Google Is Sneaking Chrome OS Into Windows 8's "Metro" Mode

It was one thing when Google's Chrome apps managed to break out of the browser and become real offline apps, but clearly that is not Google's real long term play. The most recent update to the developer version of Google Chrome basically runs Chrome OS inside of Windows 8. Read More >>

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Uh Oh, Chrome's Incognito Mode Is Broken on iOS 7

Better be careful what you search for on your iPhone. Chrome's incognito mode on iOS 7 is leaky, and your embarrassing searches might not be as safe as you thought. Read More >>

Wave to Wake Your Android Tablet? Google Buys Motion Control Gurus Flutter

Fancy ditching finger swipes or mouse clicks all together when using your tablet or laptop? Google wants to help -- they've just bought motion control specialists Flutter, meaning hands-off controls will likely be coming to Android devices. Read More >>

Google+ Now Works as a Serious Photo Editor (If You Use Chrome)

Google+ is now rolling out many of the image adjustment tricks included in its Auto Awesome feature as manual tools—if you use the right browser. Read More >>

Google's Chromebooks Are Finally Getting Grown-Up Guts

Chromebooks aren't known for being the beefiest machines out there, but they're getting some hot new guts. Google just dropped the news that there are Chromebooks on the way rocking Intel's new 4th generation CPUs, bringing serious computing power and better battery life to the table. Read More >>

Arcade Fire Pulls the Bizarre Interactive Chrome Video Stunt Again

This image is taken from an arty internet thing called Just a Reflektor, a new, animated browser film experiment from the Arcade Fire people, produced by web video tech specialist Vincent Morisset. Read More >>

Google's Chrome Apps Have Finally Escaped Their Browser Prison

Up until now, Chrome's Web Apps have been trapped in your browser, living with the rest of your internet like glorified tabs. Well, Google's putting an end to that today. A new breed of Chrome Apps is here, and they live on your desktop. Read More >>

Google Chrome's Insanely Open Password Security Strategy

Chrome does something interesting when you first run it. The other day, I was using Chrome in development for an Ember.js app. I use Safari for day-to-day browsing, but it has a habit of aggressively caching files when I least expect it, so from time to time I switch to Chrome. Read More >>

Genius New YouTube Feature Could Fix Your Browser's Most Annoying Habit

YouTube just added a simply little feature you'll wonder how you ever lived without. YouTube tabs that are playing video now show a little play icon so you can tell which one of your bajillion tabs is making noise in the background. I'm so happy I could cry. Read More >>

Google Chromecast Review: A Little Dongle With Big Potential

Over the past few years, manufacturers have been packing more and more features into their televisions — from 3D pictures to web browsing — in an industry-wide arms race to differentiate. It hasn't added up to much more than bloat. Google Chromecast offers relief in the form of a little dongle that puts whatever's on your laptop, phone, or tablet on your television. For cheap. Read More >>

TweetDeck Just Got Worse and Twitter Blames Google

If you're a heavy TweetDeck user—we are bloggers, and thus, we are heavy TweetDeck users—you might've noticed that notifications got way crappier this week. It turns out, it's not Twitter's fault, it's Google's. Hmph. Read More >>

The Many Ways in Which Google Is Trying to Take Over the World

The answer to that question invariably depends on your worldview. Google is a pretty big company, with projects ranging from its core advertising business in AdSense to digital cartography in Google Maps to futuristic consumer technology like Google Glass. There are also a host of other products Google's working on that you've probably never heard of. (Did you know Google's in the energy trading business? It's true!) But it's hard to comprehend the scale of the situation without a running list of everything Google's doing these days. That list is below, for your perusing pleasure. And remember; this is just the stuff we know about. Read More >>

All Those Open Browser Tabs Really Are Killing Your Laptop's Battery

There's a tonne of info on the web. You're never going to read it all, but you want to, so your browser has fistfuls of open tabs waiting for that rainy day when you'll want to read a two-month-old article that's no longer relevant to anything. But have you ever wondered what all those tabs are doing to your battery life? Wired's Rhett Allain did, so he measured it for Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Read More >>

What's Google Got to Show on July 24th?

Google's holding a rather low-profile tech industry brunch on July 24th, which will be hosted by new Android boss Sundar Pichai. Will it be announcing the new Nexus 7, the official arrival of Android 4.3 or something else? Read More >>

Chrome 28 and its New Rendering Engine and Rich Notifications Now Live

This month's hot new browser blockbuster is Chrome XXVIII, with Google's web team now making the 28th major version of its ever more popular browser live for all mainstream users. Read More >>


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