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Stadia picks up new 1440p streaming resolution option in Chrome

Stadia picks up new 1440p streaming resolution option in Chrome

In addition to its weekly new games announcements for Stadia (already integrated into our massive list), Google also dropped a small surprise: Stadia customers that do their gaming in Chrome (i.e., from laptop or desktop) now have a new 1440p resolution option available. The feature has already rolled out, filling the void between 1080p and...

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Chrome tests dark theme for mobile Google Search

Chrome tests dark theme for mobile Google Search

Google has started testing a dark mode/theme for Search on Chrome on mobile. Currently live only in Chrome Canary, according to our testing, the flag-controlled feature tweaks the mobile version of Search with a more nighttime-friendly gray-toned look, plus a weirdly inverted account avatar. First spotted by the folks at 9to5Google, the feature appears to...

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Is Chrome OS good enough?

Is Chrome OS good enough?

This story was originally published 2020/04/26 8:00am PDTon Apr 26, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/24 8:18am PDTon May 24, 2020.  Chrome OS often gets maligned as a platform that you can’t do “real work” on, and in some cases, that’s true. But sometimes, you don’t need a computer that does absolutely everything, and that’s why...

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Chrome 83 is crashing on some Asus phones, but a fix is on the way

Chrome 83 is crashing on some Asus phones, but a fix is on the way

Chrome 83 started rolling out to desktop and mobile platforms earlier this week, and while there were quite a few new features, it seems some bugs also slipped in undetected. The new update has been crashing on some Asus-made phones and tablets, but Google says a fix is on the way. Shortly after Chrome 83...

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Google reveals privacy and security improvements coming soon to Chrome

Google reveals privacy and security improvements coming soon to Chrome

Google Chrome hasn’t implemented the extreme level of tracker/ad blocking that we’ve seen in other web browsers over the past few years (I’m sure Google’s position as an advertising company has nothing to do with that), but it has been taking small steps. Google has proposed new web standards that would make fingerprinting and cross-site...

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Scener Chrome extension for watch parties gets official HBO support

Scener Chrome extension for watch parties gets official HBO support

Remote viewing parties have never been more popular, which should surprise no one. For those of you who have been watching TV shows and movies with your friends through the interwebs, you might be pleased to hear that Scener, which touts itself as a virtual movie theater, has just added official support for HBO GO...

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Pushbullet’s Chrome extension approved after nebulous Chrome Web Store policy violations

Pushbullet’s Chrome extension approved after nebulous Chrome Web Store policy violations

This story was originally published 2020/05/13 10:29am PDTon May 13, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/14 6:01pm PDTon May 14, 2020.  We haven’t heard a lot from Pushbullet lately, but it’s still out there mirroring notifications and flinging data between devices. It almost had to stop, though. Google threatened to remove the Pushbullet extension from the...

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