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The Latest Version Of Chrome Finally Fixes How Fonts Look On Windows

Judge me all you want, but when I used Windows my browser of choice was Internet Explorer. You know why? Because text in Internet Explorer looked bloody beautiful. Unlike, you know, Chrome, where text was a blurry mess. Seriously, it was painful. Until today.


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).


Google Lets You Watch Live Data From NASA's Long Lost Satellite

NASA’s ISEE-3 was launched in 1977 and sent data home for 20 years. Recently, NASA discovered the abandoned satellite is still transmitting data, and turned over the controls to a group of citizen scientists. ISEE-3 zooms by the moon tomorrow, and thanks to a new Google project, you can ride along at home.


A Chrome Extension That Replaces 'Cloud' With 'Butts' Wins Everything

Earlier today, we asked you to tell us about all your favourite Chrome extensions. And while the ultimate winners will be revealed at a later date, Gizmodo reader pacguy has introduced us to one sparkling diamond of an extension that, frankly, would be an injustice to keep hidden. Friends, you need to install Cloud to Butt Plus immediately.


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?


This Tool Makes Encrypting Files As Easy As Locking Your Door

Encryption options like PGP are great, but the labyrinth of keys and passwords that look like a master’s thesis written in gibberish can be overwhelming. For simple exchanges, there’s now an easier way. A Chrome browser extension called Minilock is offering a simple encryption option for people who want to make sure the files they send are safe.


A New Chrome Extension Loads A Different GIF Every Time You Open A Tab

A lot of my day is spent in search of GIFs — a few seconds of endlessly looping animations that can perfectly describe any mood. A few websites hoard a treasure trove of these motion memes, and of course I have every single one conveniently bookmarked, but with the help a new Chrome extension, my GIF intake is about to skyrocket.


Google Is Finally Working On Fixing Chrome's Battery-Draining Bug

Have you noticed that if you’re working on the road, at uni or out of the office for the day, that Google Chrome uses a little more power than it should? A tiny bug that has been an ongoing issue for the last two years is finally being worked on by Google’s Chromium development team, which when solved — fingers crossed — could boost your laptop’s battery life by up to 25 per cent.


Set Reminders In Google Now Just By Searching Text On Your Laptop

Google Now reminders are great, but if you don’t feel like pulling out your phone and whispering part of your to-do list at it, there is now another way: Just hammer it into your search bar.


Watch Out, Chromebooks: Super-Cheap Windows 8 Machines Are Coming

Chromebooks are great if you want a super-cheap computer, but they’re not without their limitations; you (basically) have to run everything in a browser. And Microsoft is aiming to give them some competition with full Windows 8 machines around those same, dumb low price points.


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