Dodging firewalls and masking your IP address usually requires firing up separate—often paid-for—software or plug-ins while you’re browsing. Now, though, Opera has its own free VPN baked right into the desktop browser.
Opera has just released the latest developer version of its browser, and it has an interesting new feature: built-in ad blockers that are claimed to make it faster than other browsers with third-party alternatives.
How much would you pay for an unpopular browser? If you were a group of Chinese companies you’d probably think somewhere in the region of, oooh, $1.2 billion ought to do it.
Designed to make audiences gasp even before the performance begins, opera houses are perhaps the most architecturally opulent spaces on Earth. A new book by photographer David Leventi attempts to document the grand interiors where civilization’s most celebrated musical acts come to life.
Tired of using your mouse cursor to scroll and click through the web? No, probably not—but a new web browser may give you the option to unplug the sucker anyhow. It's called Vivaldi, and it springs from the mind of the co-founder and former CEO of Opera. In other words, a man who knows his browsers.
Opera wants to shake up the app store as we know it. Instead of one-time paid and free apps, it wants to build a store where each and every app works as a subscriptions service.
The (floating) sun also rises in Sydney Harbor—in this case, for Opera Australia's outdoor production of Madama Butterfly. Each night, the sailcloth orb is inflated by two fans and illuminated by 12 LED lights. "Orb master" Andrew Tindal-Davies sits inside, making sure the sun rises without a hitch. [James Morgan for …
Headphones are part of daily life at train stations, an urban necessity used by commuters to drown out the flurry of action around them. But the other night at Union Station in Los Angeles, as I watched a woman crawl across the top of an information booth while a man's voice from another room whispered in my ear, the…
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…
The arguably unnecessary race to "revolutionize 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.
Opera for Android is out of beta and waiting to be downloaded for free in the Play store. It offers some features to speed up mobile browsing—but it's probably too late to steal Chrome's lead.
Opera has announced that it will start using WebKit to render pages—just Chrome and Safari. About time!
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…
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.
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.
Oprah's show is over—sob. But the league of spelling-challenged fans who email Opera (a niche browser, not a TV host) will probably continue. Opera's rounded up their favorites. YOU GET A MISTAKEN EMAIL! YOU GET A MISTAKEN EMAIL!
An Austrian production of French Revolutionary opera ‘Andre Chenier' is set to start in July, on the banks of beautiful Lake Constance. Not quite so beautiful is the eery, incomplete, massive human torso (with 49-foot head) that provides the stage.
The browser wars may seem to have heated up only recently, but! Browsers have been slugging it out for your attention since as early as 1994. And this infographic, which actually lays things out in a visually interesting way instead of just throwing a bunch of numbers on a few squiggly lines, shows just how the…