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Steam expanding to offer non-game software later this year

Steam expanding to offer non-game software later this year

Well, this is quite interesting: soon you'll be able to use Steam for more than just playing games. Valve announced today that it will begin offering non-game software titles through Steam starting in September, so before long you'll be able to access your other software from within Steam as well. Valve's announcement was pretty vague, meaning we don't know what kind of software will be available at launch, but the prospect is exciting nonetheless.

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Honda 2013 Accord revealed with HondaLink cloud infotainment hub

Honda 2013 Accord revealed with HondaLink cloud infotainment hub

Honda has revealed its 2013 Accord, in both sedan and coupe variants, with the new model trimming heft externally but simultaneously improving interior space. As swoopy and sculpted as its ever been, the new Accord is set to go on sale this fall and loses most of its bulk in length: Honda claims both versions are "noticeably shortened" which makes for a sportier driving experience and easier parking.

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When iCloud becomes the Perfect Storm

When iCloud becomes the Perfect Storm

A high-profile case of cloud hijacking and data vandalism has thrown new attention on iCloud, Amazon, Google and other big online names, as gaps in the ways security is handled potentially allow for hacking. Flaws in how Apple and Amazon handle account recovery have been blamed for the "digital destruction" of journalist Mat Honan's online life, following hackers' successful attempts to crack security on his iCloud account, gain access to his Gmail and Twitter, and then remotely lock and delete his MacBook, iPhone and iPad.

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Microsoft launches Outlook.com to challenge Gmail

Microsoft launches Outlook.com to challenge Gmail

Microsoft has launched Outlook.com, a new cloud-based email service to take on Gmail with integrated Skype video calling and social networking integration. Considerably more attractive - not to mention comprehensive - than Hotmail, which it replaces, Outlook.com supports easy access to attachment photo slideshows, integration with Office and SkyDrive, and support for Facebook Chat.

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Microsoft Azure fails in Western Europe

Microsoft Azure fails in Western Europe

Microsoft's Azure cloud service went down for a while today in Western Europe, leaving those who use its virtual servers without access to them. ZDNet reports that the failure began around lunchtime UK time, and stayed down for a decent part of the early afternoon. Luckily, the outage didn't last too terribly long, as Microsoft now has the service back up and running after working to fix the issue for about two-and-a-half hours.

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Fox films now available through iTunes in the Cloud

Fox films now available through iTunes in the Cloud

Following the big international roll out of iTunes movies in the Cloud, it looks like Apple and Twentieth Century Fox have finally made films available for U.S. users via iTunes in the Cloud after months of waiting around for it. iTunes movies in the Cloud was initially launched back in March, but Fox and Universal had agreements in place with HBO that restricted films from being included. It had been said that the studios were in negotiations to work something out.

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iTunes Movies in the Cloud expands to 37 countries

iTunes Movies in the Cloud expands to 37 countries

iTunes movies are sold in multiple countries across the world, but the iTunes in the Cloud feature for movies was previously restricted to the United States. Apple has now rolled out the feature to 37 new countries, including the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Not everything that users have purchased will be available due to licensing agreements, but it’s good to see the feature expanding to additional territories.

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Dell to launch Project Sputnik developer laptops this fall

Dell to launch Project Sputnik developer laptops this fall

After the initial unveiling of Dell’s Project Sputnik developer laptops back in May, the company announced today that the first Sputnik laptop will be out this fall. The first laptop will be a special version of the Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” preloaded onto it, and hopes are that it will provide an ideal platform for developers so that they can easily create cloud applications.

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D-Link launches the Cloud Camera 5000

D-Link launches the Cloud Camera 5000

D-Link has launched the Cloud Camera 5000, which is a new camera aimed squarely at making home surveillance systems easier to set up and monitor. D-Link is attempting to turn mydlink's cloud services into the star feature of this camera, saying that by setting up an account at mydlink, you can view the video your camera is capturing from any internet-connected computer. There are also free Android, iPhone, and iPad apps available for mydlink and the Cloud Camera 5000, with the idea being that you're only ever one log in away from viewing what's going on in your home.

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