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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

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 - 66 Comments

Google's Linux Video Acceleration API: VAVDA

For those that haven't heard, for Google's Chrome web-browser and ChromeOS operating system, they have their own Linux video playback acceleration API.
1 June 2012 - Hmmm - 27 Comments

Google's Chromium Running On Wayland

The Chromium web-browser is back to running on Wayland.
4 May 2012 - Chromium - 10 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

Android As A First Class Citizen To Linux Kernel

Greg Kroah-Hartman was asked today during a panel he was moderating at the 6th annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit about Google's Android on the mainline Linux kernel.
3 April 2012 - It's There - 10 Comments

Multi-GPU, Remote Wayland Might Be Summer Work

There's a chance we might see multi-GPU and remote support heading to Weston / Wayland this summer.
16 March 2012 - Google Summer of Code

Chrome Plays Around With More GPU Acceleration

Google's Chrome web-browser is now up to version 18 beta and this latest release features greater GPU acceleration to speed-up your web-browsing experience, but there's a few caveats.
10 February 2012 - Google Chrome - 8 Comments

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