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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

Google Chrome 29 Now Out As Stable

Google released their stable Chrome 29 web-browser on Tuesday.
20 August 2013 - Google Chrome 29 - 4 Comments

The State Of GSoC 2013 X.Org/Mesa/DRM Projects

For this year's Google Summer of Code with the X.Org Foundation, three of the developers working on interesting X.Org/Mesa/DRM are on track while one student developer already dropped out.
9 August 2013 - 25% Failed - 3 Comments

Google Chrome OS Developers Working On DRM Code

There doesn't appear to be much to get excited about right now, but it appears some Google developers working on Chrome/Chromium OS have begun working on some improvements to the Linux DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) kernel graphics drivers.
9 August 2013 - DRM Graphics Driver Code

Android AOSP Leader Quits Over Binary GPU Drivers

Google's maintainer of the Android Open-Source Project (AOSP), has quit the project out of being frustrated with the lack of open-source ARM GPU drivers. In particular, Google's flagship devices not working with the Android open-source project over no vendor-backed open-source graphics drivers.
7 August 2013 - Android Open-Source - 32 Comments

Google Details PNaCl Native Client LLVM Bitcode

Google has begun making public the details concerning their Portable Native Client (PNaCl) implementation.
31 July 2013 - PNaCl Bitcode

Google's Chromecast Already Exploited

Released this past week by Google alongside Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7 tablet was the Chromecast, a $35 device to essentially relay web-pages and video content from your PC or mobile device to an HDMI TV. The Chromecast has now been exploited so a root shell is accessible.
28 July 2013 - Google Chromecast - 21 Comments

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