The long awakened sleeping dragon that we all know as China (when China sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold) is certainly on a warpath to be number 1, and it won’t be long before the world’s most populous nation would also end up as the world’s largest economy. Having said that, here we are with another potential first from China, where the Sky City, being a pre-fab skyscraper, is tipped to also pick up the gong of being the world’s tallest structure. Not only that, it is also said to be completed in record time, too.
We are talking about a total scheduled build time of just seven months for the Sky City, and if you were to break it down, it would approximately be 13 feet per day, which is an incredibly ambitious goal by any means. Of course, this is a whole lot safer and more sane compared to the initial plan of completing the structure in 90 days. Just how safe do you think you would be if you were to be in Sky City? Very safe actually, as it boasts of the ability to resist a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, which we do hope that the $928 million building will never have to be put to the test.
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Now here we are with word that there is a new version of the Opera mobile web browser for the Android mobile operating system, where it is tipped to be the first version to do away with Opera’s Presto rendering engine while making full use of Google’s Chromium foundation. If you were to put it differently, then it would be this way – you should not run into any issues when it comes to opening up web pages as well as web apps which were specially designed for use in Chrome or majority of the other Webkit browsers.
Opera’s Webkit-based browser for Android has been made available as a public beta for a few months already, where it is now graduated from beta status and is more than ready to be used among the masses. Bear in mind that Opera will not be a Chrome clone, as this particular mobile browser also comes with its very own user interface, an article discovery service, alongside optional data compression so that users are able to save bandwidth. The Opera browser is available for those who are running devices which have Android 2.3 Gingerbread and later. [Press Release]