Plug-ins like Silverlight and Google Earth will be harder to find in the Chrome Web Store as Google works to build a safer, faster Web browser.
Google's Portable Native Client technology gives a new Web-based lease on life for an old operating system and the games it could run.
The debut of the Web-based game Monster Madness heralds the rise of HTML5 and the descent of browser plugins.
Google finally raises the curtain on the programming platform it hopes will get complex code -- such as the kind that powers gaming engines -- onto the Web. But PNaCl with a glitch -- controversy.
A powerful new Google+ photo app embodies a sticky situation facing Web developers: embrace the Native Client tech for high-performance Web apps and risk sites that only work for Chrome users.
Now we know what Google's Nik Software acquisition was really about: bringing respectable photo editing to cloud computing. But it's only for the Chrome browser.
Programmer Robert O'Callahan says Google's Native Client technology contradicts laudable Web standards principles the Net giant laid out for Blink, its new browser engine project.
One corner of the computing world can't use the streaming-video service: the $249 Samsung Chromebook. Netflix and Google are working to change that, though.
The software for fast browser apps has taken a step beyond mainstream x86-based PCs to Chromebooks using ARM processors. But it won't reach ARM-based smartphones until later this year.