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Phone calls via Hangouts makes its triumphant return

Fear not telecommuters -- phone calls via Hangouts are coming in the next few days If you decided to take the plunge and move to Hangouts in your Gmail account or install the new Chrome extension, you might have noticed that the ability to initiate a phone call was missing. Unlike the Chat...
QuickOffice

Google brings Microsoft Office document editing to Chrome OS developer track

If you look back about a year ago, you'll be reminded that Google purchased the mobile office suite Quickoffice. We finally see the fruits of the purchase, but not exactly how everyone expected to see it. Using the Microsoft Office compatibility built into Quickoffice's document editing, users on...
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Google expands retail availability of Chromebooks to new store partners

Walmart and Staples in the U.S. to carry various Chromebook models With the somewhat quiet success of Chromebook sales through its original sales channels of Amazon and Best Buy continuing, Google announced today that it is expanding retail availability of the laptops to three times the number...
Chrome Canary for Mac

Notification Center settings in latest Chrome Canary for Mac

A way to shut off some of those Chrome Notification pop-ups finally lands on OSX Chrome Canary, the bleeding edge version of Chrome designed for ultra-early adopters, is a great platform to preview features that will be making their way into the Chrome stable channel some day. The Notification...
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Chrome for Android updated, brings full screen browsing

Full screen browsing and simpler searching highlight the changes in Chrome 27 for Android Chrome for Android has been updated to version 27 (27.0.1453.90 to be exact), bringing one of the most requested features along for the ride -- full screen browsing. In addition, other changes like simpler...
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Google Now style voice search now live in Chrome stable channel

Google Now voice search goes live in the latest Chrome desktop builds Ladies and gents, it's time to upgrade your Chrome browser. Google Now style voice search has just went live in the latest Chrome stable version for the desktop (Version 27.0.1453.93). As far as we can tell from playing around...
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Google I/O 2013 keynote recap

Missed yesterday's keynote and announcements? Here's a quick-fire look everything you need to know Google I/O 2013 kicked off at Moscone West in San Francisco yesterday, with keynote announcements from the Android and Chrome teams, as well as new features for Search and Maps, a re-vamped Google...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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