Liz Gannes

Recent Posts by Liz Gannes

Next Version of Chrome Browser May Show Which Tabs Are Making Noise

Google today said the new beta version of its Chrome browser includes visual indicators of which tabs are making noise, a long-awaited feature for users who often wonder where the sound of that infernal autoplaying video ad is coming from. But this is just in the Chrome beta — not approved for general release — so the earliest tab muting would make its broad debut is with the next “stable” release in about a month, noted a spokeswoman. Along with audio, Chrome will also show if a tab is accessing the Webcam or connected to Google’s Chromecast for display on a TV.


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald