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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 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 - Add A Comment
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 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 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
Chrome 20 Takes Over Adobe Flash On Linux

Google's Chrome web-browser reached version 20 yesterday and for Linux users this marks the point that the web company has taken over Flash Player support on Linux from Adobe using its PPAPI implementation.

27 June 2012 - Flash - 65 Comments
Collabora Keeps Pushing PulseAudio For Android

Arun Raghavan while working for Collabora has made additional progress in his porting of the PulseAudio stack to Android. He has made progress in replacing Google's AudioFlinger audio subsystem with the once-controversial PulseAudio.

30 April 2012 - PulseAudio - 13 Comments
The Most Interesting GSoC 2012 Projects

Google has published their list of accepted projects for this year's Google Summer of Code. Here's a list of some of the most interesting projects that the student developers will be attempting.

24 April 2012 - Summer of Code - 11 Comments
Google Code-In 2011 Accomplishments

Google's 2011 Code-In, which is a winter program similar to their Summer of Code, ended earlier this month with many contributions to some leading open-source projects.

30 January 2012 - Not-GSoC - 7 Comments
PulseAudio Ported To Android, Compared To AudioFlinger

A developer at Collabora has brought PulseAudio to Google's Android operating system. In the process of this port he has closely compared the performance and features of the once-notorious PulseAudio stack to that of Google's AudioFlinger.

16 January 2012 - Mobile PulseAudio - 40 Comments

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