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Chrome Beta for Android Will Be Good for Mobile HTML5 Development

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When Google announced that the Chrome browser would become its own operating system and run on netbooks, the thought around the tech community was that eventually Google would have to merge Chrome with Android. After all, what is the point of supporting two disparate mobile operating systems? The convergence has...
Chrome Beta for Android Will Be Good for Mobile HTML5 Development

Mozilla releases BrowserQuest for HTML5 gamers and warriors (video)

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Mozilla is flexing its HTML5 muscles today, with a new game called BrowserQuest. Designed specifically for browser-based gaming, BrowserQuest brands itself as a "tribute to classic video games with a multiplayer twist." The game's plot is relatively routine -- warriors, hidden treasure, etc. -- but what's most interesting is...
Mozilla releases BrowserQuest for HTML5 gamers and warriors (video)

Splashtop's Win8 Metro Testbed comes to Android slates, keeps everyone happy

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Shortly after launching its Win8 Metro Testbed on Cupertino's tablet, Splashtop's bringing the Microsoft OS simulator over to the Android side. The app is essentially identical to that of the iPad, meaning it'll give developers (or any other adventurers) a Windows 8 canvas to test out possible future applications...
Splashtop's Win8 Metro Testbed comes to Android slates, keeps everyone happy

Developers say Facebook Credits converts fewer paying users than hoped

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Facebook’s top developers say the company’s payments infrastructure and virtual currency Credits is converting fewer paying users than they had hoped a year ago. Facebook made it mandatory for developers to use its payments platform in canvas games in July. That meant developers on the platform had to start handing...
Developers say Facebook Credits converts fewer paying users than hoped
Prezi zooms past 10M users, releases PowerPoint import tool
145-inch 8K plasma display announced by Panasonic and NHK

Cubism.js: a cool new way to display timeline data

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Developers wanting to embed more interactive, illustrative and just-plain cooler timeline data on their web sites should take a look at Cubism.js, a new open-source Javascript library for time series visualization. Think Yahoo Finance charts on steroids — with near-real time updates — and which can aggregate and display data...
Cubism.js: a cool new way to display timeline data

Samsung does some awesome face projection to push Galaxy Y Duos (video)

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So, imagine that you're Samsung, and you're looking to promote your double-SIMed Galaxy Y Duos smartphone. How to go about it? How about performing a cool light show on some dude's face? That's the approach of this spot brought to you by the Portugal wing of the hardware maker....
Samsung does some awesome face projection to push Galaxy Y Duos (video)

Insert Coin: Help some dudes make a robot fighting ring

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. The fine folks at Mech Warfare have a problem: their robots are...
Insert Coin: Help some dudes make a robot fighting ring

Facebook Too Confusing? Scan Yearbooks and Find Classmates With schoolFeed’s 10M Users

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Reconnecting with high school classmates is such a popular social networking feature that schoolFeed has managed to carve a registered user base of 10 million out of Facebook in the year since it launched. Today it opens a new feature where users can mail in their yearbooks, have them scanned and...
Facebook Too Confusing? Scan Yearbooks and Find Classmates With schoolFeed’s 10M Users
Google Chrome 18 brings enhanced graphical capabilities, available now

New Chrome Beta Improves 2D & 3D Graphics for Older Systems

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The next version of Chrome will help older computers catch up with rapidly accelerating Web-based graphics.. The upcoming Chrome release will improve the performance of hardware-accelerated 2D animations using Canvas, which include many Web-based games and other graphically-intensive sites. It will also let systems with older GPUs use SwiftShader for...
New Chrome Beta Improves 2D & 3D Graphics for Older Systems
The Verge Interview: Nokia's Damian Dinning on the 808 PureView's history and future

Facebook Will Start Offering Paid Apps, Beta Program Starts Now

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Facebook’s platform may have come to life on the back of freemium apps, but now it’s taking another page from Apple’s playbook by offering paid apps. A beta program starting now will let developers charge Facebook users a flat fee to use their apps. This will cover both HTML5 apps and...
Facebook Will Start Offering Paid Apps, Beta Program Starts Now

Developers say Facebook Credits is converting fewer paying users than they had hoped

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Facebook’s top developers say the company’s payments infrastructure and virtual currency Credits is converting fewer paying users than they had hoped a year ago. Facebook made it mandatory for developers to use its payments platform in canvas games in July. That meant developers on the platform had to start handing...
Developers say Facebook Credits is converting fewer paying users than they had hoped

Here’s What The Facebook App Center Is Really About

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Chester Ng, co-founder and CMO of SweetLabs, makers of Pokki, an HTML5 app platform for the PC. The tectonic plates in the app world have been shifting quite a bit lately, in ways that will significantly impact developers and users. One major upcoming...
Here’s What The Facebook App Center Is Really About

Blocky Earth turns Google Maps terrain into Minecraft-like blocks

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If you have ever wondered what Google Maps would look like in Minecraft, then wonder no more. Blocky Earth, an experiment by Jaume Sánchez, uses JavaScript, Google APIs and WebGL to turn Google Maps terrain into cubic blocks. You'll need Chrome 15+ or Firefox 9+ to view Blocky Earth...
Blocky Earth turns Google Maps terrain into Minecraft-like blocks

Facebook Opens Its Own App Center And Store

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Last September, during the f8 Developers’ Conference, Facebook CTO Bret Taylor said that the company had no plans for a “central app repository” – an app store. Today, Facebook is changing its tune. The social giant has announced App Center, a section of Facebook dedicated to discovering and deploying high-quality...
Facebook Opens Its Own App Center And Store

Clamcase's Clambook gives Android phones and iPhones a laptop shell, feels decidedly Airy

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The idea of creating a full-fledged laptop companion to a smartphone isn't new -- just ask the former Palm team -- but rarely has it come across as so pretty. Clamcase's upcoming Clambook, while it has more than a slight hint of MacBook Air about it, is really meant...
Clamcase's Clambook gives Android phones and iPhones a laptop shell, feels decidedly Airy
Nick Gentry's floppy disk portraits: 'social art from the obsolete'

VIDEO: Art moves from canvas to website

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An web-based 'try before you buy' art rental service has launched in the UK and young artists are queuing up to promote their work online....
VIDEO: Art moves from canvas to website

Chrome hits version 18, improves graphics performance

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The big one-eight. Another few months and another version of the Google browser is now up for grabs. With GPU-accelerated Canvas 2D now enabled, you can expect to see even smoother interactions with games and other media-heavy content. WebGL also gets a look-in with a new software-based addition that...
Chrome hits version 18, improves graphics performance
Facebook announces App Center for all platforms and devices

Dolphin launches Engine browser beta, claims it's got what it takes to be number one in speed stakes

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Dolphin reckons the beta version of its new browser is the fastest HTML5 browser on Android. While the app looks largely unchanged, its creators have added in a raft of enhanced features behind the scenes, including text rendering, GPU accelerated canvas rendering and optimizations for CPU and GPU team-ups....
Dolphin launches Engine browser beta, claims it's got what it takes to be number one in speed stakes

I’m really, really excited about the new HTML5 tags

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HTML5 has been a long time coming, and although what we normally call HTML5 is actually a combination of things, including existing and developing JavaScript advancements and CSS3, HTML5 on its own is still pretty exciting. This new standard is on target to becoming default within the next two or...
I’m really, really excited about the new HTML5 tags

Zynga Made Up 15% of Facebook’s Revenue In Q1, Down From 19% A Year Ago

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Zynga and Facebook are ever gradually trying to separate from each other. It’s working — sort of? Facebook said today that 15 percent of its revenue in the first quarter came from either advertising or payments tied to Zynga games.* That’s down from 19 percent during the same time a...
Zynga Made Up 15% of Facebook’s Revenue In Q1, Down From 19% A Year Ago
The Instagram Effect: Instacanvas Turns Your Digital Beauties Into Saleable Wall Art

Sociable Labs’ EverShare Adds FB Auto-Sharing And Pinterest Boards To Any Site

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Referral traffic is pouring out of Pinterest and Facebook’s Open Graph frictionless sharing. With Sociable Lab’s licensable EverShare you can snatch their functionality without any serious development work and soak up some page views. EverShare lets you host your own Pinterest-style product or content boards to give your users their social...
Sociable Labs’ EverShare Adds FB Auto-Sharing And Pinterest Boards To Any Site

Running the Retina MacBook Pro at Full 2880x1800 Resolution

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While Apple's new Retina MacBook Pro includes a display measuring 2880x1800 pixels, the default display options do not allow users to run their systems at that full resolution. Instead, the extra pixels are used to display a higher level of detail on a canvas representing the previous 1440x900 resolution. But...
Running the Retina MacBook Pro at Full 2880x1800 Resolution

Popular video sharing app Viddy officially hits Facebook’s Timeline

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Facebook is hanging out at SXSW today and showing off some of its new Open Graph partners at its office in Austin. One of them is Viddy, which we referred to as the “Instagram for video” when it launched in April last year. With over 1.6M monthly active users, the...
Popular video sharing app Viddy officially hits Facebook’s Timeline
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