First Look: Google Chrome
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Google Chrome

2:06 /

We take a quick look at the new Web browser from search giant Google. CNET Webware's Josh Lowensohn takes you through some of its top features including the deeply integrated search, minimalist interface, and smart use of privacy.

[ Music ] >> Hi, I'm Josh Lowensohn, Associate Editor for CNET Webware, taking a first look at Chrome, the brand new web browser from Google. Chrome is the first big name browsers to hit the market since Apple introduced the Safari back in 2003. And it's played by Google to shake up the top spots held by Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox. Let's take a look at what makes Chrome different from some of the other browsers on the market. The first thing you'll notice is the minimalist design. It manages to give your pages about as much [inaudible] as when you got Firefox or Internet Explorer set to full screen mode. Users with small laptop screens will love this. The tabs also reside on top of the window instead of underneath the address bar. Further reason for that is that each tab has its own instance to the browser meaning if you are on a page that makes your browser hang, it won't make the entire program crash. You can also drag tabs off the main window and on to your desktop then back again. Another feature of Chrome is that the address bar doubles as the search box. You can configure it to use Google or another search engine and like the awesome bar in Firefox 3, it provides a listing of the pages in your history that come up as you type. Every time you open up a new tab in Chrome, you will see a special start page. It lists a small grade of the sites you have been visiting the most along with the list of recent bookmarks. There's also a special search box just for browsing history. If you are a security nut, there is also a mode called "incognito" that let's you surf the web with complete privacy. Once toggled, they won't see any browsing or search history. This is useful for those times when you won't let a friend use a computer or if you're trying to cover up early holiday gift buying. Here's a good tip on how to use it. If you see a link, you'd like to open up without it getting stored in your browser history, simply right click it and select open link in incognito mode. You can tell whenever you're in special privacy mode because your browser turns a darker color. For its first version, Chrome is already off to a great start. Well, Firefox 3 and the latest beta of Internet Explorer 8 have more features, users might be flocking to Chrome if only for it's sleek and simple look. I'm Josh Lowensohn and this has been a first look at Chrome. [ Music ]

New releases

Recover deleted images
3:30 July 29, 2014
Accidentally deleted or formatted your camera's memory card? Restore and undelete all those photos with this...
Play video
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wa...
7:00 July 29, 2014
Wagons are hot and diesels are hot. Brian Cooley checks out how well BMW combines the hotness in the 328d...
Play video
The WD My Book Duo is an excellent...
2:54 July 29, 2014
The WD My Book Duo offers up to 12TB of storage space and gives fast performance, but CNET editor Dong Ngo...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 026: Pure lithium...
21:22 July 29, 2014
Today's show features some enterprising hackers who modded an ATM to play Doom, Stanford researchers discovering...
Play video
Trick yourself into working out...
3:47 July 29, 2014
If you hate exercise but love games, Donald Bell showcases a few apps that can help improve your health s...
Play video
The voice-activated Ivee Sleek...
1:46 July 29, 2014
This $200 voice control home assistant isn't quite ready for prime time.
Play video
Samsung's Ativ Book 9 2014 Edition...
1:51 July 29, 2014
For anyone tired of working day-to-day on a small screen, but still wants a high-end, thin-and-light with...
Play video
OKCupid plays with our hearts without...
2:58 July 29, 2014
The dating site conducted an experiment that falsified compatibility matches without telling users. When the...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre