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Mozilla's CEO isn't happy with Microsoft's switch to Chromium

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard isn't fond of Microsoft's decision to overhaul its Edge browser using Google's open source Chromium project, which is the basis of Chrome. "By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google," he writes in a blog post.The note sees Beard condemning Microsoft's move --though he admits it "may well make sense" from a business standpoint...

Microsoft's next browser might be based on Chromium

Remember the browser wars? In 1995, Microsoft launched Internet Explorer and started bundling it with Windows in order to snatch away market share from the then-dominant browser, Netscape. It worked — in the early naughts, all everyone ever used for browsing was Internet Explorer. But then came the alternatives: Firefox in 2004 and Google's Chrome 2008. These browsers were faster and more...

mIRC 7.53 has been released! (November 29th 2018)

mIRC 7.53 has been released! (November 29th 2018) This release includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including: Added support for voice selection to speech options dialog. Added support for CPRIVMSG and CNOTICE if listed in numeric 005. Updated OpenSSL library to v1.0.2p and CA root certificates cacert.pem file. ...

YouTube Premium is changing because it has to

YouTube is gearing up to offer its prestige lineup of original series and films for free to all users, turning to its traditional ad-supported system in an attempt to bring in more viewers.The company is looking to pull back on its ad-supported programs by 2020, limiting the number of original series and films it orders, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Series that are ordered, which include...

The internet is evolving: HTTP will no longer use TCP

Why it matters: HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the system that web browsers use to talk to servers, and it’s built using Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). TCP has many features that make it attractive for HTTP, but it also includes a lot of excessive code. By ditching it for the simpler User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and then adding back what HTTP needs, transmission can be smoother and...

Amazon accidentally exposed people's email addresses on its website

If you have an Amazon account, there's a chance you received an email from the company this morning informing you that your email address was disclosed publically for the world to see due to a "technical error" the company experienced. The email itself is pretty short and reads in its entirety as follows: Quote     Hello,     We're contacting you to let you know...

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