Never Forget That Internet Explorer Is Boundless and Will Outlive Us All

With all the excitement bubbling up around the Windows 10 announcement, now is as good a time as any to take a look at the state of Internet Explorer . And, as has been the case since the dawn of time, more people use IE than every other browser combined. Just as they will continue to do until the End Days. » 10/01/14 10:10am Today 10:10am

Microsoft Thought About Renaming Internet Explorer to Escape Its Bad Rep

What do you think of when you think of Internet Explorer? Unsupported error messages, crashing, grandparents, death's sweet embrace—generally not-great things. And the people who brought you IE know that, which is why they actually considered changing its name to something—anything—else. » 8/14/14 6:31pm 8/14/14 6:31pm

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

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

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

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… » 1/02/13 3:20pm 1/02/13 3:20pm

Internet Explorer Says the Mayans Were Right Because IE10 Is Actually…

In another excellent ad for Internet Explorer 10, IE pokes fun of itself saying that the sign of apocalypse is here because Internet Explorer 10 is actually good now. This follows up their hilarious video ad which showed Internet trolls saying IE10 sucked... less. What a hot streak of hilarious self deprecating humor! » 12/20/12 1:00am 12/20/12 1:00am

A Hilariously Honest Version of That Really Cool Microsoft Internet…

Microsoft has done a bang up job with Internet Explorer and has a fancy, heart-pumping, dare-I-say-cool commercial to go along with it. Seriously, watch it. But you know what? It's hard to stop poking fun of IE because of its horrid reputation. This video by World Wide Interweb is the honest version of that super… » 10/05/12 12:00am 10/05/12 12:00am

How Internet Explorer Shaped the Internet

Long before Internet Explorer became the browser everyone loves to hate, it was the driving force of innovation on the Internet. Sometimes it's hard to remember all of the good that Internet Explorer did before Internet Explorer 6 became the scourge of web developers everywhere. Believe it or not, Internet Explorer… » 8/23/12 4:00pm 8/23/12 4:00pm

Get Internet Explorer for Xbox Before Anyone Else Does

Major Nelson just announced that Microsoft is accepting beta testers for the next version of Xbox Live which includes new features like Internet Explorer for Xbox, better search and discovery, an updated dashboard and more. If you're interested and of course you are (new features yay!) you can sign up right here. [… » 7/26/12 12:09pm 7/26/12 12:09pm

Australian Electronics Retailer Shame-Taxes Customers Who Use Internet…

An Australian consumer electronics e-retailer, Kogan.com, has some strong ideas about socially acceptable web browser use. So strong, in fact, that customers who use Internet Explorer 7 to navigate the page are charged a tax of 6.8% of their total order—that's 0.1% for each month since the browser was first… » 6/14/12 9:40pm 6/14/12 9:40pm

Google Chrome Just Beat Out Internet Explorer as the Most Used Browser

It appears that Google Chrome finally overtook Microsoft Internet Explorer as the world's most popular browser last week—at least according to statistics fromthe web analytics service Statcounter. As TNW points out, measuring this kind of usage is hardly a perfect science, but as you can see from the trend line in the… » 5/21/12 9:16am 5/21/12 9:16am