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Google kills the Chrome browser’s notification center after discovering no one uses it

Blaming a lack of usage, Google has announced plans to remove the notification center from the Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of its Chrome Web browser in the software's next release.
Computing

Google’s OnHub router is actually a Chromebook in disguise

A team of determined hackers have been able to root the Google OnHub, which means that you might one day be able to load your own custom software onto the router and tailor it to suit your needs.
Web

This string of 16 characters will crash Chrome

Following on the heels of news that hacking Android Lollipop is as easy as typing a long string of characters comes word that a string of 16 characters can crash Google’s Chrome web browser -- and you don’t even have to type it into the…
Web

Google will automatically pause Flash ads and videos in Chrome starting Sept. 1

Google is joining the ranks of companies sounding the death knell of Adobe’s Flash: The company announced that it will automatically pause Flash content in its Chrome browser starting Sept. 1.
Computing

How to add, disable, and remove apps in Chrome OS

Chrome OS may be built around a web browser, but it still supports extensions and locally installed applications. Managing them is thankfully simple, once you know how.
Computing

Discover your Chromebook’s hidden features with these 5 tips 1:55

Chrome OS is basically just a web browser in a fancy wrapper, but it has some hidden depths to explore. Here are five tips to help you make the most of it.
Mobile

Your smartphone or laptop battery could be used to track you, researchers say

Using the Battery Status API, researchers discovered that websites can track you by gathering battery life information from your smartphone or laptop battery even when you're behind a VPN or corporate firewall.
Mobile

Google links iOS users directly to third-party apps from search and adds auto answer

Google has added new functionality to both its Google App and Chrome App search results. Users will begin to see integration of third-party iOS apps in Chrome results, as well as auto-answer search queries.
Computing

Google needs to go back to the drawing board, as Password Alert is hacked in 24 hours

Not even a day after Password Alert's release, security researcher Paul Moore has busted straight through Google's attempt to protect our passwords from phishing attempts that use Gmail logins to hook unsuspecting users.
Mobile

Peer into the future of Chrome with the developer version, now available on Android

As of today, the Dev channel for the Chrome browser is available in the Google Play Store. This version of the browser is a peek into the future of Chrome, where new features are tested before they’re deemed fit for consumption by the…
Web

Hilarious Chrome extension adds a Conchita Wurst beard to all faces in your browser

Once you've the extension switched on in your browser, Wurstify will use facial recognition algorithms to detect all the faces on any webpage you visit. Once it finds a face, it will instantly superimpose a realistic Conchita Wurst beard…
Computing

Google releases Chrome 42 into the stable channel

Google announced the release of Chrome 42 to the stable channel on April 14. The updated version of the browser is now available on Windows, Mac and Linux. Notably, it has 45 security fixes, which were resolved with help from external…