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IKEA lets you digitally preview furniture in your own home

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Written by Carl Holmberg

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Swedish furniture store Ikea will release new app for next year's catalogue that with help from the physical catalogue placed in a room allow you to preview furniture in your own home before purchase with the help of augmented reality, AR.

 

Opera releases Chromium-based browser Next

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Written by Carl Holmberg

operanextNorwegian Opera Software has presented a preview of its coming browser with the same name. The new version will be called Opera Next, and the developer has as promised dumped the Presto engine in favor of the WebKit-based Chromium.

 

Futuremark announces PCMark 8

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Written by Carl Holmberg

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Futuremark adds to the popular test suite for PC and announces the next version, PCMark 8. The new suite has new and updated tests, including a new battery test, improved storage benchmarks and support for simulating many popular applications.

 

Witcher 3 lead developer says DRM is the worst thing to happen to gaming

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Written by Anton Karmehed

witcher3Witcher 2 was a big hit when it launched two years ago and before the launch of the coming Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED has shared its views on DRM. The head developer doesn't hold back and calls DRM the worst thing to happen to the gaming industry.

 

AMD to GPU accelerate Java

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

OracleAMD's venture for making the graphics processor handle more tasks than just rendering images in games has potentially big upswing coming. The company has started a close cooperation with Oracle to bring GPU acceleration to Java and hopes to have an OpenJDK ready for the launch of Java 8.

 

Valve starts selling other software than games via Steam

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

Steam_mjukvara_frontBetter late than never, but Valve has now added the new section "Software" to Steam. To begin with there are seven applications, including the popular benchmarks 3DMark 11 and 3DMark Vantage.

 

Valve expands Steam with more diverse software

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Written by Anton Karmehed

steamSteam is the most successful online gaming portal on the market, and the selection of titles and returning sales have attracted more than 40 million users. Users that after September 5th will be able to buy other kinds of software through the Steam portal.

 

Official: Steam for Ubuntu coming soon

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

We have been waiting long for Valve to port Steam to Linux, and now the company has made it official for the first time. The priorities is to get Steam and Left 4 Dead 2 fully functional in Ubuntu, and then transfer more games.

 

Windows 8 gets extended and better support for multiple monitors

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Written by Anton Karmehed

multimonitorWindows 8 will be better optimized for computers with multiple monitors. This is revealed by Microsoft in their latest Windows blog where they show how the new operating system among other things make it easier to move and organise applications, but also customizing different backgrounds.

 

Facebook buys the iOS and Android app Instagram for $1 billion

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Written by Anton Karmehed

instafaceFacebook is one of the decade’s biggest successes and has today an estimated valued of somewhere around $75 to $100 billion, which are almost impossible numbers to understand for most people. The company has now shown their real power on the market by buying the popular app for $1 billion.

 

Google: One million dollar to anyone who cracks Chrome

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Written by Carl Holmberg

Google_logoWhen the hacker event Pwn2Own opens next month Google will participate in a new way. Instead of sponsoring the even it will host its own competition - with up to one million dollar to the one who cracks the Chrome browser.

 

H.265 codec wll support 8K resolution

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Written by Anton Karmehed

ultrahdThe extremely high resolution Quad-Full HD monitors was one of the biggest attractions back at CES. Already in January 2013 the next video standard will be set and the new H.265 standard will support the extreme Ultra-HD resolution.

 

HP: webOS goes open source in September

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

HP made a half-assed attempt to break into tablets and smartphones, but form VP Apotheker decided to make sure that didn't lead to anything. The praised operating system webOS that HP acquired when it purchased Palm will instead oopen up in September.

 

Firefox 9 promises 30% better JavaScript performance

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Written by Anton Karmehed

ff9Firefox 9 has rolled out onto Mozilla's servers and the latest version of the browser offers a number of news. Not the least Firefox 9.0 will bring 30% better JavaScript performance and improved support for themes and swipe navigation in Mac OS X.

 

Google Chrome - now bigger than Mozilla Firefox?

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Written by Jacob Hugosson

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It is always a pain trying to interpret statistics, but it looks like Google Chrome could have outgrown Mozilla Firefox. According to StatCounter the browser Chrome climbed past Firefox, something may have just been a matter of time.

 

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

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