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Lilbits: Microsoft Edge gets more interesting, Chromebooks outsell Macs, and a 31.2 inch color E Ink display

Now that Microsoft’s Edge web browser is based on Google’s open source Chromium project, it behaves a lot like Google’s Chrome browser… and for the most part that’s left me wondering why you’d use Edge instead of Chrome. Microsoft has been adding features that help set its browser apart, but up until now I haven’t […]

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Google Pixel smartphone display mirroring may be coming to Chromebooks

Google makes the Chrome OS operating system that runs on Chromebooks and the company also makes the Android software that runs on billions of smartphones. In recent years the company has been bringing the platforms closer together by doing things like allowing you to run Android apps on a Chromebook, use an Android phone to […]

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Microsoft Edge browser is getting vertical tabs, password monitor, and other new features

Earlier this year Microsoft began rolling out the new version of its Edge web browser that’s based on Google’s open source Chromium browser. And honestly, in a lot of ways the new Edge feels like Chrome with a fresh coat of paint on top. But Microsoft has been developing new tools that help set it […]

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Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge web browser begins rolling out today

For the past year or so, Microsoft has been working on a new version of its Edge web browser. At first glance it looks a lot like the browser that’s been shipping with Windows 10 since 2015. But under the hood the new version of Edge is based on Google’s Chromium (the open source version […]

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Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser preview now available for Windows 7 and up

Microsoft is designing a new version of its Edge web browser based on Google’s Chromium. Two months ago Microsoft released the first preview of the new browser, but it was only available for Windows 10 at the time. Now you can download Microsoft Edge preview builds and run them on Windows 7, Windows 8, or […]

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Microsoft Edge roadmap includes IE11 mode, macOS version, and new privacy tools

The new version of Microsoft Edge web browser may be built on Google’s Chromium, but Microsoft is bringing a bunch of new features that will help set it apart from Google’s Chrome browser. Early builds of the browser already include Microsoft’s own customized user interface and replacements for a number of Google’s core features and […]

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Kiwi web browser for Android supports Google Chrome extensions

Kiwi Browser is an Android web browser that launched about a year ago. It’s based on Google’s open source Chromium project, but includes a built-in ad blocker, a notification blocker, a night mode option, and support for background playback for YouTube and other websites, among other things. And the latest version of Kiwi brings support […]

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Windows on ARM to support Chrome, Opera, and Brave browsers

Microsoft is developing a new version of its Edge web browser based on Google’s open source Chromium project. That means it uses the Blink rendering engine instead of EdgeHTML, has a user interface that’s more than a little reminiscent of Google Chrome, and should be able to render any web pages that work in Chrome. […]

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Microsoft launches Edge Insider program (Edge web browser based on Google Chromium)

Microsoft hasn’t exactly killed off Internet Explorer yet, but when the company launched Windows 10, it came with a brand new web browser called Edge, based on a new web rendering engine called EdgeHTML. A few months ago the company announced it was going to drop that rendering engine and start using Chromium, the open […]