An exhaustive analysis of pixels and resolutions has found some bizarre inconsistencies with the 1080p browser output of streaming kingpin Netflix, with stats suggesting its 1080p output isn't actually 1080p when using some underground niche browsers like, er, Chrome and Firefox.The official stats are buried within a Netflix support page, which says that Chrome, Firefox and Opera can only support HD video up to 720p via HTML5 -- while Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge can push out 1080p resolution should your internet be fast enough.It's almost as is Microsoft has bunged an enormous amount of money at Netflix to buy some tech superiority to boast about, eh?Although perhaps it's not all an enormous conspiracy, as users of Safari through Mac OS X 10.10.3 or higher should also get full 1080p video as long as their roadside BT cabinet isn't too congested on the evening in question.That said, if you're broadcasting browser tabs to a TV, you're not really doing streaming right.A Roku or Chromecast or [Chinese clone of choice] ought to be able to handle 1080p streams if your internet pipe's fat enough, so it's only going to inconvenience pixel counters hooking up PCs and laptops through cables and full-screening the web player.
Cheat sheets that list shortcuts for a number of essential programs that you probably use on a daily basis.This list will definitely make you more productive.
Firefox, Chrome and Opera are fantastic browsers in their own right, and are made even better by the wealth of extensions available in their respective stores.However, for various reasons, not all add-ons are available in the official stores, and must instead be installed manually.Take care to only install add-ons downloaded from legitimate sources, and remember that you're doing so at your own risk.You can still install extensions by dragging and dropping a downloaded CRX file onto the Extensions list, but it will be greyed out and you'll be unable to activate it.Last year, Google extended this policy to the developer version of the browser, closing down that possible avenue.Drag and drop the CRX for extensions designed for Chrome or OEX extensions developed for Opera file onto the list of installed extensions.
The growing popularity of so-called vocal fry, particularly among young women, is either a hot new trend or the bane of cultured discourse, depending on who you ask.Val-speak is characterized by ending sentences with a slight rise in pitch, as if asking a question, now known as uptalk.Think Britney Spears croaking out Oh, baby, baby, or K$sha growling that she woke up feeling like P-Diddy.The emotional impact of any given piece of music is, by definitive, subjective, but Nix looked particularly at the aesthetics of different styles.Vocal fry is low in frequency and intensity, so it doesn t have anywhere near the carrying power of high, loud sounds—think an opera singer or a Broadway belter.Vocal fry is low in frequency and intensity, so it doesn t have anywhere near the carrying power of high, loud sounds—think an opera singer or a Broadway belter, said Nix.
Browser maker Opera s proposed $1.2 billion acquisition by a consortium of Chinese companies just took a major step towards completion after its shareholders voted in favor of the deal.Opera announced today that 90.6 percent of the outstanding share capital and 90.9 percent of the votes in the company have approved the acquisition.That s a preliminary result that the firm will confirm for sure soon, but, if the number stays as it is or is higher, that will be enough to enable the sale to proceed.Today s approval is notable because there have been murmurs of discontent about the proposed sale to Golden Brick, a group comprised of Qihoo 360, one of China s most visible and controversial Internet companies which recently went private in a $9.3 billion deal, listed games firm Kunlun, which owns a 60 percent share in gay dating service Grindr, and investment firm Yonglian.We ve been with Opera for many years.The proposed deal hasn t stopped Opera from introducing a busy slate of product updates, including a built-in VPN for its desktop browser and mobile apps, and an ad-blocker, too.
The growing popularity of so-called vocal fry , particularly among young women, is either a hot new trend or the bane of cultured discourse, depending on who you ask.Val-speak is characterised by ending sentences with a slight rise in pitch, as if asking a question, now known as uptalk .Think Britney Spears croaking out Oh, baby, baby , or K$sha growling that she woke up feeling like P-Diddy .The emotional impact of any given piece of music is, by definition, subjective, but Nix looked particularly at the aesthetics of different styles.But it might just depend on your generation: younger people don t seem to mind the fry nearly as much as the over-40 crowd.Vocal fry is low in frequency and intensity, so it doesn t have anywhere near the carrying power of high, loud sounds — think an opera singer or a Broadway belter.
With almost 11 billion crowns in his pocket, it looks like that Chinese investors will soon take over the Norwegian Opera. 91 per cent of the Norwegian browser company Opera Software's shareholders accept the bid from a Chinese consortium of 1.24 billion dollars, equivalent to nearly 11 billion, writes Reuters. Opera Software is behind the Opera browser by just over 5 percent of the browser market, according to StatCounter greatest Chrome by nearly 44 percent. The browser began in 1994 as a research project in Telenor. Especially great success has been the mobile version Opera Mini had in recent years. The web browser has automatic adblock blocking ads, special power-saving features and built-in VPN, making it easy to surf anonymously.
The growing popularity of so-called vocal fry , particularly among young women, is either a hot new trend or the bane of cultured discourse, depending on who you ask.Val-speak is characterised by ending sentences with a slight rise in pitch, as if asking a question, now known as uptalk .Think Britney Spears croaking out Oh, baby, baby , or K$sha growling that she woke up feeling like P-Diddy .The emotional impact of any given piece of music is, by definition, subjective, but Nix looked particularly at the aesthetics of different styles.But it might just depend on your generation: younger people don t seem to mind the fry nearly as much as the over-40 crowd.Vocal fry is low in frequency and intensity, so it doesn t have anywhere near the carrying power of high, loud sounds — think an opera singer or a Broadway belter.
Every year, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia, hosts an event called Vivid Sydney: A festival of light, music and ideas.This year, it s constructed a giant tunnel, known as the Cathedral of Light, which runs along the edge of the gardens—and there s a rather large surprise waiting at the end.Prime photo op.Oh hai Sydney Opera House.
Every year, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia, hosts an event called Vivid Sydney: a festival of light, music and ideas.This year, it s constructed a giant tunnel, known as the Cathedral of Light, which runs along the edge of the gardens — and there s a rather large surprise waiting at the end.Prime photo op.Oh hai Sydney Opera House.
SAN JOSE -- There don't appear to be any hard feelings on the behalf of renowned opera singer Andrea Bocelli.Bocelli's scheduled June 4 concert had to be moved up a day so as to not conflict with Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins.On Friday, Bocelli and the Sharks released a video in which he plays the piano and congratulates the Sharks on their accomplishment.His wife Veronica Berti also congratulates the Sharks in the video and provides a friendly reminder about the change of date.Follow Jimmy Durkin on Twitter at Twitter.com/Jimmy Durkin.Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings beside Leicester s team manager Claudio Ranieri, right, ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power stadium in Leicester, England, Saturday, May 7, 2016.AP Photo/Matt Dunham Matt Dunham
A browser-based version of Amazon's Echo speaker should make Alexa even easier to try, with Amazon hoping the hardware-free experience encourages more developers to code for the platform.Availability of Echo has improved dramatically since the early days, where buying the smart speaker was an invitation-only affair.All the same, those still yet to acquire the hardware had no real way of knowing what the experience of using Alexa was like, nor indeed any way to test their own apps.Similarly, those outside of regions where Echo is sold couldn't get the device - officially, anyway - at all.It relies on WebRTC, which means Chrome on Android, Linux, OS X, and Windows , Firefox, and Opera, are all supported.Safari support, however, is a work-in-progress.
A recent study from PageFair, which provides ad technology that can circumvent blockers, has reinforced just how pervasive the mobile ad blocking universe.More than 20% of the 1.9 billion global mobile phone users have installed some form of ad blocker on their mobile devices.Ad blocking is very popular in emerging APAC markets and less so, currently, in Europe and North America.The report details the various ways users can block ads from ISP-level blocking to in-app providers like AdBlock and AdShaker to browser blocking, like offered as either default or opt-in through Apple's Safari, Opera and Firefox.PageFair found 45 different ad blocking browsers, which is currently the most popular form of ad blocking.And, underscoring the dominant role of APAC in ad blocking, four of the top five ad-blocking browsers are made by Alibaba for the APAC audience.
For many National Opera, Opera employee working or National Ballet is often the fulfillment of dreams. In general, things are going well. Photo: Mirka Kleemola Recovery after a difficult flow mode What is stress then esiintymisammatissa mean? Targets are set high, every time aim at a complete answer. Nocturnal recovery proved to be particularly challenging measurements of performance activities and shift regime. Human resource management in such a house should be a balancing: in particular, it should be noted the importance of recovery.
A new report claims there are now nearly twice as many people blocking ads on smartphones as there are on desktop.Research from PageFair — a technology company that makes its money by providing ad blocking solutions to publishers — and mobile data company Priori Data estimates there are at least 419 million people blocking ads on smartphones worldwide.PageFair estimated last year that there are 198 million desktop ad blocker users.The most common way of blocking ads on smartphones is through browsers which block ads by default, according to PageFair, which estimates 408 million people used an ad blocking browser in March 2016.That staggeringly-high number equates to 21% of the world's smartphone population having an ad blocking browser installed.Popular ad blocking browsers include Adblock Plus, Brave, and UC Browser — the latter of which appears to have exploded in popularity in Asia.UC Browser is owned by Chinese web giant Alibaba.There are also browsers like Opera and Firefox, which offer users the option of configuring their settings to block ads, but the researchers only included the number of people using browsers that block ads by default to come to its 408 million figure.Mobile ad blocking is driven by users in emerging markets.PageFair claims 36% of smartphone users in Asia-Pacific are blocking ads on the mobile web.Meanwhile, there were only 14 million monthly active users of ad blocking browsers in Europe and North America, according to PageFair.There were fears last year when Apple allowed content blocking apps in its App Store for the first time that the move would lead to a huge spike in mobile web ad blocking.However, those fears appear to be unfounded for now , according to the report.Ad blocking apps on Apple's iOS have only attracted 4.5 million downloads, PageFair says.The company predicts that ad blocking browser usage will continue to grow wherever data costs are high.In the Caribbean, for example, mobile carrier Digicel recently rolled out network-level ad blocking for its 13.6 million customers across 31 markets.In the UK, mobile carrier Three, which has 9 million subscribers, is carrying out a test next month that will see it deploy network-level ad blocking for a group of its customers for one day.PageFair and Priori Data came to their global monthly ad blocking browser number by combining these sources: The estimate of worldwide smartphone users, according to eMarketer; the percentage of mobile browser traffic coming from UC Browser, according to StatCounter; and "the observed relationship between the monthly cumulative average downloads of UC Browser in all of its forms and the monthly cumulative average downloads of all ad blocking browsers across Priori Data's markets."You can read the full report and methodology here.NOW WATCH: This 14-year-old makes up to $1,500 a night eating dinner in front of a webcam in South KoreaLoading video...
That's particularly true for EV certificates - the ones that turn the address bar in IE green - because they're supposed to be issued through a more secure process than usual.Read MoreThat comes after Symantec mis-issued a number of certificates for domains that Google and Opera own to people who weren't Google and Opera.It's not just Symantec: Chinese CA CNNIC last year was also found to have allowed another company, MCS Holdings, to issue certificates for its own domains; MCS apparently put the key it was using for that in a network proxy that it treated as a public certificate authority.Malicious man-in-the-middle attacks using a certificate that doesn't come from a well-known and trusted CA get caught immediately by most browsers, which is why Google demanding Symantec jump through extra hoops shows a definite lack of trust.You'd want them in a network security appliance, so you can fake the domains that ransomware and other malware is trying to connect to, in order to check out what it does without putting your test systems at risk.I asked Matthew Prince, the CEO of CloudFlare, a service that started out as content delivery network with DDoS protection but has branched out into DNS and security services.
In its first-ever trials of cross-screen addressable advertising for television and mobile devices, AT AdWorks saw tremendous results tied to various key performance indicators for Walmart, a luxury automaker—and itself.That s a reference to the company s experiment with Opera Mediaworks in which ads were delivered to a subset of DIRECTV customers who did not have an AT mobility service registered at the same address.The trial with Walmart targeted a custom audience and control groups to gauge brand and message favorability and found significant lift compared to what Walmart has seen and industry norms, according to Dunsche.For the unidentified luxury automaker, the addressable campaign targeted households anonymously identified as in the market for a luxury car.Her comments came as the company just completed its 96th presentation during the annual TV Upfronts negotiating season.Neither flash nor html5 is supported!
Chinese tablet maker Chuwi proposes we combine the two, with its HiBook dual-boot convertible tablet.These pegs help support the HiBook when docked, and they magnetically connect, too.A pair of pegs support the tablet when docked on its keyboard, and magnetic clamps hold it fast.On a couple of occasions Windows seemed to forget that the keyboard was attached—not unusual for USB devices connected to Windows 10, unfortunately.In use, I'd rate the HiBook s keyboard as slightly below average, due to a definite lack of resilience and slightly disappointing key travel.For now, however, I would buy the HiBook CWI514 only after accepting that what you'll receive is fairly limited.
A few weeks ago, Opera announced a new feature for its browser on Windows and OS X that aims to make the batteries in your laptop last longer.The company claims that this new feature together with Opera s built-in ad blocker can extend your battery life by up to 50 percent over using Chrome.I ve used the beta version of Opera on my MacBook Air for the last few weeks and it definitely feels like using Opera over Chrome does result in better battery life, though I don t think it s 50 percent.In all fairness, though, Opera cites this number for tests with a Windows 10 laptop, so your mileage may vary.The company says that when active, this mode limits the activity of background tabs, wakes the CPU less often by scheduling JavaScript timers differently, reduces the frame rate to 30 frames per second and tunes your video playback parameters by forcing the use of hardware-accelerated codecs.It s worth noting that Opera did not publish any benchmarks against Safari on OS X, which makes sense, given that Apple uses similar techniques to extend the battery life on its laptops, too, so the difference is probably not quite as remarkable.
Mozilla improves security, data efficiency and usability in Firefox 47, available for desktop and AndroidMozilla has added synced tabs and a range of data, security, and battery saving options in the latest version of its Firefox web browser for desktop and Android.Firefox 47 syncs tabs across devices if a user is logged into a Firefox Account – which also allows for shared bookmarks, passwords and personalisation options.The browser also delivers better video playback on YouTube if a user has a multiprocessor computer, saving battery, while the release also adds a range of other streaming options – including the capability to play embedded YouTube content in HTML5 if Flash isn t installed.The Android edition is the last to support version 2.3 Gingerbread and also removes favicons from the Awesomebar.Firefox will no longer use data when the app is in the background and a page has meta refresh employed and Android web runtime WebRT has been removed.Data use on mobile has become a key differentiator for web browser developers, most notably Opera, which has introduced native adblocking to stop adverts draining power and consuming too much mobile data – exhausting battery and monthly allowances.
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