Chrome for Android to support notifications from websites

Google has announced details on what we can expect in version 42 (!) of its Chrome web browser for Android. Announced in a blog post, the biggest new addition appears to be notifications from websites using an emerging notification standard. What this means is that you could soon be receiving notifications from, say, eBay, without…

Google launches Chrome “Data Saver” extension

If you tether your computer to your phone a lot, then you'll know that the full-size web can often be a drain on precious bandwidth - but luckily Google may have found the solution. What the extension does is when you navigate to a webpage, it will send the data to Google's servers and crunch…

Google Now coming to desktops via Chrome

Google Now, the clever cards that seem to know what you're doing before you do are coming to Mac and Windows computers via Google's Chrome browser, according to reports on the Google Operating System blog. Google Now has been available…

HP Pavilion Chromebook hits stores today for $329.99

Following last month's leak, HP have officially lifted the covers off their Pavilion Chromebook. However, rather than being released on February 17 as the inadvertent reveal of the computer suggested last month, the Pavilion Chromebook will in fact go on…

Google Chrome store hit by Facebook hack extension

Google Chrome users beware: a series of new extensions claiming to add customisation options to your Facebook profile are in fact malicious tools created by hackers intended to hijack your social networking accounts. Hiding in plain sight on the official…

Chrome overtakes Firefox in bid for web browser dominance

Google's Chrome web browser has overtaken Mozilla's Firefox for the first time to become the second most popular broswer in the world behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer. That's the word from analytics firm StatCounter, who note that Chrome has benefited from…

Microsoft officially launch Internet Explorer 9 browser

After a year's worth of beta testing, Microsoft have finally given their Internet Explorer 9 browser an official launch. Claiming to have made significant improvements to both speed and security, Microsoft are looking to quell the rising tide of Google's…