Firefox Hello Does Account-Free Video Chat

Parent-calling-avoiders of the world have never had it worse: Skype, Hangouts and FaceTime are all stellar and free programs that mean that you've got basically no reason for ignoring forgetting your parents' wedding anniversary. But Firefox wants to add to that list, with a video-calling client that doesn't even need… » 10/17/14 2:00am Friday 2:00am

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

How to Keep Dozens of Tabs Open Without Exhausting Your Browser

Those who lived through the tabbed browsing revolution will remember just how convenient it felt to be able to open up three or four tabs in the background without losing focus from the current one. Now that kind of behavior is taken for granted, but if you queue up too many tabs to get around to later it can start to… » 7/25/14 1:02pm 7/25/14 1:02pm

This Could Be Our First Look at Mozilla's Chromecast Competitor

Ever since Chromecast and Roku hit the market, rumor has said that Mozilla was working on a more open, tinkerer-friendly type of streaming dongle. This week, Mozilla developer Christian Heilmann tweeted a photo that sure looks like a nearly-finalized product, and GigaOM got to play with a prototype. Casting's about to… » 6/21/14 11:00am 6/21/14 11:00am

Create a Beautiful Bookmarks Bar of Favicons

Here's a simple hack for your browser that can improve the appearance of your standard bookmarks bar and give you room for more links at the same time. By limiting the sites you save to just their favicons, you can create a row of instantly recognizable shortcuts that's always to hand. Here's how to do it. » 6/06/14 10:22am 6/06/14 10:22am

Firefox's Customizable (And Chrome-Like) Redesign Is Available Now

Mozilla just released a pretty extensive new Firefox redesign, with cleaned up visuals and some great new features. It looks pretty different from the old Firefox—and rather similar to Google Chrome—with some deep customization options and nice integration between desktop and mobile browsers. » 4/29/14 12:10pm 4/29/14 12:10pm

Why You Can't Build a Smartphone

Every day or so I read another blog post (or ranting comments) about how BlackBerry could be rehabilitated, or how Nokia could restart Maemo and build the ultimate smartphone again. Things came to a head after Jolla announced their first phone for sale. Surely this phone with an amazing user interface will vindicate… » 12/03/13 3:00pm 12/03/13 3:00pm

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