Category: Google

Opera Changes Its Mind, Will Use Blink Instead Of WebKit

By | April 4, 2013 | 38 Comments

Opera Changes Its Mind, Will Use Blink Instead Of WebKitTune in tomorrow when Opera switches to Trident.

It looks like Apple is about to lose a yet another contributor, at least in the long term. After Google’s announcement that they will be moving away from WebKit, Opera Software announced that they too will contribute and use Blink to power their web browsers.
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Google Plans To Ditch WebKit, Announces Blink

By | April 4, 2013 | 9 Comments

Google Plans To Ditch WebKit, Announces BlinkNo more vendor prefixes.

Now here is something that you won’t see very often. Yesterday, Google has announced its plans to “ditch” WebKit and develop their own rendering engine called Blink. Now, before developers get a heart attack, it should be noted that Blink (when it comes to standards) is pretty much a rebranded version of WebKit, at least for now.

So why do it at all? As explained by Adam Barth, the software engineer at Google, it’s all about reducing the complexity and simplifying your overall code base. In fact, it’s estimated that right off the bat they will be able to remove over 7,000 files with a total of 4.5 million lines in code, which says a lot.

Where all these complexities come from? According to Adam, “Chromium uses a different multi-process architecture than other WebKit-based browsers, and supporting multiple architectures over the years has led to increasing complexity for both the WebKit and Chromium projects.”
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Interview With Alexey Alyarov, WebRTC Advisory Board Member & Zingaya’s CEO

By | April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Interview With Alexey Alyarov, WebRTC Advisory Board Member & Zingaya’s CEO

Last week, we asked to submit your questions to Alexey Alyarov, the CEO of Zingaya and one of the WebRTC advisory board members.

Well, you asked, he delivered. Enjoy.
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Turn Your Favorite Website Into A 3D Maze Game

By | March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Who said that you need to wait till Friday to have some fun? Thanks to the latest experiment from Google, you can transform your favorite web site into a 3D maze game. The only requirement? You need to have a browser that supports WebGL, which isn’t a hard task to do.

Simply head over to the following page and enjoy yourself.

Chromebook Expands Its Market

By | March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Chromebook Expands Its MarketModels from Acer, HP and Samsung are coming shortly.

After being the top seller on Amazon for a total of 150 days, Google’s Chromebook is finally expanding to six new countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.

In addition to that, US buyers will start seeing these models far more often too as according to Google, Chromebooks will now be available in more than 1,000 Best Buy stores nationwide, up from 500 last year.

[Via: Engadget]

Google Now Coming To Chrome And Chrome OS

By | March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Google Now Coming To Chrome And Chrome OSNow here is something to get you excited.

According to the latest discovery by enthusiast François Beaufort, the search giant has added a new feature reference in the latest build of Chromium, which allows users to enable Google Now if they have access to the server data.

While the following feature is not yet publicly available nor is finished, it’s pretty clear where we are heading and we can’t wait to test it out. On a downside, Google Now integration will be coming to Chrome OS and the Windows version of Google Chrome only.
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Google And Opera Behind EU Antitrust Fine

By | March 7, 2013 | 6 Comments

Google And Opera Behind EU Antitrust FineIt looks like the browser ballot saga has yet to end as according to the latest report by Financial Times, Opera and Google are the companies that “informally provided the tip-off”, leading to the €561 million fine.

Following yesterday’s EU statement, Opera said that it was “happy to see that the Commission is enforcing compliance with the commitment, which is critical to ensuring a genuine choice among web browsers for consumers.” While Google refused to comment on the rulling.
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Google Patents Floating Google Chrome Menus

By | February 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

Google Patents Floating Google Chrome MenusInvolves touch sensitive housing.

Now here is an interesting patent application by the search giant himself. According to PatentBolt, Google has been granted a patent, which would make our life much easier.

Since today’s phones and tablets don’t have tons of hardware keys, navigating through the web involves a lot of hand movement as you have to reach the navigation bar, which is usually placed in the upper side of the screen.
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World’s Most Expensive Web Browser Revealed

By | February 22, 2013 | 9 Comments

If you are looking to impress some of your friends and Vertu products are out of your budget, then here’s a slightly less overpriced alternative: Chromebook Pixel.
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It’s Official: Opera Plans To Kill Its Own Layout Engine (Presto)

By | February 13, 2013 | 45 Comments

It's Official: Opera Plans To Kill Its Own Layout Engine (Presto)

Should have done that years ago.

After revealing Opera Ice, a WebKit based mobile web browser for Android and iOS, Opera Software today announced its plans migrate “most” of its upcoming browsers for smartphones and PC’s.
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