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Beyond caching: Google engineers reveal secrets to faster websites

At a conference in New York this week, Google engineers presented some of their favorite tips and research for expediting delivery of web pages and applications.

Block online spoilers with Unspoiler for Google Chrome

This ingenious add-on lets you browse the Web, Facebook, and Twitter without fear of ruining your favorite shows.

The future of video games will be in your browser

Chrome is helping companies like Artillery Games develop games on a faster cycle—and give players the ability to enjoy games anytime, anywhere.

People flock to anonymizing services after NSA snooping reports

Companies offering anonymous Web browsing and communication services are seeing a huge increase in business since recent news leaks about the U.S. National Security Agency's mass data collection and surveillance activities.

Hands-on: Google's Metro browser preview sneaks Chrome OS into Windows 8

The latest dev build of Chrome transforms into a full-blown Chrome OS installation when you open it in Windows 8 Metro mode.

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Get link previews right inside Gmail with iFramely for Chrome

The extension embeds content from the likes of Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube so you can view it without having to depart Gmail.

Essential free software you can't afford to miss

No cost, no regrets. Our picks cover security, diagnostics, browsers, games, and entertainment.

IE zero-day vulnerability exploited more widely than previously thought

A recently announced and yet-to-be-patched vulnerability that affects all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) has been exploited in targeted attacks against organizations in Taiwan since the beginning of July, according to security researchers.

Microsoft wants to scan your JavaScript libraries

Microsoft has launched a new service that provides free automated unit testing for anyone who loads a JavaScript framework or library into a GitHub.

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Malicious browser extensions pose a serious threat and defenses are lacking

Although the number of malicious browser extensions has significantly increased in the past year many security products fail to offer adequate protection against them, while others are simply not designed to do so, according to a security researcher.