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Earlier this week a rumor surfaced that Microsoft was moving its Edge browser from its own custom EdgeHTML rendering engine over to Chromium. Microsoft confirmed that rumor as accurate yesterday despite not giving a firm timeline for when the move would happen. All Microsoft said for a timetable was "in the next year... Read more...
Mozilla is ready to overhaul the rendering engine that underlies its Firefox web browser, and its being developed under the name Project Quantum. Quantum is Mozillas latest effort to take down Google Chrome as the worlds most popular browser and fend off attacks from Microsoft Edge and Opera. Quantum will take... Read more...
Firefox has a solution for those of us who like to keep multiple tabs and accounts open at once. With Firefox Containers, users can open tabs in multiple different contexts Personal, Work, Banking, and Shopping. This is currently an experimental feature in Nightly, a 64-bit version of Firefox. Each context has a... Read more...
Tech and Space enthusiasts are often kinsmen, so we were delighted to be invited down to witness NASA's next rocket launch live and report back to you on the experience. HotHardware is going to be front and center for Tuesday nights Orbital ATK CRS-6 mission at NASA - Cape Canaveral, Florida. CRS-6 will not only... Read more...
Imagine being able to run Mozilla's Firefox browser on Apple's iOS platform for mobile devices. That's been a pipe dream of many for the longest time, though never say never. Mozilla seems to be ending a standoff with Apple and reportedly plans to release a browser for iOS that will offer a "Firefox-like experience." Mozilla has long refused Read more...
Imagine going to the water's edge, wading into the sea, and dragging out...a blue whale. And not an easy to wrangle (comparatively speaking) baby blue whale either, but a fully grown, mature mammalian beast of the sea. This is the equivalency being offered to describe the astounding power of the oh-so-small MicroTug... Read more...
It looks like Microsoft's up-and-coming Web browser Spartan could be soon hitting our Windows 10 preview builds. Chinese website ITHome managed to get its hands on the 10009 build, which is said to have been compiled in late January -- mere days after the rest of us got the massive 9926 build. We're not too what... Read more...
Mozilla's touch-friendly version of Firefox intended for Windows 8 tablets has graduated out of the Nightly development channel and is now available to download from the browser maker's Aurora channel. The next step is to release a beta build before a final coat of polish is applied to a stable release. In the... Read more...
At the start of the month, we reported that Spain's Telefonica had launched the first Firefox OS-based phones using Chinese manufacturer ZTE's hardware. At the time, Mozilla had oddly kept mum about things, but today, it's finally opened up, over at its official Mozilla Hacks blog. Mozilla's Robert Nyman states... Read more...
In the Web browser world, WebKit is a force to be reckoned with. It began life as a couple of KDE libraries (KHTML and KJS), but was then forked and further developed by a bevvy of companies including Apple, Nokia, Google and RIM. While KHTML's initial focus was to support the popular Linux Web browser Konquerer, the... Read more...
Ever since the Wii U was announced, there've been conversations on the type of CPU it used and what sort of performance gamers could expect from it. Deep off-the-record comments from game developers indicated that the Wii U's horsepower was on par with, or perhaps a bit behind the Xbox 360 and PS3, which naturally raised questions about just... Read more...
Ready or not, yet another mobile operating system is about to join the fray. Perhaps you've heard of Firefox OS, otherwise known as Boot to Gecko (B2G). Firefox OS is Mozilla's attempt to approach the mobile scene in a different way, one in which apps run in HTML5 and nothing else. Short and sweet, Mozilla... Read more...
Do consumers really need yet another smartphone platform to consider when shopping a mobile device? We're about to find out. Perhaps you've heard of Mozilla's 'Boot to Gecko' (B2G) project, essentially an open source operating system that puts all its chips into HTML5. Well, it appears that the first phone to run B2G will be released in Brazil... Read more...
Get ready to see Firefox like you've never seen it before. Mozilla is working on an all new version of its popular browser for Windows 8, which will include a new Firefox front end and system integration points that will better integrate with the Metro UI environment. It will be a full-screen browser focused on touch... Read more...
Mozilla has been experimenting with an interesting idea called Boot 2 Gecko. Essentially, B2G (as it’s called) is a mobile operating system based on the Web, as opposed to what the project’s wiki calls “proprietary, single-vendor stacks”. Mozilla has something there--open Web technologies indeed increasingly provide... Read more...
Mozilla has begun development on an ambitious new project with the goal of providing a single application development environment for modern mobile devices. The project, named WebAPI, is Mozilla's attempt at breaking down the barriers between propriety app systems on iOS, Android, and others. Mozilla wants to provide a consistent, cross-platform,... Read more...
The Eee Keyboard has been on our minds since Asus first announced it months upon months ago. We've heard a few release dates, and we've watched the days go by as delays set in. As of now, the device seems to have slipped from most everyone's mind. We're sure it'll make a revived push for attention when Asus finally... Read more...
If youve been waiting to get your hands on the latest browser from Mozilla, you wont have to wait much longer. The next version of Firefox is nearly complete, as evidenced by yesterdays release of Firefox 3.1 Beta 3, the fifth development milestone in the popular web browser. Beta 3 has been plagued by delays. Mozilla originally intended... Read more...
Mozilla announced the availability of Fennec alpha 2. This new prerelease version of the organizations mobile browser has some much-needed performance improvements that increase the responsiveness of the program and adds faster page loads and faster scrolling. According to Mozilla developer Stuart Parmenter, the first alpha was focused on... Read more...
Not satisfied with Firefox 3.0.1?  Want to see if Firefox 3.1 is really faster than Chrome, as Mozilla claims (though it's arguable)?  Well, last night Mozille released the second alpha for Firefox 3.1.  Note the word "alpha.:"  Beta is buggy enough, but Alpha starts to stretch the limits a little.Shiretoko Alpha 2 is an... Read more...
Despite running into a few glitchesat the start of the record-setting attempt for the most software downloaded in 24 hours, approximately 8.3 million full copies of Firefox 3 were downloaded during the first 24 hours of its availability. The Mozilla folks are working with the blokes from Guinness World Records to determine if in fact a true... Read more...
Mozilla has a new alpha of the next major release of Firefox (i.e. 3.x) available for download. As with all alphas and betas, this is not a finished product, so don't disregard the final product based on what you see in the alpha. "Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 is an early developer milestone for the next major version of Firefox that is being... Read more...