Flash will become click-to-play on Chrome later this year, Google says

Google's been trying to kill Flash for a long time, and replace it with HTML5. Later this year, users will need to actively enable Flash on sites that don't offer an HTML5 alternative, potentially prompting developers to drop the…

It took years, but Chrome is officially the king of web browsers

Internet Explorer has finally fallen from its perch, if you believe the headlines, but only because NetMarketShare was a steadfast holdout. Everyone else agreed that Chrome has been the most popular browser for some time now.

New Android malware disguises itself as a Chrome update

A team of researchers from Zscaler have discovered new malware that hides in the form of an Android Google Chrome update. If installed, it can seriously ruin your day, and can only be cured by a factory reset of your device.

Google Keep gets even more useful with a Chrome extension and new goodies

Google Keep received a few new features this week including the use of hashtags and a freshly baked extension for the Chrome browser. Menus were moved around as well to group similar options together, offering a better note-taking…

Vivaldi web browser hits version 1.0, beats Chrome, Firefox in RAM usages

Jon von Tetzchner has been working with a "team of browser building pioneers" to launch Vivaldi, a power-savvy new web browser that could rival Firefox, Safari, and even Google Chrome.
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Netflix Party lets you hate-watch Netflix with friends from afar

Netflix Party may not be life-changing, but for those looking to keep in touch with friends in the age of online sociability, this Chrome extension that lets you stream with friends from afar could be your next addiction.

Google shutting down Chrome app launcher because no one cares

Google is finally doing away with one more performance-hogging aspect of the Chrome browser, namely the largely ignored Chrome app launcher, and fortunately, Chrome OS remains unfettered.

Microsoft attempts to lure developers with tool to port Chrome extensions to Edge

Microsoft is attempting to lure developers over to Edge by creating a tool that will help those developers port their Chrome extensions easily over to Microsoft's web browser.

Chrome 50 beta update gets pushy with new notification improvements

Web pages could start loading up certain elements much quicker in the near future, thanks to Chrome's way of handling declarative preload in the new beta. On top of that, push notifications have seen some tweaks, in this 50th beta release…

Google's changed the way Chrome tabs appear in Android's multitasking view

Google's changed a key behavior of Chrome on newer versions of Android: Web page tabs and apps no longer coexist in the multitasking menu. Instead, tabs live within the Chrome app.

Google will pay you $100K if you can pull off the ultimate Chrome hack

Google has raised the reward in its bug bounty program for Chrome from $50,000 to $100,000 to see if anyone can pull off a "persistent compromise" of Chrome. No one has been successful, so far.

Microsoft bleeds IE users to Google, Chrome on top by mid-year

Likely driven by Windows users looking for an alternative to Microsoft's browsers, Internet Explorer usage appears to be in a freefall while Google Chrome usage continues to rise month after month.