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Recent articles by Stephen:

Microsoft Edge browser will block intrusive ads

Blocking ads and protecting privacy is becoming a point of competition among browsers. → Read More

Google says Chrome isn't killing ad-blocking extensions

It's just trying to make extensions safer. But Google still has a lot of convincing to do. → Read More

Mozilla gives Firefox a new logo to span new apps and services

"Firefox" doesn't just mean the open-source web browser anymore. → Read More

New Dropbox app designed to be the center of your work life online

The cloud storage company's new service encompasses tools like Slack, Zoom and Google G Suite. → Read More

Here are 6 MacOS Catalina security changes coming from Apple this fall

Some of these changes announced at WWDC will look familiar to iPhone owners. → Read More

Here's the Aska flying car that could whisk you to work in 2025

Exclusive: Startup NFT unveils the folding-wing vehicle it hopes will halve travel times by both driving on roads and flying itself through the air. → Read More

Apple's new iPad tech lets you leave your Lightroom laptop at home

Scoop: Adobe's photo software will bypass the clunky Camera Roll, making iPads more capable. → Read More

Mozilla Firefox now blocks websites, advertisers from tracking you

Browser makers are using privacy features to try to win us over. → Read More

Intel's Ice Lake chips are the newest attempt to make Thunderbolt relevant

But USB is good enough for most of us -- and getting better. → Read More

Google holds firm on Chrome changes that may break ad blockers

However, enterprise users may be exempt from the tweaks. → Read More

Intel's Project Athena aims for laptops with both power and battery life

Maybe you'll reach for you PC instead of your phone. → Read More

Apple has a new way to crack down on ads tracking you in Safari

And it's proposing the plan as a standard all browsers should embrace. → Read More

Faster Firefox 67 blocks fingerprinting, crypto-naughtiness

Also new: better AV1 for 4K video and WebRender for swifter website display. But fewer people use Mozilla's open-source web browser each month. → Read More

Adobe's versions of Lightroom don't get along

If you're upgrading from Apple Photos or Google Photos, you'll face a fork in the road: Lightroom or Lightroom Classic. → Read More

Microsoft's Edge browser comes to MacOS, thanks to Google Chrome

But Microsoft plans to give its browser a different look than Google's Chrome. → Read More

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to acquire Cray, consolidating supercomputer power

It'll pay $1.3 billion to take over the maker of what'll be the world's fastest machine. → Read More

Samsung beats chip rivals with 'gate all around' speed-boosting tech

Shrinking chip circuitry down to 3 nanometers will boost speed 35% while cutting power use 50% in 2021 so your phone battery lasts longer. → Read More

Adobe Lightroom gets skin-smoothing texture tool

New editing option won't make people look look artificially beautiful or plasticky, Adobe says. → Read More

New HP 3D printer is for factories, not prototypes

The Jet Fusion 5200 is for high-volume manufacturing and can make squishy plastic products, too. → Read More

Google Chrome cracks down on cookies that track you online

Google follows in other browsers' footsteps to protect privacy. → Read More