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Google Gets Ready With VP9 Codec

Google is almost finalized with the VP9 codec, the successor to the increasingly-used VP8 codec.
10 May 2013 - Google - 38 Comments

Google Releases Linux Kernel Code For Google Glass

Google has done their initial GPL code dump for their modified version of the Linux kernel that powers their Google Glass head-mounted display.
29 April 2013 - Google Glass - 13 Comments

Adobe To Contribute To Blink Rendering Engine

Earlier this month Google announced the Blink rendering engine as a fork of the WebKit project. After announcing their WebKit fork, Opera confirmed their plans of moving to the Blink engine too. Two weeks later, Adobe is now saying they will contribute to Blink.
15 April 2013 - Google's Web Engine - 11 Comments

X.Org/Mesa/Wayland In GSoC 2013

While the X.Org Foundation and other projects under its umbrella like Mesa and Wayland benefited from Google's Summer of Code initiative for several years, last year it wasn't accepted to participate in GSoC 2012. The list of accepted organizations for GSoC 2013 was announced today and X.Org/Mesa/Wayland again isn't part of the acceptance list.
8 April 2013 - Google Summer of Code

Chrome 27 Beta: ~5% Faster, New HTML5 Inputs

There's some more interesting web-browser related news. Google has pushed out the beta of their Chrome 27 browser and it comes with several new user-facing features.
4 April 2013 - Google Chrome 27 - 23 Comments

WebKit Looks To Drop Google Code, V8, Skia

Following yesterday's announcement of Google forking the WebKit rendering engine to form "Blink" (also with the support of Opera), Apple developers working on WebKit are now looking to strip away Google/Chrome features from upstream WebKit.
4 April 2013 - Apple Developers - 23 Comments

Google Forks WebKit As Blink Rendering Engine

Just earlier today was word that Mozilla is developing Servo, a new web-browser engine, and now comes a similar action out of Google. The search giant announced this afternoon they are forking the WebKit code-base for their Chrome/Chromium web-browser to form the "Blink" engine.
3 April 2013 - Google Fork - 19 Comments

Google & MPEG LA Reach VP8 Agreement

MPEG LA will not be forming a patent pool to go after Google's "royalty-free" VP8 video format.
7 March 2013 - MPEG LA - 34 Comments

Google Unveils "Zopfli" Compression Algorithm

Google has announced Zopfli, a new general purpose data compression library that's open-source. Zopfli implements the Deflate compression algorithm that yields a smaller output size than previous techniques.
1 March 2013 - Google Zopfli - 9 Comments

Google Working On Android Based On Linux 3.8

Google recently opened up a public code repository that contains their experimental work to re-base Android off the recently released Linux 3.8 kernel.
27 February 2013 - Linux 3.8 Android - 17 Comments

Benchmarking The Google Nexus With Ubuntu

Tests are running full-speed this weekend on benchmarking the performance of the brand new Ubuntu Touch/Tablet Developer Preview with the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices. Here's a preview with some initial findings from performance testing these mobile ARM devices using Ubuntu Linux.
23 February 2013 - Benchmarking - 9 Comments

Google Designs Its Own Chrome Embedded Controller

Google engineers working on Chrome hardware have designed their own Embedded Controller (EC) that appears like it will end up in actual PCs and is open-source down to the firmware.
22 February 2013 - Google EC - 9 Comments

Google Declares Chrome 25 As Stable

Days after Mozilla released Firefox 19, Google has pushed its Chrome 25 web-browser into their stable channel.
22 February 2013 - Chrome 25 - 3 Comments

Google Pushes Linux Support For Chromebook Pixel

It was just earlier today that Google announced the Chromebook Pixel, a much-speculated device with a very high resolution display and high-end hardware running their Chrome OS operating system. Google has already begun pushing Linux kernel patches enabling support for this expensive Google notebook.
21 February 2013 - Chromebook Pixel - 17 Comments

Google Open-Sources C++ B-Tree Containers Library

Google has open-sourced C++ B-Tree, their C++ template library for implementing B-tree containers with similar interfaces to the standard STL map/set/multimap/multiset containers.
11 February 2013 - Google Containers - 4 Comments

Google Mainlines Linux Support For More Chromebooks

Google pushed out a patch-set on Friday for enabling mainline Linux kernel support for more of the devices found on modern Chrome OS notebooks.
2 February 2013 - Patches - 1 Comment

Google Formally Brings Native Client To ARM

With the Chrome 25 web-browser, Google is bringing Native Client (NaCl) support to the ARMv7 architecture. Native Client allows for "high performance" C/C++ code to be run within the web-browser.
23 January 2013 - Native Client ARM - 8 Comments

Google Wants LLVM To Mainline x32 ABI Support

The Google Native Client (NaCl) team is looking to upstream some of their LLVM changes such as support for Software Fault Isolation (SFI). As part of pushing forward the changes for Native Client in LLVM, they're also looking to see mainlined the x32 ABI support. X32 is the Application Binary Interface that looks to take advantage of common x86_64 CPU features like increased CPU registers and more instruction set extensions while using 32-bit pointers.
16 January 2013 - Google Native Client - 23 Comments

Chrome 25 Beta Supports The Web Speech API

Google released their first beta of the forthcoming Chrome 25 web-browser today. The prominent addition to this web-browser update is supporting the Web Speech API, a JavaScript API for web developers to tap speech recognition and speech synthesis capabilities into the web-browser, including text-to-speech output.
14 January 2013 - Chrome 25 Browser - 9 Comments

Collide: A Dead Google Project Now Open-Source

Google's canning their engineering efforts in Atlanta, Georgia this month. Their engineering staff is moving on, but as one last effort, they were allowed to open-source portions of their last project: Collide.
4 July 2012 - Collide - 2 Comments

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