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Chrome now uses scroll anchoring to prevent those annoying page jumps

The latest update to Google's Chrome browser makes mobile browsing a bit easier and (hopefully) less frustrating.

Google is fighting with Symantec over encrypting the internet

Google, which has accused Symantec and its partners of misissuing tens of thousands of certificates for encrypted web connections, quietly announced Thursday that it’s downgrading the level and

Samsung’s Chromebook Pro highlights the category’s continued evolution

Chromebooks hit a key milestone last May, outselling Macs in the US for the first time ever, by IDC’s account. It was a pretty big win for a category oft maligned at launch for its relative lack of

Google will soon integrate Progressive Web Apps deeper into Android

Progressive Web Apps, which are basically sophisticated web apps that are able to use features like push notifications and a local cache to give users a native-like experience, have been on Google&#82

Google Chrome gets its own QR code & barcode scanner

Here’s one more app you can delete from your iPhone: that QR code and barcode scanner you only occasionally use. With an update rolling out today, Google’s Chrome mobile browser can do t

One Drop’s smart glucose monitoring hardware gets a green light from the FDA

Last summer, One Drop raised $8 million in Series A funding for its diabetes management app. At the time, the company said the money would go, in part, to developing hardware designed specifically fo

Google makes Chrome 15% faster on Windows

Google is currently making a concerted effort to make its Chrome browser faster and leaner. The company announced a project to bring down memory usage earlier this month, for example. But it also quie

Google pollutes new Chrome tabs with ‘article suggestions’ – here’s how to disable them

You know what people love? When you take something familiar and useful and replace it with content "for you" that you actually didn't ask for. That's one of the more visible changes in the latest vers

Chrome is helping kill HTTP

2016 might be the year that HTTP finally dies. Chrome’s security team announced today that the browser will start marking websites that use insecure HTTP connections to transmit passwords and cr

Google will phase out Chrome apps for Windows, Mac and Linux

First, if you’re using Chrome apps on Windows, Mac or Linux, I’m sorry for your loss. Second, please take some solace in the fact that you really were one of a kind. As Google noted in a blog post

Google’s Omnitone surround sound project brings us closer to web-based VR

As has been the case with so many industries, the pendulum of VR will eventually swing back from dedicated apps toward web-based systems -- and when that happens, Google will be ready. It published de

Linux users can now make Skype calls from the web in Chrome

The Skype team today announced that anyone using a Chromebook or Chrome on Linux can visit web.skype.com to make one-to-one and group voice calls on top of the messaging features they get today. The A

Facebook from other sites with new Save and Share Chrome extensions

Facebook colonized the internet with its Like button that sees 10 billion views per day around the web. Now it’s getting a makeover for mobile alongside the launch of two new Save and Share Chro

A one word review of macOS Sierra

Hi! That new macOS X Sierra thing is almost out! There are so many new cool features. You can talk to your computer in humanish language. You can pay for stuff with your iPhone because if you have a

Google Keep gets support for #labels and a new Chrome extension

Keep, Google’s note-taking service, is getting an update today that introduces support for hashtag-style labels and an updated Chrome extension that will make it easier to save links to sites a

Google says Chrome now has more than 1 billion users on mobile

Google released version 50 of its Chrome browser last week and it has been rolling out to users for the last few days. The major new feature in Chrome 50 is support for improved push notifications. T

Google’s Chrome Web Store will boot apps and extensions violating new user data guidelines

Google is cleaning up its Chrome Web Store – the marketplace where you can browse for extensions and apps for its Chrome web browser. The company says it’s making changes to browser&#82

Why browser extensions change the way we work

Browser extensions change the way we work. They alter facets of your job by changing the experience of the apps on which you rely so they conform to your workflow -- versus having to open 17 separate

Google Chrome For Android Will Soon Support Interactions With Bluetooth Beacons

Google announced today that it has begun to support physical beacons in its Chrome browser for Android. The feature, which has been tested in the iOS app since last summer, is heading to Chrome 49 for

Fear Leads To The Dark Side So Install This Chrome Extension To Stop Star Wars Spoilers

You’re a Star Wars fan. At least, your chances of being a Star Wars fan are very high, considering what I know about our lovely TechCrunch readership. Plus, you clicked on this headline. Star Wa
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