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Hands on: Microsoft's Project Spartan browser starts small in Windows 10 preview

Debuting in Windows 10 Build 10049, Spartan's in its early stages, but we can see hints of what's to come in the interface, as well as the engine.

Google Chrome's data-saving compression feature hits PCs

If you need to save on your PC's bandwidth usage but don't want to use Opera, try adding Google's new Data Saver (Beta) extension to Chrome.

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Google embraces Internet Explorer tech to help improve Chrome's scrolling

Google is building a Microsoft technology into Chrome that should help improve browser scrolling.

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Internet Explorer 11 won't use Microsoft's new 'Edge' browser engine in Windows 10

It's clearer than ever: Internet Explorer is the past and Project Spartan is the future. Microsoft recently said IE11 will not use Project Spartan's Edge rendering engine in Windows 10.

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Zero day exploits and browser vulnerabilities spiked in 2014

Secunia found that overall more than 83 percent of vulnerabilities had patches ready when the flaws became public

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10 obscure, highly specialized browsers that will make you forget about Chrome, Firefox, and IE

Sick of the Big Three browsers? These 8 alternatives scratch more niche interests.

Chrome's bleeding-edge Canary build adds support for next-gen HTTP/2 web tech

Google took another step towards transitioning away from SPDY and towards HTTP/2 by adding the standardized protocol to Canary.

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3 tips for easier migration to a new browser

It's not just about bookmarks anymore. You've also got to think about extensions and cloud sync when it comes time to jump to another browser.

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Windows 10's speedy new Project Spartan browser will ditch Internet Explorer name

Internet Explorer increasingly looks like a dead brand walking, though IE11 will still be around in Windows 10 to provide legacy compatibility for businesses.

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Google Chrome beta brings push notifications to your browser

They aren't ready for the stable version yet, but website push notifications to your desktop are one step closer to being done.

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Project Spartan leaked: Here's how Cortana will work in Microsoft's new browser

Brace yourselves: The Clippy jokes are coming.

First 64-bit Firefox build released, promising speed boost and beefier web gaming

Mozilla follows Internet Explorer and Chrome in shipping a 64-bit browser, though it's only in the Developer Edition for now.

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Report: Microsoft's Spartan browser due in next Windows 10 preview

It sounds like you'll be able to play with the new Microsoft Spartan browser sooner rather than later.

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How to enable Chrome's clutter-free experimental reading mode

Ever wished you could get rid of all those flashing ads when you're reading an article in Chrome? Now you can, thanks to Chrome's experimental new 'Distill page' option.

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Chrome security update warns against sneaky software downloads as well as malware

Google wants to foil unwanted downloads from the Web. Its latest security tool throws up a big, red warning when you're about to visit such scheming sites.