Google Chrome Autoplay Videos

Google Chrome is finally fixing the most annoying thing about browsing the web

By on August 31, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Google Chrome is finally fixing the most annoying thing about browsing the web

When Google Chrome finally added a speaker symbol to open tabs that were playing music or other types of audio, the Internet rejoiced. But as great as this feature was, it didn’t solve all of our Chrome frustrations.

If you happen to be one of those people who have multiple tabs and windows open when browsing the web, sometimes searching for that lone and mysterious tab with the speaker icon can itself be frustrating. Thankfully, Google has now come up with a way to solve this nuisance once and for all.

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Google Self Driving Car

Hilarious: What a Google self-driving car with Chrome rims would look like

By on August 29, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Hilarious: What a Google self-driving car with Chrome rims would look like

Google over the past few years has been hard at work developing all sorts of cool and futuristic self-driving car technologies. With an extensive array of sensors, Google’s autonomous cars are designed to safely navigate through city streets with ease. From changing lanes to avoiding pedestrians at a moment’s notice, Google’s self-driving cars are intriguing and certainly give us a glimpse into what the future of driving may look like. To date, Google’s collection of futuristic cars, which include modified Lexus SUVs, have accumulated more than 1.7 million miles on the road.

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Google Chrome Auto Block Flash Ads

Google Chrome drives another nail in Flash’s coffin

By on August 28, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

Google Chrome drives another nail in Flash’s coffin

Ding, dong, Adobe Flash is almost dead! With execs at major tech companies calling for Adobe to set a firm death date for Flash, Google has taken a more proactive step to push Flash into its grave. Ars Technica informs us that starting on September 1st, Google’s Chrome browser will start auto-blocking any ads that use Flash as their programming language. Videos that use Flash will still work on Chrome, however any “non essential” bits of Flash will be blocked. More →

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Netflix Shared Viewing

Brilliant free app lets you watch Netflix remotely with your friends

By on August 18, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Brilliant free app lets you watch Netflix remotely with your friends

With the rise of Netflix and the advent of binge watching, watching TV has arguably become something of a solitary affair. That’s all well and good, but if you’d like to be even just a tad more social while otherwise camping out on your couch and watching Netflix alone, we’ve got you covered.

Showgoers is a nifty little Chrome extension which lets friends watch the same Netflix programming in real time. The extension itself is rather simple insofar as it links up user Netflix accounts and lets viewers send out invitations to friends asking them to join a stream. All in all, Showgoers is a great way to have a virtual viewing party when people can’t otherwise get together.

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Google Chrome Vs Safari

Why it’s time to ditch Chrome on your MacBook

By on August 5, 2015 at 6:05 PM.

Why it’s time to ditch Chrome on your MacBook

With a 64.8% market share as of July 2015, Google Chrome is by far the most widely used web browser on the planet, easily dwarfing competing browsers from the likes of Microsoft, Apple, and Mozilla.

While there’s much to appreciate in Chrome’s streamlined interface and rather snappy performance, using Google’s web browser on your Apple laptop may impact how much battery life you can enjoy while on the go.

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Microsoft Edge vs Chrome vs Firefox

How does Microsoft Edge stack up against Chrome, Firefox and other browsers?

By on July 16, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

How does Microsoft Edge stack up against Chrome, Firefox and other browsers?

Now that the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 10 has begun rolling out to Windows Insiders, we can finally begun making accurate evaluations of the new software. On Thursday, Martin Brinkmann of Ghacks installed the latest version of Windows 10 and decided to see just how fast Microsoft Edge is in comparison to other top browsers. More →

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Netflix Full HD Chrome Safari Internet Explorer

You might be ruining your Netflix streams without even knowing it – here’s a simple fix

By on June 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

You might be ruining your Netflix streams without even knowing it – here’s a simple fix

Netflix just released the third season of Orange Is the New Black, and regardless of whether you’ve already binge watched it already or not, chances are some people will be watching it the wrong way on their computers. If you use Google’s Chrome browser to stream Netflix on a Windows or Mac PC, you’re probably limiting your viewing experience to 720p (HD) rather than 1080p (Full HD). More →

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Google Chrome Laptop Battery Life

Google starts rolling out fixes to Chrome’s horrendous battery-draining problems

By on June 5, 2015 at 1:40 PM.

Google starts rolling out fixes to Chrome’s horrendous battery-draining problems

Chrome is somehow both the best and the most utterly broken browser available to Web users today. It’s fast, it’s effective and it makes your computer run like complete garbage, but Google is implementing fixes as quickly as it possibly can to stymie the frustration. More →

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Google Chrome Memory Leak Fix

It’s about time: Google vows to fix the worst thing about its Chrome browser

By on May 19, 2015 at 8:20 PM.

It’s about time: Google vows to fix the worst thing about its Chrome browser

Chrome is an awesome browser but it also has severe memory leak issues that can chew up resources on both your PC and your smartphone. KitGuru highlights some recent comments made by the Chrome for Android team during a Reddit AMA that show Google’s engineers are very much aware of Chrome’s memory leak problems and are vowing to fix it. More →

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Google Chrome Malware Protection

How Google Chrome is keeping you safe from malware

By on February 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

How Google Chrome is keeping you safe from malware

No matter how hard you work to ensure your private data stays safe, it’s impossible to account for every potential security threat, as most recently illustrated by Lenovo’s bizarre adware catastrophe. Thankfully, there are other technology companies that consider security a priority, which is why Google’s latest Safe Browsing expansion is worth highlighting. More →

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Best Chrome Extensions

15 Google Chrome extensions you absolutely need to download right now

By on February 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

15 Google Chrome extensions you absolutely need to download right now

There’s no better way to spruce up your Chrome browsing experience than with a fresh handful of extensions. We pointed you in the direction of The Next Web’s top 10 extensions for Google’s browser last month, and now Popular Mechanics is joining in with 15 suggestions of its own. More →

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Google Chrome Private Mode

Google’s latest invention is fantastic – and a little scary

By on January 15, 2015 at 12:49 PM.

Google’s latest invention is fantastic – and a little scary

Google on Tuesday was granted an interesting new patent that describes a highly advanced piece of Internet browsing technology that might also be a bit scary to some extent, as it only proves how powerful the company’s artificial intelligence will become. More →

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10 Great Chrome Extensions

10 terrific Chrome extensions you may have never heard of

By on January 2, 2015 at 4:35 PM.

10 terrific Chrome extensions you may have never heard of

Google Chrome has quickly become one of the most popular browsers in the world on both desktop computers and mobile devices, but there’s plenty it can’t do on its own. Thankfully, there are thousands of extensions to improve upon the browser, 10 of which The Next Web featured in a recent article on its site. More →

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