Google offered cash prizes this week to hackers who could break its Chrome web browser. Less than 24 hours after the winner brought Chrome down, Google developers had a security fix ready.
The Internet is filled with testimonials of people ditching their PC for a hip new Mac. Where once they trudged through stodgy spreadsheets, they now write screenplays and edit flashy videos (if the ads are to be believed). But there's almost no material documenting the opposite experience. Most of the personal switching-to-Windows stories are many years out of date and center around now-obsolete "But you can't play games and none of your software will work!" arguments.So, here are the top five things an Apple fanboy learned from two months using Windows.
The Thanksgiving turkey on Google's home page comes with a full wardrobe. You can change the bird's feathers, hairstyle, and even footwear. In fact, by our calculations – keeping in mind that all of our finance and tech support staff have already left for the holiday, leaving us with an office full of liberal arts majors – Google's turkey has 2,985,984 possible combinations. Among those, there are 12 secret combinations. Find the right outfit and – poof! – the turkey reveals several bonus accessories. However, discovering all 12 could take you longer than cooking a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. Fear not! We found each of the outfits so that you don't have to. Sit back and enjoy.
The cyberattack, which affected hundreds of thousands of users in Iran, may have been meant to allow the Iranian government to eavesdrop on its citizens via Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and other sites.
Adding cloud technology to the Kindle puts Amazon a step above Apple in the e-reader wars.
The search engine honors Alexander Calder with a twirling Google logo. But just wait for what comes next.
Firefox 5 launched today, and it has received some flak from bloggers, who point out that Firefox 5 is only a minor hop ahead of Firefox 4.
Internet traffic is about to undergo a major change. IPv6 will soon rewrite the inner workings of the Web. But will this overhaul of Internet traffic affect you?
Chrome OS laptops by Acer and Samsung will hit shelves next month, Google says.