Most everyone in the tech world knows that Microsoft and Google aren’t exactly the best of friends, particularly this week as Mountain View is lobbing accusations at Redmond over Bing stealing their search results. Now Microsoft has decided to stand firm behind H.264, leaving Google to fend mostly by themselves with WebM.
In a move that has sent shockwaves across the tech world, Google announced on Tuesday that they plan to remove support for the widely used H.264 video playback from the Chrome browser to “enable open innovation” -- while continuing to support the extremely closed Adobe Flash.
Google’s Chrome OS has finally been unveiled, and the search giant is leaving no stone unturned by adding printing capabilities to their web apps, courtesy of Google Cloud Print. Here’s how to get started with the printing technology -- although for now, Mac owners aren’t invited to the party.
That's right, kiddies. Every year it's the most magical time of the year when all the good little boys and girls who have to travel during the holidays are rewarded with wide open WiFi, free of charge, from those jolly elves in Mountain View.
If you’ve had restless nights wondering what Google plans to do with the VP8 video codec since it purchased creator On2, wonder no more: The search giant has announced a new, open video format for the web built around the technology.
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not just faster than every other browser out there -- it eats every
other browsers' lunch and dinner.
More than a year after they threw back the curtain on the Windows beta, Google has finally unleashed a beta version of their Chrome browser for the Mac. So, was it worth the wait? And more importantly, in its present state, is Chrome compelling enough to make you move from Safari, Firefox, Opera, et al? Let’s find out.