Brave browser begins controversial ad repeal-and-replace tests

The builders of the Brave browser have begun serving replacement advertisements to volunteers, a key part of a business model that relies on stripping others’ ads from web pages. “We’re now ready to start voluntary testing of our ad model before we scale to further user trials,” the company wrote in a post to a company … Read more

A privacy-focused browser developer just bought Ghostery

Cliqz, the German developer of the privacy-focused browser of the same name, has acquired the tracker-blocking browser extension Ghostery and its development team from its creator, Evidon. Partly owned by Mozilla, Cliqz will combine Ghostery’s technology with similar functions in its browser, but plans to continue development of the extension for other browsers too, it … Read more

This week in games: Overwatch gets a server browser, Project Cars 2 targets 12K and more

More Kickstarter news this week. Can you believe it? Last week I joked about a renaissance but now I’m pretty sure it’s actually happening. That, plus Overwatch gets a server browser, South Park delays a second time, a bevy of launch trailers and announcement trailers and trailer trailers, and Project Cars 2 talks about supporting … Read more

Firefox’s ready to supercharge browser speed with major multi-process push

Mozilla is getting closer to rolling out a faster, more responsive browser to all its users since introducing multi-process Firefox to a select few in August. Soon a much wider swathe of users will be able to experience the performance gains that multi-process Firefox offers. Mozilla says the new Firefox design is offering a 400 percent … Read more

5 more Firefox add-ons that boost browser productivity

As we’ve mentioned previously, Firefox’s vast library of add-ons makes it easy to build the browser into a productivity juggernaut. We uncovered a few more must-have customizations for improving your online workflow. Start HQ The Firefox start tab isn’t exactly motivating; in fact, you’re more likely to be seduced by the search bar into wasting … Read more

Internet Archive brings hundreds of classic Apple II games to your web browser

The Internet Archive has been on a roll lately, bringing back classic MS-DOS games, Windows 3.1 software, and even defanged versions of old PC viruses. Now, the site has hit a milestone with its Apple II collection: A group of anonymous hackers have successfully broken the elaborate copy-protection schemes on more than 500 classic games … Read more