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Hugo Barra Leaves Google For Xiaomi Hugo Barra Leaves Google For Xiaomi

Earlier this year, Android boss Andy Rubin left his team to go join another department at Google. Now the Android team has lost another executive member, but he’s leaving Google for another company. All Things D reports that Hugo Barra, …

Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Tweak, Browser Gets Reset Button Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Tweak, Browser Gets Reset Button

Google announced a few updates to Chrome, including what the company is calling “smarter” omnibox suggestions. All Chrome users will start seeing omnibox suggestions that are based on the recency of sites they have visited. Google says this will resultin …

Yahoo Has A New Toolbar, And This Time It’s Even Available For Chrome Yahoo Has A New Toolbar, And This Time It’s Even Available For Chrome
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Yahoo announced today that it has launched a new version of the Yahoo Toolbar for web browsers. In addition to Firefox and Internet Explorer, for which Yahoo has offered a toolbar in the past, it is also now available for …

Companies Are Duking It Out Online For Consumers’ Hearts And Minds [Infographic] Companies Are Duking It Out Online For Consumers’ Hearts And Minds [Infographic]

Everybody is fighting to have you access the Internet on their hardware or software platforms. In fact, you may even call it a war. Some wars are more contested than others, but they’re all fighting to gain your favor at …

Google Tests New Touch Features In Chrome Google Tests New Touch Features In Chrome

Google’s Chrome Canary build, which is used for the testing of new features, now includes new touch features, such as slide-to-navigate and the ability to swipe left or right for back/forward while browsing the web. The Verge reports: Pinch-to-zoom also …

Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Adjustment Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Adjustment

Google announced some tweaks to Chrome’s beta channel today. The biggest change is to the omnibox, Google’s web address box, which doubles as a web search box. Google has made an adjustment to how recency plays into the search suggestions …

Gmail Brings Back Phone Calls Via Hangouts Gmail Brings Back Phone Calls Via Hangouts
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When Google recently transitioned Gmail’s chat feature to Hangouts, it got rid of voice calling, but Google announced that is back as part of Hangouts. In addition to that, calls to the US and Canada are free from all countries …

The New Opera Is Out Of Beta And Available On Windows, Mac The New Opera Is Out Of Beta And Available On Windows, Mac

Earlier this year, Opera said that it would be ditching its own rendering engine in favor of Google’s Blink. The new browser launched in beta in May, but now a final version is available for all who want to try …

Google Now Cards Feature Spotted In Chrome Google Now Cards Feature Spotted In Chrome
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It was a little surprising that Google Now coming to Chrome wasn’t one of the Chrome announcements Google made at Google I/O last month, but just because it hasn’t been announced doesn’t mean it’s far off. There have been rumors …

Google Kills Chrome Frame, Its IE Chrome-ifying Tool Google Kills Chrome Frame, Its IE Chrome-ifying Tool
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Google announced today that it is retiring Chrome Frame, its way of “chrome-ifying Internet Explorer”. It was a way to let developers get around the not-modern-enough IE of 2009. The plug-in left beta in 2011. Apparently Google considers Microsoft’s browser …

Check Out Cube Slam, Google’s New Experimental Chrome Game Check Out Cube Slam, Google’s New Experimental Chrome Game

Google revealed its latest Chrome experiment today. It’s a two-player game call Chrome Slam, and lets two Chrome users with web cams play a type of 3D Pong/air hockey-like game against one another, while looking at each others’ faces on …

Google Updates Chrome For iOS To 27 Google Updates Chrome For iOS To 27

A couple weeks ago, Google updated Chrome for Android with some new features, and indicated that an iOS update would be on the way. Today, Google launched that update. Chrome 27 for iPhone and iPad comes with improved voice search, …

Google Launches ‘Roll It’ Skee Ball Game For Chrome Google Launches ‘Roll It’ Skee Ball Game For Chrome

Google has introduced a new Chrome Experiment called Roll It. It’s essentially a skee ball game that you can control with your phone as you play on your computer. To play, you touch your phone’s screen to aim, and swing …

Google Is Adding In-App Payments To Chrome Via Google Wallet Google Is Adding In-App Payments To Chrome Via Google Wallet

The latest Chrome build includes in-app payments for Chrome packaged apps in a move that brings Google Wallet integration right to the browser. Google’s Fran├žois Beaufort said in a Google+ post (via TheNextWeb): Chrome is about to support In app …

The Chromium-Powered Opera Is Finally Here The Chromium-Powered Opera Is Finally Here

Opera made a big stink a few months ago when it was announced it was ditching its own Presto Web rendering engine in favor of Webkit. After Google announced it was ditching Webkit in favor of its own forked version …

Chrome Beta Gets Faster, Adds Notifications Chrome Beta Gets Faster, Adds Notifications

Google Chrome already holds the distinction of being one of the fastest, if not the fastest, browsers around. Now Google is working to make it even faster with the latest update to its Chrome beta client. Google announced that Chrome …

Google Publisher Toolbar Gets An Update Google Publisher Toolbar Gets An Update
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Google has launched a redesigned version of the Google Publisher Bar, the Chrome extension it launched last year for AdSense earnings and performance updates. “The Google Publisher Toolbar will continue to include the same popular functionality as before in addition …

Google Updates Search On Chrome For Android Google Updates Search On Chrome For Android

Chrome didn’t just get a major update on the desktop. Google has also updated Chrome for Android with some new features. Users will now see search queries in the omnibox, as opposed to the long search URL. This makes it …

Google’s New Conversational Voice Search Is Here (Kind Of) Google’s New Conversational Voice Search Is Here (Kind Of)
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UPDATE: When asked about the “Okay, Google” feature, Google’s Matt Cutts tells us, “I think that will take a little while longer, but Chrome updates move along quickly.” Update 2: While we should be able to expect the “hotwording” functionality …

Google TV Updates To Latest Version Of Android Google TV Updates To Latest Version Of Android

Google announced today that Google TV is being updated to the latest version of Android and Chrome. This is, of course, one of a slew of announcements out of the Mountain View company today, with Google I/O currently in full …

Google Aims To Simplify Mobile Shopping With ‘Instant Buy’ [Google I/O] Google Aims To Simplify Mobile Shopping With ‘Instant Buy’ [Google I/O]

According to Google, the abandonment rate of shopping carts on mobile is a whopping 97%. With that, they’re providing an HTML5 autocomplete function in mobile Chrome, and a new Google Wallet “Instant Buy” API to fill out info in three …