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Prototype Vulkan debugger from Valve and LunarG

Nintendo joins Khronos vid API standards body

Nintendo has become the latest big name to join the Khronos Group, the standards group that manages graphics APIs like WebGL, OpenGL, and Vulkan. It quietly got its name added to the list of Khronos Group sponsors at the beginning of September, without either Nintendo nor the standards club making a formal announcement. …
Unity-based game running in a browser via WebGL

Unity, Mozilla team up to bring PEW! PEW! PEW! to browsers, too

GDC 2015 The latest version of the Unity cross-platform game development toolkit is helping to bring advanced 3D graphics and gaming to the web, albeit in baby steps. Unity 5, released to coincide with the Game Developers Conference taking place in San Francisco this week, includes a preview version of an exporter for WebGL, an …
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Google vows: Earth will VANISH in 2015

Developers who have built web apps that take advantage of the Google Earth geospatial imaging service have just 12 more months to make the most of them, because the online ad-slinger plans to shut down the Google Earth API next year. According to a Friday blog post, Google will continue to fully support the Google Earth API …
Neil McAllister, 13 Dec 2014
The Cave 2 visualisation facility in Melbourne, Australia

iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!

Today, Apple drops iOS 8, and whilst most of Cupertino’s fanbois will be quantifying themselves with HealthKit, flashing their lights with HomeKit, or configuring their greatly expanded notifications capabilities, one of the most significant changes in its mobile operating system has mostly been ignored by Apple. Big companies …
Mark Pesce, 17 Sep 2014

Can't touch this! Microsoft joins OpenGL 3D graphics group

Microsoft has quietly joined an industry party building 3D interactive graphics boosted by graphics chips, after 14 years spent in opposition. The software giant has left jaws swinging with a decision to join the Khronos Group and knuckle down immediately as member of the WebGL working group. There was no official …
Gavin Clarke, 11 Aug 2014

New WebCL toolkit hooks browser apps into GPUs – and that's not good news for Apple

Vid Web browsers apps on PCs and smartphones will be able to hook directly into the system's graphics chip and boost performance, thanks to the first WebCL release. WebCL 1.0 is a set of JavaScript bindings to the OpenCL graphics programming standard, its developers the Khronos Group announced today: the software interface lets in …
Iain Thomson, 20 Mar 2014
A detail of the Breaking Bad lab

Google helps out utterly underexposed Lego brand with Chrome toy

Obscure Danish toymaker Lego and advertising kingpin Google have together created a block-building distraction for Chrome browser users. The Build With Chrome plugin lets fans to construct and share their creations online, and uses WebGL to render the board and a simulation of fully functional Lego bricks in hardware- …
Shaun Nichols, 30 Jan 2014
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Google Chrome app offers guided tour of known universe

Google's Data Arts team has released a new, experimental app for its Chrome web browser that offers users an interactive tour of our local stellar space. Dubbed "100,000 Stars", the app draws on scientific data to plot the true positions of thousands of nearby stars, allowing users to zoom, pan, and pivot amongst the heavens …
Neil McAllister, 15 Nov 2012
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Firefox 15 offers fewer leaks, more frags

Another month, another Firefox update. But although Mozilla's breakneck release pace can be bewildering for some users, new Firefox versions continue to bring performance, stability, and security improvements – and in the case of the newly released Firefox 15, some nice goodies for gamers. "Although its roots have been around …
Neil McAllister, 28 Aug 2012
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Mozilla updates to Firefox 8, disables add-ons

Mozilla has released the new build of its Firefox browser and, as promised, it’s cracking down on third-party add-ons. The new build, which comes six weeks after Firefox 7, will switch off third-party add-ons by default and display a start screen after loading to ask users to enable or disable the features they want. The move …
Iain Thomson, 8 Nov 2011
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Apple iOS 5's hidden 3D revealed

iOS 5, the latest OS for Apple trinkets, has hidden depths in the form of support for 3D objects embedded in web pages though the use of WebGL, and not just for paying customers. At first it seemed that WebGL would only be available for advertisements using Apple's iAd framework, but Aussie developer Nathan de Vries has worked …
Bill Ray, 3 Nov 2011
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Opera 11.50 debuts with Speed Dial extensions

Opera has officially released a new version of its desktop browser – Opera 11.50 – adding widget-like "extensions" to the familiar Speed Dial page that appears each time you open a new tab. Previously, Speed Dial only offered thumbnails that linked you to oft-visited sites. But with Opera 11.50 – announced in the early …
Cade Metz, 28 Jun 2011
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Microsoft's WebGL claims bashed by own employee

It didn't take long for researchers to pooh pooh last week's advisory that claimed that hard-to-fix design flaws in the emerging WebGL 3D standard seriously imperiled end users who relied on it. Surprisingly, the most outspoken critic of the analyses, published Thursday by UK-based Context Information Security and Microsoft's …
Dan Goodin, 20 Jun 2011
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Firefox web 3D engine fosters image theft bug

An industry standard graphics engine recently added to Mozilla's Firefox browser allows attackers to surreptitiously steal any image displayed on a Windows or Mac computer just by visiting a booby-trapped website, security researchers have warned. The vulnerability, reported Thursday by UK-based Context Information Security, is …
Dan Goodin, 16 Jun 2011
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Firefox 4 gets yet another final test build release

Mozilla squeezed out a second Release Candidate version of Firefox 4 over the weekend, just days before the open source outfit's planned final browser code splurge on 22 March. Originally, Mozilla expected to go directly from just one Release Candidate version of Firefox 4 before finalising the build for everyone to download …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Mar 2011
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WebGL: Interwebs 3D tech emerges from puberty

WebGL – the emerging standard that provides hardware-accelerated 3D inside the browser –  has reached the 1.0 milestone. On Thursday, media-happy standards organization The Khronos Group announced the final 1.0 release of the WebGL specification, which maps JavaScript to the existing OpenGL desktop graphics interface. "We've …
Cade Metz, 3 Mar 2011
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Opera (finally) gets hard on WebGL 3D

Opera Software has released the first public build of its desktop browser that includes 3D hardware acceleration based on the WebGL standard. The company announced the Windows preview build with a blog post on Monday, after two years of work on WebGL. "We have been working on a WebGL implementation since early 2009, when the …
Cade Metz, 2 Mar 2011
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Mozilla slings out 9th beta for Firefox 4

Mozilla has squirted out the ninth test build of the next iteration of its upcoming open-source browser. Firefox 4 beta 9 was pushed out on Friday, ahead of a planned Release Candidate build that is expected to be followed by the final code hitting the interwebs next month. Given that the test build is so close to being …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Jan 2011

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