The web browser that controls your lights

Vivaldi has launched the “world’s first web browser that controls lights”, according to the company.

“It also includes various enhancements such as drag tabs and tab stacks between windows, reader mode button, delta updates, and improved note taking abilities,” said Vivaldi.

Version 1.5 of the browser lets users control the colour of smarthome lighting through browsing, thanks to integration with Hue colour lights from Philips.

“After enabling Hue in Vivaldi Theme Settings, a tap on the Philips Hue Bridge confirms the connection. Selecting which lights Vivaldi should control, the browser will synchronize your physical surroundings with the colour of the web.”

Vivaldi also offers delta updates for Windows versions, which means “only the changes from release to release are downloaded, rather than the entire binary”.

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