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When Google first mentioned its Google Chrome OS software several years ago, one of the selling points was the promise that it would come with better built-in security compared to other operating systems. The Chrome OS has commercially been available for a few months now and security researchers have already figured out how to hack it.
Two researchers told a crowd that they had used web-based hacker tricks to compromise the security of the Chrome OS at today’s Black Hat security conference. The Chrome OS is the software that powers the recently launched Chromebooks from a variety of More >
Google recently unveiled tweaks to its core search product. Amongst the tweaks is the ability to search by voice or image. Searching based on image has been around for quite a while now, but Google intends to popularize the alternative search method by supporting it right from within the main Google Images search engine. Users can initiate searches using images hosted on the Web, or they cn upload the images from a PC to start a search. Searches that are initiated by a photo will return both text and image-based results.
The other feature announced recently may have slightly less utility More >
Much to the surprise of many, The Street contributor Anton Wahlman has honed in on what he believes is “the biggest risk” to Apple’s stock price. It was claimed that the risk is so great, it surpasses the health of current CEO Steve jobs on his list of concerns. It is ranked even higher than Google’s Android mobile operating system. So what is it that we are talking about exactly? It is Google’s Chrome OS.
In a three page exposé, Wahlman explains three ways the browser-as-an-OS will hurt Apple’s stock price. First, Chrome OS desktops and laptops will be released with the price between $150 More >
Despite Google knocking HTML5 to an open source codec, HTML5 seems to be going strong. HTML5 is the next major revision of the HTML standard that you have most certainly heard of several times before and it now comes with a new added logo courtesy of W3C. The logo is available under a permissive license (Creative Commons 3.0 By). See the FAQ section for more information and check out the badge builder.
Below is their new pitch:
It stands strong and true, resilient and universal as the markup you write. It shines as bright and as bold as the forward-thinking, dedicated web developers you More >
A company by the name of eBook Technologies has recently become part of the internet monster known as Google. ebook Technologies is aimed towards supplying “intelligent” reading devices and licenses technologies that enable publishing to be completely automated as well as control over content distribution. Its a small company but there’s enough potential there to attract the attention and dollars of Google. The news of the acquisition comes close to the news of Google’s eBookstore officially opening for business. TechCrunch has pointed out a cached Products page on the ebook Technologies More >
Google made it official today that it would be dropping support for H.264 video in Chromes’s HTML5 component. Google admits that the popular format had an “important role” but had hoped it could force adoption of its open yet internally-developed WebM format as well as Ogg Theora. Google has said that opening up the VP8 codec underneath was a cause of major speed improvements as well as widespread adoption.
If the change were to take place it would be over the next 2 months and would be detailed in advance in the hopes that sites would voluntarily switch from HTML5 video to WebM. As of More >
Has Google’s Cr-48 piqued your interest? What if it was running Windows 7, Ubuntu or even Mac OS X Snow Leopard instead of Google’s new Chrome OS? Well thanks to some hackers managing to break into the Cr-48, you can now run any of those OS’s that you want. The performance is a little slow but despite that, everything works perfectly and is exactly identical to the original systems OS. A downside to this is that after Windows, drivers and updates are installed, you’re left with only about 2GB of space. Even though the space is limited, this achievement is going to open the door for More >
Google began sending out invites for the upcoming Chrome OS event which will be held in San Francisco on December 7.
An invitation from the Chrome team
On December 7, you are invited to join us for an event in San Francisco, where we plan to share some exciting news about Chrome. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Chrome OS was originally unveiled by Google to the public for the first time in July last year. Chrome OS represents Google’s point of view of what an OS should be like in this day and age. It is an open source operating system, More >
Sony will be the first company out of the gate with a Google TV powered device, with its “Sony Internet TV” devices, which will be int he form of either an HDTV or a set-top box with Blu-ray player, arriving on shelves this fall. The rest of the partners were just as the rumors indicated, with Logitech adding a QWERTY Harmony remote, “companion box” to birdge the gap to existing home theater equipment and eventually video chat capabilities, Intel providing the CE4100 Atom processor at the heart of the devices, and an Android 2.1 OS with Chrome browser brings it all together. DISH Network and More >
The official Chrome Google Voice extension adds click to call functionality to web pages.
Here’s how it works – if there is a phone number on a web page, or your online address book, it will now have a hyperlink. Click it and Google will throw you a pop up window asking which phone you want to use (home, mobile, work, etc.). It then completes the call.
The extension also adds a small box in the upper right of the browser that can be used to type in a name or phone number and call or sms it from the browser, and read recent text messages and transcribed voicemails (Google automatically More >