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WebGL Has Come A Long Way Since Last Year

Last year, Mozilla released an impressive tech demo called BananaBread that showed how HTML5 and WebGL can handle 3D rendering in a game. It was very basic, but it showed a lot of promise, especially in Web-based texture compression. Now one developer has released a new tech demo that blows prior experiments in WebGL 3D rendering out of the water. …

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Google Partners With Disney In New Chrome Experiment

The last Google Chrome Experiment took us on a journey through the stars of our galaxy. Now Google is partnering with Disney to take users through the world of Sam Raimi’s upcoming film – Oz: The Great and Powerful. The latest Chrome experiment uses a number of Web technologies to bring the world of the film to life. Google says …

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Mozilla Kills The PDF Plugin In Firefox 19

We just got Firefox 18 earlier this week, but Mozilla already has its sights set on the future. That future is one devoid of PDF plugins, like Adobe Acrobat Reader, that could harbor dangerous security flaws. Instead, the non-profit will continue pushing HTML5 in the new year. Mozilla announced today that Firefox 19, which is currently in beta, will have …

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HTML5 Is Now Feature Complete, W3C To Start Focusing On Interoperability

Many people will tell you that HTML5 is the future, while others will say that it’s not going to happen. The biggest proponent of and main architect behind HTML5, the World Wide Web Consortium, insist that HTML5 is the future, and its latest advancement only further helps to prove that point. The W3C recently published the “complete definition of HTML5 …

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AdWords Now Lets You Convert Flash Ads To HTML5

Google recently launched a new feature in AdWords that lets advertisers convert Flash ads to HTML5, potentially saving time and money. “In this increasingly multi-screen world, it’s important for marketers to easily run ads that reach people on different devices,” says Google Display Ads product manager Ashley Jiang. “But with different specs and standards across platforms, this can currently be …

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Mozilla Announces The Game On Challenge

Web-based games have come a long way since the early days of Shockwave. Mozilla has been one of the leaders in this area by creating games that push the boundaries of HTML5 and other Web-based technologies. Now the non-profit wants other developers to create Web games for its Game On challenge. This year’s Game On challenge will be focused on …

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Twitter Breaks Down How It Uses PushState To Eliminate Latency

A common complaint of Twitter is that there’s a quite a bit of lag when going from one part of Twitter to the other. The engineering team feels that they sufficiently solved the problem through an implementation of pushState, and have taken to their blog to explain how they did it. The Twitter engineering team says that pushState is part …

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New Chrome Experiment Is Pretty Stellar

Google likes to flex the power of Chrome from time to time, and the resulting Chrome Experiments are generally delightful and/or informative. Besides being fun to look at, the experiments serve a secondary purpose. Chrome gets put through its HTML5 paces, and developers can see firsthand the advancements being made in Web APIs. The latest Chrome Experiment is called 100,000 …

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Mozilla Brings Real Time Video Remixing To The Masses With Popcorn Maker

Does anybody remember VH1’s Pop Up Video? At the time, it was really cool to see music videos laden with small nuggets of trivia about my favorite artists. It’s about time something like that came to the Web, and Mozilla is more than willing to accomodate. At the Mozilla Festival over the weekend, the non-profit announced the launch of Popcorn …

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Google Updates WhatBrowser.org; 43 Languages, Mobile Support

Google says that no matter which browser you choose, you should at least be informed on whether or not it’s updated and what the other options are. Three years ago, they created a site that answers those questions and more. Although WhatBrowser.org is a Google creation, they don’t simply recommend that everyone switches to the newest version of Chrome. For …

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RIM Announces New Features For BlackBerry 10

Today marked the start of the BlackBerry Jam developers’ conference. This is the failing company’s last big chance to remain relevant in the smartphone world. It also marks the first public unveiling of BlackBerry 10, the company’s new smartphone operating system. The two main new features going into BlackBerry 10 are Flow and Hub. The two new apps are indicative …

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Adobe Introduces Edge Tools For HTML5 Development

Adobe and its products have been instrumental in constructing how we view the Web. Flash was, and still is, a major innovator in the Web-based video and gaming arena. The company, however, saw that HTML5 will one day be the future. That’s why Adobe has begun investing heavily in it through various software like Adobe Shadow. This morning, the company …

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