Mozilla to sell New Tab page ads in Firefox

Ads are coming to Firefox's New Tab page, browser maker Mozilla announced on Tuesday.

Revealed at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's annual leadership meeting in Palm Desert, Calif., Mozilla said that the ads are part of an attempt to connect new browser users to sites that they might find relevant.

Called Directory Tiles, the initiative will use a combination of sponsored sites, popular sites based on geographic location, and Mozilla ecosystem items to fill in blank New Tab pages. Currently, the nine empty boxes on a new New Tab page fill in over time with sites culled from the … Read more

Asus VivoTab Note 8 goes on sale at Microsoft Store for $329

The Windows 8.1-based Asus VivoTab Note 8 has gone on sale for $329. The trouble is, it's already out of stock.

Microsoft started selling the tablet on its online store over the weekend. The device, which was shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show last month, offers an 8-inch HD display and runs on Intel's Atom processor. The "Note" in its name comes into play, courtesy of an included stylus.

The Asus VivoTab Note 8 is in direct competition with Samsung's Galaxy Note line, which also includes support for a digital stylus. The trouble … Read more

Hey, business users, the Samsung Galaxy TabPro could be your next tablet

With its Galaxy TabPro 12.2, Samsung takes direct aim at Microsoft, the Surface 2, and the productivity tablet market. Thanks to its huge bounty of business apps, the TabPro can easily challenge the Surface 2 as the best ARM-based productivity tablet and may even be able to surpass it.

It's taking a slightly different trail than Microsoft's to get there, and though I haven't spent nearly enough time with the TabPro just yet -- look for a full review later this month -- its appeal as a business tablet is crystal-clear.

Productivity software You can't … Read more

How to manipulate multiple tabs in Chrome or Firefox

If an Internet research session sends you down a rabbit hole, by the time you resurface you can be staring at dozens upon dozens of tabs open. To organize the messy results of your research, you may find it useful to manipulate groups of tabs. That is, move, close, pin, or bookmark multiple tabs in one fell swoop.

Chrome provides the ability to move and close multiple tabs natively, while Firefox extension Multiple Tab Handler provides this functionality and much more.

In Chrome, you can select multiple tabs by clicking on tabs while holding down the Ctrl key or select … Read more

Chrome: Save tabs to a pop-up window with Tab Killer

Admit it, you are as guilty as me when it comes to leaving tabs open -- sometimes for days at a time -- as temporary bookmarks in order to read or watch something later. These tabs make your browser a mess and occupy system resources. There are many tab managers but Chrome extension Tab Killer might be the easiest of the bunch to use, which means you might actually use it. It's not the most polished extension you'll come across, but it solves the problem it sets out to address and does so with minimal fuss.

After installing … Read more

Verizon buys Intel's TV business to boost Fios

CNET Update talks Verizon and Intel, Amazon, and HP.

In this episode of CNET Update:

- Verizon buys Intel's Internet-based TV business.

- Amazon may ship items before you even order them.

- HP brings back Windows 7.

- Beats Music service launches for iPhone and Android.

- Apple may unveil the iPhone 6 in June in two larger screen sizes.

- Apple can now fix your cracked iPhone 5C screen in the store.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch CNET every afternoon for a breakdown of the big stories, hot devices, … Read more

Obama calls for NSA reforms but defends agency

CNET Update talks the NSA, Google, and Samsung.

In this episode of CNET Update:

- President Obama calls for NSA reforms on phone records.

- Google develops smart contact lenses for diabetics.

- The first Tizen phone is canceled in Japan.

- HTC reportedly preps a bigger HTC One.

- Nintendo slashes Wii U sales projections.

- YouTube previews Super Bowl ads.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch CNET every afternoon for a breakdown of the big stories, hot devices, new apps, and what's ahead. Subscribe to the podcast via the links … Read more

Netflix gets its first Oscars nod with 'The Square'

CNET Update talks Netflix, T-Mobile, Facebook, and Target.

In this episode of CNET Update:

- Netflix gets an Oscar nod.

- T-Mobile plans a Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert.

- Mark Zuckerberg signs up for Mobile World Congress.

- Facebook takes a cue from Twitter with "Trending."

- Target covers a year of credit monitoring for hack victims.

- eBay may open an online mall to lure brands.

- Samsung introduces the much-rumored Galaxy Tab 3 Lite.

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Samsung officially unveils Galaxy Tab 3 Lite tablet

Samsung's much-rumored Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is no longer a rumor.

Following a surge of recent leaks, the so-dubbed lighter version of the full Galaxy Tab 3 was finally announced by Samsung on Thursday. Many of the features match those of the current Tab 3, while others have been removed. Overall, Samsung is touting the new Lite edition for its "slimmer, more portable design."

Powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core process, the Tab 3 Lite serves up a 7-inch 1,024x600-pixel display, a 2-megapixel rear camera, 1GB of memory, 8GB of storage, and a microSD card … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite outed by user manual, retailer

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Lite continues to get exposure ahead of any official announcement.

A user manual for the allegedly upcoming tablet now appears on Samsung's Polish Web site. The Web page displays a model number of SM-T110, which reportedly refers to a Wi-Fi-only variant of the Tab 3 Lite. Indeed, the manual itself explains how to set up Wi-Fi access but offers no information on how to establish a cellular connection.

An online Polish retailer has apparently gone a step further by listing the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, both the Wi-Fi and 3G editions, on its Web … Read more