Video: Browser makers to block intrusive ad formats Windows 10: Chrome vs Firefox vs Edge. Guess which wins Microsoft's battery-life test? Microsoft says dialing back Adobe Flash in Edge in the Windows 10 Creators Update has made it the most energy-efficient browser of all. Read More Opera claims its eponymous web browser is "far faster than Firefox Quantum 58." Mozilla claims its better use of CPU time makes Firefox really fast. And when I turned on Edge the other day, it claimed it's the fastest browser of all.OK, they can't all be right. So, which Windows 10 web browser is the fastest of them all? I put the most popular Windows 10 browsers to the test. These were Windows 10's built-in Edge 41 and the increasingly decrepit Internet Explorer (IE) 11. I also checked out the latest versions of Chrome 64, Firefox 58, and Opera 51. Before I jump into the testing, I should mention Opera is something of a Google Chromium -- the open-source version of Chrome -- clone. It uses the … [Read more...] about What’s really the fastest Windows 10 web browser today?
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Microsoft didn't reveal many details about Edge's transition to Chromium, announced last week, but company officials have now confirmed it's aiming for Edge to support Chrome extensions. Windows 10 Microsoft open sources the inference engine at the heart of its Windows machine-learning platform New Windows 10 1809 block: This time it's Cisco's next-gen AMP malware shield Windows 10 BSOD: Pricey Surface Book 2s bricked by latest 1803 update What is Microsoft's Windows Core OS 'Lite'? A dearth of extensions for Microsoft Edge has become one of the many obstacles to Windows 10 users adopting Microsoft's modern answer to Internet Explorer. But following Microsoft's announcement that Edge will move to Chromium, the company has revealed it may address the add-on gap by supporting the much larger population of existing Chrome extensions. "It's our intention to support existing Chrome extensions," Kyle Alden, a Microsoft Edge project manager, wrote on Reddit in response to users and … [Read more...] about Microsoft confirms that Chrome extensions will run on new Edge browser
Mozilla on Tuesday released version 1.0 of Firefox Reality, a web browser built expressly to work with standalone virtual reality and augmented reality headsets. The browser is now available in the Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores.Firefox Reality enables users to move between 2D websites and immersive web experiences. As Mozilla said when it announced its work on the browser in April, the browser is open source, enabling manufacturers to add the browser to their platforms. The first release answers some of the questions about what browsing the web in VR should look like, according to Mozilla. "A desktop is a familiar experience," Dan Brown, marketing lead for emerging technologies at Mozilla, said to ZDNet. By comparison, "when you put on a [VR] headset and you're completely immersed, everything's different."For instance, traditional web browsing usually requires some sort of keyboard. How does that translate into a VR experience? Firefox Reality gives you the option of using … [Read more...] about Mozilla releases Firefox Reality, its web browser for VR
Chrome just celebrated its 10th birthday earlier this month, and even though it’s not quite the super fast and lightweight web browser that made people fall in love with it a decade ago, Google hasn’t stopped trying to cram new features into Chrome. In the newest version of the Chrome 70 beta, Google hopes to make logging into websites a little easier by allowing Chrome to use your Android or Mac device’s fingerprint reader as a form of two-factor authentication. Yes, it’s not quite a complete way to get rid of passwords, but it’s a start. For those times you do need to enter a password or some other sensitive information, Chrome 70 will also automatically exit fullscreen mode whenever a page with a dialog box pops up, which includes anytime a website asks you to enter an address, credit card info, or other authentication prompts. The second big change in the Chrome 70 beta is a trial run for Google’s Shape Detection API, which allows Chrome to … [Read more...] about Google Brings 2FA Fingerprint Support to Its Web Browser With Chrome Beta 70
At long last, the Tor Project is releasing an official web browser for Android users. The new Android app is available now as an alpha release in Google’s Play Store and on the experimental releases section of the Project’s download page. Even if you don’t use the Tor Browser to browse the web more securely or don’t want to screw with an alpha release, this is an app you should keep an eye on. Mobile devices are the primary way many people get online, yet the tools for doing so privately often work better on desktop machines. As the Project points out, regions where desktop machines are less common are also often heavily targeted by both government surveillance and censorship tools, making this release especially crucial. Third-party Tor browsers were (and continue to be) an option for Android users, but there was never an official mobile counterpart to the desktop browser—which, by the way, just recently got a major update. The app Tor endorsed for … [Read more...] about The Tor Web Browser Officially Lands on Android in Alpha