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Heartbleed test extension keeps hacker bug at bay

Heartbleed test extension keeps hacker bug at bay

Supposing you’re aware of the Heartbleed bug - which has been patched in many locations around the web already - you know that it’s a massive deal in the internet security universe. It’s left massive portions of the web open for hacking for two whole years, and it’s only being patched by most of the web this week. As luck would have it, there’s something you can do on your end this week as well to keep safe as an average web user.

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Google I/O 2014 registration in April with random selection

Google I/O 2014 registration in April with random selection

Supposing you’ve been frustrated in the past with Google I/O and the registration process which always leaves developers wanting without a quick trigger-finger, today may make you happy. Google has just made clear their intent to implement an April 7-9th (OR April 8th-10th, there seems to be some confusion at the moment between presentations) registration period. Inside that period you may register on the Google I/O registration site once, and applicants will be randomly selected after the 9th.

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Google brings Now to Chrome desktop version for Windows, Mac

Google brings Now to Chrome desktop version for Windows, Mac

Google is rolling out Now to the desktop version of Chrome. Via Twitter, the Chrome team announced that over the next several weeks, they will be introducing Google Now to your Chrome browser on Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS. Long in the works, it seems the time for true cross-platform contextual awareness is upon us.

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Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3 hands-on and first-impressions

Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3 hands-on and first-impressions

With the newest generation of Chromebooks they’ve got prepped for the public, Samsung brings on their Galaxy styling to the web-based OS’s hardware. With the Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3" model, we’re seeing a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 LED display that’s surprisingly bright - and sharp, of course. This machine will be offered in gray and will be appearing in the public in April of 2014.

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Chrome scores hands-free voice search

Chrome scores hands-free voice search

If you've become fond of the convenience that comes with going hands-free (and you're a Chrome browser user), Google's latest announcement is right up your alley: hands-free voice search in Chrome. It is a simple yet notable update that has the potential to make users' daily activities far more efficient.

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Google I/O 2014 sign-up to be random: June 25-26th in SF

Google I/O 2014 sign-up to be random: June 25-26th in SF

It’s just 126 days until Google I/O 2014, the company’s annual developers conference that’ll once again be taking place at Moscone West (aka the Moscone Center) in San Francisco, California. This event will be largely the same as in past years with a similar setup and subject matter - as far as we know - while the sign-up process will be entirely different.

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Chrome browser Beta 33 background JavaScript compilation increases performance

Chrome browser Beta 33 background JavaScript compilation increases performance

When it comes to optimizing web browsers, most of the firms behind popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome are always out to optimize the browsers for the best possible performance. Google has announced a tweak to the Chrome browser this week that will make web apps run faster on the browser than they did before.

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HP Chromebox detailed ahead of spring arrival

HP Chromebox detailed ahead of spring arrival

Following the Chromebox for Meetings offering announced by Google earlier in the day, HP has offered some further details on its Chromebox. There has yet to be any details released in terms of the pricing, however HP has said the Chromebox will be arriving in the spring. Essentially, you are looking at a small desktop computer running Chrome OS, however Google and HP have said this will be compatible with Chromebox for Meetings.

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Chrome adds reset prompt in Windows to combat hijacking

Chrome adds reset prompt in Windows to combat hijacking

Browser hijacking is an annoying sort of malicious activity that often spawns from downloading toolbars or freeware of some sort, the end result being a messed up browser and trouble regaining control. Late last year, Chrome scored a "Reset browser settings" button, something Google has decided to take up a notch for Windows users.

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ASUS Chromebox hits 4K displays in March

ASUS Chromebox hits 4K displays in March

If you're aiming for what might be the smallest package for the largest-definition delivery in a computer this upcoming season, you might want to have a peek at the ASUS Chromebox. This device works with a size that's 4.88 x 4.88 long and wide with a height at 1.65-inches. This means it'll nearly be small enough to fit in your pocket. If you've got large pockets, that is.

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Google Now notifications pop up in Chrome beta

Google Now notifications pop up in Chrome beta

Google has added Google Now notifications to its Chrome browser, bringing the contextual alerts for travel warnings, flight information, and package shipments to the desktop. The functionality, now an option in the latest Chrome beta, expands Google Now from Android and iOS to Windows, Mac, and Chromebook.

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Chrome builds LEGO into browser for time-eating brick fun

Chrome builds LEGO into browser for time-eating brick fun

Google and LEGO have collectively destroyed any semblance of productivity today, by opening up the Build with Chrome virtual LEGO set to everyone. Originally launched back in 2012 in Australia, Build with Chrome puts virtual versions of the iconic bricks into the Chrome browser on both the desktop and mobile.

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