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Google Chrome Users Installed Malicious AdBlockers 20M Times

Google Chrome Users Installed Malicious AdBlockers 20M Times

Following an investigation conducted by internet security experts with AdGuard, Google has removed an assortment of fake and malicious AdBlockers from its Chrome Store, citing how the code hidden within their scripts may have been used to collect unauthorized information from users’ browsing sessions and manipulate the behavior of their browsers. “All the extensions I’ve highlighted

How to take photos of fireworks that don’t look really crap

How to take photos of fireworks that don’t look really crap

Going to the fireworks is a relatively easy and stress-free experience. You rock up to a muddy field with your family and friends, stand around drinking over-priced mulled wine and stare into the sky for around 15 minutes. But trying to take some not-embarrassing pictures to put on social media to prove you have a


This secret Google trick will turn your browser all Christmassy

This secret Google trick will turn your browser all Christmassy

Google has unveiled its latest hidden easter egg – and this one is perfect for putting you in a fuzzy, festive mood in the run up to Christmas. If you type ‘Christmas’ (or ‘Christmas cards’, ‘Christmas presents’, any phrase with the word Christmas in), into the search engine, you’ll be greeted by a string of


Here’s how to get two months of Spotify Premium for free

Here’s how to get two months of Spotify Premium for free

It’s safe to say that Spotify has revolutionised the way we listen to music. Beginning life as a startup in Stockholm back in 2008, it led the way in developing the streaming market, and remains the biggest player in the field, even since the mighty Apple belatedly made its move with Apple Music just over


Press play for gifts

Press play for gifts

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, but Christmas does throw up the rather tricky question of what to buy the gamer/sci-fi fan who has literally everything (yes, even the super-rare Snorlax Pokémon). But don’t worry: the Force is strong with GAME. They’ve travelled from Metropolis to the Mos Eisley trading post

This genius hack lets you charge your phone when you have no electricity

This genius hack lets you charge your phone when you have no electricity

Necessity, so they say, is the mother of invention and there is nothing more necessary than checking your Instagram during a massive, life-threatening hurricane that’s bearing down on you. Which explains why one Reddit user’s ingenious cousin put all of their scientific knowhow together – and some batteries – to create a fully-functioning, off-grid phone charger. Check out


How to See if You Followed Russian Propaganda on Facebook

How to See if You Followed Russian Propaganda on Facebook

It’s easy to just blindly like and follow things on Facebook. You might not be fooled by accounts that appear spammy and/or fake, but there are plenty of people who have a more cavalier attitude about engaging with different entities on Facebook. If you have a few friends or loved ones like that, it might

Amazon Fire TV Adds Browsers for Big-Screen Web Browsing

Amazon Fire TV Adds Browsers for Big-Screen Web Browsing

Good news for Amazon Fire TV users: you can now browse the web on your big screen, as Amazon has launched its own Silk browser and Mozilla Firefox on the media streamer. The move comes after Google earlier this month announced plans to pull its YouTube app from Amazon’s Fire TV  over the online retailer’s refusal to carry some of