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Amazon adds its Silk web browser to Fire TV

With little fanfare, Amazon launched its Silk web browser for Fire TV, allowing users with Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions to surf the web from their big screen. The app offers

Upcoming versions of Google Chrome will let you permanently mute sites, block autoplaying videos

One of the most annoying things about surfing today’s web – besides all those ads, of course – is landing on a site and getting blasted by a video that starts playing automatically.

Private search browser Cliqz buys Ghostery ad-tracker tool

Mozilla-backed Cliqz, a German startup building an anti-tracking browser with a built-in private search feature powered by aggregated usage of its products, is acquiring the consumer assets of ad-trac

Brave, the browser with built-in ad blocking, tries again on Android

Brave, the new web browser company co-founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, has launched a do-over on Android. The earlier version of the ad-blocking browser utilized an odd user interface inv

Microsoft says its Edge browser is still more energy-efficient than its competitors

Once upon a time, browsers were all about getting faster and scoring better on JavaScript benchmarks than their competitors. While speed still matters, many developers have recently focused more on en

Ad-blocking browser Brave launches payments, so you can support sites with cash, not ad clicks

The ad-blocking web browser Brave, co-founded by Mozilla’s former CEO Brendan Eich, is today rolling out its grand experiment “Brave Payments,” which will encourage web users to rew

Yandex applies AI to filter annoying ads on Android, powered by user reports

The rise in consumer usage of ad blockers is leading to a few creative alternatives to try to achieve a 'better relationship' between ad tech and web browsers. To wit Russia's Yandex, which has just a

Brave, the ad-blocking browser from former Mozilla CEO, grabs $4.5 million

Brave Software, the new web browser company co-founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding for the continued development of its open source browser that blocks

Experimental Firefox feature lets you use multiple identities while surfing the web

Mozilla’s Firefox browser is getting a new experimental feature today that aims to help you segregate your online identities and allow you to sign in into multiple mail or social media accounts

Mozilla relaunches Firefox Test Pilot to experiment with new features like side tabs

Mozilla is bringing back its Test Pilot program for Firefox. The idea behind Test Pilot is to allow users — and Mozilla’s engineers — to test experimental browser features long befor

Microsoft restricts Cortana on Windows 10 to Bing and Edge

Cortana is Microsoft’s version of Google Now and Apple’s Siri digital assistant. It’s built right into Windows 10 and, while I’ve generally not found it all that useful, it&#82

Opera brings built-in VPN service to its browser

When Opera acquired the virtual private network (VPN) service SurfEasy last March, it obviously did so to build that technology into its browser and maybe its Opera Max data-savings app. It took more

Google’s Chrome Web Store will boot apps and extensions violating new user data guidelines

Google is cleaning up its Chrome Web Store – the marketplace where you can browse for extensions and apps for its Chrome web browser. The company says it’s making changes to browser&#82

Vivaldi browser hits 1.0

After more than a year of public alpha and beta releases, the Vivaldi browser is hitting its 1.0 release today. Vivaldi, which was founded by Opera co-founder and former CEO Jon von Tetzchner, prides

Fluid Browser For Mac Is A Multitasker’s Dream

One of the better features to emerge in iOS 9 is support for picture-in-picture mode on the iPad. But when you’re trying to surf the web while watching Netflix on your Mac, it’s not as easy to do

Chrome Will Drop SPDY Support On May 15

With SPDY, Google laid much of the groundwork for what later become HTTP/2, the next-gen version of the HTTP protocol that is responsible for sending websites to your browser. Now that HTTP/2 is an of

Mozilla Launches Content Blocker For Safari On iOS 9

Here is a bit of a surprise announcement: Firefox-maker Mozilla today announced the launch of Focus by Firefox, a content blocker for Safari on iOS 9 that’s based on the Disconnect blocklist. Un

Samsung Launches Web Browser For Gear VR

You're strapped into a virtual reality delight and you want to Google something. What do you do? Now you can use a web browser built and optimized specifically for the Samsung Gear VR. The company

Google’s Latest Chrome Update Emphasizes Speed And Lower Memory Usage

Chrome started out as one of the least memory hungry browsers on the market, but over time, it developed a bit more of an appetite for RAM. Now, however, Google is starting to get back to basics and

Mozilla CEO Sends Angry Open Letter To Microsoft Over Changing Windows 10 Browser Defaults

With Edge in Windows 10, Microsoft has finally delivered a capable browser to replace the aging Internet Explorer. Microsoft likes Windows 10 so much, it makes Edge the default browser in Windows 10,
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