Opera Coast: a Stripped Down Browser Built Just for iPad

>Web browsing on the iPad, or any tablet for that matter, is far too frustrating of an experience for what's really one of the device's most basic uses. Safari for iOS was designed with an iPhone in mind, so anything larger becomes an awkward mix of sweeping gestures and pointed tapping. Opera's newly launched iPad only browser, Coast, wants to fix that. Read More >>

Opera Next's Mail Client Is Now Its Very Own Desktop App

The arguably unnecessary race to "revolutionise email" just found another contender in Norwegian software company Opera. After stripping its Opera 15 browser of a mail client, the group is officially releasing Opera Mail as a standalone desktop app. Read More >>

Chrome's "Pulling an Opera" and Compressing Data Through a Proxy

One of the big boasts Opera's been making for years is that of the power of its mobile data compression routines, which shove web traffic through an optimisation process to lessen the eventual downloads over your phone's data link. Now Google's doing the same thing in the latest Android Chrome beta. Read More >>

Amazon's Silk Browser Can Be Hacked to Provide Free Grid Computing

Cloud computing is big business. Companies and individual users rent bandwidth from large cloud services to perform all manner of tasks, from hosting small websites to churning through large, computing-intensive tasks like modelling new drug compounds. But what if you could gain access to all that computing power for free? Read More >>

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Mini Next and Mobile 12 Remind Us Opera's Still Here

Opera on the desktop is championed by the passionate few, but its mobile browsers have enabled smartphones and dumbphones alike to browse the web fast and light for years. Now Opera’s got a new Mini preview to show off and a final release of Opera Mobile 12 for Android – who needs Chrome? Read More >>

Sydney Opera House Is Our New Favorite Lego Architecture Set

The Sydney Opera House is one of the three Lego Architecture models coming out this year, along with London's Big Ben and South Korea's Namdaemun Gate. Read More >>

Geeks Crown Firefox and Safari as the Best Browsers

Web browser improvements seem to pop out at a pace barely detectable to the human eye, so periodically Tom's Hardware will go through every desktop browser on Windows and OS X with a fine-toothed comb and tell you which one comes out on top. This time around, they like Firefox and Safari. Read More >>

Wikileaks Has Spawned Books, a Film... And Now an Opera?

Just when you thought there was enough drama surrounding Julian Assange, here comes some more. Because those crazy Australians are planning a freaking Wikileaks opera to celebrate their home-grown hacker-cum-sexual deviant. Read More >>

Opera With Turbo Will Be a Faster, Smarter Android Browser

Like Amazon, Opera wants to build a more efficient web browser for Android than what is offered by Google. According to Cnet, they're calling it Opera with Turbo. Inelegant as the name may sound, the idea behind it is anything but. Read More >>


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