Tag Archives: Chromium

Update: Google Creates Its Own Rendering Engine For Chromium

Chromium (and the Chrome browser that is built from it) is a complex web browser. Though it’s built on the standard WebKit rendering engine, it uses multi-process architecture. This is what allows one tab to crash horribly and the rest of the browser to keep working. However, integrating this and many other things into WebKit became complex and slowed… Read more

Day 2 of Google I/O yields more free loot

If yesterday’s handout of a 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab at Google I/O didn’t make you a bit jealous (tickets sold out in under and hour, so don’t kick yourself), this will: today, attendees were given free Verizon LTE hotspot devices and promised a new Chromebook. Though the Chromebooks are not in San Francisco at the moment, they should be available… Read more

Google I/O 2011 news round-up

This post features a collection of stories generated by this year’s events at Google’s annual developer’s conference, Google I/O. The conference takes place over May 10th and 11th in San Francisco. A great deal of the conference is being live streamed (also embedded above), and you can access the Google I/O session schedule so you won’t miss the… Read more

Google drops H.264 video support in Chrome, goes open

Google announced via their Chromium Blog today that the Chrome browser will soon stop supporting the H.264 video codec in favor of open solutions. As a result, some websites will need to be updated for Chrome compatibility. Specifically, the < video > tag support in Chrome for HTML5 will work with the video codecs WebM (VP8) and Theora. Google also said… Read more

ChromeDeck gets desktop notifications per column

The TweetDeck app made specifically for the Chrome Browser, commonly referred to as ChromeDeck, just got desktop notifications. TweetDeck founder and CEO Iain Dodsworth announced the new feature minutes ago via Twitter. Notification settings exist for each individual column and allow for handsome pop-up boxes and sounds. If you’re running 0.9.5.12 or up,… Read more

Google Chrome beta now features WebGL: 3D web!

You may not find many sites featuring fully three-dimensional content on the web today, but soon, you will. And it looks as though Google might be the first to bring access to such content to the masses. All of the big browser companies have been working to standardize and implement 3D technology into their software for the past year. The tech is called… Read more