Liz Gannes

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Firefox Now At Version 8, With Twitter Added to the Search Bar

Firefox today releases version 8 of its browser (don’t be too alarmed if you catch yourself using a version with a much smaller number; Mozilla has changed its numbering system to make major releases more often, which makes them more minor). The new PC version has Twitter search in the top bar and disallows automatic add-on installations. Plus, the new Firefox for Android has a password protection system for when phones get lost.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus