batteries
All Those Open Browser Tabs Really Are Killing Your Laptop's Battery

There's a tonne of info on the web. You're never going to read it all, but you want to, so your browser has fistfuls of open tabs waiting for that rainy day when you'll want to read a two-month-old article that's no longer relevant to anything. But have you ever wondered what all those tabs are doing to your battery life? Wired's Rhett Allain did, so he measured it for Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Read More >>

apps
Chrome Panic Button Is the One Chrome Extension You Definitely Need at Work

If you read a bunch of websites that do not relate to your work whatsoever while you're at work, well, here's the one chrome extension worth downloading: Panic Button. It quickly hides all of your open tabs in Chrome and lets you open them all up later. Like, when your boss isn't around. Read More >>

nokia
Nokia Breaks The Browsing Paradigm; Boosts Lumia Browsing With Xpress

Yes, I have no idea what the "Browsing Paradigm" is either, but hey, Nokia has released their server-side compression platform, Xpress, to Lumia users in the form of a beta, which provides a 75 per cent reduction in traffic, SkyDrive integration as well as some nifty browsing tweaks that makes the whole browsing experience a bit quicker. Neat. Read More >>

networks
Is O2 Giving Your Phone Number to Every Website You Visit? (Updated)

Apparently O2’s sending some customer phone numbers in the HTTP header to every website they browse over its cellular network. It’s not unusual to send identifier information to sites when you visit -- it’s normally your IP address -- but your phone number? That’s a whole different ball game. Read More >>

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