Google ChromeCast: $35 Potential Apple TV Killer Puts Apps on HDTV

This is the Google ChromeCast, a small device that puts music, movies and apps on your HDTV.

The new Google ChomeCast is a small device that plugs into the HDMI port on any HDTV to turn the TV into a connected Smart TV that can play YouTube, Netflix and other apps from any Android device and on any iPhone or iPad. This also supports the Chrome browser on any laptop. In short, […]

Google Makes Major Chromebook Push for Back to School Season

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In its ever escalating effort to unseat Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s Mac OS as the default operating systems for consumers, Google will bring its partner created stable of Chromebooks to more retailers soon. According to a post on the Google Chrome Blog, the company will bring the line of notebooks running its Chrome OS operating […]

Google Roll It Brings Skee Ball To Desktop & Mobile Chrome Browsers


Google’s latest Chrome campaign brings a version of skee ball to desktop and mobile browsers, complete with Wii-like motion controls. The game, called Roll It, is just like the classic skee ball arcade game though it takes up far less room. To play the game users just go to this website and follow the instructions. […]

Google: Users are Still Tech’s Largest Security Flaw


Members of Google’s security team believe that the company’s biggest security challenges still revolve around users themselves. That’s according to statements made by two of Google’s security experts and documented by CNET at Google I/O this past week. Eran Feigenbaum, the director of security for Google Apps, believes that users can help Google protect their […]

Racer Shows The Power Of Chrome On Smartphones & Tablets


Today at Google I/O Google discussed the power of its Chrome web browser, and to show everything the browser can do it put together a racing game that works across multiple devices. The game, called Racer, uses a number of web technologies to create a seamless slot racing game on any Android or iOS device […]

Will We See a $200 Android Notebook with Intel Atom on Monday?


Intel is set to announce its next-generation Atom processor, code named Bay Trail and based on the Silvermont architecture, come this Monday at its Santa Clara, California headquarters. The news may open up the tablet and computing market to new devices with a price tag as low as $200. Citing the usual sources familiar with […]

Will a Chromebook with All-Day Battery Life Appeal to You?


Intel’s power-boosting and battery efficient Haswell processor, to succeed the third generation Core i-series, may make Google’s Chromebook a lot more appealing as a laptop replacement. According to Kevin Tofel of Giga Om, the Internet search giant is looking to use Intel’s next generation Haswell processor in a future Chromebook, and references for Haswell has been […]

More Hints That Google is Planning a Chrome OS Tablet


Despite repeatedly insisting that Android is the only Google operating system that is meant for tablets, Google may be looking at introducing a Chrome OS-based tablet in the future. The company has recently made efforts to try to bridge the two form factors–tablets and the notebook form factor that Chrome is intended for. With the […]

Google Now May Come To Google’s Homepage

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Google may soon expand Google Now to all Google users by adding it to the Google homepage. Google Operating System found mentions of Google Now in the source code for a page that Google is in the process of testing. The code makes several references to Google Now, including lines that will introduce the user […]

Chrome for iPhone Gains Full Screen Mode, Printing Support

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A new update to Chrome for iPhone adds a few new features to Google’s browser, including the ability to see full screen websites on the iPhone and iPod touch. The new Chrome for iOS update lets iPhone and iPod touch users scroll up to hide the Omnibar, giving them more screen real estate for webpages. The […]

Google, Opera Dumping WebKit for New Blink Browser Standard


Google and Opera had announced that they will be moving their browsers away from the open source WebKit rendering standard to the new forked, Google-developed Blink standard in the future. The move would affect Google Chrome browser, Chrome OS, and the Opera browser. “This was not an easy decision,” Google writes in its blog. “We […]

Google Has No Plans to Merge Android and Chrome OS

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Despite the recent executive shake-up, Google has no plans to merge Android and Chrome OS at the moment. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told attendees at Google’s Big Tent event at India that Google will keep the two platforms separate for the foreseeable future according to The Verge. Schmidt said Android and Chrome OS are […]

Google Chrome VP Takes Over Android

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Today Google announced that Andy Rubin is no longer the head of Android, and that senior vice president of Chrome Sundar Pichai will take over the position. Now former head of Android Andy Rubin founded Android, Inc. which Google purchased in 2004. He became the head of the Android division at Google after the acquisition, […]

Touchscreen Chromebook From Google Reported for This Year


Following Microsoft’s lead of integrating touchscreens with many Ultrabooks and notebooks, it appears that Google may be introducing a touchscreen-capable Chromebook for a launch later this year. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is developing the technology right now and a release could happen sometime ‘later this year,’ citing the usual sources familiar with the […]

Google Working On Unified Messaging Solution?


Google is rumored to be working on a unified messaging client that would be used in Chrome OS and could potentially make its way to other platforms, including Android. The client, which is a pop-up from the notification tray inside Chrome OS, would unify notifications for Gmail, Google Voice, Google Talk, and Google Plus in […]

Tweetbot Adds Chrome, 1Password Browser Support

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A new update to Tweetbot gives users the option to open links in either the Chrome or 1Password browsers, giving users more choice over which browser they prefer to use. With the new update users can choose to open links in their timeline in any of the three browsers, and can even choose to open […]

Latest Chrome Internet Browser Test Version Adds Notification Center

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The latest builds of Chromium for Windows include a new Notification Center that could come to Chrome sometime in the future, according to The Next Web. Chromium is the open source project which shares much of the same code as Google’s Chrome browser, so features that appear in it will often come to the browser […]

Google Now Search Wiz Headed to Chrome Browser?


It looks like the Android-based digital and search assistant known as Google Now may be headed over to the web via Google’s Chrome browser. Thus far, Google Now has been an Android-specific feature being available for Android 4.1 devices and higher. The move would make Google Now become available to more users, including those on […]

Chrome for Android Will Match Version Number on Desktop in 2013


On a post on its own Google+ social network, Google has commented about the development of the Chrome browser on Android. One of the questions posed was when Chrome on Android would match the version number of Chrome on the desktop since the Android edition is now in build 18 while the desktop has Chrome […]