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Chrome Beta integrates speech recognition

Chrome Beta integrates speech recognition

While you'll likely be able to speak to and be understood by most of your electronics in the distant future, here in the present Google's Chrome browser updating with a new Web Speech API is still considered a big deal. This feature is coming today to Chrome Beta, that being the perpetually beta pre-final release iteration of the web browser, here bringing speech recognition to any app whose developer wishes to integrate it in-browser.

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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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Rockmelt for iPhone gets thumbsy hands-on

Rockmelt for iPhone gets thumbsy hands-on

When you pick up an iPhone for the first time after having used an Android device for several years, it's difficult to get used to the one-handed intended nature of the device - RockMelt for iPhone (released today) embraces that culture. With this update we're seeing this social-based web browser come at last to the iPhone specifically, having been active on desktop computers and the iPad previously. This update brings a tiny version to the already forward-leaning web browser that you simply must have a peek at.

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PlayStation Store hits the web under the radar

PlayStation Store hits the web under the radar

It's time to get busy with Sony's vast collection of content for multiple different platforms with the first appearance of their browser-based PlayStation Store. This store is set to sell TV and movie content as well as PlayStation games galore, but at the moment isn't quite perfectly synced up for all media that's offered across the platforms it serves. In other words you should certainly check it out, but you won't be able to see everything your PlayStation sees.

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Acer C7 Chromebook Review

Acer C7 Chromebook Review

The Acer C7 Chromebook is the most recent addition to the Chromebook universe and one of Google's chosen few to be featured on their very own Chomebook portal. This device sits aside the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook as one of three (the other being a slightly higher-powered Samsung Chromebook 550.) This device reduces the baseline price of a Chromebook in general down to $199 and brings with it a slightly thicker and less MacBook Air-looking solution than Samsung's Series 3 - but where does that extra $50 USD go?

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Opera 12.10 released for high definition displays

Opera 12.10 released for high definition displays

Those of you waiting for the web browser known as Opera to join us here in the future - the future that includes "Retina" and otherwise high-definition displays galore - now is your day in the sun. Here we've got Opera 12.10, a version that takes on "support for high-DPI screens" in its extensions framework, complete with tightened extension security as well as several new APIs as well. This update also includes Fullscreen API for video, games, and web browsing - great for your brand new Microsoft Surface tablet, of course.

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