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HTML gurus modernize Acid3 browser test

Flexibility is the order of the day as Web technology developers try to keep the easy-to-run but imperfect test from holding back developments of new standards.

By September 19, 2011


Chrome tops IE, Firefox in Acid3 test

In the popular Acid3 web standards test, Google's Chrome beats out the latest stable builds of Firefox and Internet Explorer.

By September 2, 2008


Jenny Lewis, 'Acid Tongue': Free MP3 of the Day

Fresh off a smashing new turn with main squeezes Rilo Kiley, the queen of L.A. gives us more of her countrier solo stuff. Download a free MP3 of "Acid Tongue" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By September 22, 2008


Mac OS X 10.3.9: Safari 1.3: Java Issues; Plug-in (AcidSearch, etc.) problems; more

Mac OS X 10.3.9: Safari 1.3: Java Issues; Plug-in (AcidSearch, etc.) problems; more

By April 27, 2005


IE 9 preview offers tantalizing look at IE's future

This story initially misstated the Acid3 benchmark scores. The latest IE9 preview scores 95 out of 100, earlier versions of the IE9 preview scored 83, and the current Internet Explorer 8 only scores 20.

By August 9, 2010


How we test Web browsers

The browser is ubiquitous, contentious, and the one app that everybody uses on every kind of hardware imaginable. Here's how we gauge performance.

By February 5, 2013


Firefox 4 beta tested: Reflecting Chrome's shiny example

Firefox 4 is now in its public beta phase, so anyone can download it and try out the new features. We give our verdict on its looks, performance and whether or not it's a Chrome-killer

By July 7, 2010


With Safari updates, Apple aims to keep pace

Apple's update to Safari for OS X will tie the browser more closely to OS X Keychain, and include refreshed Top Sites, tweaks to article reading, and much-improved memory management -- but no big changes to the browser.

By June 10, 2013


Google Chrome hits Mac: Our complete test

After more than a year of being a Windows-only beta, Google's own Chrome Web browser has officially landed on the Mac as a public beta. We've tested it in full, and so should you

By December 9, 2009


Internet Explorer 9: We test final preview, next stop beta

We put the final preview of Internet Explorer 9 through its paces as it rockets towards beta

By August 10, 2010