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Age of Ascent aims at world record for largest video game battle

Age of Ascent aims at world record for largest video game battle

As attempts at getting people to pay attention to your crowd-funding venture go, aiming for a world record with the Guinness book of world records isn’t the worst idea you could have. The team at Illyriao Games are attempting to break the world record for "World’s Largest Videogame PvP Battle" today starting at 7pm GMT / 3pm Eastern / noon Pacific - at the time of this article’s writing, they’ve got 376 players online with a peak of 993.

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Facebook redesign launches 364 days later

Facebook redesign launches 364 days later

One year ago - minus one day - Facebook held an event in which they suggested a "personalized newspaper" redesign of the social network was coming. Fast forward 364 days later and we’ve got it! Today the redesign has launched, bringing on grays, hard lines, and what Facebook suggests is a change in which "Stories have a streamlined look with bigger photos."

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Titanfall Arcade unveiled: 8-bit blasting pre-release

Titanfall Arcade unveiled: 8-bit blasting pre-release

This afternoon the folks responsible for pushing Titanfall on the world have released a web-based set of games - one so far - with Titanfall themes. The first is Asteroid, the second will be Missile Command, and the third will be Centipede. Needless to say, playing with a Titan instead of the 1970’s ships these games originally came with is a vast improvement.

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Mozilla Foundation chair tackles thorny issue of ads in Firefox

Mozilla Foundation chair tackles thorny issue of ads in Firefox

Mozilla just recently made an announcement that made everybody's heads spin. Firefox was going to have ads. Naturally, as with anything related to unwanted advertisements, users were in an uproar. Now the Mozilla Foundation is clarifying its position and the situation isn't really as dire as some may paint it.

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Flappy Bird alternatives march on: Sesame Street’s Bert, Doge, MMO, Cupid

Flappy Bird alternatives march on: Sesame Street’s Bert, Doge, MMO, Cupid

The Flappy Bird obsession continues this week as the creator of the original game has completely shut down his app and - in the wake of this event - clones have arisen. This isn't the first time we've covered the Flappy Bird alternatives, as it were, but they've prevailed to such an extent that we had to return for a double-dip! Today we're having a look at several in-browser solutions as well as one rather well-made app.

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Mozilla Firefox to show sponsored websites in New Tab boxes

Mozilla Firefox to show sponsored websites in New Tab boxes

Mozilla has revealed an upcoming change to Firefox that may not sit well with all its users: advertisements. Specifically, according to details given at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's recent meeting, the company plans to point newly-installed browsers to websites and generate some revenue all the while using New Tab ads.

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Chrome adds reset prompt in Windows to combat hijacking

Chrome adds reset prompt in Windows to combat hijacking

Browser hijacking is an annoying sort of malicious activity that often spawns from downloading toolbars or freeware of some sort, the end result being a messed up browser and trouble regaining control. Late last year, Chrome scored a "Reset browser settings" button, something Google has decided to take up a notch for Windows users.

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Google Chrome extensions pulled down for ad policy violations

Google Chrome extensions pulled down for ad policy violations

The battle with ads, and their cousin spam, is a never ending one. While a well-placed ad or two can generate legitimate interest, not to mention revenue, for some, there are those who would unconscientiously go beyond limits as evidenced by recent events surrounding two Google Chrome extensions.

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Spotify nixes time limits on web listening

Spotify nixes time limits on web listening

Spotify has just opened the flood gates of music bliss to all free users of its service, at least if you're using it on your desktop computer. Free users of its web player will now be able to enjoy streaming their favorite artists and songs with no more time or monthly caps.

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Vine for the Web brings short looping videos to your browser

Vine for the Web brings short looping videos to your browser

Creating and watching short looping Vine videos has been possible for a while now from the Android and iOS apps, but those who prefer to browse from the comfort of their desktop browser have been left out of the mix. Such ends today, with Vine announcing the launch of Vine on the Web, where one can log in and perform most of the activities that are made available through the mobile apps.

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Maxthon launches latest iteration of its PC web browser in beta form

Maxthon launches latest iteration of its PC web browser in beta form

Maxthon has launched the latest beta version of its web browser aimed specifically at Windows PC users. The company says that the latest version of its browser improves performance for rendering web pages and managing downloads. The browser gets some of its promised speed from a branched version of the Blink rendering engine.

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Chrome extensions on Windows to get Web Store requirement in January

Chrome extensions on Windows to get Web Store requirement in January

Windows users are no stranger to malware of various sorts, though the infection rate has decreased in some ways over the years. As with all browsers, Chrome is vulnerable to infections by those who take advantage of lax extensions security, with users installing (or in some cases, having installed without consent) malicious extensions. Google has announced a new change to put an end to this.

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