Also new is the the option to automatically pause plugin content
Each browser update usually contains no more than two or three noteworthy new features in this rapid-release-cycle era, and Chrome 42 is no exception. It entered beta a few days back with a couple of notable features — well, at least on the desktop front.
The video uploading process isn’t entirely automatic
YouTube has followed through on its January announcement that it was “working to support 360 degree videos in the coming weeks.” The Google-owned online streaming site announced in a blog post Friday that it now supports 360-degree video uploads. According to the site, the list of compatible 360-degree cameras includes Bublcam, Giroptic’s 360cam, IC Real Tech’s Allie, Kodak’s SP360 and Ricoh Theta.
A couple of years after its official release, Valve’s Steam for Linux initiative is making steady progress. It recently notched up a significant milestone when the number of Linux-compatible games on Steam breached the 1,000 mark.
On Monday, Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul (general manager, OSG data and fundamentals team) admitted to the company erring on the side of caution and being “conservative” about releasing Windows 10 Technical Preview builds. Five days later, even as Aul and his team were still dithering over whether to speed up the release cadence in deference to public demand, a new Windows 10 build quietly leaked onto the web. For those keeping score at home, build 10036 is the third to have become available to the public in this manner and the seventh to have become available at all.
Typically when a graphics company announces a new GPU, as Nvidia did yesterday with its GeForce GTX 960M and 950M additions, hardware partners follow suit with systems build around the parts. And so it goes, as today Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveiled the G501, a thin and light 15.6-inch gaming laptop with a 4K Ultra High Definition resolution powered by the GTX 960M.
Today the FCC released the full rules surrounding net neutrality, officially called the Open Internet Order. The rules themselves have not changed, the essence of what we've known up until this point, has not changed.
"Today, our forbearance approach results in over 700 codified rules being inapplicable, a “light-touch” approach for the use of Title II. This includes no unbundling of last-mile facilities, no tariffing, no rate regulation, and no cost accounting rules, which results in a carefully tailored application of only those Title II provisions found to directly further the public interest in an open Internet and more, better, and open broadband. Nor will our actions result in the imposition of any new federal taxes or fees; the ability of states to impose fees on broadband is already limited by the congressional Internet tax moratorium."
Nvidia earlier today announced two new GPUs for thin and light gaming laptops, the GeForce GTX 950M and 960M, and right on cue, several hardware partners have jumped on board with new and revised notebook models. One of them is Razer, which today announced the release of its refreshed Blade Pro laptop with GeForce GTX 960M graphics and a higher storage ceiling, up to 1TB.
Nvidia today rolled out its GeForce GTX 960M and 950M GPUs, the latest additions to its GTX 900M Series. The new GPUs bring up the rear of Nvidia's latest generation of laptop graphics, slipping underneath the GeForce GTX 965M, 970M, and flagship 980M. You'll mostly find the new parts in thin and light gaming laptops where Nvidia promises they'll deliver "never-before-seen levels of gaming performance" for the category.
We know that AMD is getting ready to refresh its graphics card lineup -- a refresh that's long overdue, as far as we're concerned -- though it looks like the first of the upcoming Radeon R9 300 Series won't be a flagship part. At least that won't be the case if, as rumored, XFX launches its Radeon R9 370 Core Edition video card powered by AMD's Trinidad Pro processor next month.
When Nvidia unveiled its GeForce Titan X graphics card at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) last week, company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed almost nothing about the part, other than to say it has 12GB of onboard memory and 8 billion transistors. There was no mention of other specs, let alone benchmarks, though information across the board has begun to leak on the web, including a first look at how the Titan X performs.