We had a quiet but highly productive week here at Opera HQ. For all of you Android users, we pushed out a couple of silent updates to Opera Mobile 11.5 which should fix some issues with devices running Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich - particularly following an upgrade from Gingerbread. Now, there's really only one word for those kinds of improvements, and that's:
(By the way, it does seem fairly certain that the next version of Android will be called "Jellybean." I am putting my money on "Krispy Kreme" for K.)
Meanwhile, out on the information superhighway, the three letters on everyone's lips this week were I.P.O. Facebook's filing for an initial public offering valued the company in the billions. That's dollars, BTW, not farm cash - which is not to say that all that stuff you have online isn't worth something in the quote-unquote real world.
Speaking of nutty stuff, a museum devoted to nonsense has just opened in Austria. Called the Nonseum, it is a celebration of unnecessary inventions and overcomplicated solutions to simple problems, such as a spoon that trims spaghetti overhang and a heatable garden gnome, among other great ideas. (Gives you a whole new perspective on patent trolls, doesn't it?).
To wrap up this week's report, I'm going to give you something to look forward to, though I'm not quite sure what to call it. Tee-TV? The technology is an eensy-little screen that could be worn on clothing. Though it's only about the size of a logo now, like most screens it will probably grow over time. One day, we'll all be walking billboards - and there will, most definitely, be an app for that.
Have a great weekend, everyone!