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Microsoft bets that battery claims will boost Edge

Microsoft today continued to press its case that Windows 10's Edge browser is more power efficient than rivals.

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Google puts screws to HTTP with new warnings in Chrome

Google today continued its campaign to tighten the screws on unencrypted web traffic.

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Google Safe Browsing delivers details to compromised website owners

Google is now providing more information to website owners whose online properties are temporarily blocked as unsafe by its Safe Browsing technology in order to help them fix the identified problems faster.

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Ad-blocking Brave browser tests users-to-sites micro-payments

Makers of the controversial Brave browser have begun testing a payment system that will be used to compensate websites when their revenue-generating ads are replaced by Brave with its own ads.

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Windows 10 automatic browser blocking is 'for the children' claims Microsoft

Microsoft is playing the 'it's for the children' card with changes to Microsoft Family settings that rolled out in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Some third-party browsers are blocked by default supposedly to ensure safer web...

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No let-up in devastating decline of Microsoft's browsers

Microsoft's browsers continued to hemorrhage users in August.

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Google to kill Chrome apps on Mac, Windows and Linux

Three years after introducing special apps that run inside the Chrome browser, Google announced Friday that it will be removing them from Windows, Mac and Linux by early 2018.

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Now, this is how Google Now should work on the desktop

An experimental new Chrome feature shows us how Google could bring its personalized assistant to the desktop in a way that'd make sense.

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Microsoft's new plan to save Edge: reward points

Microsoft today made a play to boost its Edge browser with an awards program that gives users points for using the Windows 10 application.

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Chrome to make Flash mostly-dead in early December

Google has set an early December deadline for purging most Flash content from its Chrome browser.

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Reward: $15K for nastiest Edge browser bugs

Microsoft has launched another bug bounty for Edge, the default browser in Windows 10.

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Mozilla supplies multi-process Firefox to <1% of users

Mozilla has begun a limited release of a multiple-process Firefox by outfitting fewer than one in every 100 users with the improved browser.

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Browser Election 2016: Chrome leads by landslide

Chrome reached a major milestone last month when it was used by more than half of those browsing from a PC.

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Mingis on Tech: Windows 10 turns 1

It's been a year since Windows 10 arrived. Executive News Editor Ken Mingis talks with Windows expert Preston Gralla about Microsoft's OS and what's new in the Anniversary Update.

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Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

Mozilla will follow other browser markers by curtailing use of Flash in Firefox next month.

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Chinese $1.2B deal for Opera crumples

The planned sale of Opera Software to a group of Chinese companies for $1.2 billion has foundered.

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Mozilla wants to build web recommendation engine into Firefox

'Content Graph' will tap the Firefox user pool to fuel the content placed under, presumably, the browser's Forward button.

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Microsoft squanders browser dominance in record time

An estimated 33 million users deserted Microsoft's browsers last month, pushing the company's browser strategy closer to the edge of irrelevancy.

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