Microsoft to rebuild Edge browser with Google Chrome technology

Microsoft is giving into the power of Google Chrome by adopting the same technology behind the rival web browser into its own struggling Edge browser. Edge was first introduced as a future replacement to Internet Explorer with the launch of Windows 10 in July 2015, but has failed to gain much traction over Google’s dominant…

Is Microsoft working on an entirely new web browser, codename “Spartan”?

Microsoft is working on an entirely new web browser, which will be more light-weight, support extensions and feel similar to Chrome or Firefox, apparently. According to ZDNet, the development of the browser - codenamed "Spartan" - is completely separate to the teams currently working on future versions of Internet Explorer. Windows 10 on desktop is…

Kinect-powered Internet Explorer browser coming to Xbox 360

It looks like Microsoft will soon be popping another arrow into the Xbox 360's quiver, with reports coming in that a Kinect-powered version of Internet Explorer is to land on the games console. A custom-built version of the browser that…

Chrome overtakes Firefox in bid for web browser dominance

Google's Chrome web browser has overtaken Mozilla's Firefox for the first time to become the second most popular broswer in the world behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer. That's the word from analytics firm StatCounter, who note that Chrome has benefited from…

Browser wars: Chrome rises in popularity on back of TV ads

After our article about what your browser choice says about your IQ, class, today's insights into the browser wars will focus on popularity. While scoring only average in the intelligence stakes, Google Chrome is the winner in terms of…

Microsoft officially launch Internet Explorer 9 browser

After a year's worth of beta testing, Microsoft have finally given their Internet Explorer 9 browser an official launch. Claiming to have made significant improvements to both speed and security, Microsoft are looking to quell the rising tide of Google's…

Internet Explorer's browser market share drops below 60%

Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser had a pretty rough month in April. The browser saw its share of the browsing market drop to below 60%, their worst market share since 1999. Internet Explorer may remain the most widely used of all…