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Chrome 93 Released With WebOTP Cross-Device Support, CSS Module Scripts

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Chrome 94 Released With WebGPU For Testing, WebCodecs API Now Official

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Greetings!
Chrome 94 is coming today with support for controversial idle detection API
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Chrome 94 will offer more signals to developers to understand when a user is idle. The developer-facing notification will now be triggered for global signals such as interaction with other apps instead of only the current browser window.
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https://www.neowin.net/news/chrome-94-i ... ction-api/
What a lovely feature...

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Chrome 94's Idle Detection API can be abused according to Mozilla and Apple

Google Chrome 94 is out and with the browser comes a new controversial feature: the Idle Detection API. As the name suggests, it can be implemented by sites to find out if a user is idle. Idle meaning that the user has not interacted with the device or specific hardware, such as the keyboard or the mouse, or through certain system events, such as the launching of a screensaver or locked status.

Example use cases include using the API to know if contacts in chat or on social networking sites are reachable at the time, automatic restarting of kiosk applications if no user interaction is noticed for a period, or "apps that require expensive calculations" that limit these to moments with user interaction. The latest iteration of the API requires explicit permission from the user before sites can utilize it.
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https://www.ghacks.net/2021/09/22/chrom ... and-apple/
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Greetings!
Google Chrome extensions update could be the end of ad-blockers as we know it
Search giant loses out on billions in revenue

Google has revealed that its Chrome browser extensions that fall under the Manifest V2 framework will no longer work from January 2023, which could lead to ad-blockers being impacted or just outright ceasing to function.

https://www.techspot.com/news/91474-goo ... pdate.html
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Chrome 96 To Feature Improved WebRTC Code, Better Wayland Screensharing

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Google Trumpets The Success Of Their Chrome "RenderingNG" Performance Initiative

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... ingNG-2021
Phoronix wrote:In a new blog post on Wednesday, Google is talking up "150% or more faster graphics rendering" compared to older versions of Chrome along with a "6x reduction in GPU driver crashes on problematic hardware". Or even with the new Chrome 93 to 94 transition alone they are proclaiming up to 8% more responsive web pages, up to 1400 years of CPU time per day saved, and up to 0.5% improved battery life.
https://blog.chromium.org/2021/10/renderingng.html
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impar wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:45 am Greetings!
Google Chrome extensions update could be the end of ad-blockers as we know it
Search giant loses out on billions in revenue

Google has revealed that its Chrome browser extensions that fall under the Manifest V2 framework will no longer work from January 2023, which could lead to ad-blockers being impacted or just outright ceasing to function.

https://www.techspot.com/news/91474-goo ... pdate.html
Well, that should help bump firefox's market share a little :lol:
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thegrommit wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:38 pm Well, that should help bump firefox's market share a little :lol:
I'd hold fire on that... :lol:
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powerarmour wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:17 pm
thegrommit wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:38 pm Well, that should help bump firefox's market share a little :lol:
I'd hold fire on that... :lol:
No need, as you have to enable them first :arrow:
mozilla wrote: To enable these enhanced suggestions
Now, I might feel differently if they start putting animated GIF's in the address bar, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
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