A while back we reported on the news that Google launched new Android apps for Chromebook and now it’s time we took a look at the news that Google has tripled bounty rewards for finding bugs, as well as announcing an experimental muting feature in Google Chrome.
Google Has Tripled Bounty Reward and Added Muting Feature in Chrome
Google has just announced that they are increasing the payouts for people who find bugs in their software. Google’s being the good guy by doing this, paying up to $5,000 to those who manage to find flaws in their software.
Google has been using these bug bounty programs for a while now, in an effort to make their browser and programs as flawless as possible. Up until now, Google was paying around $500 dollars to those who found bugs in their programs, but starting today, Google has triple the bounty reward for bug finding.
They even have a Hall of Fame created for those who have successfully found bugs!
Silencing Automatic Playing
We’ve all been annoyed by automatic playing at one point in our lives, haven’t we? Well, Google has just added an experimental feature to Chrome that silences automatic playing. The clips or sound bites will still play automatically, but Chrome will mute it temporarily for us, so that more tabs don’t play at the same time and make us feel like we’re in a really bad nightmare.
Try it for yourself! Go in your Chrome browser and copy this and press enter. After you do this, you’ll need to hit enable and you’re good to go. Don’t forget to restart your browser, for the feature to take action.
Does it sound like something you would be interested in? Does it sound good that Google has tripled the bounty reward for finding bugs? Drop us a line and tell us what you think about this!