Author Archives: Ashley King

Google Drive Will be Baked into Chrome OS

Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by Ashley King

One of the biggest flaws of the Chrome OS is that files are very hard to manage on the devices as the built-in file manager leaves a lot to be desired. Sundar Pichai, the Vice President of Chrome has today confirmed that Google will be integrating Google Drive into the …

Google Streamlines Chrome OS Interface to Look Much Better

Posted on 10 Apr 2012 by Ashley King

One of the many complaints lodged at the original launch of Chrome OS was that it looked too much like Chrome the browser. Of course, that’s the point since the operating system is designed to be used entirely online with minimal offline function, but it seems Google has taken notice …

Russian Hacks Chrome at Pwn2Own, Wins $60,000

Posted on 08 Mar 2012 by Ashley King

Chrome’s security as a browser has long been touted thanks to its sandbox technology which prevents malicious code from spreading. One of the reasons the browser is so successful is an annual event held each year called Pwn 2 Own, which awards more than $1 million in prizes to hackers …

From Dust Coming to Chrome in April

Posted on 07 Mar 2012 by Ashley King

I never thought I’d say it, but it looks like a browser is actually becoming a viable gaming platform. Angry Birds lead the charge for Chrome gaming, but earlier last month indie game Bastion joined the ranks of games made available on the Chrome Webstore. This month will see the …

US State Department Switches to Chrome from Internet Explorer

Posted on 06 Mar 2012 by Ashley King

  Who would have ever expected Hillary Clinton to be fielding geeky questions at a Town Hall meeting for the State Department, but that’s exactly what she did this past week. A concerned person in the audience asked her what could be done about the slow update process for the …

Chrome 17 Stable Released Today

Posted on 08 Feb 2012 by Ashley King

Google released the stable version of its Chrome browser today, bringing its release number up to 17. It has some nifty new features for end users, but also plenty of security tweaks behind the scenes. One of the newest features is pre-rendering when you type in the Omnibox with predictive …

Chrome Beta for Android 4.0 Now Available

Posted on 07 Feb 2012 by Ashley King

The long wait for Android users is over, with Google making Chrome for Android beta available to download today. The only caveat of this is that the browser is only available Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) devices. The browser offers accelerated page loading, scrolling and zooming, as well as a host …

Chromebooks Popular as Educational Tools

Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Ashley King

While Chromebooks haven’t taken off in the mainstream market, Google has announced that they are popular with school administrators. Schools are deploying 1-to1 programs with the Chromebooks, where each student receives one of the laptops. While this is certainly not the majority of schools, the fact that they seem to …

Google Punishes Itself Over Chrome Marketing Controversy

Posted on 04 Jan 2012 by Ashley King

Yesterday we reported on the controversy surrounding Google for hiring an advertising agency to promote its Chrome browser, which broke Google’s own Terms of Service. Today, Google has announced that it has demoted itself for violating these rules. The company agreed to lower the page ranking for Google Chrome for …

MAME Ported to Chrome’s Native Client

Posted on 03 Jan 2012 by Ashley King

We reported a few days ago that Bastion was one of the first major retail releases to take advantage of Google’s Native Client (NaCl) in order become available for play directly in the browser. Now a port of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, or MAME is available. By utilizing the …