Chrome Browser Gets Extensions, Bookmark Sync
Attention PC-using fans of Google's Chrome browser and folks looking for an excuse to start boozing: bust out the Powers Irish Whiskey. Bookmark syncing and the ability to run extensions have been added to the latest stable release of the browser.
Previously available only to users with the stones to run beta or developer versions of Chrome (and to Firefox users since about 1844), extensions let you scardy-cat stable-channel users dig into a whole pile of new goodies. Google claims over 1500 are already available in their extension gallery, but exactly one of them matters to me: AdBlock. And yes, it works; even on Gmail text ads. Just make sure that after you download it you go to options and select an AdBlock subscription. Kick ass.
The other big feature, bookmark syncing, uses your Google ID to not only synchronize your bookmarks between multiple computers, but make your whole list of obscure porn sites available on Google docs for you to peruse from any computer, on any platform. Good thing, too; Mac and Linux users are still waiting for the sync function (though Linux beta channel Chrome users can run extensions).
There are a bunch of other tweaks-for-geeks listed on the Chromium Blog, and some claimed performance increases, but for most Chrome users it's the ability to run the AdBlock extension that makes today Miller time all day long (though I'd really recommend cracking open something along the lines of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA over the watery wolverine urine they dare to call the "Champagne of Beers").