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James Vincent / The Verge:
Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium has an absurd 4K display   —  Sony has unveiled its new lineup of Xperia smartphones, and this year's headline model is the Xperia Z5 Premium.  Available in chrome, black, and gold, the Z5 Premium looks undeniably luxurious, and the company claims its 5.5-inch 4K display is a first for a smartphone.
Sep 2, 2015, 11:00 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome 45 launches with new developer features, automatically pauses less important Flash content, like ads   —  Google today launched Chrome 45 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, with some expected changes and new developer tools.  You can update to the latest version now using …
Sep 2, 2015, 7:55 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla will drop RC4 encryption in Chrome, Edge, IE, and Firefox next year   —  Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla all made the same announcement today: They will drop support for the RC4 cipher in their respective browsers.  Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer …
Sep 1, 2015, 6:30 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome will start automatically pausing less important Flash content on September 1   —  Google has been working with Adobe to make Flash content more power-efficient in Chrome.  In March, a setting was introduced to play less Flash content on the page, but it wasn't turned on by default …
Aug 28, 2015, 1:30 PMIn context
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Latest Chrome Dev build now keeps media from autoplaying in background tabs   —  Background audio from a video or ad that starts playing in a tab you're not using is arguably one of the most annoying experiences in modern web browsing.  Slowly but surely, web browsers have started to recognize …
Aug 27, 2015, 7:05 PMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
IDC: US desktop, laptop, tablet and 2-in-1 computer sales in education grew 33% YOY in 2014, with Chromebook sales up 310% to 3.9M, iPad sales down 6.9% to 2.7M   —  Chromebooks Gaining on iPads in School Sector  —  As school districts across the country increasingly invest in technology for their students …
Aug 22, 2015, 5:00 PMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google seeks to push Chrome OS into businesses with Dell Chromebook 13 that starts at $399, with new management, virtualization tools   —  With Dell's help, Google pushes Chrome-based laptops beyond budget buyers  —  Google's challenger to Microsoft Windows has found a successful niche in schools.
Aug 13, 2015, 6:35 PMIn context
Allison Pohle / Boston.com:
Facebook rescinded Harvard student's internship after he revealed privacy flaw, created Chrome extension to map people's locations when they used Messenger   —  Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws  —  Three months ago, Harvard student Aran Khanna …
Aug 12, 2015, 9:30 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Launches New Site To Showcase Experimental Open Source Apps For Android And Android Wear   —  Google launched Android Experiments today, the mobile apps counterpart to its Chrome Experiments site.  —  Just like with Chrome Experiments, the idea behind Android experiments is to showcase apps …
Aug 12, 2015, 12:10 PMIn context
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Microsoft Edge review: Windows finally has a good browser   —  For two decades, the default web browsing experience in Windows has been Internet Explorer.  Over the years, Microsoft's home-built browser became bloated, insecure, confusing to use, and just plain hated by many users.
Aug 2, 2015, 10:35 PMIn context

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