Microsoft executives declared that the upcoming DirectX 12 can increase the performance of graphic cards up to 20 percent. Microsoft speaks about 20% improvement in frame rate, additional drop in CPU utilization (by putting more workload on the CPU), and important power savings (good for laptop users).
Google announced that they will split their troubled online social network, Google+, into two separate services: Google Photos and Google Streams. The company hopes that users will find more incentive in using these two separate services than Google+ as a whole.
Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12, which is said to incorporate an API that will allow users to combine Nvidia and AMD graphic cards. Until now, gamers searching for the ultimate graphical card setup were restricted to SLI or Crossfire, two technologies that only allow to pair cards from the same producer. DirectX 12 is said to remove this restriction, giving the users the choice to combine multiple video cards from different manufacturers.
Facebook allows users to sell and buy items in Groups. Anyone belonging to a ”group for sale” can now sell or buy an item, with additional options being available regarding pricing, shipping and location. Each user can also access a history of bought and sold items.
Microsoft just released a major update to their online office suite, Office Online. Big changes were made to several features, greatly improving the user experience in all the applications that are part of Office Online: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.