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New Google Chrome APIs allow use of cameras and more

New Google Chrome APIs allow use of cameras and more

Google launched the latest beta version of Chrome (Chrome 21) not long ago. The new beta version adds a couple new APIs to the mix that allow developers a lot more interaction with hardware attached to the computer. Using the new APIs developers can write web applications that are able to use a microphone or camera attached the computer with no need for a plug-in.

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Chrome search bug frustrates surfers [Update: Fixed!]

Chrome search bug frustrates surfers [Update: Fixed!]

Google's Chrome browser is the most popular in the world, so that's a lot of people potentially frustrated by a search bug that delivers nothing but blank results pages. The issue arises when users take advantage of the Chrome "Omnibox" address bar, which allows for either URLs or search terms to be entered interchangeably. Both PC and Mac users are finding that, at least some of the time, their searches come up entirely blank. Check out the workaround after the cut.

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Chrome for iOS Review

Chrome for iOS Review

This week at Google's developer conference, Google I/O 2012, they've released the next big bump for the Chrome universe: iOS compatibility. A brand new Chrome web browser made for the iPad and the iPhone. This version has all the thrills of the Android version that preceded it, and comes forth with the first non-beta release of the Android version as well: will Apple's mobile device users take the time to download Google's web exploring king?

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Google admits MacBook Chrome crash bug

Google admits MacBook Chrome crash bug

Google has admitted that its Chrome browser is the cause of MacBook stability problems, with an incompatibility between the app and the integrated Intel graphics leading to crashes. "Work is proceeding to find and fix the root cause" a Google spokesperson told Gizmodo, though the company does splash a little of the blame onto Apple itself and the way OS X Lion is handling kernel issues.

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Chrome for iOS hits US App Store

Chrome for iOS hits US App Store

Chrome for iOS, announced at Google IO just a few hours ago, has already begun to hit the App Store, though there's a sting if you're expecting the full Google browser experience. The new browser is the latest iteration of Chrome, bringing features like tab sync to iPhone and iPad; however, it's not built on the speedy underlying engine of Chrome on other platforms, such as Android.

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Cirque du Soleil demos motion-tracking virtual acrobats in your browser

Cirque du Soleil demos motion-tracking virtual acrobats in your browser

First there was skydiving Google Glass; now Google IO has brought us Cirque du Soleil in the browser. The famous acrobatics company took the IO stage to show how they'd used web technologies to put motion-tracking dance and interaction into Chrome. The webcam of a Chromebook was used to follow the movements of the user, all rendered in smooth 3D; even more impressive, it all worked in the browser on a tablet, too.

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Google Chrome Web Store gets gaming boost

Google Chrome Web Store gets gaming boost

Today during Google's second day keynote they are talking about Chrome, and the Chrome Web Store. Reminding us about gaming with Chrome, and gaming in the cloud. With Chrome games can stream online with any internet connected device, and Google has improved Chrome in many key areas to help with performance and more.

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