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Stop in the name of battery life! Chrome beta automatically pauses Flash elements

An update to the Chrome beta now allows the browser to detect and intelligently pause Adobe Flash animations. This is said to significantly reduce power consumption, so it should help laptop users squeeze out those crucial extra few…

New Chrome extension from Google yells at nearby computers to transfer data

An experimental new extension from Google sends URLs between computers using sound, in a manner of speaking. Its application may be limited, but the effect is undeniably cool.

Google’s new Password Alert extension for Chrome guards against phishing

Google has released a new open-source extension for Chrome that's designed to guard users against phishing attacks by detecting forged logins and encrypting your credentials.

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…

Windows XP refuses to die, Google Chrome helps keep it on life support

In order to help protect Windows XP users from web based attacks, Google has decided to continue to provide security updates for its Chrome browser on the operating system until the end of 2015, and possibly beyond.

Are Chrome OS desktops useful, or toys

Chrome OS is coming to desktops ranging from the $100 Asus Chromebit to HP's powerful Core i7 Chromebox. Are these systems a viable alternative to a Windows PC, or does Google have its head in the clouds?

Asus announces $100 Chromebit stick PC

Asus and Google plan to appeal to schools and businesses with the Chromebit, a stick PC that will reportedly retail for around $100. It includes a Rockchip quad-core processor and runs Chrome OS.

Speed up Chrome and save bandwidth with Google’s new Data Saver extension

Google brought its bandwidth-saving Data Saver extension to Chrome this week, which should be a boon for those with poor connections.

Google rolls out security improvements to help flag up malicious websites

Google's continuing efforts to improve online safety for Web users include the roll out this week of a bunch of security improvements for Chrome, Search, and ads.

Watch out, Chrome, there are two new browsers in town!

The Chrome browser has dominated market share for years, but now two fresh faces, Spartan and Vivaldi, are rising to challenge it. Do these alternatives have a chance, or is Google's grizzled veteran prepared for their attack?

Yahoo prompts users to “upgrade” to the new Firefox

What does your choice of browser say about you? A month after Yahoo and Mozilla signed a partnership deal, Yahoo has started plugging Firefox on some of its most high-profile sites.

Google brings Chrome browser to the 21st century with 64-bit Mac OS X support

Google's Chrome, the second most used desktop browser in the world, has just received a major update, with 64-bit support for Mac OS X added in the mix.