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

What The Most Popular Web Browser Is in Each Country in the World

The green is Chrome. The blue is Internet Explorer. The orange-ish color is Firefox. If you can see any red or grey that would be Opera and Safari, respectively. And though I personally believe all browsers have become horrible in their own ways, having Chrome at the top of most country's usage list according to… » 7/01/13 10:00pm 7/01/13 10:00pm

Sharing Your Web Browser with Random Strangers Is Horrible and Awesome

You're never really alone on the Internet. Chances are if you're on a webpage, someone else is there too; you just don't see them. It doesn't have to be that way though. "We See in Every Direction" is a web browser you can share with dozens of other Internet denizens all at once. It is the best and the worst. » 6/15/13 12:00pm 6/15/13 12:00pm