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Adblock Plus for Chrome Lands, One Less Reason to Stick With Firefox

Adblock Plus, one of our favorite extensions, is finally available for Chrome. It was only announced recently that the beloved extension would be coming to the Google browser -- but, to speed up the process, the Adblock Plus crew teamed up with the guys behind AdThwart, an ad-blocking add-on already available for Chrome. They changed the name to the more familiar Adblock Plus, and the two...

Give Back by Browsing With Chrome for a Cause

Google wants you to browse the Web for charity. All you have to do is install a Chrome extension. Chrome for a Cause simply counts the number of tabs you open, and, at the end of the day, you'll have the option to contribute your tabs to one of five worthy causes. Ten tabs plants a tree, and 100 builds a shelter. The program runs from now through December 19th....

DropMocks Offers Easy Drag and Drop Image Sharing

DropMocks, an HTML5 project from Google's Glen Murphy, is a wonderfully simple image sharing site. To use, just drag a set of images from your desktop into the open DropMocks window (Firefox 4 and Chrome will work best) and the images will automatically upload and display in a CoverFlow-style gallery that can be shared with anyone. DropMocks galleries aren't private and don't offer many display,...

Google Chrome Giving Out Free Airplane Wi-Fi for the Holidays

Last year, Google helped ease the pain of holiday travel by offering free Wi-Fi in many major U.S. airports. Now, the Google Chrome team is taking the deal to the skies with free wireless Gogo Internet on Airtrain Airways, Delta and Virgin America flights. The Wi-Fi hookup lasts from November 20th, 2010 to January 2nd, 2011, long enough to get you through the pains of Thanksgiving dinner to the...

Find a Security Hole in Google, Make Some Extra Cash

Amateur Web wizards will soon be able to make a little extra cash on Google, thanks to a new security rewards program that the company unveiled. The new program is essentially a duplicate of Google Chrome's vulnerability reward service, which offers cash compensation to anyone who discovers security holes on the Web browser. Now, vulnerability hunters can troll for weaknesses on more Google...

Get Your Likes Out of My Browser! 'Facebook Disconnect' Blocks the 'Book

Facebook has been extending its blue and white tentacles across the Web, embedding its "Connect" widgets and "Like" boxes anywhere with a empty bit of white space. But maybe you don't care about Facebook, or maybe you're worried about potential privacy problems. Maybe you just like your Internet uncluttered by ads, buttons and widgets. There are plenty of reasons for wanting to banish the...

Internet Explorer 9 Competes With Chrome in Speed, Design

Microsoft will officially launch Internet Explorer 9 later today, and it looks to be the most significant update the browser has seen since the jump from IE6 to IE7. Users will immediately notice the cosmetic changes that takes the trendy "less is more" design ethos to almost fundamentalist extremes. IE9 trims even more fat from the interface than its quite spartan competitor Google Chrome. The...

Has the Browser Interface Always Been the Same? We Think Not.

Niraj Chokshi over at The Atlantic wrote that, despite Google's waxing nostalgic upon the changes to its Chrome browser over the past two years, the way we surf the Web hasn't really changed since the days of Mosaic. We smell a challenge! We suggest that Chokshi take a look at pioneering 'net artist Olia Lialina's essay 'Prof. Dr. Style' -- required reading for new media artists and Web geeks....

Google Chrome Celebrates Turning Two With 6 Update

It was two years ago this week that Google unveiled its browser experiment Chrome. In the ensuing 24 months, it's matured immensely and gone gold on both OS X and Linux, to complement its official Windows version. The browser has added bookmark and password syncing, support for themes and extensions, and, most importantly, significant speed increases. According to Google, today's Chrome is a full...

Portable Sewing Machines For Sweatshop Workers, Foursquare 'Checks In' STD Free

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. The knee-slappers over at The Onion have another spoof newscast this week, featuring an imaginary, portable sewing machine called the Smart Stitch that "lets sweatshop...

How to Hide from Your Fake Facebook Friends, Google Chrome 6 Out

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. The New York Times offers a detailed tutorial on how to hide from "friends" you don't like on Facebook. [From: Gadgetwise] Google unveiled the newest beta of its...

Best Google Chrome Extensions for a Better Browser

The browser add-on debate has been raging for years. Do those helpful little plug-ins help productivity or just grind your browser to a halt? Frankly, we can't live without them, and we think you might enjoy some of our favorite helpful additions, as well. With Chrome finally having a solid community of developers pumping out extensions, we thought it a perfect time to pick 13 essential plug-ins...

Wayne and Garth Spotted on Street View, BBC News Redesigns

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Wayne and Garth, Aurora, Illinois' most famous duo, were spotted in Plymouth, England. [From: BuzzFeed] BBC News is rolling out a brand new design in the next few...

'Tabnapping' Is a Terrifying New Phishing Attack

We talk up the security of Firefox quite a bit around here, but don't misunderstand; Firefox is not impenetrable. In fact, a new, particularly devious phishing attack that manipulates browser tabs works best against the second most popular browser in the world. The attack, dubbed "tabnapping" by Firefox creative lead Aza Raskin, uses Javascript to replace the contents of a tab and its label....

'Lost' Gets Resurrected in 8-Bit, Wired iPad App Debuts

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. In case you haven't already drowned in the sea that is the series finale of 'Lost' -- what with it's clever little parodies with Jimmy Kimmel, or Sarah Silverman's...