Opera Feels The Need for Speed: Releases First Pre-Alpha of Opera 10.5

first_imgOpera just released the first pre-alpha version of Opera 10.5. While most users generally only think about Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome as the major players in the current browser wars, there can be no doubt that Opera is working hard to push browser development forward as well. This latest alpha version shows that Opera has worked hard to speed up the browser. Carakan, the new JavaScript engine in Opera 10.5, is up to seven times faster than Opera’s current engine. The new version of Opera also adds a number of new features like an enhanced private browsing mode and a new graphics engine that can be hardware accelerated. The new alpha is currently only available for Windows and OSX users; a Linux version will follow soon. Download links can be found at the bottom of this page.New FeaturesNew Features:private browsingbetter integration with native systemsnotification messages are now non-modalimprovements to the search box and the address boxnew and improved highlightingnew in-line page search and password managerAlong with the focus on speed – an area where Opera used to lead before WebKit-based browsers like Safari and Chrome became popular – the company also included a number of other enhancement in this early version of 10.5. Windows 7 and Vista users, for example, will notice that the browser is now closely integrated with the desktop environment and makes use of features like Aero Glass in Vista and Aero Peek and Jump Lists in Windows 7. On the Mac, Opera can now make use of multi-touch gestures like the three-finger swipe and Growl notifications.Other new features include a new “private tab” and “private window” mode that actually works far better than similar features in other browsers. You just have to right-click on the tab bar and select “private tab” to start the private browsing mode in this new tab, for example. Opera also updated the look and feel of the browser’s in-line page search and password manager. Tags:#Browsers#web It’s All About SpeedThe focus for Opera, however, is clearly not so much on bringing new features to the browser (the current Alpha doesn’t even support Opera Unite, for example), but on testing the new JavaScript engine. When we spoke to CEO Jon von Tetzchner about the state of the browser during LeWeb earlier this month, he stressed that the company was very focused on improving the speed of the browser. He did say, however, that the JavaScript engine was only a small part of this effort and that the company was also looking at other bottlenecks that are slowing the browser down. The fact that that the new image rendering engine is already pre-wired for hardware acceleration is a good example for this (though the feature isn’t turned on yet). We will bring you more of our interview with von Tetzchner after the holidays.In our own tests, Opera performed remarkably well and this new version clearly shows that it would be unwise to underestimate Opera in the browser wars. We should note, however, that this is still a very early alpha version and that the browser is likely to crash occasionally. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Australian umpire Simon Taufel decides to hang up his ‘hat’

first_imgIt came as a surprise to many in the cricket world when Simon Taufel, at just 41 years of age, on Wednesday announced his decision to retire from international umpiring.The Australian, perennially rated as one of the best in the world, will quit at the end of the World Twenty20 on October 7, and has already officiated in his last Test and One-Day International in the recent England-South Africa series.”I’m moving on from active international umpiring for personal and professional reasons. My wife and children have supported me immensely throughout my career and it is time for me to spend more time with them,” Taufel said in an ICC release.He will be taking up a much less hectic job – the newly-created post of ICC Umpire Performance and Training Manager. “I look forward to help create professional programmes and resources to support the current and future generations of cricket match officials.”A promising fast bowler who started out alongside Adam Gilchrist but suffered a career-ending back injury, Taufel shifted to umpiring very early by normal standards. His first ODI was in 1999, at the tender age of 27, and his first Test was the Boxing Day match between Australia and West Indies in 2000.Since then, he went on to establish himself as the premier official in the world. Only Australia’s success at the 2003 and 2007 World Cups prevented him from umpiring in a World Cup final, though he did eventually do that in the India-Sri Lanka final in Mumbai last year.He won the ICC’s Umpire of the Year award for five straight years (2004-08), but had stated four years ago that the constant travel was making him weary.advertisement”It’s important to spend time with my family, spend more time with my kids. The difference between us and the players is we don’t have a home series as such. That Australian umpire Simon Taufel makes it harder.”last_img read more

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrest

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between June 21, 2018 and June 27, 2018:Thursday, June 21NoneFriday, June 22NoneSaturday, June 23Angelo R. Speranza (55, Wilmington) — Unlicensed Operation Of A Motor Vehicle and Possessing Open Container of Alcohol In A Motor Vehicle (Arrest)Sunday, June 24NoneMonday, June 25Erik M. Miltrano (31, Burlington) — Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Revoked or Suspended License and Warrant (Arrest)Tuesday, June 26NoneWednesday, June 27None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests & Issue 1 SummonsIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Suspected drug peddler kidnapped and murdered by rivals in Kerala 2 detained

first_img(Representational image)Johannes Simon/Getty ImagesA 21-year-old suspected drug peddler was kidnapped and murdered by members of a rival gang in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on Tuesday. The police detained two suspects on Wednesday.Anandhu Gireesh was reportedly kidnapped by two men during a temple festival in Konchiravilla, reports Deccan Chronicle. His body was found in an empty plot near the Government Polytechnic for Women near Karamana.The police have identified the suspects as Balu (19) and Roshan (21). According to The News Minute, Balu and Roshan are from Neeramankara.Reports suggest that Anandhu’s death was the result of a clash between two gangs. He was said to be the leader of one of the gangs. The gangs clashed during the Konchiravila temple festival on Tuesday which ended with Anandhu being kidnapped and eventually murdered.Some of Anandhu’s friends had received a phone call from his phone informing them about his abduction. The call was then cut and the mobile phone was switched off. On Wednesday morning, Anandhu’s body was found severed veins on his hands.The police reckon that he was left to die bleeding. His body was also found in a location frequented by drug peddlers and addicts.  Sanjay Kumar Garud, the Thiruvananthapuram City Police Commissioner, told Asianet News that multiple injuries were found on Anandhu’s body.   Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:04/1:42Loaded: 0%0:04Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:38?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Students march in anti-drug rally in Shimlalast_img read more

Arjun Kapoor Malaika Arora getting married on April 19 This is what

first_imgArjun Kapoor, Malailka Arora, Salman Khan, Boney KapoorInstagramThe reports of Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora’s impending wedding have been spreading like wildfire in the industry. It was reported a couple of weeks ago that the lovebirds are all set to married in April according to Christian rituals and on March 27 morning, the wedding date was out which is April 19. However, Arjun’s father Boney Kapoor has rubbished the reports of his son getting married to Malaika.”There’s no truth to these rumours,” Boney Kapoor told Amar Ujala when he enquired about Arjun-Malaika’s wedding reports.Earlier, it was reported that Boney Kapoor was not ready to accept Arjun and Malaika’s relationship considering his close connection with Salman Khan and family. Boney Kapoor had reportedly advised Arjun to stay away from Malaika as it was affecting his friendship with Salman. Apparently, Salman had even thought of banning Boney Kapoor from visiting his home because of Arjun’s growing closeness with Arbaaz Khan’s ex-wife Malaika.While Arjun Kapoor’s uncle Anil Kapoor had already accepted Malaika into the Kapoor family, Boney Kapoor was in dilemma about how to tackle the awkward situation. Arjun had left it to his uncle Anil Kapoor to bring around his father Boney Kapoor to have a word about his relationship with Malaika and make it official this year.As the time is passing by, Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora seems to have developed some sort of a comfort whenever they are stepping out together in the city. The lovebirds are often spotted spending some quality time with each other during their romantic outings and moved way beyond what people might say about their unconventional relationship.last_img read more

Texas Oil Economy Continues Recovery But Future Uncertain

first_imgListen 00:00 /01:06 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Florian MartinPetroleum economist Karr Ingham briefs reporters on the midyear Texas Petro Index.Predicting the course of the oil economy isn’t easy – there are too many unpredictable factors.But Texas Alliance of Energy Producers economist Karr Ingham’s Texas Petro Index provides a pretty good picture of the state of the industry. It’s based on indicators such as oil prices, jobs and number of drilling permits issued.“The rig count is dramatically higher than it was at its low point last year,” Ingham said at a midyear press briefing at the Petroleum Club of Houston. “The number of drilling permits has sharply improved this year compared to last, and we’ve added 20,000 plus employees to that industry after losing over 100,000 of them in the two years before that.”Ingham expects the momentum to continue for the remainder of 2017.He wouldn’t try to predict where the price of oil is going but pointed out it hasn’t changed substantially in more than a year.“I think the industry can probably do pretty well at 40 to 50 bucks a barrel in terms of crude oil,” he said. “And they have proven this by expanding activity levels to the extent that they have. But it’s not going to last forever.”He said Texas is on track to set all-time oil production records. On the flipside, he said, this is keeping the price per barrel low, even as OPEC countries have cut production. Sharelast_img read more

Gas dynamics in a nearby protostellar binary system studied with ALMA

first_img Protostars as single objects or existing in binary systems are important for astronomers to study the mechanisms of star formation. In some protostellar binaries a peculiar “bridge” of material is clearly visible, which connects the recently formed components. This remnant material could be the key to better understand how stars form and evolve.IRAS 16293−2422 (or IRAS 16293 for short) exhibits such a bridge connection between the two companions. It is a young, Class 0 protostellar system located some 400 light years away in the Ophiuchus cloud complex, consisting of two protostars, designated IRAS 16293A and IRAS 16293B, separated by about 636 AU from each other.Besides an arc of dust and gas connecting the sources, previous observations of IRAS 16293 have also found outflows from the object “A.” These features make it a very complex system, where the observed gas line emission can only be explained by a combination of multiple physical components.In order to gather more information about on this subject, which could provide essential hints into the nature and evolutionary status of IRAS 16293, a group of astronomers led by Matthijs H.D. van der Wiel of the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), has employed ALMA to observe this binary.The observations were conducted between June 2014 and May 2015, as part of the ALMA-PILS spectral imaging survey. From the data provided by the survey, the researchers chose molecular gas line transitions of CO, H2CO, HCN, CS, SiO, and C2H and used them to kinematics, density, and temperature in IRAS 16293.Analyzing the results, the astronomers found that the kinematically quiescent bridge of dust and gas spanning between IRAS 16293A and IRAS 16293B has a density within the range between 40,000 and 30 million cm-3, and is stable against radial collapse. The data suggest that this bridge is a remnant substructure of a filamentary circumbinary envelope that has undergone turbulent fragmentation to form both protostellar sources.Moreover, the observations uncovered the presence of a separate, straight filament seemingly connected to IRAS 16293B and seen only in C2H, with a flat kinematic signature. This structure stretches straight across source “B” at position angle of about 15 degrees. The researchers noted that the properties of this filament indicate that its origin in outflow activity of IRAS 16293B can be ruled out. Taking into account the results from ALMA observations and also from previous studies, the authors of the paper found that IRAS 16293B may be in an earlier evolutionary stage than the source “A.” In general, they concluded that IRAS 16293 may represent a particular stage in the evolution of binaries, a phase which many other protostars may go through at one point in their evolution. An international team of astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to investigate gas dynamics in a nearby young protostellar binary known as IRAS 16293−2422. Results of the observations, presented in a paper published March 29, provide more insights into the evolutionary status of this system. Illustration of physical components surrounding and bridging protostars A and B in the IRAS 16293 system, and outflows emanating from IRAS 16293A. Credit: Van der Wiel et al., 2019. Citation: Gas dynamics in a nearby protostellar binary system studied with ALMA (2019, April 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-gas-dynamics-nearby-protostellar-binary.html ALMA finds ingredient of life around infant Sun-like stars More information: M. H. D. van der Wiel et al. The ALMA-PILS survey: Gas dynamics in IRAS 16293−2422 and the connection between its two. Astrophysics of Galaxies (astro-ph.GA). protostarsarxiv.org/abs/1903.12606 Explore further © 2019 Science X Network This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more