How to enable or disable many hidden experimental features in Chrome

Chrome has many different options built in that could make your internet life easier, or at least more interesting. Examples of these include side tabs, preventing duplicate tabs from opening and re-focusing on the existing tab instead, different Google/Gmail profiles associated with different tabs, page pre-rendering for faster browsing, just to name a few. Enabling


Get your weather forecast displayed on a Google map with “Full Screen Weather” – in your browser or on Android/iOS

There is something that makes sense about seeing the weather forecast displayed on a big map, which may be related to the fact that we are all used to seeing forecasts superimposed on big maps on TV. In any case, Full Screen Weather is a free service that will display a detailed map with annotated

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Ten ‘Chrome Experiments’ in WebGL that you MUST see

What are Chrome Experiments? Simply put, they are interesting bits of coding that use some of the latest open technologies (e.g. HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and especially WebGL) in a browser setting (not necessarily Chrome). The Google Chrome connection comes from the fact that Google have set up a website to showcase these coding ‘experiments’. This


The easiest way to download YouTube videos: add ‘pwn’ to the URL

Imagine the scene: You’re visiting family and watching YouTube videos (naturally- isn’t this what all families do?) and your mother/brother/father wants to download the video. What to do? Do you hunt around the internet for a YouTube downloader type software? Do you start trying to remember the name of an online service that can do


Download torrents without a torrent client (or when torrent traffic is blocked) – with BitLet

There are times when downloading torrents using a torrent client is simply not possible, such as when using a PC where you cannot or do not want to install a local torrent client, or if downloading from networks where torrent traffic is blocked (say by your ISP or network admin), just to name a few


Four FREE apps that can transform how you read the news

With the explosion of information and news sources that is the hallmark of the internet, application developers are coming up with creative ways to browse and read the news, adding functions such as customization, Geo-mapping, and social sharing and discovery to your reading experience, just to name a few. Moreover, if you subscribe to RSS


Save interesting articles for later reading on your PC, iOS, or Android device, with ‘Pocket’

If I told you that ‘Pocket’ is the bookmarking service ‘Read it Later’, relabeled and relaunched, would you lose interest in this article? You shouldn’t, because with Pocket not only are the articles that you save bookmarked in the cloud in ‘Read it Later’ or ‘Instapaper’ fashion, but also downloaded in their entirety on your

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Three Chrome extensions that can make your cyberlife easier

There are tons and tons of Chrome extensions available to do nearly anything you can think of within your browser. The problem is that this can be overwhelming and make it difficult to find out about the ones that are the most useful to you. With that in mind, I have put together a short

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View photos from Facebook as magazine-style galleries with Pixable

Everyone likes photoblogs, right? But consider this: what if you took the photography from Facebook and other photo sharing sites and, with the click of a button, laid them out on a single page, magazine style, for quick, at-a-glance perusal? That, in a nutshell, is what free web service Pixable does – and does it


Read RSS feeds right on the Chrome toolbar with RSS Feed Reader

RSS Feed Reader is just what it sounds like, a free Chrome extension that will allow you to manage and read your RSS and Atom feed subscriptions. It offers an at-a-glance overview of your RSS subscriptions and news articles right from the Google Chrome toolbar. There are numerous of programs out there for reading and

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Search all your online services at once with CloudMagic

CloudMagic is a free program and web site that allows you to connect your various services like Gmail and Twitter, and search for anything you need. It searches all the services you have registered, at one time, and it does it so fast you really will believe it is magic. CloudMagic is available for both


View your favorite web sites in a ‘virtual newspaper’ style with Surfboard

Surfboard is a free website that takes your web viewing experience in new directions by giving you a more visual interface. By allowing you to view the web dynamically, Surfboard will bring more data to your personal off-ramp of the information superhighway, faster and easier. When the internet was taking its first toddler steps toward