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It Doesn't Take A Lot To Crash Chrome: Only 16 Characters

Briefly: It doesn’t take a lot to crash Chrome: Only sixteen characters. Just type http://a/%%30%30 into a Chrome 45 or older address bar, hit enter or hover your cursor over the link to crash your browser. Or, you know, don’t. But you’ve officially been warned.

Side-By-Side Video Shows Chrome's New Memory Improvements

New features are great, but there’s something to be said when a piece of software you use every day gets a few optimisations and performance tweaks. Such is the case with the latest version of Google Chrome, which supposedly does a better job of handling its memory usage. If you want to see exactly how better, this side-by-side video should help.

uTorrent To Abandon Crapware Installer And Seek Out New Revenue Model

In a move that’s likely too little, too late, uTorrent has decided to stop bundling crapware with its (once) popular BitTorrent client. While it hasn’t come up with an alternative just yet, the developer plans to be more “open and transparent” as it considers its options.

Mozilla's Radical Firefox Changes And How They'll Affect Your Add-Ons

Building extensible software is a tricky business. On one hand, you want your platform to be as customisable as possible, while on the other you want the flexibility to update APIs to make them faster, more secure and feature-rich. These aims aren’t always compatible, as we’re now discovering with Mozilla and the fundamental changes it’s making to Firefox’s add-on infrastructure.

'Tab Discarding' Will Help With Google Chrome's RAM Addiction

Browsers have become one of the most memory-intensive applications you can run and while vendors such as Google and Firefox have gone to great lengths to keep things under control, for some users, it’s still not good enough. In fact, Chrome will introduce a rather drastic measure in an upcoming version — tab “discarding” — to help alleviate the issue.

Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars For Being Easily Hackable  

If you own a newer Jeep Grand Cherokee, you will want to check this out: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 1.4 million cars due to a security flaw that leaves the vehicles vulnerable to complete takeovers from hackers.

Which One's Faster: Microsoft Edge, Firefox Or Chrome?

Web browsers will always find a battlefield to fight on — Javascript performance, memory usage, variety of extensions and so on. With Microsoft Edge soon to be a serious option, it’s about time we had a look at how it matches up to the competition.

Microsoft's Security And Antivirus Products Continue To Be Terrible

In case you weren’t convinced that Microsoft has mostly given up on keeping its antivirus products competitive, the most recent results from independent lab AV-Test should hammer the point home so thoroughly you’ll be uninstalling them by the end of this sentence.

How Do You Learn To Code?

It’s been my sole focus to answer this question for the last two years. I’ve noticed there are three strategies that successful students consistently use better than anyone else regardless of what resources they use.

Is Your Antivirus Software Killing Your PC's Performance?

Microsoft Security Essentials long held the title as the most lightweight antivirus option, but with its plummeting ability to protect your system from threats, plenty of challengers have returned to the fore. So which one offers the best balance of safety and speed? The scores are in.

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