Use Ratings Preview For Smarter YouTube Browsing

There's an awful lot of content out there on YouTube and sorting the wheat from the chaff can be a serious undertaking. One way of making your video browsing smarter is to install the unofficial Ratings Preview extension for Google Chrome; it rather handily shows the rating for a clip right alongside every thumbnail,… » 1/22/15 5:03pm Thursday 5:03pm

Remove Apps That Mess With Google Chrome Using This New Tool

There are some shady software applications in circulation that will try and change your browser settings without your knowledge. One of the best known examples being when you load up your browser to find a completely different, heavily sponsored homepage in place. Google has a new tool that can watch for sneaky… » 12/11/14 9:50am 12/11/14 9:50am

Android Apps Finally Arrive on Google's Chrome OS

Delivering on Sundar Pichai's promise at Google's I/O conference in June, Android apps are beginning to make appearances on Google's Chrome OS. The first set of apps incoming are Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine, and Google says they'll be working with select Android devs to add more in the coming months. » 9/11/14 1:28pm 9/11/14 1:28pm

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

Google Lets You Watch Live Data From NASA's Long Lost Satellite

NASA's ISEE-3 was launched in 1977 and sent data home for 20 years. Recently, NASA discovered the abandoned satellite is still transmitting data, and turned over the controls to a group of citizen scientists. ISEE-3 zooms by the moon tomorrow, and thanks to a new Google project, you can ride along at home. » 8/09/14 10:00am 8/09/14 10:00am

A Chrome Extension That Replaces "Cloud" With "Butts" Wins Everything

Earlier today, we asked you to tell us about all your favorite Chrome extensions. And while the ultimate winners will be revealed at a later date, Kinja user pacguy has introduced us to one sparkling diamond of an extension that, frankly, would be an injustice to keep hidden. Because friends, you need to install Cloud… » 8/04/14 1:37pm 8/04/14 1:37pm

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

This Tool Makes Encrypting Files As Easy As Locking Your Door

Encryption options like PGP are great, but the labyrinth of keys and passwords that look like a master's thesis written in gibberish can be overwhelming. For simple exchanges, there's now an easier way. A Chrome browser extension called Minilock is offering a simple encryption option for people who want to make sure… » 8/04/14 9:19am 8/04/14 9:19am

A New Chrome Extension Loads a Different GIF Every Time You Open a Tab

A lot of my day is spent in search of GIFs—those few seconds of endlessly looping animations that can perfectly describe any mood. A few websites hoard a treasure trove of these motion memes, and of course, I have every single one conveniently bookmarked, but with the help a new chrome extension, my GIF intake is… » 8/03/14 5:00pm 8/03/14 5:00pm