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Those who want their browser to show Web sites' full addresses should be happy that Google put work on its "origin chip" on the back burner.
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.
The new AOL Reader has many of the same features found in other popular RSS newsreaders. It looks like one of a few good alternatives for those losing Google Reader next week.
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Google's Web browser is gaining traction, according to Net Applications, while Mozilla's Firefox keeps sliding.
With asm.js and WebGL technologies, Mozilla's browser-based mobile OS will soon get games like Where's My Water.
Chrome is rising up the ranks in terms of desktop browser traffic, while Firefox keeps inching down, according to Web tracker Net Applications.
The interface is designed to let take advantage of the GPU and multicore CPUs for parallel programming tasks. The standards group will have to convince browser makers to adopt it, though.
Apple returned the much-loved search from Spotlight with the latest update to iOS 7.
Other browser makers are unmoved by file-size advantages of the image format, but Google is pressing ahead. And it's saving terabytes of network usage a day on its own sites.
The effort aims to make it easier for programmers to include social networking functions on websites and Web apps -- and for new social networks to launch.