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Make Chrome's New Tab page beautiful and more productive with these extensions

Tired of looking at the default new tab page in Chrome? Try these three extensions to spruce up their look.

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This key drive actually unlocks something: Authentication via USB comes to Chrome

Passwords are out, but what's coming in? Google is the first major Internet company to support device-based authentication through the new FIDO Alliance's open standard.

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Chrome for Android reaches version 38, adds new APIs and more Material Design

The stable branch of Google Android browser gets a modest update aimed at developers, and prepping for Android L.

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Nearly half of all Android devices are still vulnerable to two serious browser exploits

The percentage is much higher in some countries and lower in the U.S, security firm Lookout estimates

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Samsung Gear S smartwatch gets Opera Mini, adding to its list of big-name apps

If Opera Mini's willing to squeeze itself from smartphone size to 2-inch smartwatch size, it's a good sign for the app ecosystem of a watch that's not even out yet.

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The 6 essential Windows software programs for any PC

No matter what else you do on your PC, everyone needs basic programs that cover security, web browsing, and backup.

How to use the Tor Browser to surf the web anonymously

Want to stay private online? Tor's browser and a few easy rules of the road can help you do just that.

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Five tips to soup up Chrome for Android

Become a Chrome power user by speeding up and customizing Google's browser.

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Google wants to enrich offline browsing with new standard

A proposed browser standard, Service Workers, could bring rich offline functionality to Web applications, Google executives say.

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Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed, ease of use and more

Do you like your browser fast, easy on system resources, or simple to use? We tested Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari, and found surprising differences on these measures.

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Hidden Chrome for Android feature automatically answers questions in the search bar

Need to know a quick fact? On an Android device, you can now get the answer to some questions faster than it takes a Google search page to load.

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Comcast's open Wi-Fi hotspots inject ads into your browser

Comcast wants you to be sure you're connecting to an authentic Xfinity hotspot, so it's injecting JavaScript ads into your browser.

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Chrome for Android gets a Material Design makeover

Chrome 37 brings the more refined look of Android L to any Android device.

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Firefox adds protection against rogue SSL certificates

Firefox 32 has implemented a feature known as certificate key pinning

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Raspberry Pi Foundation bakes a custom, optimized browser for the $35 mini-PC

Midori served the Raspberry Pi well, but now it's time to welcome a new browser optimized for the mini PC and based on Epiphany/Gnome Web.