Google announced today the release of the Chrome 42 Beta web-browser build.
Google has finally unveiled a new Chromebook Pixel! This high-end Chromebook starts at $999 USD and packs an Intel Core "Broadwell" processor with a HiDPI screen and up to 12 hours of battery life.
Google is going to be open-sourcing SageTV, the proprietary DVR/HTPC software Google acquired back in 2011.
A few days ago it appeared Google began requiring new versions of the Linux kernel for Chrome/Chromium but now that it appears Google intends to continue supporting older versions of the Linux kernel but they've been hitting a bug.
Released this past week was Chrome OS 41 and besides having improved WiFi stability, updates to the guest mode wallpaper, and other changes, some Chrome OS devices have been updated to Google's new "Freon" graphics stack. Freon further removes X11 dependencies from Google's world and will yield performance improvements in the future. Freon isn't based directly on Wayland nor Mir.
Those using the bleeding-edge version of Google's Chrome/Chromium web-browser are discovering you need to be using a relatively new version of the Linux kernel to avoid issues.
For student developers looking to do some summer coding, the list of accepted organizations for Google's 2015 Summer of Code initiative has been published.
In a Chromium blog post today, Google is saying goodbye to the SPDY protocol in favor of HTTP/2.
While Chromium is usually quick to advance technology-wise and the Chrome/Chromium developers tend to be caring toward Linux, the support for HiDPI displays with the web-browser on Linux appears to be in bad shape.
For those frustrated by the current lack of hardware supporting VP9 encode/decode and the slow decode speed when playing back VP9 content on the CPU, improvements are coming.
Google's Chrome web-bowser is now up to version 41 in beta. This newest Chrome beta brings several new developer features.
Google's Chromium team is making it easier to modify the software stack of your Chromebook, boot a Linux distribution from a USB drive, and carry out other tasks.
Google's web browser developers have announced the beta release today of Chrome/Chromium 40.
Google is moving towards the final steps in eliminating Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) plug-in support from the Chrome/Chromium web browser.
Google's Chrome web browser reached version 39 on Tuesday in its stable channel for all supported platforms.
Google's Go programming language is five years old and now they've found it time to abandon Mercurial as their revision control system in favor of Git and moving to GitHub.
BlinkOn3 took place this past week in Mountain View as the latest conference focused on Blink, Google's web rendering/layout engine fork of WebKit.
Google's Go language implementation is now in beta for the upcoming 1.4 major release.
Surprising a lot of readers a few days ago was word that Google was dropping support for EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 file-systems from its file manager within the Linux-based ChromeOS. Now, after receiving a lot of criticism, Google is adding back the support for these common Linux file-systems.
Google has out a slew of announcements today concerning Android and its Nexus product line.
For the past year Google developers have been looking at dropping support for EXT* file-systems from ChromeOS while only today it's making the rounds on the Internet and of course Linux fans are enraged.
It's been a while since last hearing anything from Tiago Vignatti out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center in Brazil but the Wayland-focused developer has recently been working on Ozone-GBM, a new target for this abstraction layer used by Google's Chrome/Chromium web-browser.
The latest beta release of Google's Chrome/Chromium web browser is now available with new features.
Google will begin warning users when accessing HTTPS sites whose certificate chains are using SHA-1, due to this cryptographic hash algorithm being weak.
Google released Chrome 37 as stable on Tuesday and with this update comes more fixes and other improvements.
This week at LinuxCon North America in Chicago is a presentation by Google's Marc Merlin that's entitled "Why you should consider using btrfs, real COW snapshots and file level incremental server OS upgrades like Google does." The presentation does a good job at looking at the state of Btrfs on Linux and comparing it to ZFS.
Going back for a few years it's been possible to play Netflix movies on Linux using some hacks like with running Microsoft Silverlight on a modified version of Wine. More recently, Pipelight has been working out well as a easy-to-use solution for getting Netflix movies to play on Linux web-browsers, albeit it's still not a native experience. Fortunately, times are quickly changing.
Google has put out the first beta of their Chrome 37 web-browser for all major platforms.
Google this morning announced their latest initiative: Project Zero, an effort to improve web security for everyone.
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