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Google Chrome's latest update officially lets you mute noisy tabs

There's nothing worse than a hidden ad that starts yappin' at you while you're trying to surf the web in silence.

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Modern-style Firefox for Windows 8 pushed back to March

Previously set to launch with Firefox 27 in January, the touch-optimized browser will now arrive six weeks later with the Firefox 28 update.

Speed up your web browsing with Vimium's keyboard shortcuts

Vimium for Chrome lets you control websites with your keyboard.

Mozilla updates Firefox, adds click-to-play and patches

The browser's latest update features reduced memory consumption designed to boost browser performance.

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Microsoft, NORAD make tracking Santa touch-friendly

Microsoft will be tracking Santa's progress around the globe this year, with a new touch-friendly Web site that mimics an app.

Google brings automatic voice search to computers running Chrome

The downloadable extension works on both desktop and laptop computers.

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DoNotTrackMe browser extension creates 'disposable' data for privacy

A Boston-based company, Abine, is beefing its anti-tracking browser extension to let users shield their real credit card details, email addresses and phone numbers during web transactions.

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Financial malware program appears to communicate with attackers over the darknet

The malware is called i2Ninja and uses the I2P network (also called the darknet) as a command-and-control (C&C) channel, according to security researchers.

Hands-on with Firefox's revamped 'Australis' interface

Firefox is ditching its Windows 7-esque design in favor of a more Chrome-like experience.

IE 11 for Windows 7 speeds up and adds WebGL support

Still on Windows 7? Then you'll want this much-improved IE11.

Google fixes Chrome vulnerabilities exploited at Pwn2Own contest

New versions of Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android patch a full sandbox escape vulnerability.

Cybercriminals target Silverlight browser plug-in users with new exploit kit

It’s not clear how many users have Silverlight installed on their computers, but their number is likely to be in the tens of millions.

8 superpowers hidden inside your browser

Whether online or offline, browsers have some amazing tricks up their sleeves.

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Google silences noisy tabs in latest Chrome beta

We've all been there: you have a 20 or so open tabs in Chrome, and something is playing an annoying audio ad. But which one?

Bugs and Fixes: Firefox 25 fixes security holes and adds web audio

Among the usual tweaks to fend off hackers and malware, the newest version also brings much-needed gaming support.