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Mozilla’s MozVR turns web browsing into a game

Mozilla’s MozVR turns web browsing into a game

When you hear the words "virtual reality", more often than not you will first think about games or sci-fi computers, not necessarily in that order. And while entertainment is still indeed the most common application of VR even today, the nascent market is slowly growing out of its shell and into more serious use cases. Like web browsing, for example. Mozilla has just announced the existence of MozVR, its own attempt to bring virtual reality and the Web together into one seamless, and still game-like, experience.

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Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Let's say you're a gamer who's trying to dig deeper into gaming culture's roots. You've heard about these titles that have broken records, expectations, paradigms, and genres. Or maybe you're just really curious how those games of the past played out. Suffice it to say, you'd be out of luck if you wanted to go beyond a simple book or video hearsay. That is, until now. Thanks to the Internet Archive, you can now test, play, and maybe even enjoy a shockingly huge library of 900 arcade games right in your web browser.

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Facebook now lets Tor users access site directly

Facebook now lets Tor users access site directly

You’re probably not used to Facebook being cautious about your privacy. For a long time, they weren’t, with several snafus leading to the release of private data in a very public way. The social giant has just taken a bold step in the opposite direction, though, and lent credence to a very private Internet portal along the way. If you prefer to do your web surfing via Tor, which lets you obfuscate your IP address and personal info, you’ll now be able to access Facebook directly via a custom portal.

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Humble Mozilla Bundle brings indie games to your browser

Humble Mozilla Bundle brings indie games to your browser

Humble Bundle has another, well, bundle, but this time it's doing something different, new, and quite exciting. The name that has, for some, changed the way you buy games and support game developers, especially indie ones, is now pioneering another with a collection of 8 titles. These aren't just games you can play on your PC or, in some cases, mobile device. These titles can spring at you right within the confines of one of the most used programs on your computer: your web browser.

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Opera Mini now on smartwatches via Samsung Gear S

Opera Mini now on smartwatches via Samsung Gear S

Ever since the dawn of mobile phones, Opera's web browser has been there on tiny screens with tiny data plans. Now the Finnish company is again trying its luck, this time on an even more minuscule screen, with the Opera Mini becoming the first web browser for Samsung Tizen-powered Gear S smartwatch, making it also the first major web browser to ever advertise support for the device category.

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Chrome’s daily Canary build hides a T-Rex game inside

Chrome’s daily Canary build hides a T-Rex game inside

What should you do when you lose your Internet connection? At least after the initial panic has passed? While some would advise users to detach and relax, Google, unsurprisingly, seems to want you to remain glued to your screen. How? By introducing a game inside the Chrome browser that could keep you entertained while you wait to be reconnected to the World Wide Web.

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In-app browsers for iOS may be sniping your data

In-app browsers for iOS may be sniping your data

The hits keep coming for iOS today, don’t they? A new report suggest in-app browsers for iOS can log you keystrokes, right down to your username and/or password. Via a video, which you can see below, Developer Craig Hockenberry shows just how vulnerable you are outside of Chrome or Safari.

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ARChon runs Android apps on any platform via Chrome browser

ARChon runs Android apps on any platform via Chrome browser

So you can officially run four Android apps on Chrome OS, and unofficially a bit more than that. But what if you don't have a Chromebook or a way to run Chrome OS yourself? Well, now there's a way for you to run Android apps too in your desktop, depending on the apps you use and your patience.

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Chrome Beta updates: profile switching, 64-bit on Mac

Chrome Beta updates: profile switching, 64-bit on Mac

Google's Chrome team is on a roll this week. Just after rolling out the stable version of 64-bit Chrome for Windows, they are doing the same for Mac users, though this time still in Beta form. But beta users, on Mac or otherwise, are all in a for treat as Google announced a new "Guest Mode" feature for the browser.

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64-bit Chrome for Windows offers stability and speed

64-bit Chrome for Windows offers stability and speed

Google has just announced that the 64-bit version of the Google Chrome on Windows has reached stable status and is now rolling out in version 37 of the browser. While most of the architectural changes happen under the hood, users are promised to feel the benefits of the switch to 64-bit in areas of performance, stability, and security.

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Chrome browser may soon be much more like Chrome OS

Chrome browser may soon be much more like Chrome OS

Account switching in the Chrome browser can be a bit of a pain. Log off, log in, or find your way through the settings muck. However you do it, it’s not easy for households with multiple users. A new feature in Chrome Canary, a deep precursor to the Chrome browser you might be using, suggests Google is going to put account management front and center.

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Google makes Material homescreens of Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google makes Material homescreens of Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Given Google’s most recent modifications of Docs, Sheets, and Slides, you’ll be encouraged to use one or all of the collection as your ever-rotating homepage. When you visit any of the three services now with google.com/docs, /sheets, or /slides, you’ll find an entirely different arrangement than you’re used to.

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