Google Chrome is the most-used browser on the internet. The browser rose to fame as an alternative to slow, sluggish incumbents -- Internet Explorer and Safari. But Google Chrome has become the new leader, and as a result has itself become the sluggish incumbent. It became the thing we hated. We created a monster. Featured Remote work: 5 things every business needs to know Echo Show 10 with motion: How it feels to be followed around The best Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra case cases Best VPN services: Safe and fast don't come free It's time for a change. Also: Actively exploited Chrome browser zero-day vulnerability patched I don't say this lightly. Over the past few months, I've been testing browsers, examining things like performance, memory usage, battery usage, and overall feel of using the browser. I know that picking the "best" browser is a personal and potentially controversial thing. It's a bit like asking whose Mom makes … [Read more...] about Google Chrome: It’s time to ditch the browser
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Pieces of SpaceX’s ambitious plans to expand its sizable foothold in Texas were on full display this week in three very different corners of the internet. CEO Elon Musk speculated on Twitter about a proposed city in Texas named Starbase, while new job descriptions on the company’s website hinted at an anticipated “state of the art” factory for mass-producing Starlink satellites. And the company made its latest move in a protracted legal fight for a methane-rich piece of land that will supply fuel for Starship. Here’s a breakdown of the latest details. Starbase, Texas Musk, who has said he’s moving to Texas and committed to more projects in the state last year to spite California’s pandemic restrictions, said on Tuesday he’s aiming to create a city called “Starbase” in Texas, teasing a new idea on Twitter as his space company expands its footprint elsewhere in the state. That footprint, first planted in the Lone Star state over a decade ago, is growing rapidly under Musk’s … [Read more...] about With ‘Starbase’ and a new Starlink factory, Musk deepens foray into Texas
If it feels like you've been waiting forever for Google Fiber, you're not alone. It has, after all, been more than a decade since Google's announcement that "fiber is coming." To be fair, Google Fiber is long established in some areas. Before temporarily halting fiber expansion in 2016, the company brought service to 11 major US markets. Even in those cities though, Google's internet service didn't reach all, or even most, households, leaving many wondering when and if their neighborhood would be eligible for service. Meanwhile, residents of 34 other metropolitan areas who were teased with the possibility of getting Google Fiber early on are still wondering if it will come to their city at all. So what's going on with Google Fiber? A decade of deployment Let's start with where Google Fiber has successfully established service. In addition to Kansas City, Google Fiber's inaugural location, the service is also currently available in Atlanta; Huntsville, Alabama; Orange … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to Google Fiber?