​Opera Founder's Fancy New Web Browser Won't Even Need A Mouse

Tired of using your mouse cursor to scroll and click through the web? No, probably not—but a new web browser may give you the option to unplug the sucker anyhow. It's called Vivaldi, and it springs from the mind of the co-founder and former CEO of Opera. In other words, a man who knows his browsers. » 1/27/15 10:00pm 1/27/15 10:00pm

Use Your Web Browser As a Basic File Viewer

Do you know how many file types Chrome, Firefox, Safari et al can handle? It's probably more than you think, and if you need to quickly view a file—be it a PDF, MP3 or photo—then you can use your Web browser for the job. You don't have to wait for iTunes or Photoshop to kick into action, and you can simply close the… » 6/16/14 10:24am 6/16/14 10:24am

Opera for Android is out of beta and waiting to be downloaded for free in the Play store. It offers some features to speed up mobile browsing—but it's probably too late to steal Chrome's lead. » 5/21/13 7:40am 5/21/13 7:40am

Yahoo Launches Axis Browser For iOS and Chrome, and It Actually Doesn't…

Just when we thought the browser popularity contest had finally been settled (Chrome, the victor), a new browser tool has arrived on the scene. Its name is Axis, it is a product of Yahoo, and—surprisingly—it does not suck. In fact, it's actually kinda cool. » 5/23/12 9:05pm 5/23/12 9:05pm

As Yahoo forgot one small thing in their rush to…

Dolphin Browser HD for iPad: The Best iPad Browser Not Named Safari

Even though Dolphin browser on the iPad is similar to what's already been available on Android and the iPhone, it almost makes more sense on the bigger screen. Also, I think it's my most favoritest iPad browser right now. » 9/13/11 6:26pm 9/13/11 6:26pm

Did Microsoft Just Leak Internet Explorer 9's New Interface?

Microsoft has yet to reveal IE9's interface—not set to debut until next month. But ZDNet's Mary-Jo Foley says she caught a glimpse of IE9's new minimalist look via a slip-up on Microsoft's Russian press site. » 8/25/10 11:54am 8/25/10 11:54am

Study Warns Private Browsing Modes Can Be Bypassed

In what will come as alarming news to porn lovers everywhere, a new study out of Stanford University shows that the private browsing modes now standard on most browsers can be circumvented. The culprits? Encrypted sites and your own extensions. » 8/06/10 5:20pm 8/06/10 5:20pm

Sony Cybershot G3: World's First Camera You Can Surf the Web On

The Cybershot G3 is a camera so special Sony Sir Howard Stringer himself did the honors: It's the world's first Wi-Fi camera with a built-in browser. » 1/08/09 12:00pm 1/08/09 12:00pm

Firefox's Spellchecker Has Four Words for "Gizmodo"

Last night I noticed Firefox didn't yet have "Gizmodo" in its dictionary. Curiosity led me to right-click over the red line to see what words it suggested I use instead. All four were awesome: » 12/11/08 9:00pm 12/11/08 9:00pm

Opera Mini 4.2 Boosts YouTube Support, Gets Snazzy New Skins

Opera is releasing a preview of the next update to its mobile web browser, Opera Mini 4.2. The beta release offers improved support for YouTube, the ability to play nice with a wider selection of phones, note sharing between phones and PCs and a selection of new skins for greater customization. Best of all, it's… » 11/11/08 4:00am 11/11/08 4:00am

Download Google Chrome Now

Google's new web browser, Google Chrome, is now available for download. Will it dethrone Firefox? Will it further crush the hopes and dreams of Internet Explorer? Hit the link to find out. Note: Mac users still out on the cold on this one, same goes for Linux » 9/02/08 2:48pm 9/02/08 2:48pm. Also, for our full photo tour.[]

Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 Now Available

Go kick the tires and light the fires of Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1, which is now available for download at the Mozilla Firefox site. The update delivers a few aesthetic changes, as well as what Mozilla is calling major security enhancements. Users should also expect increased performance and stability for… » 5/17/08 1:30pm 5/17/08 1:30pm

Indian Firefox Bus Probably Doesn't Have Wi-Fi

In what appears to be the endless spread of Firefox, a new addition to the unofficial Firefox catalog has been spotted—in India. On the back of a bus. We're guessing the bus doesn't have on board Wi-Fi to make use of its web browser of choice, but we admire the support. Also, if that text in yellow above the artwork… » 4/13/08 6:30pm 4/13/08 6:30pm

Mozilla Will Leave 80% of Firefox 3.0 Bugs Untouched Before Release

Firefox 3.0 Status meeting notes have revealed that Mozilla will leave about 8 in 10 bugs untouched before the final version is released. Instead, they have decided to devote their attention to correcting the most serious bugs in order to strike a balance between stability and the impending release schedule. [Mozilla » 11/15/07 8:08pm 11/15/07 8:08pm

Firefox Reaches 400 Million Downloads (tear)

Since its launch on November 9th, 2004, Firefox's downloads have continued doubling on a yearly basis. And now, they've reached the blessed, fabled, Holy Grailish 400 million mark. » 9/08/07 9:45am 9/08/07 9:45am

Console Websurfing Test: Wii vs PS3


Browsing the web on a console is kind of a stupid idea. That's what we have PCs for. But if you must, here's our take on the Opera/Wii browser versus the PS3's browser.
Hands down the Wii interface is better than the PS3's, thanks to the remote. I really enjoyed lounging on my couch with one arm flicking around… » 12/22/06 5:50pm 12/22/06 5:50pm

DeepFish Browser for WinMo: Good Thing Finally Comes in Small Package?


Here's a sneak peek at DeepFish, a web browser for Windows Mobile that gives you an easy way to look at entire pages and then zoom in to individual sections. » 12/22/06 9:31am 12/22/06 9:31am