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Browser engine forking isn't the end of the world

Announcements from browser makers last week may recall the bad old days of browser incompatibility, but this isn't IE6 all over again.

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Revamped mobile browser engines rev up rivalries

There could be big changes coming to the fiddly and sometimes annoying Web browsing experience on cellphones.

Google Chromium project leaves WebKit to work with Blink browser engine

The Chromium Project is splitting with WebKit, an open source project created by Apple in 2001. Google will instead work on its own rendering engine called Blink, taking the new engine’s initial codebase from WebKit, a practice called forking.

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Chrome update polishes spell-check and fixes bugs

Improved spell-checking and several key security fixes are among the highlights of Google's latest browser release, Chrome version 26.

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Reduce tab clutter in Chrome with OneTab

This incredibly handy extension not only consolidates lots of open tabs, but also dramatically reduces memory usage.

How to save stories now, read them later on your Amazon Kindle

Amazon offers its own read-it-later feature for Kindle e-reader devices and mobile apps.

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Chrome OS update fixes security, video bugs

Google updates its Chrome OS to plug some security holes and fix bugs affecting the operating system's ability to play some video content.

Review: Google Chromebook Pixel is an expensive curiosity

As an idea sprung from Google’s view of the future of technology, the Chromebook Pixel is intriguing, even intoxicating. But it’s hard to fathom how it works as a real-world product.

The Chromebook family grows again with Acer's new C7

Aimed primarily at schools, this latest entry offers six hours of battery life.

Chrome OS holds firm against hackers at Pwnium 3

Despite the promise of hefty rewards, hackers failed to fell Google's Linux-based OS last week.