Legislation that would force Internet service providers to store more data about their customers’ browsing habits, as well as ban encrypted devices including the iPhone, is currently being discussed in the U.K. where the government is looking to expand its powers when it comes to surveillance programs. To show what kind of information the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill would offer secret agencies, one developer created a Chrome plugin that records all the sites you visit. More →
Want better battery life on your laptop? You might want to consider using a browser besides Chrome. Digital Citizen has tested popular Internet browsers across multiple Windows 10 laptops and has found one major common denominator: Chrome is by far the biggest battery hog. More →
We’ve become accustomed to malware that invades our browsers — showing us ads we don’t want to see and collecting our information without any warning — but there’s a new scam worth watching out for.
Last Thursday, PCrisk was one of the first sites to warn users about the eFast browser, a malware browser that seeks to replace a user’s Chrome browser entirely, promising more relevant search results and better deals while shopping. More →
Sharing links on the Internet is already exceptionally simple, but a small group of developers has found a way to take even more steps out of the process. Officially released late last month, Shove is a browser extension for Chrome that allows users to instantly open tabs on one another’s browsers without any prompts or warnings.
Terrifying, right? More →
It may be one of the best Internet browsers you can get your hands on, but it can also be pretty annoying, especially when it comes to energy efficiency. Google, however, got the message, and it started fixing the Chrome browser, releasing a version that’s supposed to offer you a “faster and more efficient web.” More →
When Google Chrome finally added a speaker symbol to open tabs that were playing music or other types of audio, the Internet rejoiced. But as great as this feature was, it didn’t solve all of our Chrome frustrations.
If you happen to be one of those people who have multiple tabs and windows open when browsing the web, sometimes searching for that lone and mysterious tab with the speaker icon can itself be frustrating. Thankfully, Google has now come up with a way to solve this nuisance once and for all.
Google over the past few years has been hard at work developing all sorts of cool and futuristic self-driving car technologies. With an extensive array of sensors, Google’s autonomous cars are designed to safely navigate through city streets with ease. From changing lanes to avoiding pedestrians at a moment’s notice, Google’s self-driving cars are intriguing and certainly give us a glimpse into what the future of driving may look like. To date, Google’s collection of futuristic cars, which include modified Lexus SUVs, have accumulated more than 1.7 million miles on the road.
Ding, dong, Adobe Flash is almost dead! With execs at major tech companies calling for Adobe to set a firm death date for Flash, Google has taken a more proactive step to push Flash into its grave. Ars Technica informs us that starting on September 1st, Google’s Chrome browser will start auto-blocking any ads that use Flash as their programming language. Videos that use Flash will still work on Chrome, however any “non essential” bits of Flash will be blocked. More →
With the rise of Netflix and the advent of binge watching, watching TV has arguably become something of a solitary affair. That’s all well and good, but if you’d like to be even just a tad more social while otherwise camping out on your couch and watching Netflix alone, we’ve got you covered.
Showgoers is a nifty little Chrome extension which lets friends watch the same Netflix programming in real time. The extension itself is rather simple insofar as it links up user Netflix accounts and lets viewers send out invitations to friends asking them to join a stream. All in all, Showgoers is a great way to have a virtual viewing party when people can’t otherwise get together.
With a 64.8% market share as of July 2015, Google Chrome is by far the most widely used web browser on the planet, easily dwarfing competing browsers from the likes of Microsoft, Apple, and Mozilla.
While there’s much to appreciate in Chrome’s streamlined interface and rather snappy performance, using Google’s web browser on your Apple laptop may impact how much battery life you can enjoy while on the go.
Now that the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 10 has begun rolling out to Windows Insiders, we can finally begun making accurate evaluations of the new software. On Thursday, Martin Brinkmann of Ghacks installed the latest version of Windows 10 and decided to see just how fast Microsoft Edge is in comparison to other top browsers. More →
Netflix just released the third season of Orange Is the New Black, and regardless of whether you’ve already binge watched it already or not, chances are some people will be watching it the wrong way on their computers. If you use Google’s Chrome browser to stream Netflix on a Windows or Mac PC, you’re probably limiting your viewing experience to 720p (HD) rather than 1080p (Full HD). More →