Websites like the Internet Archive let you check out old web pages, even ones that no longer exist. But if you want to get a more authentic classic browsing experience, you should check out OldWeb.today.
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As part of its efforts to leverage its peer-to-peer protocol in more legitimate and profitable ways, BitTorrent is developing a web browser that will be more secure, stable and open. Currently under the name Project Maelstrom, the web browser works like a torrent client, turning web surfers into web servers.
Earlier this year we featured a project from Netflix’ Hack Day; it automatically paused the service’s video player if it detected that you fell asleep. The company recently held another Hack Day, and one of the experiments from the event could lead to humanity’s downfall.
Online privacy is a constant issue nowadays, and with good reason. Lots of companies and organizations are raring to gather and analyze the data we produce for profit or knowledge. But Jonas Lund doesn’t seem to care about that.
Mozilla just launched a new Gamepad API that will allow developers to use either USB or Bluetooth-connected gaming controllers with the Firefox browser. Not so you can scroll web pages with a PS3 or XBox 360 controller, but so that new cool games can be created.
If you feel that your constantly deluged by news about celebrities, then this new browser add-on is for you. Silence of the Celebs is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to block and remove the headlines of certain celebs from news sites, such as CNN, The Huffington Post, and TMZ.
Well, not really, but it looks like our overlords at Google are thinking about eliminating it in at least one browsing mode in their Chrome browser.
The thinking behind this is to shave some pixels off the height of the non-browsing parts of the browser.
If you’ve got any doubts that having the latest mobile hardware in hand won’t improve your web-surfing experiences, look no further than this video demo showing off the LG Optimus 2X smartphone compared to the iPhone 4.
iOS owners now have the option to view Flash videos on websites despite Apple’s refusal to support Flash in their mobile devices, thanks to Skyfire Labs’ Skyfire browser. The browser doesn’t actually play Flash videos straight off – videos are first transcoded on Skyfire Labs’ servers, then sent back to the browser for viewing.
Sick of ugly ads on websites? Tired of all the Apple news everywhere on the Web? And how about those YouTube commenters? You can vent out your frustration or just plain waste some time by wreaking virtual havoc using Erik Rothoff Andersson’s Kick Ass bookmarklet.
The quest to bring Flash to Apple’s tablet continues, and we have yet another contender. A developer going by the name of Comex (who also made the iOS jailbreaking software Spirit) has ported the Android Flash runtime to the iPad.