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Facebook Portal adds games and web browser amidst mediocre Amazon reviews  TechCrunch · 3 days
After receiving a flogging from privacy critics, Facebook is scrambling to make its smart display video chat screen Portal more attractive to buyers. Today Facebook is... more
Google updates Family Link for Chromebooks w/ time limits, Android app restrictions  9to5Google · 4 days
Before Digital Wellbeing this year, Google was already investing in time management tools for devices used by kids. After adding Chromebook support in September,... more
How the internet reacted to Microsoft's plan to adopt Chromium  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft announced last week that it is planning to build Edge again using Chromium. The internet had a pretty split reaction to this news. Last week, Microsoft announced... more
How the internet reacted to Microsoft wanting to adopt Chromium  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft announced last week that it is planning to build Edge again using Chromium. The internet had a pretty split reaction to this news. Last week, Microsoft announced... more
Opera brings a flurry of crypto features to its Android mobile browser  TechCrunch · 4 days
Crypto markets may be down down down, but that isn’t stopping Opera’s crypto features — first released in beta in July — from rolling out... more
On this week's podcast... Microsoft Edge, Surface Centaurus, ARM, and more  Windows Central · 5 days
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Microsoft Edge goes Chrome, another new Surface device, Windows on ARM, and more! We're back with another exciting episode... more
Google Chrome’s casting interface testing redesign with new UI, easier source selection  9to5Google · 5 days
For quite a while now, the casting experience baked into Google Chrome has looked and functioned the same. It works, but has been overdue... more
Vivaldi is a unique Chromium-based browser you should try  Windows Central · 6 days
If you want to use a Chromium-based browser, there are already plenty of options other than Chrome, and Vivaldi is one of the best. With Microsoft Edge switching over to... more
New Firefox suggests ways to get more out of the web - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Mozilla also builds better tab management abilities into Firefox 64. more
Microsoft reveals more Edge details, including Chrome Extension support  THE VERGE · 1 week
Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser intends to support existing Chrome extensions, a member of the software’s development team... more
Google Chrome Will Support Dark Mode in macOS Mojave by Early 2019  MacRumors · 1 week
Google released Chrome 71 earlier this week, but the latest version of the web browser still lacks support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave.... more
Apple waiting on a 5G phone, Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
This week's most important tech stories include Apple's 5G phone plans, Microsoft bailing on its Edge browser and Qualcomm's breakthrough fingerprint scanner... more
Microsoft plans to revamp Edge using Chromium. But what exactly is it?  Windows Central · 1 week
Chromium isn't just another Google product — it can be anything you want it to be thanks to its open-source license. Microsoft's announcement that... more
Mozilla says Edge's move to Chromium cedes too much control to Google  Windows Central · 1 week
The team behind Firefox has taken a dim view of Microsoft's abandonment of its EdgeHTML engine in favor of Chromium. No matter your position... more
Qualcomm says a native Firefox browser is coming to Windows on ARM  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Qualcomm announced today that it’s working with Mozilla to bring a compatible version of Firefox to Snapdragon-powered Windows computers. The new 64-bit version of... more
Firefox is getting a native ARM64 version for Snapdragon PCs  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The future of Always Connected PCs is starting to take shape. Qualcomm today broke cover on the Snapdragon 8cx, a powerful new chip purpose-built for Windows 10 PCs.... more
Microsoft announces Edge browser based on Chrome coming to Mac in 2019  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
Edge was Microsoft’s solution to completely replacing Internet Explorer as the default browser on Windows. When Microsoft launched its new Edge browser, it was... more
Google’s Chrome browser will get better because of Microsoft  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft has always used pop-ups, notifications, and warning signs to sway people away from installing Chrome on Windows... more
Microsoft Edge goes Chromium (and macOS)  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge to macOS, too. In addition, Microsoft... more
Google welcomes Microsoft’s move to Chromium, but Mozilla doesn’t  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft is moving its Edge Windows browser to Google’s open source Chromium rendering engine. The move will mean... more
Google welcomes Microsoft’s move to Chromium  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft is moving its Edge Windows browser to Google’s open source Chromium rendering engine. The move will mean Edge will be far more compatible... more
Microsoft Edge browser and Chromium FAQ: What you need to know  Windows Central · 2 weeks
You have questions about the upcoming changes to Microsoft's Edge browser, and we have answers. With news that Microsoft is officially changing its Edge browser from... more
Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Windows 7 and macOS  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Edge is going truly cross-platform, as Microsoft announces plans to bring it to Windows 7, Windows 8, and macOS. As Microsoft announces plans to rebuild Edge... more
Microsoft confirms it’s rebuilding Edge from the ground up using Chromium  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Edge UWP is no more, as Microsoft commits to rebuilding it from the ground up as a desktop app, this time powered by Chromium. Microsoft today... more
Microsoft reportedly rebuilding its Edge browser on Google Chrome foundation - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Microsoft could be following in the footsteps of Opera, Baidu, Brave and others in adopting Google's open-source browser engine. more
Microsoft is reportedly replacing Edge with a Chromium-based browser  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Microsoft Edge has failed to capture the public’s attention since launching back in 2015, so you can’t really blame the company for switching tacts. According to new reports that first... more
Microsoft is reportedly ditching Edge on Windows 10 for a Chrome-based browser  9to5Google · 2 weeks
Whether you’re using Google Chrome, Opera, or Brave to browse the web, under the hood, it’s all based on Chromium. Chrome’s Blink engine has... more
Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser for Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium. Microsoft's Edge web browser has... more
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