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Mario Royale turns the beloved classic into a mad race for survival

Mario Royale turns the beloved classic into a mad race for survival

Battle royales are one of the hottest things in gaming these days and almost everyone and anyone wants to make one. That's true for the big studios down to the lone indie developer. Most imagine creating new properties for a battle royale. Game modder and YouTuber InfernoPlus, however, tempted fate and Nintendo's lawyers by corrupting one of the gaming industry's most iconic characters and most-loved game and turning it into a sort of battle royale.

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Google Chrome extension lets users report suspicious sites

Google Chrome extension lets users report suspicious sites

The Web is both a wonderful and frightening place where one can learn things and also learn things they probably shouldn't. While there are many helpful souls on the Internet, there is also no shortage of people ready to take advantage of others' innocence or ignorance. In fact, there are just too many potentially harmful sites for a single entity to keep track of. That's why Google is now enlisting Chrome users to report such sites to its Safe Browsing list.

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Opera GX browser for gamers stops runaway CPU and RAM use

Opera GX browser for gamers stops runaway CPU and RAM use

Opera has launched a new browser focused on gamers, allowing for precise control over just how much of your PC resources the app can tap into. Opera GX won't be released fully until later in the year, but an early access program is kicking off today to give gamers a taste of what to expect.

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Firefox now blocks 3rd party tracking cookies by default

Firefox now blocks 3rd party tracking cookies by default

Browser makers are going on a cookie diet. After years of allowing site owners to abuse cookies, the likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are finally putting their foot down and saying "no". The latter has actually rolled out its "Enhanced Tracking Protection" feature quite a while ago but it will now turn it on by default for all users. Mozilla didn't stop there, though, and is pushing out more privacy-related features for other apps in its Firefox ecosystem.

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Firefox 67 promises to be faster thanks to procrastination

Firefox 67 promises to be faster thanks to procrastination

Web browsers have become bigger than ever in more ways than one. Yes, they have become practically central to the way we use computers but they've also become more complex as they gain new features. Web pages, too, have become more complex and browsers have to adjust to support them. Complexity always has a cost, however, and most of that cost is in performance. With the latest version 67 release of the Firefox browser, Mozilla is promising a faster experience not by trimming off the fat but by "procrastinating on purpose".

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Microsoft Edge comes to macOS via Chromium-based preview

Microsoft Edge comes to macOS via Chromium-based preview

Some Microsoft faithful might feel that Microsoft lost an edge when it gave up on its homegrown web rendering engine but the benefits of basing Microsoft Edge on Chromium could make up for what little was lost. In addition to less development effort on the engine itself and support for a larger number of Chrome extensions, Microsoft Edge also gets support for platforms outside of Windows 10. One of those is macOS and now, Mac owners and developers can get a taste of what this new Edge has to offer, if they're willing to put up with a work in progress.

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Microsoft Edge gets IE mode tabs and better security control

Microsoft Edge gets IE mode tabs and better security control

Microsoft promised big things when it announced Edge would be moving to the Chromium engine, and at Build 2019 it's delivering on that. The company's annual developer event has seen new privacy and usability tools added to Edge, including the ability to bring legacy web-apps into an Edge tab.

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Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser is here: Why you should try it

Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser is here: Why you should try it

If your ears perked up when you heard that the next version of Microsoft Edge will be built using Chromium, then today is an exciting day. Microsoft has rolled out its first Insider builds of the new Edge, and though there's a long way to go before we get to final release, this is the point where the company begins looping developers and users in on the development cycle. If you want to get started using the new Edge today, there are two different builds to choose from: The Dev Channel and the Canary Channel.

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Chrome Lite Pages bring Data Saver to HTTPS websites

Chrome Lite Pages bring Data Saver to HTTPS websites

Chrome for Android has long had a Data Saver function that tried to optimize the loading of web pages on slow Internet connections to, well, save users data and money. As useful as that may be, it was only available for unsecured HTTP pages, which is pretty ironic considering how hard Google has been pushing for using HTTPS. That all changes with the latest version of Chrome for Android which support Chrome Lite Pages, which is just a fancy name for optimized HTTPS pages.

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Jigsaw’s Tune Chrome extension filters out toxic comments

Jigsaw’s Tune Chrome extension filters out toxic comments

The Internet is something of an equal opportunity tool that empowers both the good and the bad. The anonymity it provides has encouraged frightened voices to speak up in opposition to oppressive powers but it has also emboldened less conscientious actors to say things they would never say face-to-face. That's why Alphabet's Jigsaw is working on an experimental Tune Chrome extension that lets users tune out those toxic comments for some temporary peace of mind.

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Chrome’s latest themes come straight from Google

Chrome’s latest themes come straight from Google

If you're a regular user of Chrome themes, then you had a surprise waiting for you today upon visiting the Chrome Web Store: new themes from Google. Yes, the Chrome team has apparently been working on some themes of its own behind the scenes, and today it launched 14 of them on the Chrome Web Store.

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WebXR Device API to let browsers access VR, AR hardware, sensors

WebXR Device API to let browsers access VR, AR hardware, sensors

Browsers these days are so powerful you can almost do anything in them. Yes, sometimes even run older (ancient, really) operating systems in a browser tab. Want to play 3D games? Google's Project Stream is working on that. How about virtual and augmented reality experiences? That's in the works, too. And with the new WebXR Device API on its way to become a standard specification, there might be a time when all you need for VR and AR is a portable headset and a web browser.

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