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Chrome 69 ties Google services with browser login

Chrome 69 ties Google services with browser login

Chrome is, perhaps by now, the world’s top browser in terms of reach. But while the product is made by Google, based on an open source foundation, not all Chrome users would identify themselves as Google users as far as the company’s services go or vice versa. That distinction, however, may soon no longer exist as the latest version of the Chrome web browser makes it so that if you’re logged into one, you’re immediately logged into the other. And if you’re logged off one, you’re also logged of both.

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Chrome is adding Touch ID and fingerprint sensor support for web apps

Chrome is adding Touch ID and fingerprint sensor support for web apps

Google is adding fingerprint authentication to Chrome, with the latest beta of the browser able to tap into biometric sensors like Touch ID on Apple's MacBook Pro. Chrome 70, which was released in the beta channel this week, will allow websites to use fingerprints to authenticate users looking to log-in and more.

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Inbox isn’t Google’s only email app casualty this year

Inbox isn’t Google’s only email app casualty this year

Yesterday, Google announced its decision to discontinue Inbox by Gmail, citing the fact that many of its features are now available in Gmail proper. With that in mind, it isn't surprising to see the purge continue, and now Google has announced that it will discontinue the Gmail Offline Chrome app as well. The shut down officially happens later this year.

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Microsoft Edge warns Windows 10 users to avoid Chrome and Firefox

Microsoft Edge warns Windows 10 users to avoid Chrome and Firefox

For years now, Microsoft has been fighting what really feels like a losing battle against Google and Mozilla, two big players in the internet browser space. Though Microsoft Edge replaced the oft-disparaged Internet Explorer in Windows 10 - and, in fairness, makes its share of improvements - a lot of people out there still prefer to stick with Chrome or Firefox. How do you get those people to give Edge a chance? It's clear Microsoft doesn't know, because it's resorted to using annoying pop-up warnings when users try to install another browser.

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Pixelbook 2 leaks in ads pre-Google event

Pixelbook 2 leaks in ads pre-Google event

Today we're taking a peek at a collection of new Chromebook Pixel and/or Pixelbook leaks with different sized displays. In these leaks, a few different industrial design elements are in play. Two different Pixelbooks appear, and a video seems to show a third. Either there's one new device, two new devices, or no new devices, and Google's having a laugh at us.

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Google Chrome marks 10th birthday with new look, new tricks

Google Chrome marks 10th birthday with new look, new tricks

Yes, it’s almost hard to believe that Chrome is both just 10 years old and already 10 years old at the same time. The browser has significantly changed how users experience the web and has even influenced other browsers, from tabs that don’t crash the entire browser to an address bar that does almost everything. It’s far from perfect, of course, and the Chrome development team knows it. So for its 10th anniversary, Google Chrome is getting not just a makeover but a few new skills as well.

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Chrome T-Rex offline game parties with birthday hat, cake

Chrome T-Rex offline game parties with birthday hat, cake

Losing Internet connection in the middle of browsing, while undesirable, is an unavoidable fact of life. But rather than waste your time whining and groaning and gnashing your teeth, a Chrome developer would rather have you waste your time playing a game while waiting for the world to make things right again. That T-Rex game may have successfully distracted many a frustrated user, but it has been widely regarded as a one-trick pony. Now, however, it has gained a new ability. It can eat a birthday cake and grow a birthday hat on its pixelized head.

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Chinese Redcore browser built on Google Chrome, CEO admits

Chinese Redcore browser built on Google Chrome, CEO admits

Google may be under fire again for allegedly working with the Chinese government to create a censored version of its Search engine but it doesn’t actually have to lift a finger for its technology to be used for that same purpose. A new web browser named Redcore has grabbed the spotlight in China for claiming to have developed a browser that has “broken the American monopoly”. Except that now its CEO is admitting that it did, after all, build it using Chrome, an American company technology.

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Google Chrome arrives on Daydream VR for virtual web browsing

Google Chrome arrives on Daydream VR for virtual web browsing

Google is bringing its Chrome Internet browser to the Daydream VR platform, the company has announced. The web browser will be available for both the Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream VR headsets, enabling users to directly access the Internet using Google's own browser. Once installed, the user can launch Chrome directly from the VR platform's home screen.

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Chrome just dropped a bomb on unencrypted websites

Chrome just dropped a bomb on unencrypted websites

Google's Chrome browser has flipped its security strategy today, no longer rewarding encrypted sites with a "Secure" label but instead flagging unencrypted ones to warn users. For the past two years, Chrome has highlighted which sites use encryption for personal data with a legend in the address bar.

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Report: Fuchsia replacing Android is still Google’s plan

Report: Fuchsia replacing Android is still Google’s plan

A report released today revealed new inner workings of one of Google's not-so-public projects: Fuchsia. This software development project is available for public viewing in SOME sense, and has been for some time, but the way Google's using it remains largely a mystery. Today we're to understand that Fuchsia's reaching a crossroads, and that Google will soon need to decide whether to hang on and bust through, or drop the project altogether.

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Chrome is about to start eating more RAM, and we have Spectre to thank

Chrome is about to start eating more RAM, and we have Spectre to thank

While Chrome is a pretty solid browser, it's known for its tendency to be a bit of a resource hog. Its well-known appetite for all the RAM you've got is about to get worse, and we've all got Spectre to thank for it. The good news, however, is that this increase in RAM usage comes along with a new feature that should help keep Chrome users safe from Spectre's rather scary threats while browsing the web.

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