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How to Watch Picture-in-Picture Videos On Chrome 70

Picture-in-picture (PIP) video playback is a user-favorite feature on Android’s Chrome app, and you can now get it on your Chrome desktop browser—as long as you’ve updated to Chrome 70, that is.

Hide Chrome's Distractions With 'Blank New Tab Page' Hide Chrome's Distractions With 'Blank New Tab Page'

When I’m trying to do work, every little thing distracts me. Google autocomplete; my inbox; even the page that Chrome loads when I open a new tab. Well, the helpful page Chrome used to load. Because for the last few years, I’ve run the Chrome extension Blank New Tab Page. When I open a new tab or window in Chrome, I…

How to Disable Chrome's Automatic Sign-Ins in Version 70 How to Disable Chrome's Automatic Sign-Ins in Version 70

Google definitely got the message that users weren’t happy about the auto-sign in/out link implemented in the previous version of Chrome. The company has launched an updated version of the browser (version 70) that makes it a lot easier to disable this annoying feature—among other changes.

How to Run a Windows App on a Chromebook How to Run a Windows App on a Chromebook

Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS has morphed into an impressive computing platform now that it’s compatible with Android apps and, more recently, Linux apps.

You Really Shouldn't Be Running Adobe Flash Player Anymore You Really Shouldn't Be Running Adobe Flash Player Anymore

We’re in the last few months of 2018, and Adobe Flash’s expiration date feels just within reach. That’s not just wishful thinking, either—Adobe has stated it will officially end support for the ailing web plugin in 2020.

The Tech Decisions That People Love to Fight Over The Tech Decisions That People Love to Fight Over

The identity politics of tech are real. We become obsessed with the devices that power our lives, and they can drive us to heated arguments—however preposterous—with anyone who loves a competing product, platform, or service.

Explore the World One Tab at a Time With this Google Earth Chrome Extension Explore the World One Tab at a Time With this Google Earth Chrome Extension

Google Earth is one of those things I like playing around with but never do. This week I came across a Chrome extension that makes that exploration a bit easier.

How to Play Google's Text Adventure Easter Egg in Chrome How to Play Google's Text Adventure Easter Egg in Chrome

Who doesn’t love a good round of Zork? While you are unlikely to be eaten by a Google Grue, you can play a text adventure in the company’s Chrome browser. It’s a clever little Easter egg that’s actually kind of fun, if you have some time to kill. Better still, the game isn’t just some marketing BS for Google products;…

If Windows 10 Tells You Not to Install Chrome or Firefox, Ignore it If Windows 10 Tells You Not to Install Chrome or Firefox, Ignore it

Windows 10 is reportedly going to start warning users when installing a non-edge browser. Beta testers are currently getting an early look at Microsoft’s upcoming October 2018 Windows Update, and some have noticed a rather annoying new inclusion.

How to Turn Off the Auto Sign-In Link in Gmail and Chrome How to Turn Off the Auto Sign-In Link in Gmail and Chrome

You may have noticed that the most recent Chrome update includes a change to the way the browser syncs to your Google account. Specifically, if you sign into or out of Gmail, your Google account will be signed into or out of Chrome automatically.

How to Return to Chrome's Old Look—and Fix the Blurry Text on Windows How to Return to Chrome's Old Look—and Fix the Blurry Text on Windows

Google rolled out a new version of Chrome on Tuesday, which changes its look and feel quite a bit. As with any change of this size, not everyone is happy. In fact, there’s a fair bit of grumbling about switching browsers, or at least reverting back to Chrome’s old look.

The Best New Features to Try in Chrome's Latest Update The Best New Features to Try in Chrome's Latest Update

To mark the 10th anniversary of its Chrome browser, Google is rolling out a substantial refresh of the browser, giving it a softer, rounder look and some neat new features. Most of the changes in Chrome version 69 are small quality-of-life tweaks, some of which are so subtle you might not even notice as part of…

How to Delete Annoying Autofill Entries in Your Browser's Address Bar How to Delete Annoying Autofill Entries in Your Browser's Address Bar

It’s frustrating to make a typo when you’re trying to visit a website for the first time. Then, because your browser hates you, it will attempt to autocomplete to the wrong website—like netflux or faceboik—whenever you start to type the correct address into your address bar.

How to Perform a Reverse Image Search the Easy Way How to Perform a Reverse Image Search the Easy Way

If you’ve stumbled across an image on the internet—perhaps on your favorite social media site—and you want to know more about it, you can always ask the person responsible for the post. Odds are good that they probably just cribbed the image from somewhere else, and don’t know any more about where it came from. But…

This Chrome Extension Alerts You If a Website Was Recently Hacked This Chrome Extension Alerts You If a Website Was Recently Hacked

Chrome: Keeping up on the latest security information is tough, and odds are good that you don’t think about website hacks very much unless you see a headline that a particular site or service exposed your user name and password.

Manage Lots of Browser Tabs With This Chrome Extension Manage Lots of Browser Tabs With This Chrome Extension

If you do all your work in a browser, you can end up with dozens of tabs in one window. You could open new windows for different projects and shove tabs around, or develop the monk-like discipline to stop opening tabs. Or you could manage them practically by treating your browser like an operating system. The Chrome…

Be More Mindful of the Time You Waste Online With HabitLab Be More Mindful of the Time You Waste Online With HabitLab

You may want to spend less time of sites like Facebook and YouTube, but actually doing it can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. HabitLab is an open-source project from Stanford that attempts to make cutting back on habit-forming sites a little bit easier.

Discover Airbnb Locations to Visit in Every New Browser Tab Discover Airbnb Locations to Visit in Every New Browser Tab

Chrome: If you’re a travel junkie—or, better yet, need a little inspiration to plan your next trip—you’re going to love the Chrome extension “Random bnb.” It’s incredibly simple, but it does a great job of reminding you that there are gorgeous places in the world you can stay at right now and, in some cases, not even…

The Coolest Features to Try in Chrome Canary The Coolest Features to Try in Chrome Canary

The standard or “stable” version of Google Chrome offers plenty of handy customizations and quality-of-life improvements, but if you want to get the latest experimental features before anyone else, you’ll want to check out Chrome Canary.

Our Favorite Apps of the Month for July 2018  Our Favorite Apps of the Month for July 2018 

Every week at Lifehacker, we highlight four different apps and browser extensions that can do something awesome for your devices (or life): one for each platform or major browser. If you took an Internet-free sabbatical or went on vacation for a week, you probably missed some gems.

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