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Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, And Opera Next, Benchmarked
Jun 30, 2013 - in Reviews
Today, we have the latest benchmark results from the top four Windows-based Web browsers, along with a sneak peek at Opera's upcoming Chromium-based overhaul. Is this really a step-up from Presto/Carakan or just another Chrome clone?
Web Browser Grand Prix: Chrome 25, Firefox 19, And IE10
Mar 13, 2013 - in Reviews
Important versions of Chrome and Firefox were released since our last installment, and though we're ready to leave Windows 7 behind, IE10 brings us back for one more round. Naturally, our exhaustive suite of benchmarks undergoes a massive update as well.
Report: Google Told EU About MSFT Browser Ballot Issue
Mar 7, 2013 - in News
Was Microsoft's mistake only discovered because the company's competitors tipped off the EU?
Which Web Browser Should You Run On Your Android Device?
Nov 29, 2012 - in Reviews
Today is our very first Web Browser Grand Prix on Android. Unlike iOS, Android-based tablets have real competition between browsers. So, how do Chrome, Dolphin, Firefox, Maxthon, Opera Mobile, and Sleipnir stack up against the stock Android browser?
Which Web Browser Is Best Under Windows 8?
Nov 18, 2012 - in Reviews
Welcome to our first-ever Web Browser Grand Prix on Windows 8! Will Chrome remain the reigning Windows champion? Is Internet Explorer 10 going to smash the competition like its predecessor? Does Opera 12.10 finally deliver on what version 12 promised?
Opera, Microsoft, Others Create Website for HTML5, CCS3
Oct 9, 2012 - in News
Opera has teamed up with eight other companies to create a website for all your HTML5 and CSS3 needs.
Web Browser Grand Prix: Chrome 20, Opera 12, Firefox 13
Jul 4, 2012 - in Reviews
How do the latest Windows 7-based Web browsers stack up? Chrome and Firefox each have three wins under this operating system; can one become our champion? Or will Opera clean house here, as it did under Windows XP? We set up a new test system to find out.
Opera Browser Finally Gets Hardware Acceleration
Jun 18, 2012 - in News
Opera has released version 12 of its web browser.
Facebook's Not Recommending Opera Instead of Chrome
Jun 1, 2012 - in News
Well, that's weird.
More Details About IKEA's Uppleva TV Emerge
May 17, 2012 - in News
Video apps and web browsing via Opera.
IE Drops Below 30% Market Share for First Time in 15 Years
May 16, 2012 - in News
Microsoft recently complained about distorted web statistics that put Chrome at an advantage over its own Internet Explorer.
Web Browser Grand Prix: Chrome 18, Firefox 11, Windows XP
Apr 17, 2012 - in Reviews
Over the past two years, we've tested the top five Web browsers using modern PC hardware. But today, going against all that is sacred to the enthusiast crowd, we're breaking out an old beige box to bring you Web Browser Grand Prix: Windows XP Edition!
Help Us With the Web Browser Grand Prix Scoring System
Apr 12, 2012 - in News
Requests for a points-based scoring system have appeared in the comments section of the Web Browser Grand Prix articles for some time now. Today we're ready to implement one, but we need help. And who better to ask than you, the Tom's Hardware readers.
Web Browser Grand Prix 9: Chrome 17, Firefox 10, And Ubuntu
Feb 20, 2012 - in Reviews
Last month, we ran WBGP VIII on a MacBook Air, representing browser performance in a native Mac environment. Today we're returning to the PC. But the cross-platform comparison theme continues with a long-overdue rematch to WBGP 2: The Linux Circuit.
Web Browser Grand Prix VIII: Chrome 16, Firefox 9, And Mac OS X
Jan 5, 2012 - in Reviews
Back in August, Mozilla took the WBGP crown with Firefox 7. Can Firefox 9 retain that title? And how are the top Web browsers doing in Mac OS X? We used a Hackintosh last time. This time, we're testing on the world's first Ultrabook, the MacBook Air.
GPU-Accelerated Opera 12 Alpha Available for Download
Oct 15, 2011 - in News
Opera's first hardware accelerated browser is available for download and provides a first impression how well Opera will perform in this category.
Opera 12 Getting Hardware Acceleration
Oct 11, 2011 - in News
Opera is currently holding its Upnorthweb Conference in Oslo, Norway.
Web Browser Grand Prix 7: Firefox 7, Chrome 14, Opera 11.51
Sep 29, 2011 - in Reviews
Mozilla released the hotly-anticipated Firefox 7 two days ago. Does it deliver on the promise of speed and memory improvements? Does Firefox 7 have what it takes to dethrone current Web Browser Grand Prix champion, Google Chrome? Read on to find out!
Web Browser Grand Prix VI: Firefox 6, Chrome 13, Mac OS X Lion
Aug 28, 2011 - in Reviews
Chrome 13, Firefox 6, Safari 5.1, and Mac OS X Lion (10.7) have all emerged since our last Web Browser Grand Prix. Today, we test the latest browsers on both major platforms. How do the Mac-based browsers stack up against their Windows 7 counterparts?
People Mistake Opera Browser for Oprah Winfrey
May 27, 2011 - in News
The Oprah Browser.
W3C: A Case of Careless Management
Nov 4, 2010 - in News
Part 2 of the W3C browser benchmarks expose.
Shocking: Did the W3C Sell Out to Microsoft?
Nov 3, 2010 - in News
It’s the official HTML5 test that praises IE9's HTML5 features. The W3C has spoken, the IE9 is the best HTML5 browser. But my question is: How credible can the test be, if you discredit it yourself and if you quietly change the results?
Sep 10, 2010 - in News
Mozilla seemed to have lost its mojo and seemed to have been clearly out-resourced by Google and Microsoft.
Shocker: Apple Approves Opera Mini for iPhone
Apr 13, 2010 - in News
Well, this is a nice surprise.
Web Browser Grand Prix: The Top Five, Tested And Ranked
Mar 3, 2010 - in Reviews
We've put Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, and Opera through a gauntlet of speed tests and time trials to find out which Web browser is truly the fastest. How does your favorite land in our rankings?