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- Opera 49 Web Browser Released with Advanced Screenshot Tool, Built-In VR Player
Opera Software released today the final Opera 49 web browser for all supported platforms, a release that introduces numerous new features and an extra layer of performance improvements. Opera 49 has been in development for the past several months, and since we've pretty much covered its entire development cycle, you should already know which are some of the most prominent features included in this release, starting with the built-in, advanced screenshot tool and VR 360 player, and continuing with the ability to rearrange extensions in the toolbar and the refined private browsing mode. "Opera became the first browser to provide support for 360-degree videos to be played directly into virtual reality headsets. Owners of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and other OpenVR-compatible devices can now easily view the quickly-growing library of awesome 360-degree content," said Krystian Kolondra, EVP Desktop at Opera Software in today's
- Finally, Twitter Doubles the Character Limit of Tweets to 280 Characters
Twitter announced today that it finally lift the 140 character limit of tweets on its social networking platform, allowing users worldwide to tweet longer tweets composed of up to 280 characters. In September, Twitter launched an experimental program, which was available only to a limited numbers of users, to test the 280-characters limit on tweets and see how their infrastructure would react, as well as to monitor if the speed of their platform remains unchanged. Apparently, the experiment was a success, and now Twitter is rolling out the 280-character limit to all languages that need it (see below for languages that don't need 280 characters). During their research, they also discovered that only 5% of tweets were longer than 140 characters, and only 2% passed 190 characters. "During the first few days of the test many people Tweeted the full 280 limit because it wa...
- Latest Opera 49 Beta Improves the Built-In VR 360 Player, Supports Ubuntu 17.10
Opera Software pushed today a new beta build of its upcoming Opera 49 web browser for all supported platforms, bringing back the built-in VR 360 player, which has been greatly improved. It won't be long until Opera 49 hits the streets as the new stable release of the Chromium-based web browser, and today's Opera 49.0.2725.31 Beta RC build marks the return of the built-in VR 360 player for watching 360-degree videos from the Web directly into a supported virtual reality headset. Opera 49 will be world's first web browser to support 360-degree videos, allowing owners of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or any other OpenVR-compatible VR headset to enjoy immersive virtual reality content without having to download the videos and play them in a third-...
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