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Report: Microsoft is scrapping Edge, switching to just another Chrome clone

Enlarge Getty / Aurich Windows Central reports that Microsoft is planning to replace its Edge browser, which uses Microsoft’s own EdgeHTML rendering engine and Chakra JavaScript engine, with a new browser built on Chromium, the open source counterpart to Google’s Chrome. The new browser has the codename Anaheim. The report is short on details. The […]

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Chrome 71 will block any and all ads on sites with “abusive experiences”

Enlarge Isaac Bowen / Flickr Google is promising to punish sites that offer what the company calls “abusive experiences.” Chrome 71, due for release in December, will blacklist sites that are repeat offenders and suppress all advertising on those sites. The behaviors deemed abusive cover a range of user-hostile things, such as ads that masquerade […]

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Google announces “Project Stream”—a “test” of game streaming in Chrome

Enlarge Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Google just announced “Project Stream,” a “technical test” of a service designed to stream AAA video games à la Playstation Now and GeForce Now. We’ve heard rumors of a “Project Yeti” gaming service for some time now, and this looks to be the first sign of a real “Google Gaming” product. The Project […]