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The latest nasty security scourge plaguing the internet is cryptojacking. By running hidden code on a seemingly ordinary webpage, hackers and disreputable webmasters can highjack your CPU's processing power in order to mine cryptocurrency, line their own pockets, and kill your performance. Opera is now the first web browser with a built-in tool to fight off this practice - and hopefully it won't be the last.

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.

Ars TechnicaIn the beginning, there was Netscape. Then came Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and the love-it-or-hate-it Chrome. Now, there's a new competitor in the war to capture your online attention, a stripped-back browser built from the ashes of Opera and designed for power users.

Tired of using your mouse cursor to scroll and click through the web? No, probably not -- but a new web browser may give you the option to unplug the sucker anyhow. It's called Vivaldi, and it springs from the mind of the co-founder and former CEO of Opera. In other words, a man who knows his browsers.

Headphones are part of daily life at train stations, an urban necessity used by commuters to drown out the flurry of action around them. But the other night at Union Station in Los Angeles, as I watched a woman crawl across the top of an information booth while a man's voice from another room whispered in my ear, the headphones I wore became a way to enhance, not ignore, the experience -- like tuning into a pirate radio broadcast where the plot began to come to life before my eyes.

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.

The "interview" with Lance Armstrong that the world has been waiting for is starting right now, and it's a timely reminder for us all to watch our tweets. It shouldn't be a shocking revelation that Lance didn't tell Opera anything, they just make browser tech.

Cloud computing is big business. Companies and individual users rent bandwidth from large cloud services to perform all manner of tasks, from hosting small websites to churning through large, computing-intensive tasks, like modelling new drug compounds. But what if you could gain access to all that computing power for free?

A new study from a self-described "psychometric consultant" and recruitment firm says that there's no real difference in IQ between other browsers -- but IE users are, well, below average. To study the "effects of cognitive ability on the choice of web browser", they ran a free online IQ test to over 100,000 people, and plotted the average IQ scores based on the browser used.