The Best of Cloud-to-Butt, the Only Browser Add-On You Ever Truly Need

Back in August we happened upon what quickly became our favorite browser extension: Cloud to Butt Plus. And now that we've had a good six months to live in a world where every instance of "cloud" on the internet is replaced with the word "butt," we've amassed quite a collection of clippings. It is glorious to behold. » 2/16/15 12:15pm 2/16/15 12:15pm

​Opera Founder's Fancy New Web Browser Won't Even Need A Mouse

Tired of using your mouse cursor to scroll and click through the web? No, probably not—but a new web browser may give you the option to unplug the sucker anyhow. It's called Vivaldi, and it springs from the mind of the co-founder and former CEO of Opera. In other words, a man who knows his browsers. » 1/27/15 10:00pm 1/27/15 10:00pm

Read the Web Hands-Free with These Automatic Scrolling Tools

You've got a coffee in one hand, a mobile phone in the other—who's got the fingers free to actually scroll down a web page manually? Not us, so we've rounded up the best browser extensions and plug-ins that can help provide a solution. Sit back, relax, and let your favorite sites flow before your eyes like magic. » 1/15/15 10:35am 1/15/15 10:35am

Never Forget That Internet Explorer Is Boundless and Will Outlive Us All

With all the excitement bubbling up around the Windows 10 announcement, now is as good a time as any to take a look at the state of Internet Explorer . And, as has been the case since the dawn of time, more people use IE than every other browser combined. Just as they will continue to do until the End Days. » 10/01/14 10:10am 10/01/14 10:10am

The Best (And Worst) Browser For Your Laptop's Battery Life

Ever wondered how much the weight of 10,000 open browser tabs is dragging down your laptop's battery? Fear not: AnandTech just dug into the particulars with a delightfully detailed test to find out which browser is the biggest battery hog. This information could save mankind('s laptop batteries). » 8/13/14 3:12pm 8/13/14 3:12pm

Which Chrome Extension Can You Not Live Without?

The world of Chrome extensions is vast and varied. With tens of thousands of options at your literal fingertips, sorting through the muck to find those golden, life- and time-saving nuggets can seem an impossible feat. So instead, dear readers, let's work together. Tell us: What's that one Chrome extension you just… » 8/04/14 11:43am 8/04/14 11:43am

Chrome Bug Can Turn Whole Pages Into Record Buttons for Eavesdroppers

We've seen eavesdropping issues in Chrome before, like one exploit that lets sites ask for permission to the microphone, and then keeps listening long, long after. But now a new one discovered by Guy Aharonovsky goes a step further: it triggers listening with no permission, even if your microphone is completely… » 4/08/14 3:30pm 4/08/14 3:30pm

Website Buys Customers New Computers To Avoid Dealing With IE7

Have you been mocking Grandma for holding fast to a clunky, barely functional copy of Internet Explorer 7? Get ready to eat your words. A nurse and patient-pairing website has decided that, rather than put up with customers trying to run IE 7, it's just going to buy them a whole new computer, goddammit—fancy new… » 1/31/14 12:00pm 1/31/14 12:00pm

MacPaint In Your Browser Lets You Relive The Macintosh's Best Feature

If it wasn't for artists who embraced the company's computers, Apple might not have survived to release the iPod. And were it not for MacPaint, the simple (by today's standards) bitmap-based painting program included with the original Macintosh, those artists may have never fell in love with Apple in the first place.… » 10/09/13 3:20pm 10/09/13 3:20pm

Re-Live the Windows 95 Glory Days in Your Browser With This Easter Egg

We've all got some nostalgia for computing days gone by, and you have to admit there's a little corner of your heart that lights up at the thought of Windows 95, right? Right?! Well Microsoft wants you to dig in and find it by taking a trip down memory lane with its new, re-invented web-version of Hover, a Win95… » 10/02/13 10:00am 10/02/13 10:00am

Opera Coast: a Stripped-Down Browser Built Just for iPad

Web browsing on the iPad—or any tablet for that matter—is far too frustrating of an experience for what's really one of the device's most basic uses. Safari for iOS was designed with an iPhone in mind, so anything larger becomes an awkward mix of sweeping gestures and pointed tapping. Opera's newly launched iPad-only… » 9/09/13 9:45am 9/09/13 9:45am