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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).


16 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.


Which Chrome Extension Can You Not Live Without?

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 can’t live without?


Which Browser's Users Are The Most Porn-Crazed?

The influx of smartphones and tablets has meant one thing and one thing alone: Human beings have never had so many ways of consuming pornography. But which browser — Firefox, Chrome, Safari and more — gets the most action? Fortunately, our friends over at Pornhub had the answer.


Chrome Bug Can Turn Whole Pages Into Record Buttons For Eavesdroppers

We’ve seen eavesdropping issues in Chrome before, like one exploit that lets sites ask for permission to the microphone, and then keeps listening long, long after. But now a new one discovered by Guy Aharonovsky goes a step further: it triggers listening with no permission, even if your microphone is completely disabled.


Mozilla Is Putting Ads In Firefox's New-Tab Page

There is no escape from consumerism: Mozilla has announced that it is going to start experimenting with promotional tiles in its ‘new tab’ page.


14 Design Trends For 2014

Just as we did a year ago, I’m kicking off 2014 with a list of design trends I expect to gain ground over the next 12 months. The world of interactive design is an extreme fluid in terms of what’s determined as a staple of good design from year to year.


MacPaint In Your Browser Lets You Relive The Macintosh's Best Feature

If it wasn’t for artists who embraced the company’s computers, Apple might not have survived to release the iPod. And were it not for MacPaint, the simple (by today’s standards) bitmap-based painting program included with the original Macintosh, those artists may have never fell in love with Apple in the first place. But if you’re too young to remember what all the fuss was about, now you can relive MacPaint in your browser with CloudPaint.


Opera Coast: A Stripped-Down Browser Built Just For iPad

Web browsing on the iPad — or any tablet for that matter — is far too frustrating of an experience for what’s really one of the device’s most basic uses. Safari for iOS was designed with an iPhone in mind, so anything larger becomes an awkward mix of sweeping gestures and pointed tapping. Opera’s newly launched iPad-only browser, Coast, wants to fix that.


Google's Chrome Apps Have Finally Escaped Their Browser Prison

Up until now, Chrome’s Web Apps have been trapped in your browser, living with the rest of your internet like glorified tabs. Well, Google’s putting an end to that today. A new breed of Chrome Apps is here, and they live on your desktop.


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