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Yet another way to access Google Hangouts. Photo: Jordanna Chord/Google

Yet another way to access Google Hangouts. Photo: Jordanna Chord/Google

Google’s chat and video messaging service, Hangouts, got a whole new standalone web app on Monday afternoon.

“We are launching another way to use Hangouts today,” writes Google’s Jordanna Chord on Google Plus. “From our new site you’ll be able to take advantage of the best of Hangouts in the browser, along with an inspiring image to get you through the day.”

Now you’ll be able to keep in touch with all your Hangouts-using buddies in any web broswer, including Safari, without having to run Gmail or Google Plus (or the Chrome app).

Gello is based on Chromium and customizable. Photo: CyanogenMod

Gello is based on Chromium and customizable. Photo: CyanogenMod

The creators of CyanogenMod have this week lifted the lid on Gello, a new, open-source browser for Android that’s based on Google’s Chromium. It features a customizable user interface, a “save for offline” reading mode, site-by-site privacy settings, and other neat features.

Where's video chat? Photo: Skype

Where’s video chat? Photo: Skype

One of the biggest apps that has long been lacking official Chromebook support is Skype, but that finally changed today with an update to the Skype web app.

Load the application up in Chrome OS, however, and you’ll notice a few glaring omissions.

Don't miss Google I/O 2015! Photo: Google

Don’t miss Google I/O 2015! Photo: Google

Stuck at work and can’t tune into the Google I/O live-stream today? Don’t worry, because we’re live-blogging the whole keynote right here so you don’t have to miss a thing.

The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. PDT (12:30 p.m. EDT), and we expect it to be a big one. In addition to Android M, you can look forward to updates for Android Wear, Android Auto, and Chrome OS; news about Android Pay, Google’s Apple Pay competitor; and maybe even new wearables.

Next to the "send" option is the Giphy icon, which allows Gmail users to select and embed GIFs into messages. Photo: Giphy

Next to the “send” option is the Giphy icon, which allows Gmail users to select and embed GIFs into messages. Photo: Giphy

Email seems antique for modern communication, but Giphy freshens it up a bit with a new Chrome extension that makes it easy add animated GIFs to Gmail messages.

Just download the free Giphy for Gmail extension extension and you’ll see Giphy’s rainbow icon in your Gmail composition window. Click on the icon to search a handful of popular GIFs, then select one to be embed into your Gmail message.

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