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Microsoft to launch Skype for browsers

Microsoft is expanding Skype by making it accessible via web browsers. The communication service is currently beta testing ‘Skype for web’, which comes in the form of a plugin. However, the plugin version won’t be required forever as Microsoft is hoping to launch a Web Real-Time Communication version as soon as …

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Apparently DirectX 12 won’t be coming to Windows 7

AMD’s chief gaming scientist, Richard Huddy, has said that Microsoft’s new low-level rendering API, DirectX 12, won’t be coming to Windows  7 users. DirectX 12 isn’t due out until the end of next year so Microsoft has yet to officially reveal operating system compatibility itself. The new API is pretty …

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge coming to the UK

Just over two months since the smartphone’s original unveiling, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note Edge will be arriving in the UK later this month. The thing that makes the Edge different from other devices is the bent screen, which tapers off the edge of the phone, providing shortcuts …

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Microsoft launches new version of Visual Studio

Microsoft has released a new, fully featured and free version of its Visual Studio program, opening up its set of tools for all developers. The key highlights of the announcement include open sourcing the full server-side .NET core stack, releasing the fully featured Visual Studio Community 2013 for free, launching …

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Android Lollipop hits older Nexus devices

Google has finally begun rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to older Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5, 2012 Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. Google originally announced the latest OTA update on Wednesday but the update isn’t available for all devices so far. 3G and LTE versions of …

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FCC might reject Obama’s net neutrality proposal

Earlier this week President Obama announced his support for Net Neutrality, calling for the FCC to reclassify the Internet as a utility. Unfortunately, the FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, has other ideas and has indicated that he will be rejecting the proposal put forward by the president. According to The Washington …

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Intel to launch its own wireless charging technology next year

Intel looks set to launch its own wireless charging technology early next year according to new reports. The Intel-made solution should also begin shipping in upcoming smartphones, although it is not yet clear which devices will make use of the new technology. According to FocusTaiwan, Intel’s General manager of Wireless …

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Amazon won’t charge Prime customers extra for 4K content

A few months ago Netflix announced its new price plans, which involved charging new customers a little extra to stream Ultra HD 4K content. Now Amazon, arguably Netflix’s biggest competitor, has announced that it won’t be following the same path, keeping 4K content free to Amazon Prime customers. In a …

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iOS 8 now installed on 56% of iPhones and iPads

After a few updates and plenty of bug fixes, iOS 8 adoption is finally on the rise. Adoption has crawled to a halt back in September after it was revealed that the latest mobile OS from Apple was causing far too many problems such as bad WiFi reception, loss of …

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Nvidia responds to Samsung counter lawsuit

Two months ago, Nvidia filed patent lawsuits against both Samsung and Qualcomm, claiming that the two companies used patented GPU technology without permission or compensation. In response, Samsung has launched a counter-lawsuit against Nvidia but it looks like the graphics chip maker was expected this to happen. In a post …

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Android Lollipop starts hitting new Moto G devices

A few device manufacturers have been really quick to announce Android Lollipop updates, Nvidia is teasing it for the Shield tablet, Some users are already getting it on LG G3 handsets and now Motorola is pushing out Android 5.0 to owners of the new Moto G. The fact that the …

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Ex Bioshock devs fall short on Kickstarter goal

Ex Bioshock developers have fallen just over $300,000 short of their Kickstarter goal to crowd fund a new game titled, The Black Glove. The game was pitched as a sci-fi adventure set around The Equinox, a theater where an 80s arcade game haunts the premises, having you travel back in …

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Diablo III cross-platform play not possible

Unfortunately it doesn’t look like you will ever be able to play Diablo III with friends on other platforms and console players also won’t be getting Seasonal heroes according to Blizzard. Diablo III lead designer, Kevin Martens said that cross-platform play is “definitely not possible at this point with this …

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Chinese government hackers suspected of attacking the US postal service

The FBI is currently investigating an attack on the US Postal Service’s employee data and officials are currently stating that China’s government hacking groups are currently prime suspects in the on-going investigation. The hack reportedly revealed personal data, including social security numbers for 800,000 of the USPS’s employees. Postmaster General, …

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