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Initial tests of QUIC protocol positive, says Google

The search giant plans to eventually propose its QUIC transport protocol to the IETF.

Newly released Chrome 42 now blocks Java, Flash extensions by default

NPAPI is disabled by default on Chrome 42, with complete removal scheduled to happen by September 2015.

News Scan: Rumors of Google acquisition of Twitter resurface; Google Chrome app could be stealing your personal info; More

The top news stories for April 9, 2015.

Google cracks down on ad injecting extensions in Chrome

Google has disabled 192 Chrome extensions that inject ads without being up-front about their activities.

Google confirms a new Chromebook Pixel

Google says it is working on an update to the top-of-the-line Chromebook Pixel, which is scheduled to arrive "soon." 

Google bakes new bookmarks manager into Chrome beta

Google has introduced a new graphical bookmarks manager into Chrome Beta, which means that it could appear in the stable version of Chrome as early as late-December.

Google updates experimental password generator in Chrome browser

Google has updated an experimental password generator for the Chrome browser, though it is not clear if it will make its way into a stable release.

Chrome ditches 30-year-old tech for sharper text on Windows

Google Chrome team finally gets LCD-friendly DirectWrite API working for sharper font rendering.

Google finally addresses battery-eating bug in Chrome

Google has finally responded to a bug in Chrome for Windows that has been quietly zapping up the battery life of some laptops for years.

Google tries again with over 20 new Intel-powered Chromebook models

Google this week took the wraps off a lineup of more than 20 new Chromebook devices that are powered by Intel microprocessors, a remarkable increase from just four Intel-powered models late last year.