Flash is an lingering remnant of an older internet that’s basically been on life support for years now. It’s buggy, insecure, sucks the soul out of your battery, and honestly you should’ve disabled Flash by now anyway. But Firefox will soon be pulling the plug for you.
Somewhere deep in the cobweb-filled recesses of your brain, you might remember a time when checking your email meant booting up Internet Explorer. But as this infographic shows, it wasn’t long ago that the world was filled with Internet Explorers. Then, a couple years back, nearly every country switched to Chrome.
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.
We've all got some nostalgia for computing days gone by, and you have to admit there's a little corner of your heart that lights up at the thought of Windows 95, right? Right?! Well Microsoft wants you to dig in and find it by taking a trip down memory lane with its new, re-invented web-version of Hover, a Win95…
For as crazily sci-fi as Google Glass is, it's been missing a big feature until just now: a web browser. Thanks to this month's big update to the specs, you can finally dispense with one-use apps and surf the whole web like a real person. Kinda.
You're never really alone on the Internet. Chances are if you're on a webpage, someone else is there too; you just don't see them. It doesn't have to be that way though. "We See in Every Direction" is a web browser you can share with dozens of other Internet denizens all at once. It is the best and the worst.
Google is doing something interesting at Best Buy stores that seems positively ass backwards: they're giving away copies of their Chrome browser on CD. What is this?! 1998?! But when you think about it, it makes sense; they're trying to get less tech savvy users—like our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles—to…
Because Apple won't allow any browser technology besides Webkit on iOS, Mozilla can't bring Firefox to Apple's mobile devices. But instead of ignoring the platform completely, they're working on Junior: a Webkit-based browser that eschews tabs and the standard URL bar in favor of a new UI.
We need to talk about my addiction to opening browser tabs. And leaving them open. Because maybe it's your addiction, too.
Web browser improvements seem to pop out at a pace barely detectable to the human eye, so periodically Tom's Hardware will go through every desktop browser on Windows and OS X with a fine-toothed comb and tell you which one comes out on top. This time around, they like Firefox and Safari.
Remember when you downloaded Firefox circa 2004 because Internet Explorer was inundating Windows XP with viruses? Those days have long since passed, and according to a Google-funded study carried out by Accuvant, Firefox is now among the least secure web browsers. Naturally, Chrome is the best.
The WSJ says that Hulu and MSN, among others, have been found using supercookies to monitor the info of those who visit their sites. Extremely difficult to detect and erase, supercookies can provide significantly more information than standard cookies.
Wall Street Journal has amassed a sizeable infographic containing all the ways top websites track your data. While nearly all websites send your data to third-party trackers, some are worse than others. Luckily the main offenders are websites that suck.
Did anyone ever use a graphing calculator to actually, like, calculate graphs? All I remember is playing Tetris and some Drugwars game. Kids these days have something crazier: Gossamer. It's a web browser for graphing calculators.
It was only a matter of time before someone responded to Google's ChromeOS. Webian is that response, and looks and acts much like you'd expect a browser-based OS to act.
There was talk a few months back of a compact mode in Chrome that would turn the URL bar into a contextual element. Now it's seeping into early builds of Chrome 13. Here's how it works:
The browser wars may seem to have heated up only recently, but! Browsers have been slugging it out for your attention since as early as 1994. And this infographic, which actually lays things out in a visually interesting way instead of just throwing a bunch of numbers on a few squiggly lines, shows just how the…