It's not quite here yet, but Google has dropped their announcement for what Google TV is going to look like. Before, there were just some sketches of ideas that were on the YouTube videos you could watch on the Google Blog, but now they've got a brand new webpage showing off their labors. And we have to say, it looks pretty sweet.
Google has partnered with the indie rock band Arcade Fire to release a new HTML5-based music video website. The site is based around the song by Arcade Fire called "We Used to Wait." The mesmerizing video entitled "The Wilderness Downtown" is directed by Chris Milk and features Google Map integration.
If you use Chrome instead of Safari (we wouldn't blame you, it's a fine browser) and have an iPhone, we've got an extension for you. The Chrome to iPhone extension adds a little button to your toolbar that shares the URL of the page you're at with your iOS device. Android users have had the extension for a while, with Chrome to Phone.
Chrome, our second third favorite browser (hello, Safari!), just keeps getting better with each update. The newest beta adds some significant features we've all been waiting for, including Autofill, a slightly updated user interface, an enhanced Omnibox, options condensed into a single menu, and, best of all, synchronization.
Your web browser can Google, it can YouTube, and it can even Twitter, but if that’s all you’re doing with it, you haven’t scratched the surface of its potential. A universe of extensions and bookmarklets is out there, and these free software add-ons give your browser the power to remove ads, reshuffle web pages to your liking, speed up your downloads, rip videos, and perform other wizardly feats. You can even get into the act with Mobile Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already armed with a suite of your favorite extensions, our guide to the best browser add-ons will transform your time surfing. It’ll practically feel like magic.
It was the biggest let down when Chrome was first released. Whaaaat? No
Mac version? But, but, but, Apple and Google were the best of buds back
in those days. How could they do this to us? How could they treat us
Then Chrome arrived for Macs. And another heartbreak
followed in its wake. Every single new feature they've added to the
browser, Google has rolled out first for Windows users months earlier.
And this time is no exception.
Maybe it's spurned on by the latest news about Opera's speed
enhancements in Java or maybe it's just part of the general browser
wars, but Mozilla's come out with Firefox 3.6 today and word on the
street is this baby is fast.