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Chrome for Android can now save up to 70 percent of your data with Data Saver mode

If you have a limited data plan or frequent slow networks, you already know how important it is to not waste data. Google's updated Data Saver mode on Chrome for Android will save up to 70 percent of your data and speed up your Web…
Computing

The Star Wars spoilers are strong, but the force is strong with this Chrome extension

Like Luke, this chrome extension is an unlikely hero that will protect you from the dark side of the Star Wars universe - spoilers!
Computing

New browser exploit tracks even the most paranoid web users

What if a malicious website owner could turn secure certificates against you, using them to track your trek across the web? Researcher Yan Zhu has shown how that could happen; try it out yourself.
Home Theater

How to watch Amazon Instant Video on Chromecast or Android TV

Amazon won't add Chromecast capability to its Instant Video app for Android, and they won't release an app for Android TV. But there's still a way to get that video on your TV, using your computer and a browser extension.
Web

Google cuts ‘OK Google’ voice search feature from Chrome because no one was using it

Shortly after the company announced that it would cut the notification center from its browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux, it was discovered that the “OK Google” voice detection feature was removed from Chrome 46, the latest version of…
Computing

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.