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François Beaufort
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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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The Chrome OS team is experimenting with a refreshed version of the Sign-In and Lock Screens in the latest Chrome Canary.

Whether your device is in landscape mode or portrait mode, these screens look gorgeous in my opinion. Check out https://bugs.chromium.org/u/jdufault@chromium.org/hotlists/LoginRefresh to follow upcoming improvements.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2925343002
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We can now easily control all HTML5 videos using keyboard keys such as the up/down keys (volume), left/right keys (scrubbing), and space/enter (play/pause) when video is in focus in Chrome Canary.

Give it a try at https://beaufortfrancois.github.io/sandbox/media/video.html for instance, focus video by pressing <tab> once, and enjoy controlling the video only with your keyboard.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2700663002/

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Did you know you could detect faces, record camera stream and share video seamlessly on the mobile Web? Have a look at our Google I/O talk below where John and I describe "The Future of Audio and Video on the Web".

https://youtu.be/z9unKFzAj1w (Full talk)
https://youtu.be/z9unKFzAj1w?t=1753 (Where I start)
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Secure device firmware update via Nordic's DFU protocol using Web Bluetooth is now possible from https://thegecko.github.io/web-bluetooth-dfu/ thanks to +Rob Moran and +Uri Shaked's previous work.

- Supports unzipping a firmware package
- Supports multiple firmware images in a single package
- Web example supporting drag-and-drop
- Command line example using noble, shimmed with bleat

Source: https://github.com/thegecko/web-bluetooth-dfu/pull/24

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As Android O introduced adaptive launcher icons, the chrome team recently updated Chrome Beta and Chrome Dev icons.

Learn more about adaptive icons at https://developer.android.com/preview/features/adaptive-icons.html

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2850253003/
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