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Internet Explorer sees renewed usage share growth
— 9:36 AM on July 2, 2010

Eventually, Microsoft's renewed efforts to curb Internet Explorer's decline in popularity ought pay off. In fact, they may already be. IE marketing chief Ryan Gavin...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Latest IE 9 Platform Preview plays H.264 video via HTML5
— 5:06 PM on June 23, 2010

If you had any remaining doubts about Microsoft's intent to support HTML5 video, prepare to cast those aside. The company has released a third...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

GPU-accelerated video decoding comes to VLC media player
— 10:48 AM on June 22, 2010

Windows Media Player may have a foothold with the masses, but PC enthusiasts seem to prefer the VLC media player. Available for Windows, OS...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Chrome 6 will have PDF viewing built in
— 9:11 AM on June 21, 2010

Not content to build Flash into Chrome, Google now intends to make Adobe Reader an unnecessary download, as well. The company says the latest developer...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Extension sync on its way to Chrome 6.0
— 9:18 AM on June 18, 2010

If you own and use multiple computers, odds are you find value in browser synchronization features, which remove the need to copy bookmarks and settings...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Google adds new YouTube video editor
— 4:24 PM on June 16, 2010

Could touching up clips in Windows Live Movie Maker or iMovie before uploading them to YouTube soon be a thing of the past? The unofficial...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Khronos whips up OpenCL 1.1 specification
— 10:58 AM on June 14, 2010

The Khronos Group has ratified and released a new version of the OpenCL specification, and Nvidia claims to be the first in tow with...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Chrome OS could run legacy software remotely
— 8:36 AM on June 14, 2010

One of the distinctive attributes of Google's upcoming Chrome OS is that it doesn't run third-party applications locally; everything is web-based. What if you need...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

Adobe releases final Flash 10.1
— 2:53 PM on June 10, 2010

After heaps of media coverage, three public betas, and seven release candidates, Flash 10.1 has finally arrived in its final, production-ready iteration. The Flash 10.1...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

Opera pokes fun at Chrome speed test videos
— 12:08 PM on May 28, 2010

The raw performance of Google's Chrome web browser may make more headlines, but Opera Software still claims to have the "fastest browser on Earth."...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Stable Chrome 5 is out for Windows, Mac, Linux
— 1:42 PM on May 26, 2010

Google products once proudly distinguished themselves by toting "beta" badges for months at a time. Now, those badges are quick to come off. Google

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Asus, Amazon team up on Kindle software distribution
— 11:13 AM on May 24, 2010

The Amazon Kindle family includes more than e-book readers; there's also Kindle for PC, which offers much of the same functionality in the form...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

Google throws new format into HTML5 video cage match
— 4:41 PM on May 19, 2010

Until today, the HTML5 video codec debate was at a stalemate. Apple, Google, and Microsoft were publicly backing H.264 exclusively, while Mozilla and Opera were...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Firefox 4 could be out in November
— 9:38 AM on May 11, 2010

With Microsoft hard at work on Internet Explorer 9 and Google already offering beta releases of Chrome 5, the Mozilla folks are under...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Chrome 5 beta has even quicker JavaScript
— 10:44 AM on May 5, 2010

When it comes to the Chrome web browser, the words "fast enough" don't seem to be part of Google's vocabulary. The company has released...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Report: IE market share slips below 60%
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2010

Internet Explorer's popularity is continuing to dwindle, even with Firefox's usage share largely sitting steady. So suggest the folks at ConceivablyTech, who compiled NetApplications...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Latest ATI Stream SDK is tuned for Llano
— 12:25 PM on May 3, 2010

A new version of the ATI Stream software development toolkit has gone up on AMD's Developer Central site. AMD says this 2.1 release offers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

Microsoft bets on HTML5 video, too
— 6:00 AM on May 3, 2010

Apple's eagerness to render Adobe Flash obsolete wouldn't count for much if other browser vendors failed to join in. Although it doesn't mention the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software