Items tagged with Canary

Nearly 30 years ago, Microsoft first introduced us to an addictive little game called SkiFree. Available in the Microsoft Entertainment Pack 3 for Windows 3.x, the game had you skiing down a mountain jumping ramps, avoiding downed skiers, steering around (or jumping over) natural obstacles, and trying to avoid a seemingly unstoppable yeti. Microsoft is allowing a new generation to enjoy some of that same downward-scrolling gameplay with a new surfing game. But to play this new title, you’ll need to first install the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser.  One further stipulation is that the game is not available with the stable build of the browser; you have to install... Read more...
Google is looking to deliver another speed boost to Google Chrome in the near future, and it's doing so by changing the way that a webpage is loaded in the browser. Google calls this new method for speeding our browsing experience "lazy page loading".  Although it might sound like an oxymoron, lazy loading is anything but "lazy" with respect to speed. With the public channel release of Chrome (and all versions that came before it), the browser will render all elements of a webpage as soon as it's opened. However, in the newest build of Chrome Canary, the browser will only load elements of a page that are currently visible on the screen at that given time. All content that is "below... Read more...
The latest nightly build of Google's Chrome Canary browser suggests that the sultan of search is getting ready to implement a handful of touch-enabled features to its popular stable browser. Canary, for those who aren't aware, is basically a beta version of Chrome. It has the "newest of the new Chrome features" and is designed for early adopters who want to live on the bleeding edge, and best of all, it can be installed and run right alongside the stable version of Chrome. Introduced to last night's Canary build is a new swipe feature that allows you to navigate through webpages without resorting to the back and forward buttons. It's very similar to the slide navigation feature found in Microsoft's... Read more...