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Google introduces conversational search in Chrome and an expanded Knowledge Graph

Google has shown off what's new in search at Google I/O and during the keynote they announced improvements to conversational search,  Google Now and the Knowledge Graph. We've had conversational search on Android and iOS for some time, but now you'll be able to access it through Chrome on any...
Chrome Data Compression

Chrome for Android adds data compression option, Youtube now supports VP9 video

Save substantially on your mobile data usage when using Chrome and Youtube As the Google I/O 2013 keynote gets moving along, Google is getting into some of the new technology it is using to save users data when using their products. First up is an update to the beta channel of Chrome for Android...
Sundar Pichai

Pichai: Google I/O 2013 to focus on services, helping devs 'write better things'

New Android head says 'It’s not a time when we have much in the way of launches of new products or a new operating system' Newly-appointed Android head Sundar Pichai says the company will focus on "all of the kinds of things we’re doing for developers" at this year's Google I/O conference, due...
SWAG

The Chrome developers are ready to take it up a notch at Google I/O

What's in the boxes isn't nearly as important as what them being there means Look at that pallet of swag. Some people think it may be a pile of Chrome devices to give to attendees, others think it's T-shirts and some are guessing it's box after box of fancy pens. Alex is certain that it's "so...
Google Keep

Expand your Google Keep use with this Chrome extension

Quickly add, delete and modify your Google Keep items in a new window We haven't heard a whole lot of news about Google Keep since it was launched just a few weeks ago, but if you are a Keep user then we've got a handy little Chrome extension that may appeal to you. The aptly named "Google Keep...
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Netflix now available on ARM Chromebooks via HTML5 player

HTML5 "Premium Video Extensions" to replace Silverlight, first implementations now available on Chrome OS Although relying on Silverlight as a video player had many advantages for Netflix, one of the unfortunate side effects was its inability to play on platforms that couldn't support the plugin...
Chrome

Google forks off WebKit to create new rendering engine 'Blink'; will power Chrome and Chrome OS

Initial work focuses on internal improvements and brings very little change for web developers Update: Chrome developer Alex Russell has an excellent read on this for those interested. On the Chromium blog, Google just announced that they have split off WebKit to create and further develop the...
Google Chrome

Chrome for Android gets password and auto-fill sync in latest update

Chrome 26 for Android hits the stable channel, also brings improved performance and bug fixes Google Chrome for Android has hit version 26, bringing with it the ability to sync passwords and auto-fill data from the desktop browser. If you've been running the beta version of Google's browser then...
Android Central

Debug 11: Don Melton and WebKit

Don Melton, former Engineering Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, talks to Guy and Rene about open-sourcing Mozilla, building Nautilus, creating WebKit -- the rendering engine now used by the Android browser, Chrome browser, and ChromeOS -- teaching bears to dance, and cleaning cusses...
Chrome Maze

Turn the web into a phone-controlled 3D puzzle with Chrome's World Wide Maze

Google's Chrome Experiments are wacky technological showcases designed to demonstrate what's possible with a modern web browser. And the latest of these experiments is a doozy -- World Wide Maze lets you turn your favorite website into a 3D marble-based puzzle. To get started with World Wide Maze...
Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt: Chrome and Android to remain separate

With the recent news that Chrome boss Sundar Pichai will be taking over from Andy Rubin as head of Android, together with Android features like Google Now starting to show up in Chrome OS, there'd been speculation that the two platforms would eventually merge into one. Not so, says Google...
Chromebooks

Samsung, HP, and Acer Chromebooks coming to 6 new countries starting today

Turns out Australia getting access to the Samsung, HP, and Acer Chromebooks was just the tip of the international iceberg, Starting from today (March 19) folks in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands will be able to purchase one of the three best-selling Chromebooks without knowing...
Acer C7 Chromebook

Chromebooks now available Down Under

Two very popular Chromebooks, the Acer C7 and Samsung Series 3, went on sale today in Australia. Interestingly enough, Google will not be selling them directly to consumers online through the Play Store. The only way to pick these bad boys up is through one of the two exclusive Chromebook...
Android Central

Andy Rubin leaving the Android team, Chrome boss Sundar Pichai to take over

Google has announced today that Android founder and longtime leader Andy Rubin will be leaving the Android team to explore a "new chapter at Google." Larry Page posted the announcement on Google's Official Blog, which delved into how much Android has grown since its inception and under Rubin....
Super Sync Sports

Super Sync Sports makes Chrome sync between devices fun!

The latest Chrome Experiment out of Google shows off the power of sync between devices with a fun little game called "Super Sync Sports". Head to chrome.com/supersyncsports on your computer and g.co/super on your phone or tablet (Android 4.0 and above), enter the code to get them synced up and you...
Chrome update

Chrome for Android gets major update as ver. 25 graduates from beta

The stable version of Chrome for Android has received a major upgrade, from version 18 all the way up to 25 -- the version that was in beta until recently. Major changes include significantly improved scrolling performance, improved JavaScript and HTML5 processing speed and speedier pinch-to-zoom...
Linux on the Pixel

The Chromebook Pixel might be the new Linux ultrabook you're waiting for

After the announcement of the Chromebook Pixel yesterday, a lot of people were in love with the hardware, but thought the price tag was a bit high for a machine running Chrome OS. I'm in that camp as well. I think the hardware is mostly worth the price tag (a 256GB SSD would affirm that in a big...
Chromebook Pixel

The Chromebook Pixel is official, and available at Google Play for $1300

The Chromebook Pixel is real, and really expensive. It's been rumored for a few weeks, and just yesterday we heard from the WSJ and one of their people close to the matter about a touchscreen Chromebook, but Google took all doubt away a few minutes ago and put the Pixel up for sale at Google Play...
Android Central

Chrome Beta for Android updated, actually pretty speedy now

Google has once again updated the Chrome beta channel for Android, bringing the pre-release browser up to version 25.0.1364.74. The new update fixed compatibility issues with the Samsung Galaxy S2, while addressing the long-standing beta bug that caused the tap disambiguation popup to appear more...
Android Central

Could Google be working on a unified messaging platform?

The screenshot above, while not Android, is extremely interesting regardless because of what it may be showing off. Posted by developer François Beaufort, what's seen here is a Chrome OS desktop with both a new notifications system and more interestingly a new app icon that we've never seen out of...

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