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With Linux 4.1 You Can Play With The Chrome OS Lightbar

Google's Chromebook Pixel features a "Lightbar" that's a series of LEDs supporting multiple colors. Chrome OS apps are able to take advantage of the Lightbar for various purposes and coming for Linux 4.1 is support for the Chrome OS lightbar within the mainline kernel.
26 April 2015 - ChromeOS Lightbar

Google Working On NVIDIA CUDA Support Via LLVM?

For whatever reason, there's Google developers working on CUDA improvements within the LLVM/Clang compiler.
21 April 2015 - Google LLVM - 5 Comments

Google's Experimental QUIC Transport Protocol Is Showing Promise

Last year Google announced QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) as a stream multiplexing protocol running on a new flavor of TLS over UDP rather than TCP. Google's been expanding their testing of QUIC internally and the results are showing great results.
18 April 2015 - QUIC - 4 Comments

Chrome 43 Beta Brings Web MIDI & Permissions API

Chrome 42 was just released as stable so out now by Google is the Chrome 43 Beta.
16 April 2015 - Chrome 43 Beta - 8 Comments

Google Chrome 42 Brings The Push API & Extras

Google today announced the Chrome/Chromium 42 web-browser reaching the stable channel and with it comes many improvements.
14 April 2015 - Chrome 42 - 8 Comments

Encryption Support For EXT4

Ted Ts'o at Google has implemented EXT4 encryption support that will likely be baked into the next Android "M" release and is being worked toward for mainline inclusion in the upstream Linux kernel.
11 April 2015 - EXT4 Encryption - 28 Comments

Google Chrome Will Soon Work Better For Linux HiDPI Systems

A few months back I wrote about the poor state of Chrome/Chromium HiDPI support on Linux but fortunately with the latest unstable web browser code these issues appear to have been resolved.
9 April 2015 - Chrome HiDPI Linux - 17 Comments

libvpx 1.4.0 Brings Faster VP9 Encode/Decode

Version 1.4.0 of libvpx was finally released today by Google developers. This new release is codenamed the "Indian Runner Duck."
3 April 2015 - Libvpx 1.4.0 - 31 Comments

Google's Dart 1.9 Brings More Async Programming

Google's Dart team has announced the release of Dart 1.9 today with new async and await support.
26 March 2015 - Dart 1.9 - 20 Comments

There's Many Exciting Possible GSoC 2015 Coding Projects

For student developers wishing to get involved with upstream open-source projects this summer and to be paid $5500 USD by Google for the work, there's one week left to apply to participate in this year's Google Summer of Code. Here's some of the most exciting project ideas I've seen thus far.
21 March 2015 - GSoC 2015 Ideas - 3 Comments

GXUI: A New Cross-Platform UI Library By Google

GXUI is a new cross-platform user interface library developed at Google for their Go programming language.
18 March 2015 - Go GXUI - 67 Comments

Students: It's Time To Apply For GSoC 2015

For any students reading Phoronix interested in contributing to open-source projects, it's time to apply for Google's Summer of Code 2015 (GSoC 2015) where you can be financed to work on major free software initiatives over the summer holiday.
16 March 2015 - Google Summer of Code - 7 Comments

Chrome 42 Beta Brings Improved Push Notifications, ES6 Classes

Google announced today the release of the Chrome 42 Beta web-browser build.
12 March 2015 - Chrome 42 Beta

Google Unveils Broadwell-Powered Chromebook Pixel

Google has finally unveiled a new Chromebook Pixel! This high-end Chromebook starts at $999 USD and packs an Intel Core "Broadwell" processor with a HiDPI screen and up to 12 hours of battery life.
11 March 2015 - Chromebook Pixel 2 - 34 Comments

Google Is Going To Open-Source SageTV

Google is going to be open-sourcing SageTV, the proprietary DVR/HTPC software Google acquired back in 2011.
11 March 2015 - SageTV Open-Source - 3 Comments

Chrome/Chromium Will Support Older, Non-TSYNC Linux Kernels

A few days ago it appeared Google began requiring new versions of the Linux kernel for Chrome/Chromium but now that it appears Google intends to continue supporting older versions of the Linux kernel but they've been hitting a bug.
10 March 2015 - Google Browser - 1 Comment

Chrome OS Switches To "Freon" Graphics Stack To Replace X11

Released this past week was Chrome OS 41 and besides having improved WiFi stability, updates to the guest mode wallpaper, and other changes, some Chrome OS devices have been updated to Google's new "Freon" graphics stack. Freon further removes X11 dependencies from Google's world and will yield performance improvements in the future. Freon isn't based directly on Wayland nor Mir.
8 March 2015 - Chrome OS Freon - 67 Comments

Chrome/Chromium To Require Newer Version Of Linux Kernel

Those using the bleeding-edge version of Google's Chrome/Chromium web-browser are discovering you need to be using a relatively new version of the Linux kernel to avoid issues.
8 March 2015 - Linux 3.16+ - 32 Comments

X.Org & Other Organizations Accepted For GSoC 2015

For student developers looking to do some summer coding, the list of accepted organizations for Google's 2015 Summer of Code initiative has been published.
4 March 2015 - GSoC 2015 - 2 Comments

Google Chrome Going Ahead With Removing SPDY In Favor Of HTTP/2

In a Chromium blog post today, Google is saying goodbye to the SPDY protocol in favor of HTTP/2.
9 February 2015 - SPDY To Leave - 10 Comments

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