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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. Read More >>

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OKCupid Boycotts Firefox Because of Mozilla CEO's Anti-Gay Beliefs

Mozilla Firefox users trying to use popular dating service OKCupid are currently being shown the above message, encouraging them not to use Firefox. The reason? Firefox's new CEO Brendan Eich opposes gay marriage. That's how you play hardball. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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14 iOS 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 twelve 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. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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Re-Live the Windows 95 Glory Days in Your Browser With This Easter Egg

We've all got some nostalgia for computing days gone by, and you have to admit there's a little corner of your heart that lights up at the thought of Windows 95, right? Right?! Well Microsoft wants you to dig in and find it by taking a trip down memory lane with its new, re-invented web-version of Hover, a Win95 classic. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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Chrome 28 and its New Rendering Engine and Rich Notifications Now Live

This month's hot new browser blockbuster is Chrome XXVIII, with Google's web team now making the 28th major version of its ever more popular browser live for all mainstream users. Read More >>

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Samsung Browsers Beat Apple Fans in Worldwide Mobile Web Use War

Samsung's squeezed ahead of Apple in one vague global metric of technical popularity, with Samsung-made mobiles now generating more mobile internet traffic than Apple devices. The sheep have turned. Read More >>

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What The Most Popular Web Browser Is From Each Country in the World

The green is Chrome. The blue is Internet Explorer. The orange-ish colour is Firefox. If you can see any red or grey that would be Opera and Safari, respectively. And though I personally believe all browsers have become horrible in their own ways, having Chrome at the top of most country's usage list according to Statcounter is certainly a lot better than the alternatives ruling the world. Good job world. Enjoy the suffering southern tip of Africa and all of China and Greenland. Read More >>

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Sharing Your Web Browser with Random Strangers Is Horrible and Awesome

You're never really alone on the Internet. Chances are if you're on a webpage, someone else is there too; you just don't see them. It doesn't have to be that way though. "We See in Every Direction" is a web browser you can share with dozens of other Internet denizens all at once. It is the best and the worst. Read More >>

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This Amazing Demo Shows Just How Far Browser Gaming Has Come

When you think of browser gaming, you might think of MiniClip; tiny flash games which were basically Angry Birds before, well, Angry Birds. But recently we've seen some amazing stuff using just browsers. Now you can run the shockingly gorgeous Epic Citadel in Firefox with just HTML5. Wow. Read More >>

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Samsung and Mozilla Developing a New Mobile Browser Standard

Mozilla is enlisting Samsung to help bring its new web rendering tech to market, with the smartphone giant helping to push its "advanced technology Web browser engine" Servo, built on Mozilla's own Rust coding language. Mozilla and Samsung will bring the new browser engine to ARM powered mobile devices running Android, perhaps heralding the beginning of Samsung's attempt to de-Google Android a little. [Mozilla via The Register] Read More >>

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Google Might Be Ditching Webkit, But There's One Version of Chrome That Just Can't Escape It

News came this morning that Google's going to fork Webkit, producing a new rendering engine called Blink. According to the developers, that's going to be a great thing for speed, and hopefully for memory usage on the desktop. On the mobile though, at least on the iPhone, Chrome's not going to escape the clutches of Webkit, probably ever. Read More >>

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Google Is Forking WebKit to Create a New Rendering Engine For Chrome and Opera

Google announced last night that it's going to stop using WebKit — the rendering engine currently used by the likes of Safari and Chrome to display web pages — in favour of its own solution, which will be called Blink. Read More >>

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