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Poor web video performance in Chrome? Here's how to fix it

Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world, installed on anywhere between 25 to 50 percent of all desktop machines depending on your web analytics firm of choice. Those statistics alone tell you that Google is…

Google increases Chromium bounty reward levels

Google’s Chromium and Google Web Vulnerability Reward Program have rewarded – and fixed – more than 2,000 security vulnerabilities since launching three years ago. In that time, the search giant has paid out more than $2 million collectively to security…

Google Chrome to get notification center, possibly Google Now

An interesting find made by astute French developer François Beaufort indicates Google Chrome will be getting a notification center soon. Beaufort discovered the addition while mulling over the source code for the latest build of Chromium -- the open-source project on…

Run Chrome OS From a USB Stick or as a Virtual Machine

Chrome OS notebooks from Acer and Samsung are expected to launch next month at $349 and $429, respectively. The fact that you can get a more powerful netbook with Windows 7 pre-installed for roughly the same price, or even less, is already putting some people off.

But that doesn't mean you should disregard Google's operating system without so much as giving it a try, especially since it's available as a free download for you to test on your own hardware. We'll show you how to create a bootable USB flash drive with Chrome OS or run the it using a free virtual machine.