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Wii + Warp Pipe = Del.icio.us Tabbed Browsing 46

Posted by timothy
from the bowl-like-it's-the-year-2077 dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The folks at Warp Pipe have developed a simple yet useful tabbed browsing interface for the Wii with del.icio.us bookmark integration which makes browsing on the Wii more efficient until the fully realized Opera build hits later next year. The web application does not require registration, this video overviews the interface and feature set in this early release."
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Wii + Warp Pipe = Del.icio.us Tabbed Browsing

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  • These guys are always doing some good stuff. I was excited when I saw their double dash network piece, and now they're doing some good stuff on the wii. The build of opera currently on the wii definitely could still use some work (i know it's beta, but there's no feedback piece to make this known).
  • Wrong site (Score:1, Offtopic)

    by matt me (850665)
    You must be new here. (This ain't boingboing)
  • I notice the tab bar and all that doesn't actually stick at the top with you. Did they do that on purpose or is that just the way the Wii Opera browser works? If they did that on purpose that would seem a bit silly...you don't want your browsing controls to go away when you scroll down the page. Is it a framed page and the Wii browser simply ignores that and scrolls down or something? It would make much more sense to have a frame thats always there so you can quickly switch between tabs and whatnot when
    • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      If you set your user-agent to that of the Wii Opera (Opera/9.00 (Nintendo Wii; U; 1309-9; en)), you can actually go to the website and try it out for yourself in just about any browser. In Firefox, it works exactly that way - the bar doesn't stay on screen. I guess it's not just an Opera quirk.
  • I don't own a Wii, so here a simple question: Can the Wii do multitasking so that I could use the browser to look up a walkthrough while the game is running/paused in the background? Or do I have to quit the whole game to launch the browser as on the PSP?
    • No, to access the other channels (DVD Game/Weather/Browser/Wii Store,) you need to fully exit what you are in. I have not read whether that is a hardware, or software limitation. It would have been handy to be able to pop open a browser in the middle of a game to read a walkthrough on gamefaqs though.
      • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

        by badboy_tw2002 (524611)
        Its software. Generally on a console you want the game to have full access to all the memory on the machine. Having things like an OS, built in UI, etc. will take away from that sort of thing. On the 360 there is a chunk of ram you don't have access to that the OS holds on to for its deal, and on the PS3 you allocate the space yourself for the various system UI widgets. On the Wii if they made the browser launchable with a system call and you had enough memory you could technically free up space and lau
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by Given M. Sur (870067)
      You have to quit the game to get to the browser.
    • Can the Wii do multitasking so that I could use the browser to look up a walkthrough while the game is running/paused in the background? Or do I have to quit the whole game to launch the browser as on the PSP?

      Currently for any Wii, or Gamecube games you need to save, and Exit out to the home interface to launch the browser. The Virtual Console however, every game I have (9 so far) except Mario64 supports a Suspend function. I pause my game, hit the home menu then punch up the browser. I am still exiting

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