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

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

Boeing's Concept SUGAR Plane Plugs In Like a Prius

In November of 2011, American commercial airlines consumed 48.3 million gallons of fuel—every day—and paid a total of $49.8 billion that month to do so. And with increasingly tight operating budgets, fuel efficiency has quickly become a primary concern for the airlines. Boeing thinks one possible solution is its new… » 12/26/12 12:00pm 12/26/12 12:00pm

Finally a Left-Handed Person Can Feel Normal on the Internet

Left-handed people have it tough. Scissors aren't meant for them, the average mouse isn't shaped for them and gloves aren't meant for them. Everyday life has been all backwards. But it's okay! You can be normal on the Internet now with this left hand pointer icon. » 6/11/12 5:20pm 6/11/12 5:20pm

Evatran's Plugless Power Station Will Wirelessly Charge Electric Cars

Evatran's Plugless Power Station hopes to juice electric cars by sending charges wirelessly. Pull up, park and its power station will handle the rest. No plugging in necessary. » 7/28/10 10:40pm 7/28/10 10:40pm

BP Does Your Browser Like It Did the Gulf

Maybe you want to protest BP. Maybe you're just sick of hearing about them. Either way, you can now block all mention of British Petroleum from your internets with a Firefox plug-in... and replace them with mini oil spills. » 6/02/10 4:40pm 6/02/10 4:40pm

Google's HTML5 YouTube Videos Don't Need Flash

HTML5 is a major part of Google's plans for the future, including Chrome OS—check out this interview for more on that—and one step towards that is getting YouTube to work without a Flash plugin, which they've now achieved. It's not perfect yet (no ads or annotations) and it only works on certain supported browsers… » 1/21/10 2:20am 1/21/10 2:20am

Internet Explorer, Now Powered by Google Chrome

Though Internet Explorer has been panned for lack of web-standard compliance, many are forced to use the browser because of stubborn IT departments. Fortunately, Google has issued its latest "up yours" to Microsoft with the Chrome Frame plug-in for IE. » 9/22/09 7:20pm 9/22/09 7:20pm

President Obama Details $2.4 Billion in Grants For Electric Vehicles

Speaking at the Edison Electric Vehicle Tech Center in Pomona, California, BHO dropped details on exactly who can and will receive money for helping put one million plug-in hybrids on the road by 2015. » 3/20/09 9:25am 3/20/09 9:25am

Aftermarket Plug-In Prius Battery Causes Balls of Fire, Explosion

A Toyota Prius outfitted with one of Lithium Technology Corporation's plug-in conversion kits exploded after the owner saw balls of fire in the backseat. Luckily the owner was smart enough to vacate the cars after seeing flames, but not smart enough to not drive the car even when its PHEV15 plug-in kit was… » 6/19/08 7:30pm 6/19/08 7:30pm

Hymotion Prius Plug-in Conversion Kit Gives 100+ MPG For Short Distances

Like the previously released EDrive kit, this Hymotion Prius conversion package lets you convert your stock Prius into one that can be plugged in for charging. After a 4.5-hour charge time, your Prius will be able to use more battery power over about 30-40 miles in order achieve that mileage. » 4/27/08 2:30pm 4/27/08 2:30pm

iPhone Firmware 2.0 to Have YouTube Plugin for Safari, Says BGR

BGR is claiming iPhone firmware 2.0 will provide a YouTube plugin for MobileSafari.app. They aren't citing their source, but they're pretty confident in their assertion: » 3/29/08 9:30pm 3/29/08 9:30pm

BGR tends to be a solid source, but we cannot confirm this to be true without some more evidence. Nonetheless, if true, YouTube video playback from…

Windows Mobile Face Contact Plugin Adds CoverFlow Contacts

CoverFlow may be only semi-useful on your Mac, but imagine what it would look like on a Windows Mobile phone. Actually useful! The Face Contact plugin, which costs $14.95, displays all your contact photos in a CoverFlow-esque way in your home screen, letting you flip between people and even directly dial, text or send… » 3/29/08 4:40pm 3/29/08 4:40pm

DivX in Vista Media Center? You Can Now!

If you upgraded to Vista and wondered why your Media Center crashed every time you watched a DivX file, take a look at this. An open source plugin that uses Microsoft's FFDShow decoder makes it so you can play back DivX, Xvid, and H.264 just like you could in Windows Media Center 2005. » 2/07/07 6:10pm 2/07/07 6:10pm

GM to Build Plug-In Hybrid?

As we keep you posted on the latest developments in hybrid vehicles, we can't help but notice that General Motors has been lagging behind, and has even discontinued building promising cars that run on anything but internal combustion engines. But now, our greasemonkey brothers at Jalopnik tip us off about how the… » 6/26/06 2:20pm 6/26/06 2:20pm

Harmony Home Automation Windows Media Center Plugin

Control fetishists rejoice! A new plugin for Harmony users is coming in just a few weeks. This updated MCE plugin allows users to load scenes, dim lighting, and control devices all with the standard MCE remote control. » 5/22/06 2:51pm 5/22/06 2:51pm