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Google to boost compression performance in Chrome 49

Google has announced that a new in-house compression algorithm, dubbed "Brotli," will soon be added to Chrome to speed up page loading times and reduce data consumption on mobile.

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Desktop Linux starts 2016 with a bang thanks to Acer and Chrome OS

Acer announces two Chrome OS powered devices at CES, Las Vegas.

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11 predictions for Linux in 2016

The Linux world changed a lot in 2015. Will the momentum continue?

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IT execs excited (but cautious) about merger of mobile, desktop OSes

Apple, Google and Microsoft each take a different approach to mobile- and desktop-platform convergence, but the eventual mergers seem inevitable, and some CIOs say the changes represent an opportunity for IT.

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8 facts that explain Google's complex situation with Chrome OS

This explainer puts Android and the Chrome OS into perspective and shows why these Linux derivatives will both come together and remain separate.

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Chrome OS is here to stay, Google blog emphatically states

Google further clarified its position on the future of the Chrome and Android operating systems on Monday, saying Google is bringing together the best of both but has no plans to phase out the Chrome OS.

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Chrome user share swells to record 31%

Chrome in October reached another major milestone in user share as Internet Explorer and Firefox again shed fans at ruinous rates.

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Senior exec says Alphabet remains ‘committed’ to Chrome OS

This may be a trial balloon to see industry response to the notion of combining Android and Chrome into one OS -- and analysts said it would be a good move for several reasons.

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OS X El Capitan: Remove unwanted Google Chrome apps from Launchpad

Google's Chrome browser also installs unwanted applications in OS X's Launchpad. Here's how to get rid of them.

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Review: 6 Chrome extensions let you track your Gmail

Want to know if that important email was actually read -- or ignored? These six Chrome extensions let you track your Gmail.

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Chrome 45 curbs the browser's voracious memory appetite, puts Flash on a leash

Chrome 45 is a good step forward for Chrome users who are driven nuts by the amount of memory the browser takes up.

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Cheap and convertible Chromebooks debut at IFA: Lenovo’s 100S, Acer’s R 11

Lenovo’s Chromebook 100S costs just $179. The R 11’s 360-degree hinge makes it Acer's most versatile model yet.

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Chrome nears 30% user share milestone as it assimilates declines by IE, Firefox

Google's Chrome browser in August came within sight of the 30% user share milestone, and looks likely to continue growing for the foreseeable future.

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Chrome muzzles auto-play audio

Chrome will soon automatically silence any auto-played audio until that tab is explicitly brought to the foreground.

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Mozilla waves add-on model white flag

Mozilla is planning major changes to one of Firefox's strengths -- its deep ecosystem of add-ons -- that will make it easier for developers to port Google Chrome extensions.

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Latest Windows 10 preview cripples 64-bit Chrome

Microsoft's latest Insider build of Windows 10 has crippled the 64-bit version of Google's Chrome browser.

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Latest Chromebooks for kids are designed for playground abuse

Today's Chromebooks are ready to be pulled, pummeled, and even doused with water. Take a look at what Lenovo, Dell and Haier have engineered for their youngest users.

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3 Chromebooks tough enough for school kids

Go ahead: Yank their hinges. Stand on their screens. Even pour water on them. These Chromebooks are built to survive serious abuse.

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