Chrome will remove demanding ads that drain battery, data and system resources
Google will test the new ad behavior monitoring experiment on Chrome over the next few months before implementing it in August.
Chrome is getting a tab grouping feature to make your browser life easier
Tab grouping on desktop is already available on Chrome Beta and will start rolling out on all platforms via the stable channel starting next week.
Google Stadia
Stadia now supports 5.1 surround sound and on-screen keyboard in Chrome
Google Stadia has just received a new software update that will improve your gaming experience while playing on Chrome and more
Chrome OS now selectively installs web apps over Android apps
Chromebooks are good for web-based work and the availability of Android apps…
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Justice Department preparing Google antitrust investigation
The U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to launch an antitrust investigation against Google, according to several recent reports.
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Update: Google complies with EU Commission, will inform users of browser choices
Google will inform users about the choices for browsers they have on an Android phone, complying with a EU Commission decision from last year.
Microsoft could get rid of Edge on Windows 10 to use a Chrome-based browser
It seems that the end is near for Microsoft’s web browser as the company is apparently working on a substitute for Microsoft Edge
Google makes Play Store optional in Europe, will charge license fee
The company is still distributing Android OS, Google Search and Chrome to device makers for free. Apps like the Play Store and YouTube will start to cost.
Pixelbook
Google Pixelbook or Pixel Slate codenamed Nocturne benchmarked
The rumored upcoming Google Pixelbook, or Google Pixel Slate, with the codename Nocturne, has popped up in benchmarks revealing some specs.
European Commission Google
Google faces record fine (again) for gaming Android’s dominance in Europe [UPDATE]
Google has been fined more than €4 billion for tying up Android with its search and web services. We’ve updated this story with a statement from Google.
First Chrome OS tablet photographed at trade show with Acer logo and unknown specs
Acer is apparently preparing to release the world’s first Chrome OS tablet, and… that’s all we know for sure.
Google prototyping Article model viewer for AR and VR web experiences
As augmented and virtual reality take hold in more user experiences on the web, one of the ways Google wants to help is by introducing a model viewer.
Who gets an iPhone X for Christmas? | #PNWeekly 284
The ghosts of iPhones past, present and future make the rounds in our show today. From Secret Santas to batteries big and small, this is gonna be fun.
Microsoft is having none of cheeky Google Chrome Windows app
The Google Chrome app on the Windows Store was nothing but a sham in Microsoft’s eyes. What’s up with the fake browser from the real company?
Chrome Apps to die everywhere but Chrome OS
Already, the process has begun as non-Chrome OS instances of the Chrome Web Store are now losing the App section. Chrome OS itself? It has Android apps.
Android O picture-in-picture mode now works with video on Chrome
In our cursory test, Vimeo worked in this mode where you can pop out of Chrome to another app. Going live, though, Twitch didn’t work through Chrome.
Google could launch native Chrome browser adblocker ‘within weeks’, sources say
There may be no more need for third-party adblocking tool installation for Google Chrome soon enough, rumor has it.
More Android O features in active chatter
A list of bullet points and plenty of speculation as to where the next version of Android will go. But will all of these features land in May?
Chrome for iOS adopts Safari’s Reading List
Google’s web browser is up to version 57 on most platforms and is in the testing stages for iOS users. One feature comes off of Safari back from iOS 5.
Chrome for iOS gets code scanner
Chrome for iOS can now actually scan both QR codes and barcodes, actually. Why now? We don’t know, it probably should’ve happened sooner.
Google makes Chrome web page reloads significantly faster, especially on mobile
Never one to rest on its laurels, Google continues to improve the performance of the widely beloved Chrome web browser, mainly for mobile devices.
Samsung Chromebook Pro
Samsung Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus Hands-on: It’s not an S-Pen (Video)
Designed for Google Play, both the Samsung Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus sport a “pen”. Yes, it’s just a pen, not an S-Pen.
Third wacky Lenovo Yoga Book variant is in the works, complete with Chrome OS and Real Pen
Can’t decide between the Android 6.0-running and Windows 10 Lenovo Yoga Book models? Give it some time, and a Chrome OS convertible will also come.
Chrome Canary on Android exhibits far-off features
There is a beta version of Chrome on Android. Then there is the developer version. But this new one for the mobile OS is stuck in a coalmine.
Images of Chromecast Ultra show up, Chrome logo doesn’t
There isn’t much to look at if you’ve looked at previous Chromecasts. But there’s a different logo on the device and in the software than before.