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

10 Tricks to Make Youself a Firefox Master

Firefox 35 is out with improvements large and small. If you've never tried out Mozilla's alternative web browser, or you're tempted to come back to it after a break, here are 10 software tips that will make your experience with Firefox all the more productive and rewarding. You can download the latest version of the… » 1/20/15 12:23pm 1/20/15 12:23pm

Re-Live the Windows 95 Glory Days in Your Browser With This Easter Egg

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… » 10/02/13 10:00am 10/02/13 10:00am

You Can Finally Browse the Web From Google Glass

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. » 7/01/13 4:15pm 7/01/13 4:15pm

Sharing Your Web Browser with Random Strangers Is Horrible and Awesome

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. » 6/15/13 12:00pm 6/15/13 12:00pm

What Horrible Web Browsers Do Your Parents Use?

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… » 7/13/12 5:20pm 7/13/12 5:20pm

A Mozilla Browser Is Coming to iPad, but It's Not Firefox

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. » 6/17/12 9:30pm 6/17/12 9:30pm

Geeks Crown Firefox and Safari as the Best Browsers

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. » 1/06/12 1:55pm 1/06/12 1:55pm

Google-Funded Study Says Firefox Less Secure than Internet Explorer

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. » 12/09/11 12:01pm 12/09/11 12:01pm

Opera with Turbo Will Be a Faster, Smarter Android Browser

Like Amazon, Opera wants to build a more efficient web browser for Android than what is offered by Google. According to Cnet, they're calling it Opera with Turbo. Inelegant as the name may sound, the idea behind it is anything but. » 10/17/11 12:19pm 10/17/11 12:19pm

Hulu and MSN Caught Using Supercookies to Track User Data

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. » 8/18/11 9:58am 8/18/11 9:58am

Who's Spying on You Through Your Browser?

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. » 7/29/11 5:40pm 7/29/11 5:40pm

A Web Browser For Your...Graphing Calculator?

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. » 7/25/11 11:32am 7/25/11 11:32am

There's a New Chrome OS Competitor and It's Called Webian

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. » 6/06/11 6:20pm 6/06/11 6:20pm

Google's Really Trying to Kill The URL Bar

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: » 5/19/11 1:11pm 5/19/11 1:11pm

The Popularity of Web Browsers, Visualized

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… » 4/04/11 1:00pm 4/04/11 1:00pm

URL Hunter: Play a Game in Your Address Bar

First, click this link. Then look at your URL bar. Use the left/right arrow keys to track down the scurrying As. When they're trapped inside your O, hit the space bar to eradicate them. Repeat. [ProbablyInteractive via SAI] » 3/08/11 8:30pm 3/08/11 8:30pm

Download the Faster, Safer, Google Chrome 10 Now

The Google Chrome 10 web browser is out of beta, which means you can now download a stable build of the latest version, which promises a 66% bump in Javascript performance. Google also retooled the settings interface and sandboxed Flash video, making it safer for Windows users especially. [Google via TechCrunch] » 3/08/11 12:31pm 3/08/11 12:31pm

Pixelfari: Because Sometimes You Just Want to View The Web in 8-Bits

The web browser didn't really exist during the halcyon days of 8-Bit graphics. But if it did it would probably look something like Pixelfari, which makes all your web pages look chunky and pixelated. It's available as a free OS X download here. [Neven Mrgan] » 2/16/11 11:00pm 2/16/11 11:00pm