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Google Chrome touchscreen browser tweaks in finger-friendly trial

Google Chrome touchscreen browser tweaks in finger-friendly trial

Google is testing touchscreen-friendly Chrome navigation features that could make using the browser on Windows 8 tablets, touch-notebooks, and Chrome OS devices like Pixel more finger friendly. The new tweaks, spotted in the latest "bleeding edge" Canary build of Chrome, include the ability to swipe through the browser history by dragging a finger left or right across the screen.

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FBI-themed ransomware now affecting OS X users

FBI-themed ransomware now affecting OS X users

Everyone has had to deal with malware of some sort at one point or another, with some being unlucky enough to come across the FBI-themed "ransomware" variety that presents itself as being a government threat of criminal charges should one refuse to pay a fine. This kind of malware has typically been the domain of Windows users, but has made its way to OS X.

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Opera browser exits beta with Chromium heart

Opera browser exits beta with Chromium heart

Opera for Windows and Mac has exited beta, with the final version of the Chromium-based browser released. Previewed as Opera Next back in May, the new software was built from scratch, Opera says, on top of Google's Chromium engine, and includes a new Speed Dial page for faster access to favorite sites, and the Discover page for filtering through new content.

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Google Chrome now lets you Cube Slam your friend’s face

Google Chrome now lets you Cube Slam your friend’s face

Google has announced the latest in its Chrome Experiments, an in-browser game called Cube Slam that lets you slam a small cube into your friend's face (or a bear's face, if you're so inclined). While this isn't the first game of this nature we've seen, this is arguably one of the most enjoyable, bringing a bit of air-hockey like game play to Chrome.

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iOS 7 Safari gets slick new tabs, smart search box, more

iOS 7 Safari gets slick new tabs, smart search box, more

A new version of iOS means a new Safari browser, and iOS 7 updates the mobile internet browser with a brand new interface and new features. The iOS 7 Safari is supposedly faster than any version of the app before, and also makes finding information from different sites and services more straightforward. There's a unified address and search bar, just as on Safari on the desktop, with auto-suggestions from Google.

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Internet Explorer 10 claimed to be “most energy efficient” web browser

Internet Explorer 10 claimed to be “most energy efficient” web browser

Microsoft loves talking about its Internet Explorer 10 web browser, but who can blame them? This time around, however, the company was proud to proclaim that the new browser is the most energy efficient browser out of the bunch, according to the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at Fraunhofer USA.

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Chrome experiment Roll It brings Skee Ball to the browser

Chrome experiment Roll It brings Skee Ball to the browser

Most everyone we know will play a browser-based game from time to time. While there are plenty to choose from, there are some from Google that are a bit more unique. These, while games, are actually experiments. To be specific, Google launches these games as Chrome Experiments. We got a look at one called World Wide Maze a few months back and Google was showing one called Racer during I/O.

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Opera Next browser released with Chromium engine under the hood

Opera Next browser released with Chromium engine under the hood

Opera has launched a new version of its desktop browser, Opera Next, complete with the Chromium engine from Google's portfolio. "Made from scratch" according to Opera, the new version features a redesigned Speed Dial interface with support for folders; shortcuts can be dragged and dropped on top of each other to instantly create a folder, and there's a combined search box which merges in bookmarks too.

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This message will self-destruct: OTR plugin brings Snapchat fuctionality to browsers

This message will self-destruct: OTR plugin brings Snapchat fuctionality to browsers

Like something out of an Inspector Gadget cartoon, a new plugin for browsers called OTR allows users to send messages to other users that will self-destruct a few seconds after they are read, (hopefully) disappearing forever. The plugin was launched today by Lamplighter Games, a company run by two brothers who wanted to bring Snapchat-like functionality to Web browsers. We've got a demo of it in action after the jump.

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Chrome OS experience comes to Android mobile browser

Chrome OS experience comes to Android mobile browser

Here at Google I/O, the company is discussing their Chrome web browser, and they've announced that the browser has reached 750 million active users, which is up from 450 million users last year, which is quite the increase. However, the company showed off how they're working to evolve the Chrome browser in order to enjoy desktop experiences on mobile devices.

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Chrome Beta updates with improved fullscreen and fixed link redirects

Chrome Beta updates with improved fullscreen and fixed link redirects

Google has rolled out an update for Chrome Beta for Android, which is its snazzy Chrome browser for your favorite Android-based mobile device. As with past updates, this one brings along a couple of improvements to fix some common complaints users have, making the overall experience more pleasant and less frustrating. This time around, the update improves fullscreen and link redirects.

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Opera sues former employee for giving trade secrets to Firefox devs

Opera sues former employee for giving trade secrets to Firefox devs

Makers of the Opera web browser have sued a former employee claiming that he took the trade secrets that was given at Opera and used them at Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox web browser. The man being accused, Trond Werner Hansen, left Opera in 2006, but returned in 2009 and 2010 as a consultant.

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