Google Chrome Extensions

chromeGoogle chrome have just released a BETA version of the extension gallery. You can check it out here. There are many good extensions already released. I have listed below some of the more interesting ones.

Speed Tracer (By Google) is one of the more advanced extensions available, this will provide you with detailed graph analysis of the speed that web pages are loaded.
Speed Tracer is a tool to help you identify and fix performance problems in your web applications. It visualizes metrics that are taken from low level instrumentation points inside of the browser and analyzes them as your application runs. Speed Tracer is available as a Chrome extension and works on all platforms where extensions are currently supported (Windows and Linux).
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Google Launches Public DNS

Google will use its own DNS servers to resolve queries from computers using Google Public DNS. In its Thursday announcement, Google said that page loading performance would be improved by provisioning and load balancing its servers, and by minimising denial of service attacks.

Google will also experiment with pre-fetching name resolutions to speed page loading, loading translations into its cache before they are asked for, in the expectation that they will be required.

Google Public DNS does not support DNS security extensions(DNSSEC), a protocol that guarantees the integrity of DNS data and prevents cache poisoning — a vulnerability in DNS where attackers can insert misdirection information that hijacks user requests.

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