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Skype for Web bypasses apps for browser ease

Skype for Web bypasses apps for browser ease

Skype has launched a web version of its voice and video calling platform, bypassing the need to install a local app, and expected to be particularly popular with travelers and those borrowing access to a computer. Skype for Web runs in Internet Explorer, Chrome on Windows, Firefox, and Safari, and though initially it will require a browser plugin be installed so as to function properly, the company's goal is to bypass any installation whatsoever once it gets out of beta. Still, that's not the only glitches still to be ironed out.

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Sony, Crytek, Google set gaming challenges: 2nd-screen, Map tech, more

Sony, Crytek, Google set gaming challenges: 2nd-screen, Map tech, more

Sony, Google, Crytek and others have thrown down the gauntlet to game developers, challenging them to integrate open-source map data into games, boost the usability of casual gaming, and come up with new second-screen titles as part of a new UK innovation event. The IC Tomorrow Digital Innovation contest sees five categories proposed, with Sony, Google, Crytek, Intel, and Odeon Cinemas all setting challenges that range from cutting the amount of time it takes to create virtual worlds in games, through to integrating technologies like WebRTC and NFC into online titles.

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Google Hangouts go HD with VP8 switch [UPDATE]

Google Hangouts go HD with VP8 switch [UPDATE]

Starting this month, users will be experience an increased bit of quality in their Google+ Hangouts video chat as result of the company switching over to a new form of video codec. The video codec itself isn't new, it having been released all the way back in 2010, but it's new to this Google system, and just as video chat begins to hit the likes of smartphones and tablets with Hangouts, Google has let it be known that they'll be bringing a higher definition to the web as well. Speaking with Janko Roettgers of GigaOM, Google's Vice President of Engineering Chee Chew let it be known that Google is switching from H.264 to the codec known as VP8.

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Chrome 29 update makes with the Reset Button

Chrome 29 update makes with the Reset Button

Supposing you're a heavy Chrome web browser user and you've loaded your fair share of settings, extensions, and web apps: Chrome 29 can help you with that. Chrome 29 is an update to the Chrome web browser that'll be appearing available to you and yours this week. This update includes - perhaps most importantly - a reset button.

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Firefox 18 offers Retina support for Macs, speeds things up with IonMonkey

Firefox 18 offers Retina support for Macs, speeds things up with IonMonkey

Earlier today, Mozilla released Firefox 18, which brings with it a host of new features and improvements, including Retina display for Mac support. Thanks to the IonMonkey JavaScript compiler, Web games and apps are up to 25-percent faster, while Android Firefox users now get search suggestions while typing. You can download the latest release from the Firefox website.

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Cirque du Soleil’s bizarre Movi.Kanti.Revo goes live with webcam control

Cirque du Soleil’s bizarre Movi.Kanti.Revo goes live with webcam control

The camera-controlled Cirque du Soleil experience Google demonstrated at IO 2012 has gone live, with Movi.Kanti.Revo bringing a bizarre mixture of virtual acrobatics and dance into your browser. For Cirque du Soleil it's an opportunity to broaden its reach from the best-selling stage show; for Google, it's a chance to demonstrate why the browser is the computing arena of the future, in this case thanks to WebRTC.

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Google Chrome 21 stable download for Retina MacBook Pro released

Google Chrome 21 stable download for Retina MacBook Pro released

This week the folks at Google are bringing on the version of Google's Chrome web browser that MacBook Pro with Retina display users have been waiting for. This version is ready in a fully prepared downloadable and stable release for you to grab right this instant. With this release, also known as Chrome 21, you'll find clarity in your display like you've never seen from Chrome before - because quite simply, it wasn't prepared for the jump - now it certainly is.

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