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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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iPhone 6 said to bring 100,000 new employees to Foxconn

iPhone 6 said to bring 100,000 new employees to Foxconn

The iWatch and iPhone 6 are expected to be huge (pun intended), with many analysts considering massive sales on launch. To that, a few known Apple manufacturing partners are said to be ramping up their workforce in a big way. We’ve already heard they’d be bulking up, but not like this.

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Three ways to get involved with Google I/O – even if you’re not there

Three ways to get involved with Google I/O – even if you’re not there

Today we’re having a look at how you can join in on the Google I/O fun, even if you’re not in attendance. Google I/O 2014 is a developer-themed series of events that take place June 25th and 26th. Here we’ll be running down the ways you’ll be able to live stream, follow, and interact with the events as Google unveils the lot of them.

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Google trying to kill terrible sites with Web Starter Kit

Google trying to kill terrible sites with Web Starter Kit

Have you even been on a tablet or smartphone, following links to websites when you came across one that looked terrible? Moreover, was it just not very responsive on your mobile device as it was the desktop? Google knows that frustration, and has released the Web Starter Kit for Developers.

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Five things we’d like to see from Google I/O 2014

Five things we’d like to see from Google I/O 2014

Google I/O is just around the corner, akin place at the end of the month at Moscone West in San Francisco. After a successful WWDC from Apple, Google has some big shoes to fill at Moscone West. Tempering our expectations, here are a few of the things we expect from Google later this month.

 

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Here’s why waiting for a larger iPhone 6 might be a good choice

Here’s why waiting for a larger iPhone 6 might be a good choice

You might be waiting on a larger iPhone, but why? The larger screen is likely going to attract many users, but will it provide a better experience? At WWDC last week, we go our first look at iOS 8. The changes being made are significant, but depending on how you use your smartphone, it might not be necessary to wait for the bigger iPhone.

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