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07 Nov 2010 20:36


Tech: New browser startup Rockmelt lies to us right off the bat

  • Yeah yeah, Toby… You think you’ll be able to charm us into downloading a copy of the Rockmelt beta by talking about your apartment above a bar with turtle racing … but we have a secret for you guys. Moorhead’s Scottish Pub doesn’t exist! We don’t care if Marc Andreessen managed to get a bunch of the old Netscape gang back together for this one. Or that you’re based off of Chromium. Or that you’re not as cluttered as that other browser with the same idea, Flock. You lied to us, and we don’t know what to believe anymore. TO-BY. source

05 May 2010 14:07


Tech: Rube Goldberg would be proud of this Google Chrome ad

  • OMG OMG THAT’S FAST! This Google Chrome ad was shot using a 2700 fps camera to show how fast the rendering speed of the pages were. And in every case used here, it was faster than lightning. This advertising campaign is nothing but win. source

14 Apr 2010 09:43


Tech, World: Protip to Web-censored countries: Use Opera. No, really

  • 32% of people in Kazakhstan use Opera for browsing source
  • » Why Opera, anyway?: Well, Opera has this Turbo Browsing mode that goes through a proxy. The feature is intended to make Web browsing faster, but has the side effect of getting around the country’s censorship law, which passed last year. Too bad the iPhone app sucks.

12 Apr 2010 09:58


Tech: Update: Opera’s iPhone app (unsurprisingly) not approved yet

  • 20 days and counting for the
    Web browser, kids source

10 Feb 2010 09:45


Tech: Opera plays with fire, creates iPhone version of its Web browser

  • Well, this seems like a rejected app waiting to happen. Opera, the creators of a not-terrible also-ran Web browser, have created a version of the app for the iPhone which makes Web sites load really fast due to compression technology. Problem is, Apple has notoriously blocked apps that duplicate the phone’s basic functionality. This oughta be fun to watch. source

26 Jan 2010 09:34


Tech: Microsoft kills one Internet Explorer bug just in time for another

  • When will people learn not to use IE ever again? Just days after a major security exploit finally got patched in Internet Explorer, another security flaw – this one a combination hack which allows for control of a user’s machine by using a series of exploits – was nailed by security company Core Security Technologies. There has to be a point where Microsoft says “screw it, we’re just not supporting IE6 anymore, and we’re switching our browser framework to WebKit,” yet they continue to validate its existence to millions of users who don’t question it. source

03 Jan 2010 11:07


Tech: Google Chrome now a bigger browsing force than Apple Safari

  • 4.63% use Google’s Chrome, the new third-place browser, which was just released for the Mac last month
  • 4.46% use Apple’s Safari, which is now the fourth-place web browser (but still doing well on phones) source

06 Dec 2009 12:04


Tech: Google Chrome’s new extensions look like they might just rule

Admit it, this was the one thing holding you back from using Chrome full-time. Well, here it is – extensions. The crowd goes wild. source

15 Aug 2009 10:28


Tech: Netscape founder Marc Andreessen’s funding a new browser, RockMelt

  • Ooh, mysterious. Details are scarce at the moment, but basically, the guy who was run out of dodge by Microsoft appears to be coming back with some new players. Since Netscape lost the plot, Andreessen has become one of Silicon Valley’s most respected venture capitalists. So even though this is just an e-mail box, we’re definitely really curious. source

10 Aug 2009 23:50


Tech: Microsoft: We want to get rid of Internet Explorer 6, but we can’t

  • The engineering point of view on IE6 starts as an operating systems supplier. Dropping support for IE6 is not an option because we committed to supporting the IE included with Windows for the lifespan of the product.
  • Dean Hachamovitch, the guy in charge of the Internet Explorer team • Describing the problems that Microsoft has with getting people to upgrade from that crappy browser they made almost a decade ago. “The choice to upgrade software on a PC belongs to the person responsible for the PC,” he notes, and says that many people responsible for PCs are organizations, not individual users. While developers will encourage IE users to upgrade, “We will also continue to respect their choice, because their browser is their choice.” • source