Rabbit Lets You Watch Videos With Friends, No Matter Where They Are

Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube all let you watch whatever you want, whenever you want. But if you wanted to watch with friends or family, you had to figure out when and where to meet in real life. Rabbit fixes that with a browser-based video chat service that lets you watch whatever you want with friends, no matter where… » 8/19/14 9:55am 8/19/14 9:55am

Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked by Experts

We're no strangers to helping you secure your computer, but there are some computer security myths and stories that keep getting passed around, even though they're clearly not true. We sat down with a few computer security experts to separate fact from fiction. » 7/09/14 3:18pm 7/09/14 3:18pm

Chrome Panic Button Is the One Chrome Extension You Definitely Need at…

If you read a bunch of websites that do not relate to your work whatsoever while you're at work, well, here's the one chrome extension worth downloading: Panic Button. It quickly hides all of your open tabs in Chrome and lets you open them up all later. Like, when your boss isn't around. » 10/11/12 10:20pm 10/11/12 10:20pm

Google Catalogs Makes Shopping Easy For the Ladies—On the iPad

Most shopping catalogs seem to be aimed at our moms, but Google Catalogs has signed up some younger retailers whose products can be browsed easily in the app, such as Urban Outfitters, Sephora, Macy's, Nordstrom, Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn. » 8/16/11 1:00pm 8/16/11 1:00pm

Who's Spying on You Through Your Browser?

Wall Street Journal has amassed a sizeable infographic containing all the ways top websites track your data. While nearly all websites send your data to third-party trackers, some are worse than others. Luckily the main offenders are websites that suck. » 7/29/11 5:40pm 7/29/11 5:40pm

Web Browsing Coming to Jailbroken Apple TVs

The life of a jailbroken second-gen Apple TV just keeps getting better. First there was weather. OK! But soon, thanks to a software suite called aTV Flash, your ATV will be able to browse the web and play Last.fm radio. » 11/18/10 10:10am 11/18/10 10:10am

How To Protect Your Accounts From Firesheep Hijacking on a Mac

Firesheep, the packet-sniffing Firefox plug-in that grazes on (and then BURNS!!!) public Wi-Fi networks, could leave your Facebook or Twitter account compromised. FireShepherd arrived last week to protect Windows users, but now Mac users have a defense measure: BlackSheep. » 11/08/10 5:14pm 11/08/10 5:14pm

What Is the RockMelt Browser?

New browsers might be hatched almost every day, but new browsers that sound like a sandwich one might find in Philadelphia—and that everybody seems to be talking about—don't. What is RockMelt? » 11/08/10 2:20pm 11/08/10 2:20pm

The big name behind RockMelt is Marc Andreessen—you might remember him as the founder of Netscape, the loser of the Great…

How WebKit2 Will Fix Your Slow, Crashy Browsers

Ever used Safari? Chrome? An iPhone? Android? Then you've used WebKit, the rendering engine that powers most of the best browsers in the world. Up next: WebKit2 with a new "split process model." it's going to be awesome. Subtly! » 4/09/10 11:39am 4/09/10 11:39am

Google Prettifies RSS With Tablet-Ready Google Reader Play

The mad scientists at Google Labs have unleashed their latest concoction: Google Reader Play, a new way to look at your feeds one Google-suggested site at a time. It's actually pretty neat! And would be perfect for the iPad. » 3/10/10 5:53pm 3/10/10 5:53pm

The New WebKit BlackBerry Browser: Yes, It's Actually Good

This is swanky. RIM's showing off BlackBerry's new WebKit-based browser, and yes, it's fast! JavaScript actually loads! It even scored a perfect 100 in the Acid3 rendering test. Still months away, but we'll take it. [BlackBerryRocks] » 2/16/10 11:49am 2/16/10 11:49am

Welcome To Your New Start Page

This is even cooler than it looks: Fav4.org starts your browsing off with your four favorite website's icons already queued up. You can customize from among the 34 current offerings, and it looks as though they'll be adding more soon. » 2/12/10 10:47am 2/12/10 10:47am

Activate Multitouch Gestures in Firefox 3.5

During the Firefox 3.5 beta, a few people stumbled upon a neat, unadvertised feature. By twisting their fingers on a Macbook's multitouch pad, they were able to roll through their loaded tabs. But Firefox 3.5 (official) deactivated the trick. » 7/01/09 10:40am 7/01/09 10:40am

Google Chrome 2 Released With Much Faster Rendering, Full Screen

Chrome 2.0 isn't that different from Chrome 1.0, despite what its bold new version number might imply. It is, however, a healthy upgrade: rendering speed is up a full 25-35%, stability is improved, true full-screen has been enabled, and the smart New Tab Page and autofill functions have been revamped. Mac and Linux… » 5/22/09 4:58am 5/22/09 4:58am

Firefox 3.5 Beta Available for Download

The Firefox team has posted the first Firefox beta to carry the 3.5 version number, and it's a pretty hefty update. What's included? For starters, there's improved private browsing, and the lightning-fast TraceMonkey JavaScript engine. » 4/28/09 6:18am 4/28/09 6:18am

Virtual Keyboard Confounds Key-logging Bosses, Criminals, and Spouses

If you're browsing the web at work or just somewhere insecure, the prospect of key-logging may keep you from typing passwords and/or expletives. This Greasemonkey-compatible script brings up a virtual keyboard for mouseclick typing. » 1/22/09 4:20pm 1/22/09 4:20pm

IE 8 Could Get "Porn Mode": Would it Change Your Mind About IE?

What is the best way for IE to gain market share back from Firefox? Porn. That's right-when it comes to the internet, the answer is always porn. You know it, I know it, and apparently Microsoft knows it because there are rumors floating around » 8/19/08 8:40pm 8/19/08 8:40pm that they may incorporate a private browsing feature, a.k.a "porn mode,"…

ICANN Opens Door For Crazy Domain Names Like Crap.Crap

ICANN has just made a decision that goes beyond allowing .xxx to be a top level domain; they're allowing all words to be top level domains. That means you're going to see domains like fuck.shit, shit.shit, shit.fuck, whatisthisshit.fuck, and so forth. What's not allowed is domains that conflict with trademarks (.pepsi… » 6/27/08 5:40pm 6/27/08 5:40pm

Sony Mylo 2 Now Available

Sony's portable web surfing device, the Mylo 2, which has full flash support, a touchscreen and Wi-Fi connectivity is now officially available for sale. The first shipments will take place on Monday, but you can go ahead and orders yours now. Check out out our complete Mylo 2 strip down, and groping session to make up… » 1/26/08 7:40pm 1/26/08 7:40pm