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Chrome browser may be listening in (but don’t burn your mic yet)

Chrome browser may be listening in (but don’t burn your mic yet)

Google's Chrome browser is under fire after speech recognition researchers identified a vulnerability that allows websites to clandestinely record users through their computer's microphone, though some have questioned quite how serious the exploit actually is. Google has known about - and even had a working fix - the flaw for four months, Tal Ater claims, but for the moment sites that are given permission to access the user's microphone can go on recording from it even after the primary tab is closed.

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Google Now cards land in latest Chrome Canary build

Google Now cards land in latest Chrome Canary build

If you are a fan of Google Now cards, you will be glad to hear that they are now available in the latest Chrome Canary build for Windows and Mac computers. To activate the feature you need to type the address "chrome://flags/#enable-google-now" into the browser and then select enabled. Once you enable the feature and restart the browser, Google Now cards will appear.

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Chrome for Mobile update brings data compression, page translation and app shortcuts

Chrome for Mobile update brings data compression, page translation and app shortcuts

The latest iteration of Google's Chrome for Mobile browser -- both the iOS and Android varieties -- will be bringing some new handy features with them. Among them, and perhaps most notably, will be data compression for both of the mobile OS apps, allowing iOS and Android users to reduce the amount of data their mobile browsing habits use up, something that brings Safe Browsing with it in tow.

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Chrome makes noisy tab icon mainstream in latest browser release

Chrome makes noisy tab icon mainstream in latest browser release

Google has rolled its noisy-tab feature into the stable release of Chrome, giving users of the browser a visual clue as to which tab might be frustratingly playing music or video in the background. Outed back in November as a beta feature, the noisy tab indicator - a tiny speaker icon which sits next to the "close tab" cross - is now a core feature of Chrome 32, released today, among a number of other features Google says should make browsing safer.

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LG Chromebase hands-on: 21.5-inch Full HD all-in-one

LG Chromebase hands-on: 21.5-inch Full HD all-in-one

LG has unveiled the Chromebase, an all-in-one system sporting a 21.5-inch Full HD display and running Chrome OS. LG points towards this as being a world's first type of device, but more to the point, this should provide a solid option for someone who is looking to run Chrome OS, but wants to avoid a notebook. The LG Chromebase is available in black and a multi-color white and silver option.

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Chrome Web Store policy change cracks down on toolbars

Chrome Web Store policy change cracks down on toolbars

Toolbars are the bane of many who browse the web, particularly when they're unwanted and stealthily applied to one's browser. Once in place, toolbars can slow things down, not to mention appearing messy and taking up valuable screen real estate. The Chrome Web Store has never been a friendly place for toolbars, but that hasn't stopped them entirely from cropping up, and as a result Google has announced an upcoming policy change to further stymie them.

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LG Chromebase puts Chrome OS on a Full HD all-in-one

LG Chromebase puts Chrome OS on a Full HD all-in-one

LG has taken the wraps off the LG Chromebase 22CV241, a new all-in-one desktop running Google's Chrome OS on a 21.5-inch, Full HD display. Running the web-centric platform on Intel's fourth-gen Celeron processor, the Chromebase is seemingly aiming to displace the PC or Mac you might ordinarily put in a kid's room or kitchen, doing everything Windows or OS X might regularly be asked to, but without the maintenance.

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