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Chromium Blog:
Google to end support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux in early 2018, stop surfacing them in the Chrome Web Store in the second half of 2017   —  We have always believed in making the open, interoperable web as strong as possible.  For a while there were certain experiences the web …
Aug 19, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Oracle asks for a new trial, claims Google failed to disclose Android app support for Chrome OS was coming when arguing why Android didn't harm Java SE market   —  Oracle is definitely not mad about losing in Oracle v. Google (again).  The multibillion dollar corporation is definitely …
Aug 17, 2016, 8:15 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome will block “behind the scenes” Flash content in September, make HTML5 the default for central content in December   —  Google has shared more details of its plan to replace Flash with HTML5 by default in Chrome.  In September 2016, Chrome will block Flash content …
Aug 9, 2016, 9:45 PMIn context
Mark Hachman / PCWorld:
Microsoft Edge is the only browser of the big four to play Netflix content at 1080p on Windows 10   —  Microsoft's bold claims about Edge turn out to be true.  —  If you want to watch true 1080p content on Netflix over your PC, you need to use Microsoft's Edge browser.
Jul 14, 2016, 3:45 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google tests a type of encryption in Chrome called Ring-LWE that could be immune to attacks from quantum computers   —  For anyone who cares about Internet security and encryption, the advent of practical quantum computing looms like the Y2K bug in the 1990s: a countdown to an unpredictable event that might just break everything.
Jul 7, 2016, 6:20 PMIn context
Adam Westlake / SlashGear:
Google adds built-in Cast option to Chrome 51 for desktop   —  One of the most handy features of Google's Cast television dongle is how easy it is to broadcast your Chrome browser tab onto a bigger screen.  That is, as long as you have the browser extension installed.
Jul 4, 2016, 8:35 PMIn context
Ben Lang / Road to VR:
Google adds WebVR and VR Shell to beta and dev versions of Chrome on Android, potentially allowing all websites to be viewed in VR   —  Google is working to add fully immersive browsing capability to Chrome, allowing users to browse any part of the web in VR, not just those sites that are specially built for VR.
Jul 1, 2016, 8:00 AMIn context
Yue Cai / Facebook Developers:
Facebook launches official Share and Save Chrome extensions and redesigns its web-embeddable Like, Share, and Follow buttons   —  Today, we're introducing several new ways for developers to help people improve their sharing and saving experience.  This includes two new Chrome extensions …
Jun 28, 2016, 1:20 PMIn context
Nate Swanner / The Next Web:
Facebook now has official Save and Share extensions for Chrome   —  Taking dead aim at Pocket, Facebook is releasing a ‘Save to Facebook’ extension for the Chrome browser as well as a new ‘Share’ extension.  —  Launched at F8 , the Save button lets you tuck articles away on Facebook to read later on.
Jun 28, 2016, 1:10 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers find Chrome vulnerability that may allow hackers to download videos from streaming sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime   —  For years Hollywood has waged a war on piracy, using digital rights management technologies to fight bootleggers who illegally copy movies and distribute them.
Jun 24, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context

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