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Google has begun making public the details concerning their Portable Native Client (PNaCl) implementation.
31 July 2013 - PNaCl Bitcode
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
While it shouldn't come as a surprise given the recent (accurate) leaks on the device, but Google unveiled today a new ASUS-manufactured Nexus 7 tablet. The new Nexus 7 has a higher resolution display and is powered by the just-announced Android 4.3 operating system.
24 July 2013 - Nexus 7 Tablet - 7 Comments
Google announced Android 4.3 this morning during their new Nexus 7 tablet launch event.
24 July 2013 - Google Android 4.3 - 1 Comment
The GNOME 3.9.4 development release was made available this week with many changes to its desktop stack ahead of the official GNOME 3.10 release in September. With this release, GNOME is in better shape when running with Wayland.
12 July 2013 - GNOME 3.9.4 - 12 Comments
Google has just enabled their new, royalty-free VP9 video codec within their Chromium / Chrome web-browser.
17 June 2013 - Chromium / Chrome OS - 54 Comments
This week's release of the Google Chrome 27 web-browser was made known by its faster load-times. While now in beta form, Chrome 28 will also bring greater speed improvements to Google's web-browser.
23 May 2013 - Google Chrome 28 - 4 Comments
Google has announced the release of their Chrome 27 web-browser, which most notably provides faster load times of web-pages.
22 May 2013 - Chrome 27 - 7 Comments
Google is almost finalized with the VP9 codec, the successor to the increasingly-used VP8 codec.
10 May 2013 - Google - 38 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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