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Chrome 32 Has New Tab Indicators, Better Performance

Google has updated their Chrome web-browser with a variety of new features and improvements as part of their v32 stable release.
14 January 2014 - Google Chrome 32 - 4 Comments

Ozone-Wayland Continues Rising High

The Ozone-Wayland sub-project for Google Chromium support on the next-generation Linux display server continues to be pushed ahead with improved and new features by Intel open-source developers.
4 January 2014 - Chromium Support

Intel, NVIDIA To Support Google's VP9 Codec

Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week in Las Vegas, Google has managed to rope in a large number of hardware vendors ranging from ARM to NVIDIA that will be begin supporting VP9 hardware acceleration in Google's push for VP9 to dominate the Ultra HD / 4K space.
2 January 2014 - VP9 Codec - 30 Comments

Google Joins Board Of Open Invention Network

Google has announced today that they have joined the board of the Open Invention Network, the organization that tries to protect open-source software via a patent cross-license for Linux and related open-source technologies.
18 December 2013 - Open Invention Network

ECMA Is Working On Standardizing Google's Dart

ECMA International has formed a technical committee to work on a standard specification for the Dart web programming language that's developed by Google as an alternative to JavaScript.
13 December 2013 - Dart Programming - 21 Comments

Google Go 1.2 Brings Minor Language Changes

Google's developers working on the Go programming language have announced the stable 1.2 release. The Go 1.2 release features some minor language changes but also performance improvements and continued work on their tooling.
2 December 2013 - Go 1.2 - 1 Comment

Libvpx 1.3.0 "Forest" Supports VP9. New Enhancements

A Phoronix reader pointed out this morning that a new VPX library release went under our radar earlier this month. What's special about the libvpx 1.3.0 release is that it supports Google's VP9 codec in a backwards compatible way.
28 November 2013 - VP9 Backwards Compatible - 4 Comments

Chrome 32 Beta Has A Vibration API, Animated WebP

The Google engineers working on the Chrome/Chromium web-browser have released the beta to the upcoming version 32 release.
21 November 2013 - Chrome 32 Beta - 37 Comments

Google Shows Off Nice Performance On SPDY

Four years after Google announced the SPDY experimental Internet protocol, there's a new blog post by Google engineers trumpeting their accomplishments with SPDY forming the base of the HTTP/2 protocol, numerous web-browsers supporting the protocol, etc.
20 November 2013 - SPDY Protocol

Google Announces Dart 1.0 Web Apps SDK

Google has announced the release of Dart 1.0, their first major stabilized SDK release for having an open-source cross-browser toolkit for developing web applications.
14 November 2013 - Google Dart 1.0

GNOME 3.10.1 Brings Desktop Fixes

The first point release to the GNOME 3.10 desktop was released today.
18 October 2013 - GNOME 3.10.1 - 1 Comment

Linux Won't Get Aura UI Stack Until Google Chrome 33

While Google's Chrome 32 web-browser will feature the Aura UI stack from Chrome OS, the Chrome desktop web-browser on Linux won't get the GPU-accelerated interface until one version later.
16 October 2013 - Chrome Aura - 35 Comments

Chrome 31 Lands Portable Native Client (PNaCl)

Chrome 30 was just made stable this week but Google has already released the Chrome 31 Beta. There's several user-facing changes for Chrome on Android while in the desktop version the major change is the arrival of Portable Native Client.
3 October 2013 - Chrome 31 Beta - 4 Comments

Google Web Designer Comes To Push Along HTML5

Google announced this week the debut of their Web Designer project, which is a WYSIWYG editor/designer for creating HTML5+CSS3 content to compete with Adobe Flash in the realm of rich media experiences on the web.
3 October 2013 - Flash Competitor - 17 Comments

Google Chrome 30 Lands As Stable

Version 30 of Google's Chrome web-browser is now deemed stable for Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms.
1 October 2013 - Chrome 30 - 4 Comments

GNOME 3.10 Has Been Officially Released

The good news this week besides the continued Valve Linux news and other great things this week is the release of GNOME 3.10.
25 September 2013 - GNOME 3.10 - 20 Comments

New Haswell-Based Chromebooks Unveiled

Aside from the Intel Bay Trail unveiling today, exciting news out of the Intel Developer Forum today is a set of new Chromebooks thanks to Google and their partners. Being at IDF, these are Intel-based devices and using the latest-generation Haswell CPUs.
11 September 2013 - Haswell Chromebook - 8 Comments

Google To Bring New Packaged Chrome Apps To Linux

For celebrating the fifth birthday of Google's Chrome project, the search giant has today unveiled "For your desktop" Chrome Apps that work from the desktop. Initially this new generation of Chrome Apps is for Chromebooks and Windows, but Linux support is coming soon.
6 September 2013 - Google Chrome Apps - 23 Comments

"Atomic Display Framework" Shown For Linux

A Google developer has released code to a new Linux kernel project: ADF, the Atomic Display Framework. This kernel framework came about as the developer was experimenting with KMS and Android.
29 August 2013 - By Google - 11 Comments

Chrome 30 Beta Delivers More Android Features

Just days after Google stabilized Chrome 29, the company has released their first beta of the Chrome 30 web-browser and with it comes new features, but mostly for Android mobile users.
22 August 2013 - Chrome 29 - 3 Comments

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