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Google Is Finally Working On Fixing Chrome's Battery-Draining Bug

Have you noticed that if you’re working on the road, at uni or out of the office for the day, that Google Chrome uses a little more power than it should? A tiny bug that has been an ongoing issue for the last two years is finally being worked on by Google’s Chromium development team, which when solved — fingers crossed — could boost your laptop’s battery life by up to 25 per cent.


Set Reminders In Google Now Just By Searching Text On Your Laptop

Google Now reminders are great, but if you don’t feel like pulling out your phone and whispering part of your to-do list at it, there is now another way: Just hammer it into your search bar.


Watch Out, Chromebooks: Super-Cheap Windows 8 Machines Are Coming

Chromebooks are great if you want a super-cheap computer, but they’re not without their limitations; you (basically) have to run everything in a browser. And Microsoft is aiming to give them some competition with full Windows 8 machines around those same, dumb low price points.


Chrome Will Now Let You Surf In Virtual Reality

Today’s not only a great day for barbecue lovers, it’s also a red letter day for anyone who loved 1992′s The Lawnmower Man and has lamented a future without virtual reality everywhere. According to Google’s Brandon Jones, Chrome, at least the Windows and OS X versions, now support WebVR letting you use virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift or Google’s Cardboard with it.


How 70-Year-Old Machines Make Chrome's Tough, Cheap Sneakers

Cycling outfitter Chrome Industries makes solid gear that’s designed to last even the hardest rider for the long haul. To make its super tough new sneakers, it picked up 86 World War II boot making machines from Slovakia. The $US85 Forged Rubber shoes they make will kick the crap out of your Chucks.


Everything Google Didn't Announce At I/O

They keynote at Google’s big developer conference is over, and in its three hours(!) we found out about AndroidTV, Android Auto and the next big release of Android for your phone. But there was also a lot of rumoured stuff that Google didn’t announce. Here’s what was missing, and our best guesses at why.


Google Is Going To Bring Android Apps To Chrome(books)

With the upcoming L release of Android, Chromebooks are going to gain the superpower of being able to run (some) Android apps! Google is trying to be cautious about not just slapping Android apps onto a device with a mouse and keyboard with no modification, so it’s not like every Android app is immediately there, but it’s a start.


Three New Chrome Games Quench Your Soccer Lust Between World Cup Games

Even after waiting four years for it to roll around again, the World Cup isn’t wall-to-wall matches. There are breaks in-between the games that need to be filled while you wait for the action to start up again. Drinking the hours away is one solution, but Google has a more sober suggestion: a collection of mini-games you can play with your browser and smartphone.


Back Again? Tracks Every Time You Visit A Site

Ever wonder exactly how often you visit your favourite sites in a week? Back Again? is a simple Chrome extension that tracks that data and shows you a small counter.


Speed Up Google Chrome By 25 Per Cent With The New 64-Bit Install

Do you have a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or 8 running on your PC? If you do, and if you use Google Chrome, you’re missing out on an easy and free speed boost for your Web browser: a 64-bit version has just been released, promising speed boosts of up to 25 per cent.