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François Beaufort
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Chromium open-source project has hit version 62 this week-end and here are some miscellaneous facts about this number from Wikipedia:

- 62 is the only number whose cube in base 10 (238328) consists of 3 digits each occurring 2 times.
- Sigmund Freud was deathly afraid of the number 62 and would not book a room in any hotel with more than 62 rooms in case he was allotted that particular room.
- Louis Pasteur developed the first rabies vaccination at age 62.
- The great rhombicosidodecahedron has 62 sides.
- Sixty-two is the atomic number of Samarium, a lanthanide (a metallic element)

Source: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src.git/+/67d8084


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Some Safe Browsing interstitial pages are now available directly in Chrome Canary 🐥 so that you have don't find a random website that contains malware or harmful programs to see what it looks like:

- chrome://safe-browsing/match?type=malware
- chrome://safe-browsing/match?type=phishing
- chrome://safe-browsing/match?type=unwanted

Learn more about "phishing" or "malware" sites at https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/99020

Source: https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/572765
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A brand new Arcade Mode has been added to chrome://dino for those who only want to play the dino game. It is available now in Chrome 🐥 Canary:

- Game area scales up to the window width
- The offline message is now hidden

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2955153002

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The Chrome OS team is experimenting with a Touch-Friendly version of the launcher in Canary 🐥 channel. Enable the chrome://flags/#enable-fullscreen-app-list flag, restart Chrome, and press the Search 🔍 key to see it in action.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2965813002


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Check out +Neil Kolban's tutorial about C++ code for the ESP32 and Web Bluetooth.

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGozJXuQ8dY

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Gerard Rovira wrote the eddystone-web-bluetooth library as a part of Google Summer of Code 2017 to make Web Bluetooth Eddystone easier: https://github.com/zurfyx/eddystone-web-bluetooth

Source: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14649544

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If you're a SSL certificate aficionado, you'll be glad to learn that the Chrome team is experimenting with a Certificate section in the Page Info bubble.

Enable the chrome://flags/#show-cert-link flag, go to a "secure" web site (URL starts with "https") and hover over the certificate link in Page Info. Clicking on it brings you to the Certificate Viewer.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2846913002

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Chrome OS Night Light new feature aims to ensure reduced strain on the eyes and improved sleep by allowing you to limit the amount of blue light your display uses.

You can turn it on and off quickly whenever you want from the Status Menu (Alt + Shift + S) or go into Chrome OS Settings, adjust color temperature from cooler to warmer. In Canary 🐥 channel, you can now also set it in "Sunset to Sunrise" automatic mode or use a custom schedule as you can see below.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2951213004

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Chrome OS settings to control the idle and lid-closed power management behavior are now available in the latest Canary 🐥 channel.

We can control whether our device goes to sleep or stays awake when lid is closed and choose between "turn off display and sleep" (default), "turn off display" and "keep display on" when idle.

In the mean time, you can still use the "Stay Awake" Chrome Extension at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/keep-awake/bijihlabcfdnabacffofojgmehjdielb.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2853113004
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Today the context menu in Chrome for Android is a boring list of items that can be difficult to parse immediately. That's why the team is currently working on redesigning the context menu to be easier to use for images and links.

You can try it by enabling the experimental "Enable custom context menu" flag in chrome://flags and long press some content on any web page in Chrome Dev.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2868403003

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