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Activision defends charging for Call of Duty Elite premium

06/03/2011, Activision has released a FAQ assuring Call of Duty players that the new “Elite” social-networking service will not be taking anything away from the games. It seems that people mistook Activision’s intent to add premium content to the...

WebKit browsers catching up to Firefox (updated)

06/03/2011,   While Firefox is having trouble surpassing Internet Explorer’s market share in the browser wars, it looks like it has another competitor right at its heels – browsers that run the WebKit web page renderer, in the form of Google Chrome and...

Google to abandon support for older browsers

06/03/2011, Can’t say we didn’t see this coming, but Google has announced that it will be phasing out support for older browsers beginning August 1. Initially it will start with the loss of certain features, but it will eventually turn into loss of those web...

Skype reverse engineered and posted online (updated)

06/03/2011, In the latest news that will probably make one of the world’s most popular VoIP services pretty unhappy, a freelance researcher named Efim Bushmanov has undertaken the goal of reverse engineering Skype and turning it into an open source program....

OnLive to add 100th game to its lineup: Red Faction: Armageddon

06/02/2011, Who would’ve thought that we’d ever see online video games evolve beyond simple Flash apps and word games into high-quality blockbuster games that can be streamed to pretty much any device out there, without having to deal with obstacles such...

OnLive integrates Facebook gaming with its service

06/02/2011, OnLive has officially announced Facebook integration with its video game streaming service. In addition to playing the same games on virtually any platform as long as you have a stable internet connection, OnLive will now let you share that experience...

Facebook knows which sites you’ve been visiting

06/02/2011, Facebook is on its way to world domination. It’s pretty much impossible to discover a website that doesn’t have a Facebook “Like” or “Share” button anymore. If you’re wondering why, it’s because the Facebook...

Netflix CEO: “We’re now finally beating BitTorrent”

06/01/2011, Great news if you’re a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the war on illegal downloading of movies is finally in your favor. At the recent D9 Conference this morning, Netflix is helping to beat piracy, according to its CEO,...

Skype unveils new standardized interface for encoding cameras

06/01/2011, Skype has just announced a new standard interface for communication to H.264 encoding cameras. Called the Skype UVC 1.4 standard, it will become the de facto standard for video calling, giving silicon vendors the opportunity to develop chips for cameras...

Facebook reaching 700 million users

06/01/2011, Need any more proof about Facebook’s popularity? Well, according to the latest stats by Socialbakers, a Facebook stat tracker, Facebook is hitting the 700 million mark pretty soon. Since its launch in 2004, the service has drawn in an astonishing...

Real-time speech translation no longer a thing of the future

06/01/2011, As technology progresses, what was deemed only possible in sci-fi movies of the past are slowly turning into reality. One of the coolest gadgets ever thought of has got to be a real-time, language translating device (seeing how I’m terrible at my...

Doom is now playable on your web browser

05/31/2011, Fans of the first person shooter that revolutionized the gaming industry, Doom, will be please to know that they can still play the game on their current computers. And they won’t have to worry about running DOS emulators or getting Windows to work...

Facebook for Android looking for beta testers (updated)

05/31/2011, Users of the official Facebook app for Android will know that the app isn’t exactly the best Facebook experience you can get on a mobile device. Half the time, surfing the mobile version of the website on a web browser is usually better than with...