• HTML5 is nearly ready: W3C

    HTML5 is nearly ready: W3C

    The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that the much-awaited update to HTML5, the language that drives the online world, is now complete. The language is an update to HTML4 and is expected to usher in the new era of the World Wide Web. Although HTML5 still needs to be tested, the language is already “feature
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  • Google Chrome 21 beta interacts with cameras, mics, and controllers

    Google Chrome 21 beta interacts with cameras, mics, and controllers

    Google’s latest beta edition of the Chromium browser has some features that definitely herald the next-generation in Web browsing.  Imagine a browser that intuitively can synch with your camera, microphone, or game controller, allowing apps and games direct access to these without added plugins? That’s what Chrome 21 beta can do.  Two new application protocol
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  • Adobe announces HTML5 compatibility

    Adobe announces HTML5 compatibility

    Adobe has released an HTML5 developer pack and plans to use the new VP8 codec from On2 Technologies, recently made open source by Google. This comes after Apple’s refusal to support Flash on any of their products, including the iPad, and instead choosing to support the open HTML5 standard. Adobe’s announcement, made at the Google
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  • Catching the Google Wave

    Catching the Google Wave

    The Google Maps duo Lars and Jens Rasmussen had an idea: what if communications technology began with email, IM, phones (and VOIP), etc. all already in place?  What would be invented then?  Their answer: Google Wave. During the Google I/O keynote address on Wednesday, Google’s VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra laid out what the company
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