Fuck It, I'm Going Back to Firefox

Remember when we all switched from Firefox to Chrome? Chrome was stripped down, simple but fast as hell. It was like browsing the web on a whole new computer. These days Chrome is bloated, slow, and constantly crashing on me. I've finally reached the breaking point. » 2/13/15 11:15am 2/13/15 11:15am

How to Mute Noisy Tabs in Google Chrome

Google Chrome already alerts you to which tabs are playing audio, but you can also use these icons as mute buttons if you're prepared to delve into the browser's hidden settings file. The feature was previously available in the developer channel of the program but has now graduated to the stable editions for Windows,… » 2/02/15 9:52am 2/02/15 9:52am

New Google App Lets You Control Your Computer From Your iPhone or iPad

The Google Chrome Remote Desktop app that was released to Android users just hit the iOS app store. The app lets you access your computer via the Chrome Remote Desktop app. » 1/12/15 4:44pm 1/12/15 4:44pm

Always On "OK Google" Voice Search is Coming To Chromebooks

You know that nifty little feature on the Nexus 5 and other Android handsets that let's you voice summon Ok Google from any screen? Well, according to Google's François Beaufort, you'll soon be able to do just that on your Chromebook as well. » 12/21/14 7:00pm 12/21/14 7:00pm

Flix Plus Customizes Netflix to Your Heart's Desire

Chrome: Flix Plus, a new extension from us at Lifehacker, adds new features and tweaks to Netflix.com, letting you filter its recommendations, remove spoilers, use keyboard shortcuts, and a whole lot more. » 10/01/14 9:35am 10/01/14 9:35am

Transform Chrome's New Tab Page With These 5 Extensions

Sure, Chrome's New Tab page is useful enough, and forged from the analysis of millions of user experience clicks, but why stick with what Google wants to serve up to you? There are several impressive extensions that can transform your New Tab page and provide some handy extra functionality. » 9/12/14 11:15am 9/12/14 11:15am

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

18 Google Chrome Extensions That Make the Internet a Better Place

Earlier this week, we asked you to share with us that one, special Chrome extension that you just can't bear to live without. As it turns out, for most of you, that one is actually more like eight. So to help, we've pared it down to the absolute cream of the Chrome extension crop. » 8/06/14 9:00am 8/06/14 9:00am

The rumors are true: Google's bringing Chrome apps to iOS and Android. Well, it's providing the tools developers need in order to do so. The toolkit is only in a beta form at the moment, but it holds the promise turning Chrome apps into cross-platform suckers for your phone. If it turns out to be as easy at it sounds,… » 1/28/14 4:58pm 1/28/14 4:58pm

Google Chrome Has a Bug That Lets Any Site Eavesdrop On You

Voice control is an awesomely futuristic way to control your technology like a spaceman, but only if you can trust it. So you might want to stay tight-lipped around Chrome; Google's browser has a dangerous security flaw that can let malicious sites eavesdrop on your every word. » 1/22/14 11:39am 1/22/14 11:39am

Google's Chrome Apps Have Finally Escaped Their Browser Prison

Up until now, Chrome's Web Apps have been trapped in your browser, living with the rest of your internet like glorified tabs. Well, Google's putting an end to that today. A new breed of Chrome Apps is here, and they live on your desktop. » 9/05/13 4:12pm 9/05/13 4:12pm

Genius New YouTube Feature Could Fix Your Browser's Most Annoying Habit

Google Chrome YouTube just added a simply little feature you'll wonder how you ever lived without. YouTube tabs that are playing video now show a little play icon so you can tell which one of your bajillion tabs is making noise in the background. I'm so happy I could cry. » 8/05/13 9:50am 8/05/13 9:50am

Google Chrome Is Blocking a Bunch of Major Sites for Malware, Even…

If you were just cruising around the web today and got hit smack in the face with a Google Chrome malware error, you weren't the only one. A whole number of sites from such as imgur, DeviantArt, The San Francisco Chronicle, and YouTube were blocked for many users citing malware from us.bernerverein.ch. » 2/09/13 6:44pm 2/09/13 6:44pm

Say Hi to The New Google Chrome Beta, It's Listening

Voice control has been the trend in phones for a while now, but it's not content to just stay there. The newest Chrome Beta is introducing a Web Speech API, which means a talk-y future is on the horizon, hopefully. » 1/14/13 2:10pm 1/14/13 2:10pm

How to Get the Most Out of Google Chrome

Let's face it, the light-and-fast Google Chrome browser is the only way to surf the web-no question. But whether you're new to the browser or an old veteran, we've got some tricks to improve your mileage. Our Google Chrome Optimization Guide will show you which Google Chrome extensions to download and ways to tweak… » 10/07/12 11:00am 10/07/12 11:00am

New Versions of Google Chrome Will Finally Let You Say You Don't Want…

If you're paranoid about ad networks tracking your behavior and compiling a file on your tastes somewhere, there's good news. Google Chrome's developer build finally got built-in Do Not Track functionality, meaning Chrome will finally join the club with Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. » 9/14/12 2:39pm 9/14/12 2:39pm

Google Chrome's URL Search Bar Feature Is Not Working Properly

At least it isn't just me! TheNextWeb is reporting a problem with Google Chrome's beloved URL bar search feature. The beauty of Chrome is that you don't need to open a tab and go to Google in order to search something. It's already Google! It understands. Usually. » 7/03/12 2:00am 7/03/12 2:00am

Hands On With Chrome for iOS

At day two of I/O, Google repeated pretty much the same keynote, but it also finally announced Chrome for iOS. After a tortuous wait, it's landed in the App Store this afternoon, and I spent some time using it. And it's not quite what you'd hope. » 6/28/12 5:00pm 6/28/12 5:00pm

Chrome and Google Drive Are Coming to iOS

Google announced at day two of I/O that Chrome is finally coming to the iPhone and iPad. If you've been waiting for the browser you'll be glad to know you can download it this afternoon. » 6/28/12 1:22pm 6/28/12 1:22pm