Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Google Chrome

written by Priyanka Patel
photo by Matthew Oliphant + Pascal H

You usually don’t have a comic book where the heroine/hero is a piece of technology, but you do with Google Chrome. Google has recently come out with a comic book explaining their new browser, Google Chrome. It is touted to be the browser that deals with “the next generation of web applications that aren't even possible in today's browsers” according the Google Blog.

The beta phase of Google Chrome was released September 2, 2008 and will soon be released to everyone to download.

Google Chrome’s features include:

  • Tabbed browsing where each tab gets its own process, leading to faster and more stable browsing. If one tab crashes, the whole browser doesn’t go down with it.
  • A distinct user interface that places tabs on top of the browser window instead of right below the address bar.
  • An “incognito” mode that lets you browse the web in complete privacy because it doesn’t record any of your activity.
  • A new JavaScript engine built from the ground up for speed.
  • Malware and phishing lists that automatically update themselves and warn you of bad websites.
  • A default homepage that displays your most commonly used sites and other personalized information
Google Chrome Screenshot:

It sounds too good to be true -- I’ll have to wait and see.

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