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Chrome browser may soon be much more like Chrome OS

Chrome browser may soon be much more like Chrome OS

Account switching in the Chrome browser can be a bit of a pain. Log off, log in, or find your way through the settings muck. However you do it, it’s not easy for households with multiple users. A new feature in Chrome Canary, a deep precursor to the Chrome browser you might be using, suggests Google is going to put account management front and center.

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Google Hangouts native Chrome update may look like Chat Heads

Google Hangouts native Chrome update may look like Chat Heads

Watch out, Facebook Messenger lovers, some more circular heads for chatting may be coming your way soon. What we’re seeing this afternoon is a leak of what appears to be an update for Google Chrome, the web browser, which integrates Hangouts for chat natively. That means no more plugins.

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Google makes Material homescreens of Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google makes Material homescreens of Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Given Google’s most recent modifications of Docs, Sheets, and Slides, you’ll be encouraged to use one or all of the collection as your ever-rotating homepage. When you visit any of the three services now with google.com/docs, /sheets, or /slides, you’ll find an entirely different arrangement than you’re used to.

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Extension made by 16 year old tracks political contributions

Extension made by 16 year old tracks political contributions

Have you ever wondered why a politician may be saying something? The term “follow the money” is sometimes useful advice, and if that’s your train of thought — you should check out this browser extension. Greenhouse gives you the campaign contributions of any politician just by hovering over their name.

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Why Chrome browser on Windows eats batteries like crazy

Why Chrome browser on Windows eats batteries like crazy

If you're a dedicated Chrome user and have noticed your Windows laptop plunging into an earlier death than normal, then you may very well blame a "feature" that was introduced way back in 2010. Though that feature made sense in a day and age when browser plugins, Java applets, and Flash dominated the Web, Chrome's high-performance system tweaking has now become a liability that Google doesn't seem to be keen on addressing quickly.

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‘Project Athena’ aims to revamp Chrome OS

‘Project Athena’ aims to revamp Chrome OS

Material Design is Google’s new path forward for Android, but it might also be making its way to Chrome OS. A screenshot of an OS redesign called ‘Project Athena’, shared by Chrome evangelist Francois Beaufort, hints at some very mobile features coming to the desktop.

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Chrome for iOS updated, almost supports Chromecast

Chrome for iOS updated, almost supports Chromecast

Google has updated their iOS version of Chrome, bringing it to version 36. Among the alterations noted in the changelog are Chromecast support — sort of. The language is a bit fuzzy, and doesn’t really add up to iOS support for Google’s dongle at all.

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Chromecast now mirrors your smartphone’s screen

Chromecast now mirrors your smartphone’s screen

Google’s Chromecast now has the ability to mirror your smartphone or tablet’s display instantly. First announced earlier this year at Google I/O 2014, Screen Mirroring will allow you to show whatever you’ve got on your small device on the screen of your television.

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Try Chrome and Firefox in VR now with Oculus and Cardboard

Try Chrome and Firefox in VR now with Oculus and Cardboard

Welcome to the wide open door of the internet, Virtual Reality, it’s nice to see that you’ve finally arrived. This week both Mozilla and Google are speaking about their efforts to bring a "VR-Engabled Browser" to the universe, one that’d allow the whole web to be visualized with virtual reality goggles like Oculus Rift.

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Google: Chrome apps must work offline by end of year

Google: Chrome apps must work offline by end of year

Chrome apps are easy to use, but you might have an issue or two with your sin the near future. Google has changed their apps program for Chrome a touch recently, blocking all apps downloaded outside of the Web Store. Now the company is depreciating legacy packaged apps, which might be what you’re using when you open up a Chrome app.

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Chrome for Mobile revamped: Multi-tasker integration, more

Chrome for Mobile revamped: Multi-tasker integration, more

Chrome for Mobile is getting a refresh, with Google announcing that there are now over 300 million active users this year, a tenfold increase. The reworked app uses Google's new Material Design language, but with a speed increase too. Meanwhile, there's also integration with the new multi-tasker UI.

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Verizon ends data for Chromebook Pixel, Google covers up

Verizon ends data for Chromebook Pixel, Google covers up

Chromebook Pixel owners who purchased the LTE model did so with the implicit understanding they’d get two years of LTE data from Verizon the day they activated the data plan. A year in, those customers are seeing their free data vanish. Verizon and Google have conflicting impressions of what has been going on, with Google taking steps to cover their tracks on the matter.

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