Category: Google Chrome

Energy Efficiency Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Google Chrome 26 vs. Firefox 21

By | June 6, 2013 | 16 Comments

Energy Efficiency Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Google Chrome 26 vs. Firefox 21Microsoft funded study confirms that IE is the best.

Back in 2011, we compared IE9 and its competitors to see which one consumes the least amount of power. Spoiler alert: Internet Explorer won and Opera lost heavily.

Well, guys at Fraunhofer Inc. decided to download Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome 26 and Mozilla Firefox 21 and do a study of their own.

Here are the results:
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Watch Livestream Of Two Google Chrome Events Later This Month

By | June 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

Watch Livestream Of Two Google Chrome Events Later This MonthBecause one is just not good enough.

Now here is something that you can add to your schedule later this week as well as next week. The search giant has recently announced two “Chrome Mobile” events but refused to share any additional details, at least for the time being.

However, this does not stop press from speculating and pointing the obvious. Yes, we are pretty sure these are Chrome for Android and iOS related events. See live stream video and counters below.
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HTML5: Google Rolls Out Another Chrome Experiment

By | May 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Following the awesome Google Racer experiment, the search giant has just revealed another game: Roll It.

What is it? Roll is a PC and phone combo where a phone is used to aim and roll the ball while the PC renders the result. It’s pretty fun and supports up to 3 players, check the video above to get a better idea.

Download Google Chrome 28 Beta

By | May 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

Download Google Chrome 28 BetaWith a notification center.

It looks like Google is getting even more aggressive with their releases as the last couple builds added more than just some minor improvements.

Starting with the build 28, you will no longer miss a thing as Google not only added a Notification Center but also constructed it in a way that will inform you about missed events even if a web browser is not running. Too intrusive? Don’t worry, you can chose what notifications to receive and what should be ignored.

And this is how it looks:
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Chrome Beta For Android Gets Google Translate Integration

By | May 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

Chrome Beta For Android Gets Google Translate IntegrationFrom desktop to mobile.

Now here’s a one real world issue that was just solved by Google’s engineers: foreign language web sites. Unlike with Chrome on desktop where you can instantly translate a web page, its mobile version always lacked a hassle free way to do so, up until now.

Staring with Chrome for Android 28.0.1500.21, a Google Translate bar will pop up whenever you visit a page that uses language other than the one that is set on your tablet or a phone.
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Download Google Chrome 27 Final

By | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Download Google Chrome 27 FinalGoogle Now is here.

As we wait for Blink, Google has released the stable version of Google Chrome 27. What’s so great about it? Well, minus minor performance enhancements and 14 security fixes, you can expect various Omnibox prediction improvements as well as improved spell correction.

In addition to that, GC27 includes conversational search that was demonstrated in the I/O conference earlier this month. Simply visit www.google.com and click on the microphone icon. Don’t feel like doing that? Well, this is what it looks like:
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Google Removes 8.8 Million Lines Of WebKit Code From Blink

By | May 21, 2013 | 6 Comments

Google Removes 8.8 Million Lines Of WebKit Code From Blink  Cuts rendering time from 4 seconds to 32 ms as well.

If you were wondering with how much of a fragmentation Google has had to put up with before switching to Blink, then Alex Komoroske, Chrome’s Open Web Platform product manager, might give you an idea.

During Google’s I/O conference, Alex shared that the Blink team has already removed 8.8 million lines of code from the original WebKit source, which is quite impressive.
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Google I/O 2013: Q&A With The Blink Team (Video)

By | May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have missed a portion of the Google’s I/O conference, there is noting to worry about as the search giant has since uploaded a bunch of videos, from the opening keynote to Blink’s Q&A session that can be seen in the video above. What is it all about? Blink’s progress, web font rendering improvements on Windows and a million other different things that you might be curious about.

Microsoft Nags Google’s “Chrome Everywhere” Video

By | May 16, 2013 | 5 Comments

Microsoft Nags Google's "Chrome Everywhere" VideoAnd the drama continues…

Back in March, Google has published a “Chrome Everywhere” video, which, as you might have guessed from the title, celebrates the availability of Google’s Chrome web browser on a pretty much every platform and form factor.

Well, it looks like Microsoft has a different idea and this is what it looks like:
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HTML5 Awesome: Google Racer

By | May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The web is so much better than it was just a few years ago (minus people that try to control it) and thanks to Google’s latest project, it went from great to awesome.
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