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Google Chrome finally makes annoying autoplaying video shut up for good

Thank you, Google Chrome.Image: AFP/Getty Images Google just gave us a very long overdue gift: the ability to browse in silence. That’s because Google Chrome will finally mute annoying autoplaying videos by default. The update, part of Google Chrome 66, launched today for the browser’s desktop and mobile apps. SEE ALSO: Google Clips review: AI is not ready to be your photographer With the update, you’ll no longer have to manually mute sites that autoplay videos with sound. Instead, Chrome will block the videos from playing altogether (note that videos…

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Firefox Quantum is finally here, and you really should give it a chance

Image: mozilla Mozilla’s latest browser — Firefox Quantum — is lightning fast, sleek, and ready to handle all six zillion of your tabs after almost two months in beta.  SEE ALSO: Loyal to Google Chrome? Firefox Quantum might change that. Nick Nguyen, Firefox’s vice president of product, told Mashable his biggest fear: Will the Internet full of Google Chrome-enthusiasts give it a chance?   “My biggest fear is that people won’t try it,” he said. “It’s like any release — you do this to make people’s lives better. If people…

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Say goodbye to autoplay videos with sound in new Chrome

Image: Photothek via Getty Images It’s not a secret that nowadays our browsing experience can be extremely frustrating due to those autoplay videos which suddenly pop up on the page and don’t want to go away, even if you try to scroll down.  SEE ALSO: Adorable Tamagotchi copycat is here to save you from Chrome tab clutter The worst part of the experience, perhaps, is the audio. You’re listening to your Spotify list when the sound of an explosion from a random Hollywood disaster movie bursts into your ears, and…

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