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Chromebooks will soon be able to open more archive file formats

Chromebooks will soon be able to open more archive file formats

Chromebooks will soon be able to mount and open a lot more archive file formats. As spotted by 9to5Google, Google is working on adding support for many more relevant formats other than the already available .zip and .rar files. This should make life much easier for people who regularly have to deal with a few less common but still ubiquitous archives like .7z and .tgz. The feature could go live in Chrome OS 93, which is slated to come to Chromebooks in September.

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Google explains how digital IDs are both convenient and more secure and can we just get them now, already?

Google explains how digital IDs are both convenient and more secure and can we just get them now, already?

We know that support for secure ID is coming to Android, and ahead of the formal release of an ISO standard for the process, Google is detailing some of the particulars behind how it will work — specifically, how it will enhance your privacy compared to the old hand-someone-your-actual-physical-ID-card method. But even with all these details, it still feels like we're no closer to actually having them.

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Dolphin Emulator gains in-game config tweaking and support for disc compression

Dolphin Emulator gains in-game config tweaking and support for disc compression

Dolphin is one of the best emulators when you want to take your old GameCube and Wii games with you, and over the summer, the emulator has only gotten better. It now has a revamped config system that can be tweaked while you're gaming, and it's possible to do disc compression and conversion actions right on your phone.

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Android electronic IDs will support driver's licenses first, passports later (Update: Android 11)

Android electronic IDs will support driver's licenses first, passports later (Update: Android 11)

Smartphones already store tons of privileged information from credit cards and boarding passes, but they may soon replace our driver's licenses, our passports, and maybe even our keyfobs, too. We got a hint of this with the reveal of a new support library back in March, now, Google has laid out a roadmap for Android devices to store identity credentials in a future version of the OS. That roadmap, however, is highly dependent on how the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will implement its standards on electronic IDs.

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