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

Your Ancient Internet Explorer Is Wasting Everyone's Time and Money

The NYTimes' spectacular multimedia feature "Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek," is incredible. The elegant design and tasteful extras only contribute to the gripping narrative. It's everything we've been promised about the journalism of the future. But if you're looking at it on Internet Explorer 8, you're doing… » 1/02/13 3:20pm 1/02/13 3:20pm

Explore 100,000 Stars From the Comfort of Your Browser

If you're stuck in a big city with no hopes of seeing more than a handful of lights in the night sky, you'll more than get your fill of celestial bodies with this mind-blowing site that puts 100,000 stars in your browser. For full enjoyment you'll need a capable system with a decent graphics card, and about three hours … » 11/15/12 1:48pm 11/15/12 1:48pm

Here's the Horrendous First Scene of Amazon's Original Musical Comedy…

Rumors are flying that in a bid to get some original content, Amazon is close to pushing through a musical comedy about four interns working for a "Huffington Post-esque" website, a project that was previously dropped (and rightly so) by CBS. What could possibly come of this? We thought long and hard about it, and… » 11/05/12 6:20pm 11/05/12 6:20pm