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Google has offered a ton of Chrome Experiments to show what modern web technology can do, but it's doing something special for the 1,000th project -- namely, visualizing all the other projects. The effort lets you browse six years' worth of browser-based art, games and other creative works in mult...

February 24th 2015 at 3:20pm 0 Comments
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There's no denying Wikipedia's usefulness, but French computer science student Owen Cornec believes the website could stand to display entries "in a more engaging way." Thus, he created WikiGalaxy: a special Wikipedia browser that visualizes the website as a 3D galaxy. Each star represents an arti...

December 9th 2014 at 10:31am 0 Comments
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As you might imagine, most websites aren't designed for virtual reality; bob your head around and you'll only look silly. Mozilla clearly isn't happy with that lack of immersion, as it just launched MozVR.com to foster VR-native sites. The page lets Oculus Rift owners browse technology demos (in...

November 11th 2014 at 8:59pm 0 Comments
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One overlooked but exciting part of iOS 8 is the new WebGL support added to mobile Safari. WebGL allows the Safari browser to harness the power of the phone's GPU using HTML 5 and Javascript. Now with iOS 8, iPhone and iPad owners can render 3D WebGL content in their browser, including these aweso...

September 18th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Let's be honest: You're never too old to play with Legos. Thanks to the latest Chrome experiment (and a little help from WebGL) you can build whatever your heart desires directly from your browser. Using Maps, you're able to choose a location-specific plot before starting to build, brick by brick....

January 28th 2014 at 1:32pm 0 Comments
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Few would say that consistency is good for its own sake. Microsoft certainly agrees -- it just revealed at Build that Internet Explorer 11 will reverse the company's previously cautious stance on WebGL. The new browser will support the 3D standard from the get-go, joining the likes of Chrome and F...

June 26th 2013 at 1:04pm 0 Comments
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Did you hop on the new Chrome beta track for Android? There's a treat waiting under the hood. Google's Brandon Jones has confirmed that the latest build enables the flags page, letting us toggle hidden elements -- including the rather big deal of WebGL support. Anyone with reasonably quick graphic...

January 25th 2013 at 9:20am 0 Comments