The Chrome Web Store will be the only source for browser extensions from July

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The Chrome browser is a most versatile piece of software, one can find an extension to satisfy almost any need via the Chrome Web Store. Because of its rising popularity though, Google was forced to take the step of disabling the side-loading of extensions for Windows users in May of last year. Following on from that, Google has just announced on its blog that from July onwards, both Mac and Windows users will only be able to install extensions for its web browser directly from the official Chrome Web Store.

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Vivo X5 Pro officially launched with 2.5D glass, retina scanning capability

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Vivo officially launched their new Vivo X5 Pro mid-range device at press events in China today. The Vivo X5 Pro is equipped with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 resolution display that employs 2.5D glass technology. Typically 2.5D glass is being used as part of efforts to create a bezelless screen illusion or for design purposes, which it appears the latter is the direction Vivo took. Read more

Samsung announces ARTIK platform for IoT development

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Samsung continues their work to develop tools and platforms to help developers accelerate their efforts to implement technology that can easily be used by regular consumers. Their latest announcement on this front is for their new Internet of Things (IoT) platform called ARTIK. According to Samsung’s Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer, “ARTIK allows developers to rapidly turn great ideas into market leading IoT products and applications.” Read more