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CNET News Daily Podcast: Google Chrome gets close to the metal

On Monday's podcast, Google's browser gets closer to the metal, Windows 7 laptops will be cheap, and one man's threat to shoot his iPhone.

Google is building its browser, Chrome, the ability to tap directly into a computer's native processing power through software called Native Client. If successful, Native Client will help close one gap that separates Web applications from those that run natively on a computer's operating system. That would improve the competitive position of Web applications such as Google Docs compared to Microsoft Office--and thereby boost Google's Chrome OS project in comparison with Windows.

Also on the podcast: Don't shoot your iPhone, Windows 7 means cheap laptops, and the FTC tells bloggers to disclose their conflicts.


Today's stories:

Native Client in Chrome: Google flexes Web muscle

IE overall usage slips, but IE 8 gains

Windows 7 to usher in crush of cheap laptops

Macs and PCs found shacking up

Adobe pushes Flash video on mobile devices

More ads coming to mobiles via Google AdSense

Man arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot iPhone

FTC to bloggers: Fess up or pay up

Drew Carey bids big for personal Twitter name