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The brand new Google logo has landed in the chromium repository as you can see below. Run the latest chromium build and open a new tab.

If you're interested in the details of the why, how, what, I'd recommend you have a look at:
- https://design.google.com/articles/evolving-the-google-identity/
- https://www.google.com/search?q=Google%20logo%20history

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1316813006

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Why not ring the logo up and so you don't have to scroll down to see tiles at bottom?
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The chromium team is currently experimenting with a simplified fullscreen UI. Instead of having an annoying prompt to allow sites to go fullscreen, this new user experience will grant them automatically fullscreen access. A bubble will appear appropriately so that you're still able to exit full screen by clicking on it or pressing <Escape> key.

Give it a try now in Dev Channel or Canary by enabling the experimental flag named "Simplified fullscreen / mouse lock UI" at chrome://flags/#simplified-fullscreen-ui and let the chromium team know what you think of it.
For info, the design document is publicly available at
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Hm6dstWEY9sOdbENijz70I6Tnbz91mPkNKeteMJ-Kw

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1254543002
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+François Beaufort  : why is there no way to record video + audio in a single file in chrome? Its 2015, we still have to use flash to record.  Because of chrome.
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Google Chrome will now defer playback of autoplay media until the tab is foregrounded in the latest Dev Channel. This means no more "Where's that sound coming from?" moments when an ad for instance decides to autoplay in a tab you've specifically opened in the background.

Resources will still be preloaded if indicated but Chrome will delay the start of playback until you actually visit the tab.

This cool feature prevents obviously user annoyance but also conserves power as Chrome will only consume power once the tab is foregrounded.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1292433002/
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As expected, the Chrome Downloads page is also getting a Material Design look as we speak in Chrome Canary.

By simply toggling the experimental flag named "Material Design downloads" at chrome://flags/#enable-md-downloads, we can now follow the work in progress of the Material Design downloads page at chrome://downloads.

And if you have not notice yet, components are all powered by the Polymer¹ library under the hood so that Chrome has a consistent Material Design look and feel. Go check out https://www.polymer-project.org to learn more about it and browse the Polymer Elements catalog at https://elements.polymer-project.org

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1300473002

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It's not slated to go live with 47
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Did you ever remember yourself wanted to switch to another Wi-Fi network and, the text "Searching for Wi-Fi networks" keeps appearing and disappearing from the list every few seconds? Phew, this is now fixed in the latest Dev Update of Chrome OS with a new Wi-Fi scanning indicator.

This throbber indicator, which replaces subtly the info button, will behave just like Bluetooth scanning and won't shift networks anymore.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1270623002
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Great thank you for fixing this, it got to be very frustrating in high Wi Fi areas
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Following Final Fantasy X characters Auron, Paine, Yuna and Lulu, a new Chrome OS Board codenamed Buddy has recently been added to the Chromium OS repository.

Like its fellows, Buddy is based on Intel's 5th Generation processors platform known as Broadwell.

Source: https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/284815
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+François Beaufort Happy belated birthday!
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There are now more than 50 Chrome OS based devices out there! Have fun finding all of them in the Chrome OS code name challenge game at https://beaufortfrancois.github.io/chrome-os-code-name-challenge
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Was expecting some free Chromebook at the end of the game... Maybe next time, or a try to achieve perfect score, just to see what happens...
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Chromium has hit version 47 and as usual, here are some miscellaneous facts about this famous Carol number¹ from Wikipedia:

- The 47 society, formed at Pomona College, California, have, for their own amusement, spread the notion that 47 occurs with unnaturally high frequency. Several Pomona graduates used their influence to infiltrate 47s into popular culture such as Star Trek.
- A concert harp has 47 strings, three octaves below middle C and three-and-a-half above.
- 47 is the name of the agent in the Hitman video game series.

¹ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_number

Source: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/d446e4
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Something just dawned on me; 47 is the median in an ordered set of the two digit prime numbers. 

I need more coffee
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The chromium team has added experimental support for spellchecking in multiple languages at the same time in Chrome Canary 🐥.

By simply enabling the experimental flag named Multilingual Spellchecker at chrome://flags/#enable-multilingual-spellchecker, you can now go to Chrome Settings languages at chrome://settings/languages and check "Use this language for spell checking" for every language of your choice.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1300213002
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I can't find it on last Chrome 47...
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The <video> and <audio> HTML5 elements are getting new media playback controls in the latest update of Chrome Dev¹ for Android.
  
This UI refresh comes also with a specific behavior to hide volume controls more often to save screen space on Android.

¹ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chrome.dev

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1266813002
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+Artem Russakovskii I don't think so. Just tried with Chrome Beta for Android and confirmed it's not there yet ;)
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Latest Chrome OS Dev Update features a refreshed UI of the Gallery App: a brand new App icon¹, a revamped slideshow mode and new image editor action icons.

¹ https://codereview.chromium.org/1253183007/diff/1/ui/file_manager/gallery/images/icon256.png

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1253183007
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+Vitali Garov Look at the new Dell devices. They are very nice and well built. 
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Check out chrome://chrome page in the latest chromium build¹ to see brand new Chromium Material Design icons.
 
Product Logo and Web Store icons both for chromium and chrome are to be expected to be updated as well to Material Design² soon.

¹ https://download-chromium.appspot.com
² https://www.google.com/design/spec/material-design/introduction.html

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1257483002
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Dive into Chromium source code
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  • Google
    Chromium Evangelist, 2013 - present
  • Trapeze Media
    Python Web Application Developer, 2010 - 2012
  • Conversition Strategies Inc.
    Sentiment Engine Designer, 2010 - 2010
  • SNCF - French National Railway Company
    Programmer Analyst, 2005 - 2009
  • PiTrust Association
    Vice President, 2005 - 2007
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