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Chrome for Android is finally going 64-bit

Chrome for Android is finally going 64-bit

The first Android version to support 64-bit architecture was Android 5.0 Lollipop, introduced back in November 2014. Since then, more and more 64-bit processors shipped, and today, virtually all Android devices are capable of running 64-bit software (excluding one or two or more oddballs). However, Google Chrome has never made the jump and is only...

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Chrome OS will get Steam as part of new Linux virtualization environment

Chrome OS will get Steam as part of new Linux virtualization environment

Back in January, we exclusively reported that Google wants to add Steam to Chrome OS and introduce more powerful Chromebooks, possibly running on AMD silicon. Now further details have emerged. 9to5Google found a new Linux emulator in the Google’s Chromium Gerrit codenamed “Borealis” that includes a pre-installed copy of Steam. It might even replace the...

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Chrome 86 removes the last remaining website forced dark mode flag

Chrome 86 removes the last remaining website forced dark mode flag

Google has been working on a forced dark mode for Chrome on Android, giving each and every website a black-and-gray makeover, regardless of whether it has a native dark theme or not. Over the last year, the company has poured tons of resources into making this a great experience, but it looks like the developers...

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Google’s new Chrome extension lets you link to any text on a page

Google’s new Chrome extension lets you link to any text on a page

The internet would be nothing without links. They let us share everything from videos, to images, to articles. But what if you wanted to share a specific section of an article, or maybe highlight a sentence you found particularly impactful? Until now, that’s been relatively difficult. A new Chrome browser extension called Link to Text...

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Google Chrome extensions found spying on users once again

Google Chrome extensions found spying on users once again

According to a report by Reuters, researchers at Awake Security uncovered a new spyware campaign that threatened the security of Chrome users. Google removed the more than 70 offending extensions from the Chrome Web Store last month after being alerted to the malicious activity, but not before they were downloaded 32 million times by unsuspecting...

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Google Duo support for 32-person calls is now live in Chrome

Google Duo support for 32-person calls is now live in Chrome

This story was originally published 2020/05/09 2:20pm PDTon May 9, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/16 1:13pm PDTon Jun 16, 2020.  Google has made good on its earlier promise to expand the number of participants in Duo video calls. Support for up to 32-person calls is now rolling out for Duo on Chrome, ramping up the...

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