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Google Chrome already alerts you to which tabs are playing audio, but you can also use these icons as mute buttons if you’re prepared to delve into the browser’s hidden settings file. The feature was previously available in the developer channel of the program but has now graduated to the stable editions for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS.
The Google Chrome Remote Desktop app that was released to Android users just hit the iOS app store. The app lets you access your computer via the Chrome Remote Desktop app.
You know that nifty little feature on the Nexus 5 and other Android handsets that let’s you voice summon “Ok Google” from any screen? Well, according to Google’s Francois Beaufort, you’ll soon be able to do just that on your Chromebook as well.
You’re likely familiar with the “cannot connect” page of your favourite browser… how familiar you are depends on the quality of your internet connection. Not that you tend to stick around staring at it, with a quick F5 or click of the Refresh button sending it away to, hopefully, be replaced by content. Soon Chrome will give you something else to do: help a dinosaur jump over cacti as it runs across a never-ending desert.
NASA’s ISEE-3 was launched in 1977 and sent data home for 20 years. Recently, NASA discovered the abandoned satellite is still transmitting data, and turned over the controls to a group of citizen scientists. ISEE-3 zooms by the moon tomorrow, and thanks to a new Google project, you can ride along at home.
Earlier this week, we asked you to share with us that one, special Chrome extension that you just can’t bear to live without. As it turns out, for most of you, that one is actually more like eight. So to help, we’ve pared it down to the absolute cream of the Chrome extension crop.
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.