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Chrome Will Soon Block Autoplay Videos With Sound — Here’s Why You Should Be Worried

Google has surveyed the advertising landscape that it dominates and determined that it’s time for a change. Beginning in January, its Chrome web browser will block autoplay video ads with sound by default. The effort is being framed as a drive to clean up the web, but it could just as easily be interpreted as a disguised move to further solidify Google’s monopoly. Read More >>

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Declutter Your Chrome Browser Tabs or This Tamagotchi Clone Will Die

Google cleverly designed Chrome to prevent inevitable website crashes from bringing down the entire browser. But that stability comes at the cost of tremendous RAM usage when you’ve got countless tabs open. There are tools you can use to help curb Chrome’s memory appetite, but turning tab maintenance into a game might be the best solution. Read More >>

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Google’s Safe Web Surfing Tool Is Quietly Protecting Apps Like Snapchat Too

When Google’s Safe Browsing tool is working at its best, it’s invisible—a silent barrier between you and all the malware, phishing attempts, and other goblins lurking on the web. But every once in a while, you’ll see a glaring red warning when you try to visit a website that tells you to get the hell out of there. Read More >>

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Google I/O 2017 Is Coming: What to Expect From the Future of Android, Chrome, and More

Google’s annual I/O developer conference kicks off Wednesday 17th May and continues through the end of the week. We’ll be on the ground at the show covering all the breaking news, but before then we’re taking a closer look at what we can expect from this year’s conference. Read More >>

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Giffgaff’s Free Chrome Plugin Translates Money Jargon To Actual Words (In Theory)

If we were going to guess which brand made a free Chrome plugin to automatically translate money jargon into plain English, phone network Giffgaff wouldn't be in our top 50. Read More >>

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Google’s Plan to Build Ad-Blocking Into Chrome Could Be a Very Good Thing

It’s not just you, online ads are getting worse. Auto-play video has become a standard, pop-ups are back in a big way and those inline ads seem accidentally clickier all the time. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is well aware of this and it’s planning to add a built-in ad blocker to the Chrome browser. If the plan is handled correctly, it could force sites to give everyone a better experience. But that’s a big “if.” Read More >>

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8 Extensions That Should Make Your Browser a Little More Hacker-Proof

The web can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a pretty dangerous place to venture out into—with phishing sites, drive-by downloads and other nasties lurking around every corner. If you’re browsing on Firefox or Chrome you should give your browser some extra muscle for keeping you safe online by installing one or more of these security-focused add-ons. Read More >>

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The Latest Version of Chrome Will Prevent Tabs From Killing Your Battery Life

The latest version of Google Chrome (which is available now) will finally do something to prevent background tabs from killing your laptop’s battery. Read More >>

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How to Make Your Web Browser Less Annoying

The simple HTML websites of old knew their place in your browser, but today’s sites are bursting with video, audio, and notifications that can be a constant distraction. Read More >>

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Google Adds Offline Tools to Android Chrome

Google's latest version of Chrome for its Android devices comes under the catchy release number of 55.0.2883.84, with one or more of those numbers signifying something new and exciting -- an offline mode. Read More >>

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How to See Everything Your Browser Knows About You 

The second you log onto the internet, you start leaving a trace that’s more telling than you think. Browsers can not only identify where you are in the world, but they collect a tonne of other data too, such as where your mouse is hovering and when you launch a private browser window. Here’s a way to find out exactly what you’re leaking. Read More >>

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The Most Useful Chrome Extensions Ever Made

One of the great things about Google Chrome is that it offers thousands of third-party extensions that developers have come up with to add features, boost performance, and fix problems. Here are 17 Chrome extensions that we’d have a difficult time living without. Read More >>

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How to Make Chrome the Best Browser for Your Phone

Google doesn’t just want the Chrome browser dominating laptops and desktops of this world, it wants it on as many mobile devices as possible too. If you have Chrome installed on your iPhone or Android, there are a handful of ways you can make it even better than the default settings. Here’s how to make sure you’re getting the most from the Chrome browser on your mobile devices. Read More >>

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Chrome’s Experimental Browser Has Arrived on Android

If you want to try the latest Chrome features, you no longer have to glue yourself to a desktop. Google just started offering the experimental Chrome Canary browser on Android. Read More >>