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Confirmed: Microsoft Spartan browser will have extensions, unlike Internet Explorer

Microsoft wasn't kidding when it said Spartan would be totally different from Internet Explorer. The older browser never trafficked in extensions, but Spartan will take the opposite tack.

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Microsoft's new Spartan browser and IE11 will coexist in Windows 10

Just months after Microsoft promised an end to duality in Windows, its new OS will include two very different browsers

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Chrome 40 goes stable, bringing extra Material Design touches and a new bookmarks manager

The tablet version gives you the ability to close all of your open tabs with one quick command.

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Microsoft shows early, sketchy build of 'Spartan' browser

The covers were lifted on a new Web browser for Windows 10, but unless more details are revealed today, the cover goes back on

The one way to upload folders to OneDrive in-browser

If you'd rather not copy entire folders to the cloud using OneDrive integration on the desktop, be warned: Browser support is a bit hit and miss.

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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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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.

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.