May 18, 2013
CNET Social Tech
Google cuts network usage by terabytes by switching to WebP
Google is happy enough with WebP to spread it across the company, including the Google+ app on Android. Also: new features coming to WebP.
Future Firefox takes tougher stance on mixed content
Mozilla might be fine with mixed company, but it's not fond of mixed content. A new tool to block unsecured content on secure sites makes its debut in the latest update to Firefox Aurora.
How Google, with your help, is overhauling its maps
Google Maps users supply critical data that the company uses to customize maps based on the destination selected and to create cinematic fly-bys of popular locations.
The programming language for Web sites and Web apps is less complex and therefore easier to develop, Chrome programmers argue at Google I/O.
Google likes the look of Microsoft multitouch for Web
Microsoft's proposal to build its unified mouse-pen-multitouch interface technology into Chrome gets a warm reception at Google I/O.
How Google slurps in Street View data -- not just from streets
At its Google I/O conference, the company showed off the equipment it uses to gather its 360-degree panoramic imagery of the world.
Great tech is calling.
Watch the tiny teaser trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins
Apple removes Bang With Friends from App Store
One issue holding up Apple iRadio: The economics of skipping songs
From phasers to warp, the sound design of 'Star Trek'
Sonic the Hedgehog hits Android, Nintendo platforms
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