Microsoft made it abundantly clear during its Surface press conference that only Microsoft stores would carry the device, and since so few of these locations exist, pop-up stores would help pick up the slack. The location of these temporary stores has been known for a few months now, however, only now do we finally have confirmation on the dates.
Recently, a lot of websites have started to put little pop-up advertisements in their text. I read with my mouse, so as I follow along with my pointer I hit a word like “Film” and it pops up with a little box about local theaters. It interrupts what I am reading and is really annoying. Is there a way to turn this off? I know it’s an advertisement and a source of income but I get enough of that when I have to sit through a commercial to watch a movie trailer or get an ad page in between going to a new web page. I use Chrome as my main browser, and Firefox and IE when I have to.