Google lets sports teams and artists post on its search pages

Remember how Google let American political candidates post content directly to search results last year? You're about to see a lot more of that. As of now, web searchers in the US and Brazil will see content directly posted by people and organization…

Chrome quietly received a big 3D graphics boost

Did you recently notice a boost to 3D web graphics while using Chrome? It's not just you. Google has revealed that Chrome 56 and later releases support the WebGL 2.0 standard. You should see faster performance, new texture types and visual effects…

Mozilla is bringing modern video games to your browser

Modern 3D video games require a ton of processing power to look good and respond to player input quickly. That's why most of the web-based games you see today are at best stripped down versions of their PC or console counterparts. The team behind the…

Brave’s ad-blocking browser now syncs between computers

Brave's web browser may stand out through its emphasis on blocking and swapping ads, but its team still has a while to go before it nails some of the features you take for granted. Case in point: browser syncing. Brave has updated its software with…

Amazon affiliate pay changes are making websites nervous

If you've been around the web for long enough, you've probably noticed that some sites depend heavily on Amazon affiliate links to make money. Engadget uses them for product page "buy now" buttons, but there are some sites where they absolutely domi…

Mozilla buys Pocket, an app for saving articles

More than one save-it-for-later service is finding a new owner these days — Mozilla has acquired Read It Later, the developer behind Pocket. The service will be treated as a product separate from (but of course, complementary to) Firefox, and will f…

Google Allo’s desktop client is in the works

Google just can't stop when it comes to messaging apps. While its texting software for Android has a new name, the AI-powered Allo is coming to a new platform soon. VP Nick Fox teased a desktop web client for the service in a tweet, while saying that…

Microsoft’s Outlook.com subscription is officially available

Microsoft's paid take on email, Outlook.com Premium, is officially open for business: the company has quietly dropped the Preview label on its service, making it available to anyone in the US. Spend $50 per year ($20 if you act before March 31st) and…