All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Chromium’

Google Answers Your Questions About Its New Blink Rendering Engine

After years of Chrome running on the WebKit rendering engine, Google announced earlier this week that it was moving to its own rendering engine. The new engine, named Blink, is a fork of WebKit, and will apparently not affect Web developers that much as Google transitions to the new engine. That being said, developers are going to have questions, and …

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Google Begins Work On Chrome’s New Rendering Engine

WebKit has been powering Google’s Chrome Web browser since its launch in 2008. Google says that “its flexibility, performance, and thoughtful design” made it an obvious choice for Chrome when it launched, but the modern Web and modern Chrome require something different. That something different is Blink. Google announced that it’s developing Blink, a fork of WebKit that will become …

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More Indication We’ll Soon Be Seeing Google Now In Chrome

It looks like we’re getting closer to having Google Now functionality in Chrome. Google released Google Now as part of Android last year when it launched the Jelly Bean version of the OS. Developer Fran├žois Beaufort points out rich templated notifications in a recent chromium build, sharing a screenshot. You can see the look of the notifications in the bottom …

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Calling All Hackers: Google Wants You To Break Chrome OS At Pwnium 3

Pwnium is the annual hacker competition where Google invites coders from around the world to find security holes in Google Chrome. That changes this year as Google wants hackers to break both of its Chromium projects. Google announced today that Chrome will be one of the browsers hackers can take on at the annual Pwn2Own Competition. This year’s competition is …

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Chrome To Get Even More Search-Friendly

One of the best parts about Chrome has always been the omnibox, and the ease with which searching the web is compared to browsers that came before it (though some have caught up in this regard now). Google has made additional search-related improvements to Chrome over the years – most notably the addition of Google Instant. But more search-friendliness is …

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Google Now Just Might Be Coming To Chrome

Google Now may soon be part of the Chrome web browser. A note was discovered on the Chromium (the open source project on which Chrome is based) site, indicating that such an integration is being buit. CNET, which points to the note (first spotted by Francois Beaufort), confirmed with Google that it is indeed working on this in an experimental …

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Google Has A New Cheap Chromebook For Your Consideration

The Chromebook was Google’s valiant attempt at pushing the Web as the next great operating system. It didn’t work out that well for them, but that could be attributed to the fact that tablets and smartphones are far more popular than laptops. Well, Google is going to try it again with a new Chromebook that has one distinct advantage over …

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ChromeDriver Tests Web Apps On Chrome

Google introduced the world to WebDriver back in 2009. It was a framework that provided automated testing of apps. While there was already an established webapp testing framework on the market in Selenium, the two technologies merged to create a single software that could handle all the rigamarole that comes from testing web apps. Google announced today the launch of

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Google: Meet The Web Platform

Computer science arguments are always the cutest things. Take for instance Alex Komoroske, product manager for the Chromium Project at Google. He had an argument with a friend over whether the Web platform, we can assume he means Chrome in this case, could compete with traditional development platforms. He was told to prove it and we can only assume Koromoske …

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Google Patches Chrome Flaw In 24 Hours

Yesterday we brought you news that Google had paid out $60,000 to Russian university student Sergey Glazunov for finding a security flaw in their Chrome browser. Glazunov, a participant in Google’s Pwnium contest, used a sandbox bypass to hack the latest version of Chrome running on a fully up-to-date Windows 7 PC. Google had offered a $60,000 prize to the …

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Google Chrome Hack Earns Student $60,000 At Pwnium

The Google Chrome Security Team made the offer to hackers the world over: come to CanSecWest security conference, have a crack at finding Chrome exploits, win $60,000 if you succeed. A part of the Chromium Security Rewards Program, the contest is Google’s open-invitation to hackers to help Google identify exploits in the Chrome browser, which is based on the open-source …

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