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A bug in Chrome makes video stream piracy way too easy

Ripping legal streams of copyrighted content is nothing new, but rarely do you find browsers quite as happy for you to do it as Chrome seems to be. A new bug makes it a cinch to download just about any streamed video.
Gaming

The 20 Best Google Chrome games

Not only is Google Chrome a fantastic web browser, it's also a versatile gaming platform that you can access from just about anywhere. Here are a few of our favorite titles for the platform, whether you want to play a classic franchise or…
Computing

How to manage Chrome OS notifications

Notifications from both extensions and websites are available on Chromebooks, but managing them takes a bit of digging. Here's how you can customize your notifications in Chrome OS.
Computing

Battle of the browsers: Edge vs. Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Safari vs. Opera vs. IE vs. Vivaldi 4:21

We pit the newest versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Firefox, Edge, and Vivaldi against one another to try and name the best browser. Check out our comprehensive breakdown for all the details.
Web

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…
Web

Google Chrome hits 1 billion monthly active mobile users

Google Chrome released its 50th update recently, and to celebrate, the company has published an infographic with stats on the popular web browser. Notably, Google Chrome has hit 1 billion active monthly users on mobile devices.
Web

Google to app builders: Go open or go home

When it comes to Google Chrome, honesty is the best policy. And now, that's a mantra the folks at the Chrome Web Store are enforcing for all its developers. On Friday, Google updated its Chrome data policy, and the big victor is…
Computing

Google Chrome 50 ditches support for Windows XP and Vista

As announced last year, the version of Google Chrome released this week ends support for several legacy operating systems, including Mac OS X 10.6-10.8, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.
Computing

Want to clear your browser’s history from the beginning of time? Here’s how

Looking to flush your browser's cache, but having trouble figuring out how? Check out our guide on how to do just that, whether you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, or Microsoft Edge
Computing

Google tests out native Mac OS notifications for Chrome, here’s how to enable it

Chrome's push notifications may soon be delivered within Mac OS' native notifications platform. Google is testing out the feature, but it's hidden from the public. Here's how to enable it.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.