Let’s play with Chrome’s Face Detection API

Recently Wes Bos sent out this tweet: 😮 Did you know Chrome has a FaceDetector API? — Wes Bos 🔥 (@wesbos) March 20, 2018 Sparked by that tweet, João Miguel Cunha set out to play with it. The code itself is pretty simple: create an instance of FaceDetector and call .detect() on it. That promise […]

Chrome 66 to Untrust Symantec-issued Certificates

Chrome is really tightening up the security game here. In Chrome 66 it will untrust Symantec-issued SSL/TLS certificates, after Symantec has repeatedly screwed up by wrongly issuing certificates for domains, including google.com itself. Thanks to a decision in September by Google to stop trusting Symantec-issued SSL/TLS certs, from mid-April Chrome browser users visiting websites using […]

On “Secure Contexts” in Firefox, HTTPS for local development, and a potential nice gesture by Chrome

👋 This post also got published on Medium. If you like it, please give it some love a clap over there. Earlier today, in a post entitled Secure Contexts Everywhere, it was announced on the Mozilla Security Blog that Firefox from now on will only expose new features such as new CSS properties to secure […]

Why does Chrome show a T-Rex when it’s offline?

With touching the topic “offline” in the previous post, I was reminded of the T-Rex that Chrome shows when it’s offline. Most of us think it’s just a fun little pixel dinosaur which acts as facade for a game you can play whilst there’s no active internet connection, but there’s more to it. The T-Rex […]

Show Facebook Computer Vision Tags Chrome Extension

Since April 2016, Facebook has been automatically adding alt tags to images you upload that are populated with keywords representing the content of your images. This Chrome Extension visualizes the tags (which can be found in the markup) <img src="https://facebook.com/some-url.jpg" alt="Image may contain: golf, grass, outdoor and nature" width="316" height="237"> Show Facebook Computer Vision Tags […]

A faster, more stable Chrome on iOS

The Chromium Blog: In Chrome 48 we’ve made the switch from UIWebView to WKWebView, leading to dramatic improvements in stability, speed, responsiveness, and web compatibility. The improvements are indeed remarkable and – from a user’s point of view – very noticeable. Additionally it’s also more stable: With WKWebView’s out-of-process rendering, when the web view crashes […]

Chrome Extension: Video Speed Controller

Speed up, slow down, and rewind any HTML5 video with quick shortcuts. HTML5 video provides native APIs to accelerate playback of any video, but most implemented players either hide or limit this functionality. This extension fixes that, plus more… Because time is money 😉 Video Speed Controller →