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The Brave browser launches ads that reward users for viewing  TechCrunch · 9 hours
With the latest desktop version of the Brave browser, users can now opt-in to the Brave Ads program. Brave is an ad-blocking web browser startup led by Brendan... more
Facebook Announces Its First Browser API for Chrome, Aimed at Speeding Up Experience  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook has announced its first major API contribution to Googles Chrome browser that is focused on making user experience smoother and faster. more
Microsoft reportedly shelves Windows 10 'Sets' feature  Windows Central · 2 days
Sets is dead as Microsoft switches Edge to Chromium, undoing all the work it has originally started with Sets. Over the weekend, a Microsoft employee on Twitter made mention that "the shell-provided tab experience"... more
The new new web  TechCrunch · 2 days
Over the last five years, almost everything about web development has changed. Oh, the old tech still works, your WordPress and Ruby On Rails sites still function just fine — but they’re increasingly being supplanted by radical new approaches. The... more
Facebook makes its first browser API contribution  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook today announced that it has made its first major API contribution to Google’s Chrome browser. Together with Google, Facebook’s team created an API proposal to contribute code to the browser, which is a... more
Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android adds single sign-on for enterprise users  Windows Central · 2 days
The enterprise enhancements are now in preview for Edge in the enterprise community. Microsoft is now testing a couple of new features for Microsoft... more
Microsoft shelves Windows 10 'Sets' feature as Edge moves to Chromium  Windows Central · 2 days
Sets is dead as Microsoft switches Edge to Chromium, undoing all the work it has originally started with Sets. Over the weekend, a Microsoft employee on... more
Fastly, the content delivery network, files for an IPO  TechCrunch · 5 days
Fastly, the content delivery network that’s raised $219 million in financing from investors (according to Crunchbase), is ready for its close up in the public markets. The eight-year-old company is... more
Chrome Canary picks up a distraction-free Reader Mode  Windows Central · 6 days
Reader Mode is now live in the Canary build, coming to beta channel soon. Google Chrome is getting a built-in reader mode on the desktop, similar to what you get on Safari,... more
Microsoft Edge Dev channel gets first weekly update  Windows Central · 6 days
You can now use media casting and give Microsoft's PDF reader a whirl. Microsoft today issued its first weekly update for the new Microsoft Edge's developer channel. ... more
New HP Chromebook 15 features touchscreen, premium finish, numeric keypad for $449  9to5Google · 6 days
HP’s latest Chromebook features a 15-inch touchscreen display with thin side bezels, and a slightly more premium finish compared to entry-level Chrome OS devices... more
Google Lets Android Users Choose Browsers to Ease EU Antitrust Concerns  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Users of Android devices will be able to choose their browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said. more
Google Chrome is getting a reader mode on desktop  THE VERGE · 7 days
The desktop version of Google Chrome’s browser is getting a reader mode, which can be used to strip... more
Which Microsoft Edge preview channel should you choose?  Windows Central · 7 days
There are going to be a total of four Edge channels for you to choose from, so which one is for you? The new Microsoft Edge with Chromium is finally here in... more
Surface Hub 2S hands-on: Cutting-edge collaboration  Windows Central · 1 week
Microsoft says the Surface Hub 2S is the ultimate office tool for teamwork Microsoft today gave the first public preview of its forthcoming Surface Hub 2S, which is now officially launching this June for $8,999. Joining... more
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 80 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements  MacRumors · 1 week
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed... more
Xpotify is possibly the single best Spotify experience on Windows 10  Windows Central · 1 week
Spotify already has an app on Windows 10, and you can install Spotify's PWA through your browser, but is Xpotify better than either of those options?... more
Xpotify review: Quite possibly the best Spotify experience on Windows 10  Windows Central · 1 week
Spotify already has an app on Windows 10, and you can install Spotify's PWA through your browser But is Xpotify better than either of those options?... more
Scranos, a new rootkit malware, steals passwords and pushes YouTube clicks  TechCrunch · 1 week
Security researchers have discovered an unusual new malware that steals user passwords and account payment methods stored in a victim’s browser — and also silently pushes... more
On this week's podcast ... Build sessions are here, Edge previews are live  Windows Central · 1 week
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Edge previews are here, Build sessions are live, and 19H1 goes to Release Preview! We're... more
All the Microsoft and Windows news recapped #WeekInMicrosoft No.7  Windows Central · 1 week
A lot can happen with Microsoft in a short period of time, so we started a new program on YouTube to give you a quick-fix news summary. Microsoft made some... more
How to use Chrome extensions on Windows 10's new Edge browser  Windows Central · 1 week
While Microsoft's new Edge browser is still in beta, but it is shaping up to be an excellent replacement to the original Edge and even Chrome.... more
Internet Explorer Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Files From Windows PCs: Report  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Internet Explorer (IE) browser now makes PCs vulnerable even if it is just installed in them, a security researcher claims. more
Firefox browser helps make Qualcomm-powered PCs more useful - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
A new browser version aims to reduce power consumption to help enable laptops with days-long battery life. more
Apple's Podcasts Get Overhauled Web Interface With Web Playback  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Apple recently redid the web interface for Podcasts, providing new podcast webpages with a streamlined design that's easier... more
Groundbreaking black hole picture reborn as Google doodle, Firefox logo - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Twitter users are hungry to make doughnut, Soundgarden and Eye of Sauron jokes about the much-anticipated picture released Wednesday. more
Can the new Microsoft Edge REALLY dethrone Google Chrome?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Microsoft's new Edge browser is here in preview, and it's already garnered a lot of interest. But will it really be able to beat Chrome? Yesterday, Microsoft released the first... more
Google turns your Android phone into a security key  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Your Android phone could soon replace your hardware security key to provide two-factor authentication access to your accounts. As the company announced at its Cloud Next conference today, it has... more
Groundbreaking black hole image gets reborn as Firefox logo, bagel - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Twitter users are hungry to make doughnut, Soundgarden and Eye of Sauron jokes about the much-anticipated picture released Wednesday. more
PlayStation users can now change their PSN names  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
If you’re not happy with your PSN name, Sony is letting PlayStation users change it starting today. The feature launched... more
Microsoft says FCC broadband maps are off, Uber launches voucher program video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Today's major tech headlines include Microsoft's assertion that the FCC's broadband maps are highly inaccurate, Uber's launch of a voucher... more
Firefox's New Anti-Tracking Feature Blocks Cryptomining and Fingerprinting Sites: How to Enable  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
These new anti-tracking protections are live in Firefox Noghtly Beta 68 and Beta 67, but are disabled by default. more
Firefox will block sneaky cryptocurrency and tracking software - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
It's only in testing for now, but Mozilla plans to cut off cryptocurrency mining and fingerprinting by default in the future. more
Firefox expands anti-tracking features with browser fingerprint blocking  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Firefox is testing a new anti-tracking feature that will prevent sites from being able to “fingerprint” your browser and track... more
Mozilla adds fingerprinting and cryptocurrency mining protection to Firefox  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Mozilla is adding a new feature to protect you against web annoyances in future releases of Firefox. The new feature is currently available in the beta version of Firefox 67,... more
Opera browser updated with free VPN, new design, and more  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Meet Opera's newly updated browser. Opera announced the launch of Opera version 60 (codenamed Reborn 3), the company's latest desktop browser for Mac, Windows, and Linux. This web... more
Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge is now available for download  9to5Google · 2 weeks
Over the past few months, we’ve been following Microsoft’s plan to replace their Edge browser on Windows 10 with a... more
Windows 10's new Edge with Chromium browser preview builds drop today  Windows Central · 2 weeks
It's finally here. Previews for the new Microsoft Edge powered by Chromium are going live for developers and fans right now. The first previews of the... more
Here’s the first official preview of Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Microsoft today launched the first official version of its Edge browser with the Chromium engine for Windows 10. You can now download the first developer and canary builds... more
Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser is now officially available to test  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft is making its Chromium-powered Edge browser available to developers today. The software giant is releasing... more
Microsoft Edge with Chromium is now officially available for testing  Windows Central · 2 weeks
It's finally here. Previews for the new Microsoft Edge powered by Chromium are going live for developers and fans right now. The first previews of the new Microsoft... more
Pinterest review: A popular PWA comes to the Microsoft Store  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Pinterest's PWA is now available in the Microsoft Store, but do people need another way to install a PWA that they can use through their browser? Pinterest is... more
Popular Pinterest PWA comes to the Microsoft Store  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Pinterest's PWA is now available in the Microsoft Store, but do people need another way to install a PWA that they can use through their browser? Pinterest is a popular site for... more
Google to expand Advanced Protection program to Chrome w/ download safeguards [Gallery]  9to5Google · 3 weeks
Back in 2017, Google announced its Advanced Protection program, designed to safeguard the Google Accounts of those who are “most at risk.” Google is... more
Xiaomi's Mi Browser, Mint Browser Said to Contain Critical URL Spoofing Security Vulnerability  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Security researcher Arif Khan has informed Xiaomi of its Mi Browser vulnerability, but the company has left it unpatched. more
Inbox by Gmail Co-Creator Releases Chrome Extension to Give Your Gmail Inbox a Cleaner Look  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The co-creator of Inbox by Gmail has released a new Google Chrome extension that brings a cleaner, simplified... more
Inbox by Gmail Co-Founder Releases Chrome Extension to Give Your Gmail Inbox a Cleaner Look  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The co-founder of Inbox by Gmail has released a new Google Chrome extension that brings a cleaner, simplified... more
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 79 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed... more
Google Play will prompt Europeans about browser, search engine ‘choice’ on Android  9to5Google · 3 weeks
Google last month announced that it would prompt European users about other web browsers and search engines available on Android to further comply with... more
Mozilla Firefox Looks to Reduce Push Notification Permission Spam With New Experiment  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Mozilla Firefox is looking to put an end to notification permission spam from websites, starting with a few experiments in its Firefox web browser. more
On this week's podcast ... Edge leaks, Surface Hub 2 is near, and more  Windows Central · 3 weeks
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Surface Hub 2, Microsoft Edge leaks, and more We're back with another exciting... more
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Groundbreaking black hole image gets reborn as Firefox logo, bagel - CNET
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Apple’s new iPhone XR ad tackles the hairy issue of private web browsing in privacy push play on video
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