Google’s Newest Chrome Experiment is a “Journey Through Middle Earth”

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If you have the free time this week, you will want to check out Google’s latest Chrome Experiment titled, “Journey through Middle Earth.” Built using standard web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, users can interact with a full map of Middle Earth and take a dynamic tour through Tolkien’s world. The idea is to show off the power of the browser engine, and is Google’s way of proving that their browser should be viewed as a serious tool for developers and users alike.  (more…)

Chrome for Android and Chrome Beta Both Receive Updates Through Google Play

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Both the stable Chrome for Android and Chrome Beta applications for Android received updates yesterday. The updates aren’t completely major by any means, but the stable version of Chrome did receive some much needed Kit Kat support. Once updated, the mobile browser is compatible with printing right from your device, thanks to Android 4.4’s built-in cloud printing function.  (more…)

Tesla CEO Wants to Bring Android Emulator to Model S, Upgrade Browser to Chrome

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Speaking in Munich recently, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, was asked about where mobile developers will fit in on the Model S’ software side of things. The car features a gorgeous 17″ touchscreen display in the dash, and as of right now, there are a few basic apps like maps and other vehicle controls built in, but the CEO has much bigger plans.  (more…)

PushBullet Adds “Push to Chrome” Option, Other Goodies Too

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The PushBullet team introduced a regularly requested and incredibly powerful feature this morning to their popular Android-Chrome app combo service. Users of PushBullet can now push directly to Chrome from their Android devices. In the past, you could push files, notes, pictures, lists, and links from Chrome to device or from device to device, but nothing from device back to Chrome. How awesome is that?  (more…)

Chrome Beta for Android Gets “Add to Homescreen” Shortcuts for Sites and Web Apps

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In the newest Chrome Beta (build 31) for Android, Google added a new “Add to homescreen” option that allows you to create shortcuts to your favorite websites that can be displayed on your home screen. If your favorite websites have been coded properly, some will even show up as apps in your app switcher and direct you to more of a web app experience than just the Chrome browser.  (more…)

Chrome for Android Updated, Brings Navigation Gestures and Image Searches Seen Recently in Beta App

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Back in August, the Chrome Beta browser for both Android and desktop users received an update that brought advanced image searches and new navigation gestures for mobile. The features was received quite well, and now after testing, the features have been brought over to the stable build of Chrome for Android right on Google Play.  (more…)

Chrome Beta Update Will Introduce New Gestures for Navigating, Advanced Image Searches

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The Chrome team announced this morning that betas of Chrome for both desktop and Android will receive updates that introduce easier (or advanced) image searching. On desktop, once you have the new beta installed, you can right click on any image from a website and then choose the option to “Search Google for this image.” On Android, you’ll be able to long press on an image and then choose a similar option. So if you found an image, but wanted to know more about it, this is going to be the quickest and easiest way to do that.  (more…)

Chrome for Android and Hangouts Receive Updates in Google Play

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Both of Google’s Chrome for Android browser and Hangouts applications received updates today, available for download through Google Play. The Chrome update lists two new APIs that developers can utilize, one that enables video and voice communications directly in browser without the need for a plugin, while the other allows the processing of audio within web applications. In addition, there is now a “visual indication” when you scroll to the top or bottom of a webpage.  (more…)