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Windows 10's new Spartan browser will pack Cortana's smarts, report claims

You know what Windows 10 needs? More Cortana. It's already reportedly coming to your taskbar, and now it sounds like you'll get Microsoft's digital personal assistant in your address bar too.

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'Super cookies' can track you even in private browsing mode, researcher says

Think you're safe from sneaky advertising companies tracking you when you're in private or incognito mode? You might not be.

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Microsoft's reported 'Spartan' browser will be lighter, more flexible than Internet Explorer

'Spartan could spell the future of Microsoft's browser technology: fewer compatibility issues, more multi-platform friendliness. It will reportedly launch alongside Internet Explorer as part of Windows 10.

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Google Chrome considers marking all unencrypted websites as insecure

Chrome security engineers have proposed that all websites that don't encrypt traffic be marked as insecure by browsers.

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Microsoft stops offering alternative browsers to Windows users in Europe

The screen contributed to restoring competition in the EU browser market, the European Commission said

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Firefox in-browser fundraiser begs for cash as Mozilla scrambles to diversify income

Mozilla has been running a fundraiser from within its Firefox browser, a program that will run through the end of the year.

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How to start chatting with webRTC, the no-hassle, in-browser voice and video tech

Want to try a new way of video chat without the pain of downloading an app or signing up for an account? Try webRTC.

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Project Maelstrom detailed: More info about BitTorrent's vision for a peer-to-peer web

Project Maelstrom is a fascinating concept for sharing web content using torrent technology. But how exactly will all this work? We've got a few answers to share.

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BitTorrent wants your help creating a P2P-powered web with Project Maelstrom

BitTorrent wants to reimagine what the web should be with a new web browser called Project Maelstrom that distributes web content over a peer-to-peer network.

Firefox is headed to iOS, browser restrictions be damned

After years of vowing not to bring Firefox to the iPhone and iPad, Mozilla is changing its tune--and is presumably willing to work with Apple's rules.

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Firefox 34 kicks off the Yahoo Search era, but new one-click search feature eases switching

The new Firefox is here, and with it Yahoo replaces Google as the default search provider in Mozilla's browser.

How to prevent Firefox from automatically switching you to Yahoo search

Dreading the notion of Yahoo becoming your default search engine in Firefox later this month? Here's how to stop that from happening.

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Mozilla spruces up the Firefox search experience as Yahoo moves in

When Yahoo rolls out as the new search provider for Firefox, Mozilla plans to also introduce a new "one-click search" experience.

Google delays death sentence for old-style Chrome plug-ins

Google on Monday gave traditional Google plug-ins a stay of execution and instead outlined a plan to finalize their demise in 10 months.

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Does Skype for Web mean WebRTC's native video chats are ready for prime time?

Attitudes to standards in web browsers will dictate what you'll be able to do on your device