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  • Chrome Feature Helps Shield Websites From DDoS Attacks
    By on April 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes “Google has an interesting idea on how to take the edge off denial of service attacks. The latest developer builds of Chrome 12 have an option called ‘http throttling,’ which will simply deny a user access to a website once the browser has received error messages from the URL. Chrome will react with a ‘back-off interval’ that will increase the time between requests to the website. If there are enough Chrome requests flooding (more…)



  • Google Chrome Frame brings HTML5 to old versions of IE
    By on September 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Google Chrome Frame literally puts Google Chrome and its standards-supporting HTML5 features inside Internet Explorer…so long as you have admin privileges.

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  • Google Starts Charging a Signup Fee For Chrome Extension Developers
    By on August 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    trooperer writes “On Thursday, Google introduced two significant changes in the Google Chrome Extensions Gallery: a developer signup fee and a domain verification system. The signup fee is a one-time payment of $5. The announcement says its purpose is to ‘create better safeguards against fraudulent extensions in the gallery and limit the activity of malicious developer accounts.’ Developers who already registered with the gallery can continue to update (more…)

  • Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux
    By on May 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    ddfall writes “Four months after the release of version 4.0 for Windows, Google has announced the availability of Chrome 5.0 for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux — the first stable release to be available on all three major platforms. Chrome 5.0.375.55 is available to download from google.com/chrome. Users who currently have Chrome installed can use the built-in update function.”

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  • Adobe Flash Now Officially a Part of Google Chrome
    By on March 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    MacGene noted that Google has announced plans to include Flash with Chrome. This step will make Chrome easier for Mom & Pop to use, but comes with a host of issues that have been discussed here before. I expect them to announce Silverlight Thursday.

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  • Google Chrome 4.0 [Review]
    By on February 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The major advantage Firefox users have claimed over Google Chrome is the ability to customize their browser by choosing from a vast library of extensions. But that advantage falls away with the introduction of extension support in Google Chrome 4.0.

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  • 5 Must Have Google Chrome Extensions
    By on November 26, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    While many of these extensions are next to pointless, there are a few gems that can make your Chrome browsing experience a bit more useful.

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  • Try Out Chrome OS In a Virtual Machine
    By on November 20, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    itwbennett writes “Some very generous Alpha OS geeks have snagged the Chrome OS source code and compiled a version to share with the rest of us, writes blogger Peter Smith. ‘The build comes in the form of a virtual machine, which means you’ll need VMWare or VirtualBox running, and of course the image of Chrome OS itself. The folks at gdgt are distributing the latter, and they’ve set up a page with all the links you’ll need. You’ll need to create a (more…)