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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#750 Opera adds power-saving mode, offers “up to 50%” longer battery life
After baking in an ad blocker and VPN client, Norwegian browser maker Opera Software has added a power saving mode to its desktop Web browser. The feature is currently only available in the latest "developer" version of the desktop browser—which should be available on Thursday morning.

Opera's SVP of engineering Krystian Kolondra said that the new feature "can increase the battery life by as much as 50 percent." The company claimed that such huge gains are possible through a number of additional optimisations, including "reducing activity from background tabs, adapting page-redrawing frequency, and tuning video-playback parameters."
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#754 Five vulnerabilities fixed in Chrome browser, Google pays $20K to bug hunters
#753 Emergency Flash update patches public zero-day
#752 Chinese ARM vendor left developer backdoor in kernel for Android and other devices
#751 Spam and phishing in Q1 2016
#750 Opera adds power-saving mode, offers “up to 50%” longer battery life
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